Spend a weekend breathing in Canada’s clean air at the mountainside Villa Eyrie Resort. Just a 30-minute drive from Victoria, this retreat looks across to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Before exploring, drop off your luggage in your Italian-inspired room or private penthouse. Climate-controlled suites feature queen-size beds with pillow-top Serta® Grand Chateau mattresses, while deluxe view rooms have Tuscan-inspired arched windows, with vistas of the snaking Saanich Inlet.
At 1,154 feet above sea level, the fresh air of the Malahat Mountain is likely to stir up your appetite and draw you to the Summit Restaurant. This ridge-top eatery specializes in European classics using fresh West Coast ingredients foraged and farmed by locals. Try dishes like the succulent filet mignon, wild BC halibut or lemongrass cured sockeye salmon.
Once you’re well fed, head to the Tuscan Spa. Treat yourself to a massage in the great outdoors where you can listen to the sounds of nature, or sip on herbal tea as you wait for a Sole Caldo body wrap and customized facial, using hand-picked herbs from Vancouver Island. The couples Open-air Escape massage concludes with a glass of Prosecco and a decadent sharing dessert. A swim in the mineral waters of the indoor pool, with its sweeping views across the inlet, is the perfect way to unwind after joining a work-out class on Wellness Wednesday.