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Tourism - How Victoria Markets Itself

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#101 aastra

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:06 PM

A year ago I was griping about Port Renfrew wilderness making the cover of Victoria's main tourism publication. This year they're getting warmer: Goldstream wilderness is on the cover. Can evasiveness really be an effective marketing strategy? Can you really promote something by never showing it off?


(For those who don't know what I'm talking about, you can review some of my past gripes on this topic here and here and here.)

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#102 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 03:58 AM



A new company is advertising floating hot tub rides around Victoria's Gorge Waterway and Upper Harbour this summer.

Billing itself as "Canada's first hot tub on water," Hot Tub Boat Canada says it will start renting the floating hot tubs in the city on July 6.


The hot tubs are built in the Netherlands and can hold up to six people. They will be available for 1.5-hour self-guided tours around the city's downtown.

Owner Tanner McLeod tells CTV News the charge for rentals will be approximately $65 per person plus a $35 boat fee to cover environmental costs.

The company says the hot tubs are heated with an onboard stove that burns briquettes.



#103 Jackerbie

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 07:28 AM

Need to throw some of Vancouver's BBQ boats into the mix! https://www.straight...ing-false-creek



#104 aastra

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 08:34 AM


Can evasiveness really be an effective marketing strategy? Can you really promote something by never showing it off?


What next? A new Star Wars theme park that doesn't contain any Star Wars?

#105 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:18 AM


The Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens at 2616 Pleasant St. will make its grand re-opening on July 20 for the first time under new management.

The three-month renovation saw updates and repairs to floors and windows, as well as the installation of a new exhibit.

The “Points of Luxury” exhibit will examine the glamorous life of the O’Reilly family, who lived at Point Ellice House for 108 years.

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“The Politics of Luxury isn’t your grandmother’s historic house experience,” said Kelly Black, executive director of Point Ellice House in an emailed statement. “The exhibit takes on the colonial past and examines how decisions made within these historic homes had important and sometimes devastating effects on the people of British Columbia, particularly First Nations—decisions that continue to shape the province today.”

Over 6,000 artifacts will be on display to help illustrate the story.

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#106 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 07:29 AM

this article is missing a comment from harbour ferries

Victoria will have a quiet and environmentally friendly new tourist attraction buzzing around its harbour next year when the Victoria Electric Boat Co. takes to the waves.

The Gray Line Hop-On-Hop-Off division of Wilson’s Group will add a nautical component to its tours with six fully-electric boats offering a hop-on-hop-off service around the Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway.



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