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Top Road Trips in Western Canada

March 12th, 2018 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Things To Do, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

Hitting the highway for your next holiday? With lakes, mountains, rivers, wine country and some of the most beautiful scenery in North America, we have curated a list of the best Western Canada road trips for you to explore this Spring and Summer. Just pack your car and go.

Highway 97, British Columbia

On this drive you will pass through wine country, along Osoyoos Lake, Vaseux Lake, Skaha Lake, Okanagan Lake, Ellison Lake, Wood Lake and the beautiful Kalamalka Lake. You will drive through Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Summerland, Kelowna and a bunch of other great small towns to stop in along the way.

Start in Osoyoos and drive the vineyards and wineries on your way north

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Stop at one of the hundred plus wineries as you pass through Oliver and Penticton

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Pull off the highway and head into downtown Kelowna for a quick walk on the boardwalk

For a quick cool down, stop in at Kalamalka lake to take a dip in the Aqua Blue waters


Highway 99 – Sea to Sky

After driving through Downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park you will cross the Lions Gate Bridge, past Horseshoe Bay, the Howe Sound while making your way towards Whistler, Pemberton and Joffre Lake. If you like hiking and outdoor adventures this is a great drive for you!

Turn up the tunes as you pass the many islands of the Howe Sound

Find some extreme adventure in Squamish: the Outdoor Capital of Canada

Go for a Gondola ride in Whistler

Bring your bike to hit the trails in Pemberton

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Stop for a hike at Joffre Lakes


End your trip in Kamloops!


Highway 19 to 4 – Vancouver Island 

Start your trip in Victoria and go north along the coast to Nanaimo and then start heading West towards Tofino

Enjoy the big trees of the island

Stop in for a bite to eat in Nanaimo

Make your way to the top of Mount Brenton

Go for a hike at Lake Cowichan

Stop for a picnic along the many river crossings

Enjoy the weekend in Tofino: surf, beach, beer and seafood!


Highway 93 – Icefields Parkway

National Geographic Traveler magazine identified the whole Banff-Jasper route as one of their 20 “drives of a lifetime”. If you are in British Columbia or Alberta… this is right in our backyard. We really don’t need to travel the world for jaw-dropping experiences! Be sure to grab some food in Banff before making the drive, there are only a few stops along the way.

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A picture is worth a thousand words in Lake Louise

Stop in at one of the jaw-dropping lakes, such as Bow Lake

Once in Jasper go for a hike to see Athabasca Falls, they might just take your breath away

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If you’ve taken some inspiration from these recommended routes, tag us in your photos! We’d love to check out your epic experiences!

20 Spring Things to do with the Family in Vancouver for Under $10 per Person

February 16th, 2018 Posted by blog, Things To Do, Vancouver No Comment yet

Spring is so close you can almost taste it! In between the bouts of cold weather, the sun peeks through the clouds teasing us that Spring has sprung. Give it a few more weeks and the weather will be warmer, the skies will be blue, and Spring fever will be upon us!! Fingers crossed!

As soon as Winter hibernation is over many of us want to get out of the house and have fun! But fun isn’t cheap, especially if you have a large family! Here’s a rundown of some activities and events around Vancouver this Spring which you can enjoy for $10 or less per person.

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Explore this 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver this Spring and marvel at over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world! The annual Great A-Maze-ing Egg Hunt takes place on Friday, March 30, Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1 for kids ages 0-8.

Price: Admission until March 31 is only $8.

Bloedel Conservatory

Take a stroll through this domed lush tropical paradise, and if you close your eyes you might believe it’s even Summer with the sounds of 120 free-flying exotic birds above your head and the smell of 500 exotic plants and flowers at your feet.

Price: Between March 1-29 up to two free children can be admitted  with the purchase of a regular price adult ($6.50), senior ($4.35), or youth admission ($4.35).

Ice-skating

Where many of us are counting the days until sunny skies and warmer weather, some Winter bunnies still haven’t had enough of the cold weather. If that sounds like you,  bundle up and head to Britannia Rink to show off your skills on the ice. Open year round, this rink at 1661 Napier St offers public skating and skate lessons for all ages and abilities, with skate rental and lessons available.

Price: An adult skates costs $6.10 with children $4.36, $3.07 or free, depending on age.

Driving Range

Do you have a budding golfer in your family? Spring is the time to practice on your swing, or just have some fun hitting a few balls around, and there are many driving ranges to choose from in Vancouver.

Price: Approx 60+ balls come in around the $6 mark.

Pitch and Putt

Depending on your preferences, you might find the precision and skill of pitch and putt more fun that the whacking of balls at the driving range. Rupert Park Pitch and Putt comes in at the $10 budget for kids and seniors. Parents, if you want to play too you’ll have to dig a bit deeper into your pockets and fork out $13.75 each. Well worth it to spend some quality time with the kids. And if you win, even better!

Price: Kids are $10 each

Stanley Park Railway Easter Train

Everyone’s favourite choo-choo is back for Easter, running from March 22nd on select days. The train is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, and it is recommended tickets are bought in advance for the limited number of times it is running. There are also lots of egg-citing activities for the kids to take part in after the train ride, including a chance to meet the Easter Bunny!

Price: Tickets are sold in half-hour time slots and cost $6 for everyone over the age of 3.

A Day at the Museum

The days of being dragged around a boring museum with your parents are long gone. Some museums today are pretty exciting with so much to see and do.

  • Take your kids to Burnaby Village Museum, “ where history comes to life” and they won’t ever think of museums the same way again!. A 1920s village has been recreated for families to explore. Costumed townsfolk welcome visitors and give demonstrations in the homes, shops and businesses.

Price: Between March 19th-29th the museum is open daily from 11am-4:30pm and is FREE to enter. Carousel rides cost $2.65 each

Price: Visit on Thursdays between 5pm-9pm and entry is only $10.

  • The Museum of Vancouver at Vanier Park in Kitsilano provides a rich history of the city and has exhibitions covering the 1900s to today, including some specialty exhibitions.

Price: The last Thursday evening of every month between 5pm-8pm, admission is by donation.

  • See where Hudson’s Bay Company fur traders swapped stories with gold prospectors, and listen to an old First Nations tale, pan for gold, or dress up to play a historic character at Fort Langley National Historic Site.  There’s easily enough fun here to fill a whole day.

Price: kids are free throughout 2018, while adults are only $7.80.

  • Vancouver Police Museum is North America’s oldest police museum and houses over 20,000 artifacts, photos and documents showcasing the history of crime and law enforcement in Vancouver. Go behind the scenes and into a history of Vancouver that you’ve never explored before. The museum also has a once a month “Movie in the Morgue” if you’re brave enough to check it out!

Price: A family pass of 2 adults and 2 children is only $30 and detective camps for kids are running over Spring Break.

  • At Vancouver Maritime Museum adults and children alike can learn about the maritime story of the Pacific Northwest and the Arctic. There’s a wide variety of model ships, a Children’s Maritime Discovery Centre, a collection of maritime art, and so much more!

Price: Family admission of 2 adults and up to 4 children is only $38!

Visit an Art Gallery

Take in some local culture – whether you want to bring the kids with you, or come here to escape them, there’s something of interest to all art-enthusiasts.

  • Vancouver Art Gallery – One of the current exhibits is called “The Octopus Eats its Own Leg”, running until May 6th, 2018.  

Price: Tickets range in price from $6.50 to $24.00 (incl. tax). On Tuesday evenings from 5pm-9om, entrance to the gallery is by donation.

Price: 2 adults and 2 children are $26. This gallery is currently closed for renovations but is reopening this Spring. 

Maplewood Farm

Maplewood Farm is about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, and is a fun and educational place for everyone, old and young. It was originally a working dairy farm but has now transformed into a family experience with over 200 animals and birds for visitors to enjoy.

Price: Under $10 for adults and kids.

The Seawall

Be a tourist for the day and do what the visitors do! Every Vancouver-ite has walked, biked or rollerbladed the seawall at some point in their lives, but life can get so busy it’s hard to stop and enjoy doing the things we recommend visitors to this beautiful city do! It’s free to round up the family and stroll the seawall. Bring along your bikes if you prefer a faster pace –  or rent bikes for a low cost family day out.

Price: Free without rentals

Bowling

Who doesn’t love bowling, especially if the wet Spring weather decides to show up!  Grandview Lanes and Town n Country Bowl are open 7 day a week and have lots of options for kids including lane bumpers and glow-in-the-dark bowling, which is always a hit! Food and drinks are available too, making this a great wet-weather day activity to keep the kids entertained.

Price: Single games start at around $3.50 with shoe rental around $3.

Go Swimming!

Swimming is a low-cost, fun activity for the whole family to get excited about. Check out all the pools and decide which one you are going to dive into!

Price: Under $10 for adults and kids.

Enjoy Frozen Treats

If the snow insists on falling, you can get 50% off frozen treats at Menchies in Lonsdale!

Price: 50% off!

Take the Ferry to Granville Island

This is another highly recommended tourist activity that if you haven’t yet experienced, or taken your kids on, you must! There’s just something about being on a boat that is exhilarating for children. The little blue ferries sail every 5 minutes from the West End of downtown Vancouver to Granville Island.

Price: $5.50 and under for a return ticket.

There’s certainly no shortage of things to do in Vancouver at under $10 a person, you just have to know where to look to find them!


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Fun Family Day Adventures and Events

February 6th, 2018 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Things To Do, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

This year, Family Day holidays happen on Monday, February 12th in British Columbia and February 19th in Alberta. GetintheLoop is excited to bring you a rundown of event listings around both provinces and provide you with some ideas for how to enjoy this family holiday. We’ve also included some great offers available for families to make the most of the weekend. Take a break from the busy work week, put technology away, and re-connect with your family on this special day.

Kelowna

Looking for offers outside of Kelowna? Check out the offers available near you here.

Check in with our friends at Tourism Kelowna for a full list of all the happenings around Kelowna and beyond from Friday, February, 9th through February, 12th. Some highlights include The Snowed in Comedy Tour at the Kelowna Community Theatre, Joice Hall’s Gwaii Haanas – Islands and Sacred Sites Exhibit at the Kelowna Art Gallery, and our friends at Axe Monkeys are hosting a fundraiser for Hands in Service on Monday, February, 12th.

GetintheLoop’s top offers for family fun in Kelowna…

Victoria

Looking for offers outside of Victoria? Check out the offers available near you here.

Family fun is abundant in Victoria – whether you want to bundle up against the cold and take a stroll down at the harbour, strap on your hiking boots and hit the local trails, or take the kids on an outing to Craigdarroch Castle, there’s lots to keep everyone occupied – there’s even a Lego Brick Festival in Sidney! Check out Tourism Victoria’s events page for more fun goings-on in and around the city.

Here are some of our favourites from the GetintheLoop app:

Vancouver

Looking for offers outside of Vancouver? Check out the offers available near you here.

There’s no shortage of things to do in Vancouver! In Metro Vancouver, Rebecca Bolwitt aka Miss604 has the full list of Family Day events happening in and around Metro Vancouver from Squamish to Chilliwack and all places in between.

Feel like some Family Day weekend eats and treats? Here’s a roundup of some of our favourite yummy places in Vancouver and surrounding areas:

P.S Adults! If you don’t have a young family, and feel like hitting the town, visit the Roxy for VIP line and no cover!

Edmonton

Looking for offers outside of Edmonton? Check out the offers available near you here.

Beat the winter blues in Alberta’s capital city this Family Day – which is the week after BC’s Family Day on February 19th. Edmonton’s official website provides a comprehensive schedule of events, including a Polar Bear craft table and hands-on science experiments at Edmonton Zoo, a list of outdoor ice rinks, and events at the Art Gallery of Alberta.

And of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without some of our favourite offers around town over the Family Day weekend:

 

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35+ Ideas for Celebrating the Month of Love in BC and Alberta!

February 2nd, 2018 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

While the tongue in cheek ‘Single’s Awareness Day’ was started in opposition to the Hallmark holiday that is Valentine’s Day, it has evolved into a celebration of love in all forms, recognizing not only romantic love, but also the love between friends and family, and also the love you have for yourself. That is what Valentine’s Day is all about, and at GetintheLoop, we are excited to celebrate everyone on February 14th this year.

Every day should be a celebration of love and positive relationships

It’s true, every day should be a celebration of love. That being said, we could be in hot water if we don’t do a little something special for those we love around this special date. We’ve been hearing that this year many people are planning on avoiding the insanity of February the 14th and are instead celebrating their love in the weeks leading up to, and after, the special day, thus opting out of being elbow-to-elbow to other tables of two in a cramped and busy restaurant.

GetintheLoop has you covered!

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to do to celebrate this special time with your loved ones. But now, we’ve got you covered with over 35 offers highlighted below, including experiences, a night out, gifts, and getaways.

Jump to offers for…

 

Okanagan and Kamloops

Experience other worlds and immerse yourself in virtual reality in Penticton.

 

  • If you’re in the Penticton area and want to escape virtually, you can score yourself two-for-one access to the all-new and exciting Penticton Virtual Reality Studio.
  • If virtual reality sounds intimidating consider the Penticton Vees’ incredible Wicked Wednesdays where tickets, beverages and more are at the lowest prices imaginable for a stadium experience.
  • Take your special someone, your family, or gather a group of friends for a surprising and gratifying experience at Axe Monkeys with their ‘Smash Box Date Night‘ and other great offers.
  • Level up your cooking game and surprise others with your culinary prowess (or bring them along with you) at Predator Ridge’s Spicy Cooking Class on February 22nd.
  • If you are looking to relax to the max check out offers for individual and couple’s massages at The Wellness Spa.
  • Get your hair done, blown out, or enjoy a thorough head massage with our new partner New Image Salon in Kelowna.
  • In Kamloops don’t miss great offers including a delicious four-course dinner for two from Blue Dining, and specials for the golfer in your life for the upcoming golf season at Kamloops Golf Club.

 

Victoria and Vancouver Island

Shop till you drop at Hillside Centre with GetintheLoop.

 

  • Head over to Hillside Centre for a shop till you drop experience with great offers from more than 20 different businesses with GetintheLoop including food and shopping.
  • Don’t get too scared! Horror Escape Victoria is only $15 per person including tax on Tuesdays.
  • If an Escape Room sounds a little bit too scary consider attending a hockey game with our newest partner in Victoria, the WHL’s Victoria Royals  – they have a big game on February 16th and some incredible offers for couples and groups.
  • Before or after the game head over to our favourite new classic spot in Victoria; Ricky’s All Day Grill where you can bring your own bottle of wine for only a $5 corkage fee.
  • Looking for a view of the water over your delicious meal? Head over to the Flying Otter Grill right on the water in Victoria for their $15.95 Steak and Prawn night and other offers.
  • Looking to really win the month of love? Book a vacation through Flight Centre in Hillside Centre and get $75 off select trips. 
  • If you want to level up your look or shower someone special with well-deserved pampering, check out the offers from Glow Luxe Skin Care and Glamour Medi Spa and be sure to visit our incredible salon partners including Carreiro The Studio, headstart Full-Service Salon, and Kazen Hair and Beauty.
  • Do you have a bath lover in your life? Or perhaps you like to indulge in a relaxing bubble bath, glass of wine in hand. Oak Bay Botanicals is a new GetintheLoop partner and is currently offering 2-4-1 on bath bombs! 
  • Head up the island to Nanaimo for fine dining with Grand Cru Restaurant.
  • Find great offers like BOGO 50% off appetizers at Miller’s Pub or visit The Windward Pub to sample some delicious craft beer at $1.50 off paddles.
  • Finally, if you’ve got a hankering for some southern style fare head over to Cassidy’s Country Kitchen.

Find more great offers near you here.

Edmonton

Dinner Theatre is alive and well in Edmonton.

 

It may be cold outside but Edmonton is heating up on GetintheLoop. We’ve added a flurry of partners in the Edmonton area in 2018.

  • We’ve always had a number of great partners for top-flight dining in Edmonton and we recently had our second Edmonton-based dinner theatre, Jubilations, join the platform. Get 2 tickets and 2 glasses of wine for only $120!
  • Enjoy a gourmet 5-course dinner for two for only $80 at Guru Indian Cuisine.
  • If you prefer to take your special meal to new heights, experience fine food and spectacular views at La Ronde revolving restaurant. It’s perfect for making an unforgettable experience.
  • Another fine eatery in Edmonton is Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Impress yourself or someone special at Edmonton’s finest steakhouse with free appetizers or dessert!

If dining out isn’t at the top of your list there are a number of unique experiences available from our partners in Edmonton.

  • Whether you want to re-enact that legendary scene from Ghost; want to get nostalgic about pottery class, or it’s your first time at the wheel Crankpots Ceramic Studio is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can take home a memento that will last a lifetime for as little as $8.
  • Get a little more competitive while enjoying the latest in group activities with Axehole where throwing axes is more Olympic sport than backyard fun, and $5 off during Happy Hour!
  • Embrace your inner child or just bring your kid along to Monster Mini-Golf where you can get 2-4-1 golfing along with some other great offers.
  • Treat yourself, your loved one, and beautiful hair at Ricci Hair Co on Jasper Avenue or The Beauty Parlour where you’ll find great GetintheLoop offers year round.

 

Vancouver and Lower Mainland

A love-themed TEDxStanleyPark is a perfect gift for you and your loved ones.

 

In Vancouver your options for treating the ones you love are abundant.

  • Jump on the SeaBus at Waterfront Station and head over to Lonsdale Quay. Enjoy the best frozen yogurt anywhere by visiting Menchie’s where you’ll find great offers including 50% off if it’s snowing and incredible weekday offers.
  • Looking to head out on the weekend? Visit a Vancouver mainstay where you may run into pro athletes, Hollywood North visitors, and old friends while you skip the line and cover for a classic fun-filled night at the Roxy.
  • Don’t forget to treat yourself to a Blizzard and get one free at Dairy Queen in Kitsilano.
  • Don’t miss out on an incredible 2-4-1 lunch and dinner offers from Unwind Restaurant in downtown Vancouver on Howe Street.

There are a lot of great options for delicious meals in Vancouver see them all here.

  • Love is a major theme at this year’s TedXStanleyPark event taking place March, 3rd at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Expand your mind and the minds of those you love at TEDxStanleyPark, and get a free ticket when you buy 4, t-shirts and more!
  • Give yourself or someone special the gift of beautiful hair and specialty laser treatments at Kitsilano’s best salon and laser clinics at Rush Salon and JD Laser Clinic.

 

Getaways

A beachfront getaway in Tofino is a trip not to be missed!

 

Save on a trip to Vancouver, Edmonton, The Okanagan or Tofino and more to celebrate. Consider coupling your trip with Family Day (Feb.12 in BC and Feb.19 in Alberta).

  • Sparkling Hill in the Okanagan between Vernon and Kelowna is one of BC’s Premier Destination Spa and Resort. West Coast residents get a great rate of only $214 CAD/night.  
  • Considering a getaway or staycation in Vancouver? GetintheLoop members can receive 20% off their stay at The Hampton Inn in Downtown Vancouver –  or stay at Hotel Blu and enjoy a complimentary premium breakfast in the Stadium district or stay at the Sheraton Wall Centre in the Davie Village area and receive 25% off your stay with GetintheLoop.
  • If you’re in the Edmonton area and looking to getaway enjoy a special stay and pamper the ones you love at the DoubleTree by Hilton in West Edmonton and save up to $40/day, or head to Camrose Resort Casino for 50% off appetizers to make it an extra special getaway.
  • Make memories to last a lifetime in magical Tofino. We’ve got great offers to extend your stay, make your way to Tofino mid-week for great savings, and book beachfront homes for less! Three incredible options are available to stay in Tofino with exclusive offers and unique experiences with the Crystal Cove Beach Resort, the Cox Bay Beach Resort, or stay in a house on the beach with Tofino Vacation Rentals.
  • Thinking about traveling elsewhere on Vancouver Island or staying Victoria? We’ve got great offers available all around the island. If you or someone you love is an angler or just wants to get started check out Nootka Island Lodge. For those that love fishing, Nootka Island Lodge is offering your third guest for the same price as two or an incredible offer to fly you into the lodge on a seaplane which is pretty sweet bucket list add-on.

 

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Holiday Favourites – Top 3 Picks For Her

December 15th, 2017 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

The Holiday’s are right around the corner, have you started your shopping yet? Discover glamorous, relaxing budget-friendly gifts for her! We’ve compiled three new gift ideas for this holiday season, to ensure that you find the perfect gift for every woman in your life. 

Vancouver Island


Qualicum Beach Inn: Holiday Getaway
Looking for the perfect gift that defines relaxation? Getaway to Qualicum Beach Inn. A perfect blend of romance, charm and convenience, the Qualicum Beach Inn is a reflection of the values and character that make Qualicum Beach such a wonderful place to work and live.

You’ll find 32 beautiful outward facing rooms, next to the beachfront and walking distance to the heart of town. This package includes Ocean View Accommodation,  two-course breakfast, afternoon tea, three-course dinner, exclusive Molton Brown Bath & Body gift set and more. Find out starting rates, click HERE.

 


Chatters: Free Haircut with Colour

Tis’ the season to sparkle and shine. 100% Canadian, Chatters wants their clients to look and feel beautiful. Spoil the woman in your life with a gift card to Chatters in Hillside Centre or book her next appointment for a free haircut with her colour.

As top stylist in Victoria, their Attention to detail is the hallmark of a 5 star customer service. Get this offer before December 28th, click HERE!

 


One Tooth Activewear: 50% Off Entire Store

They say new year, new you – right? At One Tooth Active wear you can get 50%. off. everything. in the entire store. That’s right, 50% off, no strings attached.

The latest clothing trend is all about feeling comfortable. But why not feel comfortable and look stylish all at the same time? One Tooth has been open since 2000 and started in Vancouver, British Columbia. In only a fast few years One Tooth grew into stores all across Canada. Find products like pants, capris, jackets, tops, headbands, hoodies shorts and more that cater to men and women – Maybe find something for yourself as well? Get 50% Off Today, click HERE!

 



Vancouver


Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver Downtown: Winter Getaway
Did someone say – Staycation?! Travelling to a tropical resort isn’t the only vacation option you have. Why not try an unbelievable staycation right here in your own backyard!

Take her to experience award winning accommodation and excellent customer service with Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the West Coast oasis where the mountains meet the sea. Did we mention you’ll receive 20% off the rate of the day? Learn more by clicking HERE!

 


JD Laser Clinic: Skin Rejuvenation, Buy One Session Get the Second 50% Off
One of the top gifts you could ever get her? Perfect skin. At JD Laser Clinic she can enjoy all  the benefits skin rejuvenation has to offer. A non-invasive procedure done by the top dermatologists in Vancouver will have her looking refreshed, feeling relaxed, and 100% satisfied with the results.

There is no such thing as a ‘Fountain of Youth’ but there are such things as advanced technologies and innovations. Buy one session for her, and get the second 50% Off, find the offer HERE!

 


Oxygen Yoga: Buy Two Months Get One Free
2018 is your year and let’s face it, working out gets boring if you do the same routine over and over. At Oxygen Yoga they offer 23 different yoga and fusion classes, which means it’s a perfect gift that fits all lifestyles.

Help her reach her goals, receive a free month of unlimited classes valued at $152, when you purchase 2 months at regular price. Get the offer before it expires, click HERE


Okanagan


The Wellness Spa: Classic Lash Extensions & Professional Makeup Application

Let the Wellness Spa pamper your loved one this Holiday Season! The best way to nurture your body, mind and spirit was cultivated right here in Kelowna. Something for everyone, the Wellness spa provides Eyelash extensions, massage treatments, skin rejuvenations, and makeup applications

Whether it’s a Holiday, New Years, Anniversary or Birthday you may be celebrating, have The Wellness Spa’s professional Makeup Artists apply a full makeup application or a full set of classic lashes for only $75! Feel flawless, and look it too. Get the offer HERE!

 


Play Estate Winery & Bistro: 20% Off a Half Case of Wine
Today’s Forecast: 99% Chance of wine (today and throughout the Holiday’s). Check wine and dine off the wishlist for your loved one by visiting Play Estate Winery & Bistro. Located at the entrance to Skaha Hills, Play Estate Winery features an iconic modern architectural style in the picturesque Okanagan. Find a wine shop, tasting lounge, indoor and outdoor bistro and more than 12 acres of vineyard.

Delicious Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, and Viognier can all be found AND with GetintheLoop you can receive 20% off a half case of wine for the Holidays! Thank us later, jump on the offer HERE!



The Body Shop: Buy Three, Get Three Free
The perfect gift to go in her stocking! Buy any three products from the Body Shop in Village Green Centre and get three absolutely free!

With over 3,000 stores in 66 counties, The Body Shop is never afraid to stand out from the crowd and stand up for what’s right. They search the world for the finest ethically-sourced ingredients to create a range of naturally-inspired beauty products. Today their dedication to use business as a force for good is stronger than ever. Working fairly with their farmers and suppliers they help communities thrive. 100% vegetarian and always and forever being firmly against animal testing – feel good about the gift youre giving.

Get three free products HERE!


Edmonton


Jigsaw For Hair: $100 Off Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment

So, her favourite salon is Jigsaw, and she’s always wanted soft and silk hair. What do you get her? An unbelievable Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment that is $100 off for a limited time only! Formaldehyde free, this treatment leaves the hair feeling silk soft for up to 5 months!

As a luxury studio hair salon in Downtown Edmonton, their fashion-forward, professional team of hair stylists have serviced their valued guests and community since 1998. Dedicated to providing peace, harmony and well-being in a celebration of beauty, it’s no wonder why Jigsaw is her favorite salon.

Get $100 Off the Kerasilk Smoothing Treatment today, click HERE

 


Crankpots Ceramic Studio: Date Night Special
A gift for her, a gift for you. The ultimate present – time together. Based in Old Strathcona, Crankpots Ceramic Studios offers a warm environment for friends, family, date nights to meet and socialize.

For the Holidays, pay just $8 per person! Simply pick your piece, colours and paint away! With unlimited studio time and paints, you can truly relax and enjoy your painting experience. Crankpots Ceramic Studios carry many plates bowls mugs and more! With the Holiday special you can also by one mug, and get the second absolutely free! Check out this Holiday offer by clicking HERE!



Monster Mini Golf: $30 Stocking Stuffer ($85 Value)

Stocking stuffers always seem last minute and rushed? Monster Mini Golf has made it easy for you! For only $30, receive a package that includes five rounds of mini golf, a Monster Mini Golf t-shirt, prizes, and candy – Valued at $85!

An experience she’ll love, Monster Mini Golf is an exciting indoor glow-in-the-dark 18 hole miniature golf course. Get your stocking stuffer HERE!

 

 

To enjoy all these exclusive offers and unique experiences you simply sign up for GetintheLoop if you haven’t already. Just click HERE to do so. Happy shopping!

The Ultimate Gifts For Him Checklist

December 15th, 2017 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

Is he a hard person to shop for? With these top offers, he’s actually not! This is the official holiday wish list he forgot to make. Shop our curated collection of Holiday Cheer offers to discover the latest in Whisky accessories, fitness, mens fashion, fishing, golfing, haircare, staycations and much more at great prices. This year, surprise the man who has everything.

 

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Spend Some Quality Time with Friends, Pizza and Football!

October 5th, 2017 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Food + Drink, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, where 32 teams from across the United States battle weekly to secure every win possible on their quest for the Vince Lombardi trophy. NFL games used to take part on Sundays, then Mondays were added to the schedule, and now there is the beloved Thursday night matchup.

Then there is Canada’s own CFL, which boasts 9 teams to its arsenal. The coveted Grey Cup matchup is just a few months away and playoffs are fast approaching. c

Okanagan: Order In

1. Fresh Slice – Feast pizzas are where it’s at! Two medium feast pizzas for only $17.99, it sounds too good to be true – but it really is true!

2. Olympia Greek Taverna – who doesn’t love pizza and football? Enjoy 44% off a Large 4 topping pizza at Olympia Greek Taverna, with huge portions and a great atmosphere, you won’t leave hungry.
 


Okanagan: Go Out

1. FSH – Looking for a pint and burger for a great price? Head on over for this $12 deal while you enjoy watching your favourite team play! You don’t want to miss out on this hot offer.

2. Train Station Pub – There’s no better burger variety in town! $5 off any burger of your choice, a vast number of tasty beer taps and catching the game, what could be better?


Vancouver: Order In

Papa John’s – As they always say, listen to your papa. Try 3 Large Pizzas for $39.99 for you and the gang, or a 2L of pop and your choice of wings for $9.99!


Vancouver: Go Out

1. The Pint Public House: One of the most electric environments in Vancouver to watch a game. Enjoy pints for $5.50 with the purchase of a burger – then sit back, relax and take in all the pint has to offer.

2. The Charles BarWith two locations in Vancouver, that’s two times the opportunity to hit up this spot! Monday night just got a whole lot better – 20% off all food! Pair that with football and you’ll eliminate the case of the Monday’s in no time!


Vancouver Island: Order In

1. Boston Pizza Hillside: As they say at BP’s, “You’re among friends”….so have some buddies over and take advantage of 25% off Pizza for any day you want to catch your favourite NFL or CFL matchup.

2. Boston Pizza Nanaimo: Is there a better combo than pizza and football? With their large selection of pizzas and stellar deals like Buy 1 Get 1 50% off Medium and Large Pizzas – you won’t be disappointed (or hungry) by the time the game is done.

 


Vancouver Island: Go Out 

1. Boston Pizza Hillside: If you’re looking for a killer venue with a fantastic atmosphere for sporting events then look no further. With 2 for 1 Starters, it’s the perfect way to cue up a good night of friends, football and hopefully a big W!

2. Maude Hunter’s Pub: No need to hunt any further for a great place to kick back and enjoy a couple pints while you take in the game. $5.25 pints all day, every day.


Edmonton:

A bustling football market is just what the doctor ordered! Look no further, Edmonton is the place to be and the Eskimo’s are gearing up to have a strong finish this CFL season. Take advantage of a great experience for you and your family by ordering tickets for October 14th vs. the eastern conference leading Toronto Argonauts! 4 tickets for $109 – this is too good to pass up!


Edmonton: Go Out

Boston Pizza:  Fun and friendly atmosphere? Check. Great food at an even better price? Check. Building full of sports enthusiasts? Check. What’s the hesitation? Head down to BP’s for Free Cactus Cuts with an order of $20, and $10 off your entire order of $30 or more. Talk about savings!

Keep these great offers in mind the next time you’re heading out or having people over to watch your favourite NFL or CFL team play. Whether you’re ordering out or dining in, we’ve got you covered.

Do you have a favourite spot to grab a pint or a quick bite? Do you have a local watering hole where you catch all the games? Let our team know!

The Top Ranked Golf Course in Canada

July 21st, 2017 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Things To Do, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

Did you know Predator Ridge scored an 85 and joins only 2 other courses in Canada, to make the prestigious Rolex World’s Top 1000 Golf Courses? They also scored a Golf Digest 4.5 star rating, which is the highest in Canada. Finally, Predator Ridge was awarded Top 50 Employer in Canada for 2013.

We know you would prefer to experience the picturesque fairways for yourself so here is a little teaser of what you can experience at Predator Ridge Resort!

 

The Course

Predator Ridge Resort: The Okanagan’s Best Golf Resort Community

A premier golf resort in Canada with 36 holes of championship golf this is a must play course for avid golfers. Over the last 25 years, it has been consistently recognized as one of the best courses in Canada and twice hosted the World Skins game featuring top PGA players in the world.

The challenging Predator course was designed by legendary golf course architect Les Furber with rolling hills, long grass and majestic greens, this is a round you will never forget! The Ridge Course was voted Best New Course by SCOREGOLF and features breathtaking views of Okanagan lake and granite outcroppings.


The Resort

 

Lodges

Each Lodge room is like your own private condo: choose between studio, one or two-bedroom suites with a sweeping view of the Predator Course and the Monashee Mountains.  Each suite comes with a deep soaker tub, well-appointed kitchen, living and dining area and balcony to take in the beautiful views of the countryside.

Peregrine Cottages

Live like you’re at home in the Peregrine Cottages, with a private kitchen and living area and large balcony overlooking the picturesque Ridge Course. Each stand alone unit is two levels with a large great room, full kitchen, walkout patio, gas fireplace and more.

Falcon Point Villas

Escape and relax in the privacy of the one, two or three-bedroom Falcon Point Villas. Each stand alone unit features a large great room, full kitchen, walkout patio with BBQ, gas fireplace and an outdoor swimming pool & hot tub exclusively for the use of Falcon Point Villa guests.

Amenities at the resort include yoga, pools, fitness centre and more.
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The Dining

 

The Range Lounge & Grill

One of the best patio views in the Okanagan serving up a menu featuring fresh BC seafood, local produce, organic pork & beef and fresh handmade (in their kitchen) pasta & gnocchi with simple clean fresh flavours.  Beautiful views and modern décor set the stage for an upscale casual dining experience with an award-winning selection of fine wines.

Pallino’s Restaurant

A new fast casual Italian themed restaurant at Predator Ridge focusing on fresh and quality ingredients. Pallino’s features a variety of chef-prepared pastas, entrées, antipasto & insalatas, thin crust pizzas on speciality dough, speciality coffees, Italian beer & wines and more. All loaves of bread are baked in house, all meats slow roasted by their culinary team and hand carved by one of the chefs.


Things To Do

 

Biking

Predator Ridge has over 19km of biking trails available on the property, plus 50km+ of trails in the nearby Ellison Provincial Park. The trails offer moderate downhill paths with gradual climbs through the trees and spectacular views of Okanagan lake. Feel free to bring your own bike or rent one from the resort!

Nearby Wineries

The Okanagan wine region has consistently been voted #1 or #2 on various rankings across the world. The area has diverse terrain that features different micro climates, along with the fertile soil and dry summer heat which makes it nearly perfect to ripen the grape varietals before they become award winning wines. With more than 120 wineries and 200 vineyards around the 113 km Okanagan lake and many of the neighbouring lakes, including Skaha and Osoyoos – there will be a few that will please your palate.

Arrowleaf

Family owned and operated, this winery has great views of Okanagan lake and a nice picnic area to sit back and relax with a bottle of wine. Their award winning wines are worth taking home with you!

Gray Monk

The Okanagan’s oldest family owned and operated winery has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains, vineyards and Okanagan lake. The winery has a great restaurant at the Grapevine Restaurant – one of the top restaurants of any winery in the area, with many award winning wines to taste!

50th Parallel

Found close to the shores of Okanagan lake,  50th Parallel has stunning views of the vineyard and surrounding area.  The modern architecture provides a great experience for the wine tasting, which houses the Pinot noir tanks that are nestled under a floating crushing pad.

Ex Nihilo

Award winning wines and a Mediterranean style 8,000 ft tasting room that overlooks Okanagan lake and vineyards; Ex Nihilo Vineyards is the place to visit, relax and enjoy a glass of wine! Grab a seat on the patio and order delicious, house made, wood fired pizza from Chaos to fix any craving.

Sparkling Hill KurSpa

Set in the mountains overlooking Okanagan lake and inspired by the therapeutic approach of the European spas, Sparkling Hill is a premier North American wellness spa destination located right in our back yard.

The KurSpa at Sparkling Hill is where you can enjoy exclusive access to the seven unique aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms, experience showers, igloo, indoor pool complete with underwater music and starry Swarovski crystal sky, hot pool, outdoor infinity pool, Kneipp water therapy, Tea & Serenity Relaxation Rooms, the Keiser equipped fitness studio and all the pampering you will need from massages to aesthetics that you or your special someone will need.

Lakes

Situated between Kalmalka lake and Okanagan lake, Predator Ridge has access to two of the nicest lakes in Canada to cool off and get your fill of water sports. Whether it is golf, relaxation, rejuvenation, outdoor activities, wine touring or the lake – Predator Ridge is a great destination for you and your family or significant other.

The 3 Best Ways to Prep Your Car Before Summer Road Trips!

June 22nd, 2017 Posted by blog, Edmonton, Okanagan, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

Pack your bags and fill the cooler. The weather is hot, the sky is clear and the sunsets are beautiful. Summer is here and there are SO many cool places to explore! Before you go, make sure your travel buddy (aka your car) is prepared and ready to roll!

1. Clean Your Car
Road trips are always best with friends – treat them a clean and comfortable space. You can get away with being a Messy Mary through the winter drive thru’s and commuting but there is no excuse for the summer! A quick wash + wax to add shine and protect the paint. Hose down of the car mats to get road salt off and a quick wipe of the dash and you’re done! Tip: Don’t forget to clear out the trunk. Less weight = better fuel economy!

2. Don’t Leave Your Winter Tires On
This is very important because we all pay a premium for winter tires. Save your tred (aka your money) and get the most out of your winter tires but changing them. Did You Know: Winter tires are made from a special compound made specifically for winter-like conditions. Using them over the summer will wear down this compound and potentially affect the safety of your vehicle.

3. Check Your Oil
What is the importance of oil? Oil acts as a lubricant for the engine and helps sweep away the dirt and keeps it cool and clean! Why do we need to change it? The older the oil gets, the less effective it becomes – this can cause premature engine wear and overheating. How often should you check your oil levels? Most recommend it weekly. The perfect and most convenient time is right after you have filled your gas tank. That way, the engine is still warm and the oil has had enough time to settle for proper measurement. Don’t forget: Be sure to check your transmission fluid while checking your oil levels. If you are unsure how to check your owner’s manual or ask a trusted technician next time you are in!

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Remarkable BC Experiences

November 28th, 2016 Posted by blog, Okanagan, Things To Do, Vancouver, Vancouver Island No Comment yet

Looking for a family summer vacation, a group outing, or the perfect gift this holiday season? Check out these remarkable British Columbia experiences. Legendary adventure vacations and world-class fishing awaits you!

TWIN ANCHORS


Address: 101 Martin Street, Sicamous, BC | Contact: Website, EmailFacebook, (250) 836-2450 & 1(800) 663-4026| Offers: Book Now and Save $1,000, $500 Off 3 or 4 Night Vacations & More

Experience one of British Columbia’s legendary adventure vacations on Shuswap Lake. Your floating luxurious cottage will let you fish, swim and sightsee while changing your location on Shuswap Lake daily.

Imagine yourself cooking in a full kitchen, complete with stove, fridge, and oven; then shooting down the slide into the refreshing water after dinner; followed up by a dip into the hot tub and then warm shower. After enjoying the boat life you can still enjoy the campfire on land as night falls.

If you and your group want to take a day off of cooking we suggest you stop in to the Shark Shack for a unique dining experience in the middle of the lake.

House boating is a memorable experience for small family get-aways, groups up to 24, weddings and corporate events and Twin Anchors has been hosting guests since 1977 so get your crew together and start planning your houseboat adventure today.


NOOTKA ISLAND LODGE


Address: PO Box 230, Gold RiverContact: WebsiteFacebook, OCT-APR (604) 960-0461 & MAY-SEPT (604) 909-4155 | Offers: Get One Free Day Of Fishing, Buy two Trips & Get One Free, Buy 1 Fully Guided Fishing Package, Receive 2nd For 50% Off

Nootka Island Lodge offers world-class fishing for Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silver) Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod and Rockfish in the rich fishing grounds of scenic, historic Nootka Sound, British Columbia on Vancouver Island.

Nootka Island Lodge sits amid the quiet virgin timber of cedars, spruce and firs and the calming waters of Nootka Sound in British Columbia, Canada. The peaceful lodge offers comfortable rooms both single and double occupancy. The lodge accommodates up to 20 guests comfortably so is an excellent choice for groups, family outings and retreats.

Dining is served ‘Family-Style’ with individualized service from the attentive staff. They serve delicious meals set up looking over the sounds. On the occasional cool evening you can enjoy the natural stone fireplace located in the lounge or set up on the deck overlooking the water – Both are a great place to relax and share the triumphs of the day after a rewarding day of fishing!

The serenity and seclusion of un-crowded location provides a paradise for fishing and other outdoor adventures.

Nootka Island Lodge is the first lodge on the island so it is a short commute from their docks to the rich fishing grounds – just 1 to 5 miles. Along with the chance of landing a 20LB Chinook , you might see a few whales, bear, deer, eagles and other animals while visiting too.
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