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421

Beauty, Grandeur & Rocky Mountain High    

Make this coming year the one to experience the adventure and scenic wonders of the Canadian Rockies and Canada's west; up close and in luxury and comfort. This two day Rail Adventure with Rocky Mountaineer Vacations provides a classic journey through some of the world's most rugged terrain - the only daylight rail trip into the Canadian Rockies. This is the land of legend, still wild and unspoiled, still home to abundant wildlife. This is the land of majestic snowy peaks, glittering glacial lakes, roaring waterfalls, and towering trees. The GoldLeaf Service trip includes: · A trip for two adults between Vancouver and Banff/Calgary or between Vancouver and Jasper (your choice). Ride eastbound or westbound on Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Service. Enjoy comfortable, spacious, fully reclining seats with colourful commentary and personalized service; · Breakfast and lunch prepared by our talented GoldLeaf chefs and served in the elegant GoldLeaf Service dining room onboard the train on both days (hors d'oeuvres also included for those traveling to Calgary on Day Two); · Complimentary snacks and alcoholic beverages onboard the Rocky Mountaineer; · Overnight accommodation and dinner in Kamloops at the end of Day One; · Bus transfers to and from your Kamloops accommodation.

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Restrictions: Available for departures during the 2006 season (Excluding September, 2006); Based on double occupancy.

Donated by: Rocky Mountaineer Vacations  www.rockymountaineer.com

Value: $3178


491

All That Glitters    

Here's the ultimate romantic ski package! Pack you gear, and with your partner, head to Whistler Mountain where the glittering snow covered peaks kiss the blue of the heavens. Spend 2 nights at one of the premier hotels in the valley, and your days using your 2 day ski passes (included) to revel in the sparkle, excitement and just plain fun of skiing or boarding with your loved one. The pinnacle of your stay will be seeing your loved one's face as they recognize the glitter from the one ounce bar of pure gold that you have placed on their pillow. Ah! the magic is already upon you........

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Must be booked 30 days in advance with Randy Newburg at The PumpJack Pub; Hotel will be based upon availability at a premier hotel ~ The Pan Pacific, Hilton or The Chateau Whistler; Not valid Decmber 15th thru Jan 15th.

Donated by: The PumpJack Pub & Labbatts Breweries of Canada  www.pumpjackpub.com

Value: $1400+


61

Boutique Luxury in Yaletown    

Spend two restful nights in an Executive Suite at the renowned Opus Hotel in Yaletown and revel in its sensuous sanctuary of contemporary design. With parking and a late check-out time included you will have lots of time to fully appreciate the spectacular breakfasts that are part of your two day stay.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Apr 30, 2006; Black Out Dates may apply.

Donated by: Opus Hotel  www.opushotel.com

Value: $1200


497

Fairmont Chateau Whistler    

Enjoy a fabulous 3 night stay at Fairmont Chateau Whistler. And treat yourself, with a $200 Gift Certificate to the Vida Wellness Spa, located within the hotel.

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Donated by: VanCity Visa  www.vancity.com

Value: $1,100


55

As the Hawk Flies    

Experience the amazing beauty and grandeur of this beautiful Province with these Return Tickets for Two to any Hawkair Destination in BC. Your destination could include Terrace, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Fort St. John or Dawson Creek.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Blackout dates may apply

Donated by: Hawkair Aviation Services Ltd.  www.hawkair.ca

Value: $1080


65

Are You Game?    

Welcome to Atlantic Canada! There is something about the sea that inspires awe in the hearts of people everywhere. To really appreciate this majestic sight, one must be nestled on shore. Enjoy your four nights accommodation for two in the only hotel in the exciting city of "Halifax" that has this feature - Casino Nova Scotia Hotel. It is connected by the downtown link to over 130 boutiques, shops, restaurants, fabulous nightlife and excellent entertainment. Enjoy their indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi then head into the fabulous casino to test your luck.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Sep 20, 2006

Donated by: Casino Nova Scotia Hotel  www.casinonovascotia.com

Value: $750


345

West Coast Tofino Escape    

Surf, Sand & Solitude on Vancouver Island’s rugged west coast. Two nights accommodation for two at Pacific Sands Beach Resort near Tofino.

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Restrictions: Not Valid June, July, Aug, Part of Sept and Holidays

Donated by: Pacific Sands Beach Resort  www.pacificsands.com

Value: $380


12

A Weekend in Wonderland    

A beautiful drive from Sea to Sky, leads you to the AAA, Four Diamond luxury of the Westin Resort & Spa. Take in the fresh mountain air and breathtaking natural beauty, with the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains on one side and the driving range on the other. The Westin Resort & Spa places you at the heart of one of Canada’s great recreation destinations for a 2 night relaxing retreat for two in a junior suite. It is little wonder Conde Nast Traveler named The Westin Resort & Spa as the #1 Ski Resort Hotel in North America, and 3 times to their prestigious “Gold List”. Discover for yourself what a world-class resort hotel in a world-class destination can be!

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Sept 23 to Dec 10, 2005 & May 1 to Dec 1, 2006. Does not include parking.

Donated by: The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler  www.westinwhistler.com

Value: $600


139

The Quality of Wine    

Savour a VIP private tour & tasting, for 4 people, in the exclusive Estate Room Salon at the Mission Hill Estate Winery in Westbank together with a Chef's 4-course tasting dinner menu with wine pairings at the Terrace Restaurant.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Seasonal through 2006 (Jun 20 - Aug 31); some blackout periods may apply

Donated by: Mission Hill Winery  www.missionhillwinery.com

Value: $550


129

Distinguished Comfort    

For the better part of a century, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel has graced the heart of Seattle, serving as the pinnacle of refined accommodation and illustrious service. Winner of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award for the past 19 years, this stately hotel continues the tradition of hospitality on a grand scale and welcomes you with a one night's stay for two in Deluxe Accommodations. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel stands testament to Seattle's colourful past, and remains the guiding standard by which hospitality, exceptional service, and momentous occasions are measured.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Sep 22, 2006; Not valid on blackout dates

Donated by: Fairmont Olympic, Seattle  www.fairmont.com

Value: $CDN500


455

Home to the Stars    

One night deluxe stay in a Sutton room and Sunday Jazz brunch for 2 at the award winning Fleuri Restaurant at the AAA, 5 diamond rated Sutton Place Hotel.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Sept 30, 2006. Not valid Valentine's Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, holidays, and special event brunches.

Donated by: The Sutton Place Hotel  www.suttonplace.com

Value: $500


417

National Touring    

National Car Rental is one of the nation's largest rental car companies serving the most popular domestic and international travel destinations by providing quality vehicles and service to business, and leisure customers. Use this gift certificate for a one week SUV rental.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Excludes optional coverage, gasoline, applicable taxes, fees and any additional options at the time of rental. Standard credit and driver qualifications are required. Driver must be 25 or older.

Donated by: National Car Rental  www.nationalcar.com

Value: $500


11

Why W?    

Because you crave a place with style, and no lapses in service; a hotel with sophistication, minus the attitude. Make your stay in Seattle a truly savvy blend of comfort and convenience. Enjoy a complimentary guest room sanctuary for two, for a one night stay Friday or Saturday .

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Sept. 30th , 2006. Not valid New Year's Eve or during special events.

Donated by: W Seattle  www.whotels.com

Value: $485 CDN


236

Halfmoon Heaven    

A 2 day get-away for 4 people in a luxury 1300 sq. ft. log cabin in Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast. This luxury skylit cabin is fully equipped with 2 bedrooms, huge living room and dining area with stone fireplace, a full appliance kitchen and a magnificent deck with a picture postcard bay view. It also includes your own private beachside cabana accessed via a spectacular magical garden complete with folly, waterfall, pond and statuary.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Available for the winter season Nov 01, 2005 till March 31,2006; subject to availability.

Donated by: Halfmoon Bay Cabin  www.halfmoonbaycabin.com

Value: $478


285

Crowning Jewel    

Sumptuous surroundings and old world charm are yours at the highly acclaimed Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia. Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the world is at your door. Located across from the Vancouver Art Gallery and within walking distance of some of the finest restaurants, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia has only the best to offer. Your deluxe weekend stay in a King guest room also offers a complimentary buffet for you to enjoy. It's a truly elegant experience that should not be missed.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct. 21, 2005 to April 30, 2006

Donated by: Crowne Plaza Hotel Georgia 

Value: $468


252

European Sensibilities    

The AAA 5 Diamond Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, is one of only two with this rare rating in Canada and it welcomes you with this gift certificate to a one night stay for 2 in a Deluxe room and Sunday Jazz Brunch for 2 at the Fleuri Restaurant.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Aug 31, 2006

Donated by: The Sutton Place Hotel  www.suttonplace.com

Value: $420


412

     

Nestled in the hillside of a former gold mining creek, Tinhorn Creek Vineyards sits unrivalled on top of the "Golden Mile" in Oliver, "the Wine Capital of Canada", and offers spectacular panoramic views coupled with a truly unique wine experience. Your gift certificate entitles you to two night's stay in the magnificent Tinhorn Cottages. Surrounded by vineyards & adjacent to the winery this truly tranquil place is the perfect place for the perfect get-away for wine lovers and romantics.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: TBA

Donated by: Tinhorn Creek Vineyards Ltd.  www.tinhorn.com

Value: $400


186

Heavenly Hideaway    

Nestled in the trees, overlooking your own private cove on Saturna Island is sure to delight. Your two night stay for two people will not seem enough time to capture all that is your Sunset Beach Estate escape. Enjoy the sun that sets before you as you relax on your private deck. Nature's offerings are in abundance here for you to enjoy.

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Restrictions: No pets. No smoking Available from Oct. 16, 2005 - April 30, 2006

Donated by: Sunset Beach Estates & Cottage Rentals 

Value: $350


463

A Sweet Sleep    

One night accommodation for two in a Traditional Room with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper(R) Bed and a view of Mt. Baker vistas or cityscape views including continental breakfast in HJ Brewer's Bar & Grill.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires June 30, 2006

Donated by: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel  www.sheratonvancouverguildford.com

Value: $359


413

Cruise Sampling    

Here’s your chance to find out all about the excitement of a cruise ship holiday! Enjoy a personalized tour and a four-course luncheon including wine, aboard the 'Carnival Spirit' next June (2006) for 4 adult guests. Now that you have got into the spirit of it all, pack your new two-piece luggage set, and visit Wade at Burnaby Cruise Ship Centers and present your $100 gift certificate towards any travel product purchased through Wade.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Ship tour and luncheon date to be confirmed. Adults only. Tour given by Traci Farden - Carnival Representative.

Donated by: Cruise Ship Centers  www.cruiseshipcenters.com/wademenard

Value: $350


94

Sandy Beaches on Okanagan Lake    

Sandy Beach Lodge and Resort is a four-star lakefront resort located in Naramata, on Okanagan Lake. Amenities include tennis courts, pool , and hot tub. Recreational activities in the area include cycling on the KVR, golf and wine tasting along the Naramata Bench. Includes a two-night stay in a Lodge Room.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Sept 15 through May 15

Donated by: Sandy Beach Lodge & Resort  www.sandybeachresort.com

Value: $350


267

Hill Top Heaven    

Perched on a hill overlooking the scenic cove below, you'll be enthralled with the natural beauty of Saturna Lodge. Beautiful landscaped gardens are yours to behold. Natural beauty is not all the Saturna Lodge has to offer. Your two night stay also includes a truly gourmet dinner (1 night) and both breakfasts. The menu is inspired and the wine list impressive. You'll be warmly greeted by Innkeeper Ingrid Gaines who will ensure your stay is a memory in the making.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Not valid Holiday weekends and weekends in the months of July, August, September

Donated by: Saturna Lodge  www.saturna.ca

Value: $350


149

The Coziest Spot on the Oregon Coast    

From the minute you arrive at Shamrock Lodgettes, you'll notice the peaceful, unhurried atmosphere. This beautiful five acre resort is located on the Central Oregon Coast, bordered by the ocean and river. Your 2 night stay will involve, luxuriating in an Ocean Front Deluxe Room, featuring a panoramic ocean view, fireplace, king size bed, kitchenette, and jetted tub. For the adventurer, north or south, from the Shamrock you'll find wonderful restaurants, unique gift shops, fine art galleries, beautiful state parks and beaches, hiking trails, sea lion caves and much more... Just the right combination for fun, relaxation, romance and renewal!

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Expires Sept 22, 2006

Donated by: Shamrock Lodgettes  www.shamrocklodgettes.com

Value: $320 CDN


14

Four Diamond Getaway for 2    

Enjoy a two night stay at the Delta Sun Peaks Resort - a full service, four diamond, luxury hotel where guests have exclusive use to the health club, including three outdoor hot tubs, an indoor entrance to a heated outdoor swimming pool, two massage rooms, steam rooms, sauna, and a well equipped gym.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Not valid 12/20/2005-01/05/2006 and 02/17/2006-02/27/2006

Donated by: Delta Sun Peaks Resort  www.deltahotels.com

Value: $300


265

Oh so romantic.....    

Romance is yours with the Deluxe Romance Package at the beautiful Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites at Stanley Park, located in Vancouver's trendy West End. Spend your evening relaxing in the two person Jacuzzi with a bottle of bubbly, chocolate-dipped strawberries, and a spectacular view of Vancouver. Next morning enjoy full canadian Breakfast for two in your or in the Brasserie Bistro. Also included is complimentary use of the extensive facilities at the Denman Fitness Club, as well as the opportunity to feed and enjoy the antics of the resident squirrels, all lovingly referred to as "Stanley". The urban resort setting, exceptional service, and all the conforts of Coast will ensure you take home some wonderful memories.

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Donated by: Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites, Vancouver 

Value: $250


353

Bring me a Dream    

Mr. Sandman bring me a dream! This gift certificate is for one night in a One Bedroom Suite with a queen bed in The Sandman Suites on Davie overlooking English Bay and the North Shore Mountains.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct 1, 2005 - Apr 30, 2006, excluding Holidays, Christmas & New Year's Eve.

Donated by: Sandman Suites on Davie  www.sandmansuites.com

Value: $250


185

Four Strong Winds ...    

You'll delight in the cozy comforts that two nights at the Four Winds B&B on Saturna Island has to offer. Unparalleled views lay at the tip of your toes as you luxuriate in your sumptuous bed overlooking the vast ocean panorama. Privacy and nature unfold before your very eyes. Awaken to the aroma of fresh baked goodies awaiting at your door.

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Restrictions:  

Donated by: Four Winds Bed & Breakfast 

Value: $250


457

Quality Where It Counts    

Welcome to the very best of B.C. hospitality. Family owned and operated, Accent Inns makes all their guests feel right at home. Enjoy a weekend for 2 at any Accent Inns locations. "We're everywhere you want to be".

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Not valid July or August.

Donated by: Accent Inns  www.accentinns.com

Value: $250


115

A Weekend in Paradise    

A weekend in Paradise in Halfmoon Bay, Sunshine Coast - Come to the Honeysuckle Rose Cottage (3 bedrooms) for a peaceful, pleasant weekend (2 nights), ideal for a quiet romantic interlude in your busy life, or as a base for an outdoor adventure! Enjoy the beautiful garden and soak in the private outdoor hot tub. We'll have some tasty baked goods for your first day's breakfast, with coffee and cream, waiting for you.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct 1, 2005 to May 1, 2006. You may not book on a long weekend or during spring break/Easter holiday period, winter holiday/Christmas period. Check in 3 pm, check out 11 am.

Donated by: Frances & Marguerite  www.honeysucklerosecottage.com

Value: $220


200

Saturna's Sandy Bay Sanctuary    

Relax and retreat for a two night stay for two at the romantic Sandy Bay Bed & Breakfast. Wake up to a gourmet breakfast, then let the Island paradise take it from there.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Reservation required

Donated by: Sandy Bay Bed & Breakfast 

Value: $220


510

Pacific Paradise Whistler    

Experience one night of magic, in your deluxe Studio Suite. Luxuriate in the warmth of the Pan Pacific Whistler's renowned hospitality. To enhance your comfort and relaxation, everything guests need, from sumptuous suite furnishings to friendly attentive service is provided. Delight in all that the Pan Pacific Whistler has to offer.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid May 1 to Nov 20, 2006

Donated by: Pan Pacific Whistler  www.panpacific.com

Value: 200


346

West Coast Tofino Escape    

Enjoy a Hot Springs adventure day trip for two. Your guides will offer a bevy of information, always ready to answer any questions you may present to them. They always come equipped with a vast knowledge of the area, outstanding boating skills and, of course, a witty sense of humour!

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Not Valid June, July, Aug, part of Sept and holidays

Donated by: Ocean Outfitters Ltd.  www.oceanoutfitters.bc.ca

Value: $200


232

The Mayne Experience    

The Reef Bay Bed & Breakfast, on Mayne Island, offers you a divine two night's stay in your own personal studio cabin, a short distance from the pristine waters of Georgia Strait. You may lounge on your front or back patio decks, stroll to the Mayne Island Lighthouse, just five minutes away, or soak away your tensions in the gazebo enclosed hot tub. Included in your stay each morning is a continental breakfast served by your hosts Bob and Malcolm.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: No pets allowed

Donated by: Reef Bay Bed and Breakfast on Mayne Island 

Value: $200


153

Chateau in the Capital    

One night's accomodation for two. Your memorable visit to Victoria BC starts at the Chateau Victoria where you can relax in elegance in the heart of downtown. Chateau Victoria is one of Victoria's finest hotels, offering customers affordable four-star elegance in the heart of downtown, just minutes away from the Victoria Conference Centre, the Inner Harbour and all Victoria's favourite downtown destinations.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct 15/05 – Apr 15/06; Not valid Xmas/NY’s/Valentines/Easter

Donated by: Chateau Victoria  www.chateauvictoria.com

Value: $185


7

Experience the Ambiance    

Stepping into the warm comforts of your one night queen suite (including continental breakfast), you’ll discover the special touches that bring history to life. The original antique furnishings, claw-foot tubs, large fluffy towels and beautiful duvets will add to your pampered experience. Every suite opens onto a spacious old fashioned balcony.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct 24, 2005 to Apr 27, 2006 (not valid Dec 31, Feb 10-11)

Donated by: Naramata Heritage Inn 

Value: $160


173

In The Heart Of Vancouver    

The Granville Island Hotel welcomes you and a guest to enjoy a one-night stay in one of their stylish double occupancy suites, and discover Vancouver's best kept secret! The Granville Island Hotel is an Island retreat in the heart of the action, but not overwhelmed by it. Easy to get to, but hard to leave, The Granville Island Hotel is ideally located for business travelers, vacationing families and couples on a romantic getaway.

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Donated by: Granville Island Hotel  www.granvilleislandhotel.com

Value: $150


63

A Destination all on its own    

The facilities of a first class hotel await you! Located on the shores of Okanagan Lake in BC's beautiful Okanagan Valley, the Penticton Lakeside Resort, Convention Centre & Casino is a destination all on its own. The expansive lobby is filled with deep rich colours and textures reminiscent of ancient Tuscany. Enjoy a one night stay at this elegant setting with the diverse activities the resort has to offer.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Valid Oct 1 to Dec 20, 2005 or Jan 2 to Apr 30, 2006. Reservations can only be made within 30 days of your arrival date.

Donated by: RPB Hotels & Resorts Penticton Lakeside Resort  www.rpbhotels.com

Value: $150


344

West Coast Tofino Escape    

Breakfasts and Lunches for ths package are provided by Caffe Vincente as well as a fully stocked picnic basket lunch for two for the Hot Springs Day Trip.

Artist Bio:  

Restrictions: Not Valid June, July, Aug, part of Sept, and Holidays

Donated by: Caffe Vincente 

Value: $250


 

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