Fighting nature deficit disorder with the Robert Bateman Centre & Ocean River Adventures
The recent opening of the Robert Bateman Centre one block away from Inn at Laurel Point provides the perfect opportunity to help guests reconnect with nature, so by simply showing their room key they receive 10 per cent off admission, along with in and out privileges to experience the largest collection of his work ever assembled for the public.
And while inspired, guests can receive 10 per cent off by booking any of the three of Ocean River Sports’ most popular excursions including the Victoria urban kayak tour, Discovery Island kayak tour or Discovery Island hiking tour. In turn, guests can stroll along the Inner Harbour to Ocean River Adventures (1824 Store Street) where they can access an equal discount with a special code on merchandise.
“As BC’s first carbon neutral hotel, respecting and engaging with the natural environment is important to us,” says Ian Powell, managing director of Inn at Laurel Point. “We love ensuring nature is more accessible to our guests beyond our harbor front views and Japanese gardens – even if they only have one hour to enjoy Robert Bateman’s amazing works of art or half a day to paddle a kayak around the Inner Harbour.”
These special prices and privileges are available to Inn at Laurel Point guests until Sept. 30, 2013. Summer room rates start at $169 Cdn for Laurel Wing guest rooms and $239 Cdn for Erickson Wing studio suites.
About The Robert Bateman Centre
Opened in May 2013 in the Steamship Terminal along Victoria’s Inner Harbour, The Robert Bateman Centre showcases more than 160 works by Robert Bateman, spanning his seven decades as one of Canada’s premier artists. The exhibit invites guests to explore their relationship with the environment and pay homage to the majesty of nature. The Robert Bateman Centre ($12.50 Cdn for adults, $8.50 Cdn for students and seniors, $6 Cdn youth 12 – 18, family passes are $25 Cdn for two adults and two youth) is open Sunday to Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. throughout the summer. For more information, visit www.batemancentre.org.
About Ocean River Adventures
Located in Victoria, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island, Ocean River Sports is a premier specialty kayaking and outdoor store. With 30 years in the business, Ocean River Sports includes a retail store, kayaking school, tours, rentals and performance paddling club. In 2011, the instruction/guiding/tour portion of the business was rebranded Ocean River Adventures. The initiative behind the rebranding was to create a “hub” for paddling enthusiasts and professionals, showcasing Vancouver Island through sustainable practices and professional guiding. For more information, visit www.oceanriveradventures.com.
About Inn at Laurel Point
Inn at Laurel Point is an elegant, Pacific Rim-inspired waterfront hotel located downtown on Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It was the first carbon-neutral hotel in BC and, Condé Nast Traveler has rated the Inn as one of the top 25 hotels in Canada. For more information about Inn at Laurel Point and AURA restaurant, visit www.laurelpoint.com.
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