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Zed's Weed Walk of Kelowna: The HIGH-lights!

Now that the smoke has cleared around legalization, we figured no  time like the present to put together a few suggestions for a laid back weed walk. On this walk (or short drive as it were)  you’ll discover a few local dispensaries, great places to cure a bad case of the munchies and perfect spots to press the chill button. Don&...

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Zed's Weed Walk of Victoria: The HIGH-lights!

Now that the smoke has cleared around legalization, we figured no time like the present to put together a few suggestions for a laid-back weed walk. On this walk (or short drive as it were) you’ll discover a few local providers, who are still open even under the new rules.  What rules you ask?  Privately owned weed shops are not gov...

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Kick it Oldschool in Victoria

With our rainbow of rotary-dial phones, vintage record collection and lime green yo-yos, a trip to Hotel Zed can feel like you’ve just stepped back in time. If that’s what you’re into, we’ve got a whole whack of retro-inspired experiences in Victoria, BC!   Where else will you find a comic book in every ro...

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A Kelowna Vacation for the Dogs

Sometimes, a family vacation just needs to include the whole family. You can talk about how expensive it is to get a dogsitter, but we all know that you just don’t want to spend an extended period away from your pet! We get it. That’s why Hotel Zed is pet-friendly.     Its super cool when your wall mural get...

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Five Weird Things to do in Victoria this Summer

Get the Victoria BC photos no one else has by exploring the quirky side of Victoria typically reserved for the locals. When you stay at Hotel Zed we can give you all the inside information so you can roll downtown on one of our awesome long boards, or hitch a ride in our vintage VW shuttle bus to check out these Instagrammable, under-the-radar acti...

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Four Kelowna Patios You Need in Your Life

It’s the Okanagan, you’re in vacation mode and the sun is shining. We know what you’re going to ask next: why aren’t we on a patio? We got you, fam. Hotel Zed rooftop Sure, it’s BYOB, but it’s private and has a view of the water! Plus, we have a gorgeous fireplace to gather around. Hard to think of a b...

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Introducing the next Hotel Zed!

Grab your surfboard because Hotel Zed is expanding to Tofino! We are thrilled to announce that we've acquired Jamie's Rainforest Inn in Tofino and have plans to transform it into the latest Hotel Zed.  You can say we've got a history of transforming hotels into retro and ridiculously awesome experiences. We opened Hotel Zed ...

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Brunch is the new breakfast! How to eat your way through your Victoria Zedcation

Let’s all agree that brunch has officially overtaken breakfast as the most important meal of the day – especially when you’re on vacation and enjoying a well-deserved lazy lie-in. Victoria is known as a brunch-loving locale (in fact, the Food Network’s popular show You Gotta Eat Here designated the city as the Brunch Capital...

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How to have the hoppiest Easter at Zed Victoria!

Sure, it’s no New Year’s Eve or St Paddy’s day, but here at Hotel Zed we think every holiday can be an excuse for having a good time. Heck, we think Wednesday is a great reason to celebrate. So there’s no reason your Easter long weekend needs to be anything less than exceptional. There are so many cool bars and pubs in Victo...

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5 Epic Winter Activities in Kelowna

Fact: Kelowna is just as spectacular in wintertime as it is in the height of summer. There are tons of cold-weather adventures here, but we've narrowed it down to our top 5!  Dogsledding at Big White Ski Resort  Less than a 20-minute drive from Hotel Zed, Big White Ski Resort is a powdery playground encircled by stunning scenery. P...

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How to have the best hibernation weekend ever at Hotel Zed

Written by: Sonu Purhar Winter winds and snowfall are reason enough to shack up in a warm, comforting space – and when that space is jam-packed with opportunities for play, you’ll find it hard to emerge. Hotel Zed’s Kelowna and Victoria properties are designed with fun in mind, from the moment you arrive to your final farewell ...

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Four Festive Victoria Experiences to Spruce up Your Insta Feed

It’s just a fact: Victoria is the perfect place to get into the spirit of the holidays. It’s got everything: the charm of cobblestone streets and traditional Christmas celebrations combined with world-class shopping and dining options. Here are five Instagrammable holiday experiences that’ll turn your friends a Grinchy shade of gr...

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Mystery Machine Ghost Tour

Ready for a spook-tastic getaway? Hotel Zed Victoria has partnered with Ghostly Walks to bring you the ultimate Halloween getaway. The best part? We're 100% not haunted, so you can sleep well at the end of the night! Our Scooby Doo inspired Halloween package includes: One night at Hotel Zed Victoria (double occupancy) Two tickets to ...

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Your guide to The Best Weekend Ever: Rifflandia 2017

In its decade-long run, Rifflandia Music Festival has grown into a BC institution, attracting some major talent and turning the province’s capital into a city-wide party! We’ve got a few tips for first-timers and seasoned veterans alike that'll make Riff the best weekend ever. Or at least until next year! 1. Fall in love with a n...

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Why you need to drop everything and go to Kelowna

Feeling like you haven't finished off your summer bucket list? Good news: there’s still a few precious weeks of summer! So throw that FOMO out of the window and get packing—you’re going to Kelowna! Read about the top four Kelowna experiences awaiting you below, and reserve your room at Hotel Zed today! 1.  Take an edgy...

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Hotel Zed Bike Kit is Here

Stylish…check. High quality…check. Bus on the butt…check! Get your very own Zed kit available now. Each piece was custom designed for Hotel Zed by a local Hotel Zed enthusiast who happens to love to ride as much as he loves to stay at our hotel. Shop the kit here: http://shop.jakroo.ca/Hotel-Zed-2017....

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Beer Tourism

Traveling or Vacationing for beer – does it get any better? Victoria BC offers several great options for the lovers of the age old liquid delight. Victoria even has a whole week dedicated to the “brew.”   Victoria Beer Week  March 3- 11, 2017 a nine-day festival of events highlighting a broad selection of...

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The Valentines Nooner is Back

Back by popular demand, and without any judgment, B.C.’s funky Hotel Zed's are inviting loving couples for a “Nooner,” extended lunch break. This cheeky offer gives you, our fun-loving guests, a room between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for $50 CND.  Forget running around looking for a Valentine’s Day gift i...

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Mandy Farmer honoured as Hotelier of the Year

Dec. 12, 2016, Victoria, BC – Mandy Farmer, president & CEO of Accent Inns, has been recognized as Hotelier of the Year by the Pinnacle Awards, an accolade that recognizes her decades of work within Canada’s tourism industry. Highlights from Farmer’s career include a commitment to the family-business, innovation through cus...

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501 st Legion - CFAX Santas Anonymous Photo Fundraiser

Have some “out of this world fun this Christmas Season and help support CFAX Santa’s Anonymous” Like most of you we are looking forward to the opening of Rogue One, a Star Wars Story.   Local members of the 501st Legion  (Stars Wars charity costuming group) Will be in costume at Hotel Zed Victoria December ...

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