Explore the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre in Sidney, BC

After a delicious gourmet breakfast and coffee on their private deck or by the fire, our guests at The Prancing Horse often ask, “What should we do today?” While we could take hours describing all of our favorite things to … Read More

Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, BC Bring True Beauty

If asked to think about something beautiful, what comes to your mind? Perhaps a gorgeous sunset, a full rainbow after a storm, the face of a small child, and the love of an elderly couple married 50 years, or the … Read More

True Elegance at Amuse Bistro: Cherrypoint Vineyards BC

Vancouver Island, with its wonderful mild climate and year-round growing season is a mecca for incredible wineries. Many have in fact, won major Canadian and international honours. Whether you are a resident or just here for a short visit, making … Read More

Cowichan Valley Home Expo 2014

Do you ever spend time looking through magazines gathering a wish list for all that you would love to do in your own home? Perhaps you spend time at a friend’s home or pass one down the street and think … Read More

Seasonal Specials at The Prancing Horse Retreat

The hustle and bustle around Vancouver Island during the summer is definitely contagious. It is so fun to see locals taking advantage of all that summer has to offer and seeing people from all over the world enjoy the beauty … Read More

Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival – Vancouver Island

It’s all about the prawns! The Cowichan Bay Spot Prawn Festival is a weekend full of food and fun the whole family will enjoy! This event will take place May 24-25, 2014 at several different locations around Cowichan Bay, a … Read More

Season’s Greetings!

May the blessings of Christmas bring happiness to you now and the coming year. The Malahat Mountain is a beautiful snowy wonderland. Come enjoy the holidays at our beautiful Villa. Gift Certificates are still available. Kitten Face waiting for Santa

Best Skiing In North America

“Timberline Chalet” The Timberline Chalet still has availability for the upcoming season. The only ski hill on Vancouver Island. Lots of Fresh Powder and Executive Log chalet to stay in. Perfect for family’s or couples. We are Pet Friendly too.