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Two great resorts to go to for a romantic, delicious New Year's Eve

 Wondering what to do to make this New Year's Eve special?  We've solved the problem for you.

Two ways to indulge in luxury this New Year's Eve
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New Year’s Eve at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC? Or New Year’s Eve at The Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver? We live in one of the world's most beautiful regions. This New Year's Eve, celebrate it with romantic dinners, drop dead gorgeous views and special packages. Choose between two of the Pacific West Coast's leading resorts, one in town, one on the coast. With choices like that, 2015 is bound to be beautiful.

New Year’s Eve at ARC at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver

With delectable West Coast dining and luxurious rooms with a view, the Fairmont Waterfront has all you need for an unforgettable New Year's Eve getaway. Best of all, it's right here in Vancouver, so no passport hassles or agony at the airport. 

Whether looking for a little early extravagance to set the mood for the party, or if you are joining in for the big event, Chef Dana Hauser's New Year's Eve menus at ARC are guaranteed to end your 2014 on a high note.

For an early night, start off with an extravagant four-course dinner. Seatings are at 5:30 p.m. through 6:00 p.m., ending at 8:00 p.m.. 

Looking to stay until the wee hours? Indulge in a five-course dinner, complete with noise makers, bubbly, and live music provided by the Laurell Trio. Seatings begin at 8:30 p.m.. 

At the end of the night, the Fairmont Waterfront has the perfect room for you to take the elevator home. Special rates starting at $179 per night are available.

The next day, ARC has a New Year’s Day buffet brimming with festive breakfast and luncheon dishes. Seating is at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m..

For more information on any of the Fairmont Waterfront festive events or to make a reservation, call 604-691-1818 or email [email protected].

New Year’s Eve at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC

Toast the New Year at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in the charming village of Ucluelet, B.C..

On December 31, Black Rock’s New Years Eve festivities start with an eight-course gourmet meal in Fetch Restaurant (reservations required), followed by the annual Float Lounge New Year’s Eve Party.

This celebration party includes a sparkling wine toast at midnight, light appetizers, and live music by Ucluelet's own Left at the Junction and local DJ John Devries. Fireworks, martini specials and more will make your night unforgettable.

On New Year's day, celebrate 2015 with a delicious seaside brunch in Fetch Restaurant. Sleep in late or come early, as New Years Day Brunch will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Don’t miss out on this perfect blend of excitement and relaxation. Book a two-night New Year’s Eve all-inclusive package (starting at $371 per person) and celebrate the New Year, West Coast style.

How to get there:

BC Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo

Driving from Nanaimo to Black Rock Resort:

  • Travel north on Highway 19 for 43 km (26 miles),
  • Take Exit 60 onto Highway 4 ( also known as the Pacific Rim Highway ) heading west for 156 km (97 miles). You will drive through spectacular Cathedral Grove, historic Port Alberni (drive straight downhill and turn right at the junction), and on the winding road around Sproat and Kennedy Lakes. You will also drive through scenic Sutton Pass, at an altitude of 250m (850 feet) - where we especially recommend heeding to the speed limit. Travel westward until you come to the junction between Tofino and Ucluelet.
  • Turn left toward Ucluelet and follow signs to the resort.

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