Festive Guide to Victoria BC: Gingerbread Showcase

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Gingerbread and S’mores


Over the next few weeks we are going to be sharing with you are favourite festive traditions in Victoria BC. One of our favourite things to do each year is to go to the Gingerbread Showcase. This event brings together professional and amateur bakers from all over Vancouver Island. The event is put on by Habitat for Humanity. Last year the gingerbread house event raised more than $50, 000 to build a home for a family in need.

Because Canada is celebrating her 150th birthday this year, the theme for the Gingerbread Showcase 2017 is Celebrating Canada. All of the bakers took this theme to heart and brought forward many iconic images from Canada including the beaver, our incredible wilderness and of course things like Tim Horton´s coffee and maple syrup.

Following our enjoyment of the Gingerbread Showcase we hung around the lobby to take some photos for Dressember.

While we were sitting in the lobby I noticed a sign out of the corner of my eye that said you could go up to the rooftop to roast smores on an open fire.

Tim asked the hotel staff if this was just for guests of the hotel or if anybody could go up to the rooftop and make smores. Well, turns out anybody can go up to the rooftop and enjoy s’mores.

The staff were incredibly accommodating and made the experience so special for us.

The rooftop experience at Parkside hotel is beautiful. The firepit was just gorgeous.

Tim and I had so much and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you so much Parkside Hotel.

With gratitude, Melissa and Tim

 

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