(Victoria, BC) –The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa has been awarded five stars, the highest rating, by Canada Select, Canada’s national accommodation ratings program. Bear Mountain is only the second resort in British Columbia to receive the distinction in the resort category, and the fourth to receive that rating in the hotel category. Only one other property in BC has both.

“This couldn’t have happened without the committed efforts of the entire staff,” said Bear Mountain Resort general manager Terry Yacyshen. “This is quite an accomplishment for a relatively new resort operation and something that we can all be very proud of”.

Canada Select is an industry-led, consumer-sensitive rating program, developed for the purpose of providing the travelling public with a national consistent standard of quality within categories of accommodation. It is Canada’s only national accommodation rating program. Properties that achieve the five star rating are described as being luxurious at a world standard, offering outstanding facilities, guest service and amenities.

The program was developed after extensive consumer research into what was expected and considered important at various star levels and categories of accommodations. Presently nine provinces and one territory are delivering the Canada Select program: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Manitoba and the Yukon.

Other resorts and hotels honoured with five star ratings in British Columbia include the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria, and the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver. For more information on Canada Select visit www.canadaselect.com

About Bear Mountain Resort:
The premier destination and first and only master-planned resort community on Vancouver Island, Bear Mountain Resort provides a complete lifestyle experience, offering a variety of residential and vacation real estate opportunities as well as The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa. Situated on 1,500 acres of mountainside property, the community features the first and only 36-hole Nicklaus-Design golf offering in Canada, medical and traditional esthetics at the Santé Spa, three world-class restaurants and the state-of-the-art Mountainside Athletic Club, all within minutes of the beautiful seaside harbor of Victoria, British Columbia. For more information, visit bearmountain.ca or call 1.888.533.BEAR.

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