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Welcome Aboard

Real Houses of… Halfmoon Bay from Heather Newman on Vimeo. Billed as a “yacht built onto rock”, the Pointhouse made it’s TV debut on the new W networks series Real Houses of…  We hosted a special screening night with friends October 27th, 2015. The four man film crew from New Brunswick spent a full 12 hour day […]

Beautiful British Columbia

David Byrne, Scottish freelance travel journalist and broadcaster, encourages British Columbians to keep blowing their own horns about the beauty of their home province. David and friend Shannon visited the Sunshine Coast last October to find out what the attraction was for this little stretch of coastline a hop(literally), skip and jump from Vancouver. They sampled some […]

Sunshine Coast in Winter

BC Living has just published an article by Amy Watkins, a British writer living in Vancouver, with seven great reasons to visit the Sunshine Coast in winter, one of which includes the Pointhouse billed as a Bond-esque “secret lair for lovers”. From inspiring sunrises, solitary snowshoeing, to spa gardens and earthly journeys the rest of the lineup is […]

The Art of Relaxation-SC Style

The private two person tubs with intimate ocean views were a big hit with the three journalists who visited the Sunshine Coast Jan 20-22. Especially after a Dakota Ridge snowshoeing adventure.Great way to soak away city stress or tired muscles while gazing at the beauty of Sargeant Bay. Read more about Mike Morrison’s tips for […]

Parti d’Aerie

A parti or parti pris comes from the French prendre parti meaning “to make a decision”.  Often referred to as “the big idea“, it is the chief organizing thought or decision behind an architect’s design presented in the form of a basic diagram and / or a simple statement.  A parti can describe experiential and aesthetic […]

Bed & breakfast keeping ag history alive

By Brenda Birley, Peace Country Sun Some might consider a luxury granary to be one filled to the top with golden grain, but for Heather Newman of Dawson Creek and her many guests, a luxury granary is a honeymoon paradise or a relaxing get-away. The Granaries on Bear Mountain offer the weary traveller or the […]

Honour is enough for the Granaries

Peace River Block News , Friday, November 26, 2004 Bed and breakfast owner Heather Newman (The Granaries on Bear Mountain) was thrilled and a little mystified last week when she was notified of her third place win in Canadian House and Homes 2005 Design Contest.The entry outlining the transformation of three old granaries into a […]