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TOURISM VICTORIA The 2009 Victoria Vacation Guide is the official guide of Tourism Victoria (Greater Victoria Visitors and Convention Bureau).

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British, European, and Asian traditions. Where it is just as natural to picnic on a beach as it is to sip tea in a formal tearoom, where you can explore on a bicycle or on a horse-drawn carriage, and where splendid historic buildings house galleries for contemporary art. Victoria is a city of beautiful contrasts, where the elegance of history mingles with the panache of modern life. It is a place to relax and restore your sense of balance and also a place to experience thrilling adventures. 6

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From Day into Night

Morning arrives with the soothing sound of seabirds, the refreshing coolness of ocean breezes, and the bustle of marine activity in the Inner Harbour. The line-up of daytime activities is tremendous. You can shop for unique made-inB.C. gifts, browse art galleries, relax at a spa, play golf, visit museums, cycle along the coast and into the city’s delightful neighbourhoods, or build castles on a sandy beach. See the immense talents of our local

gardeners at any of Victoria’s many gardens, including the 55 acres of glorious colour and unparalleled design at The Butchart Gardens. Or you can experience the splendour of the West Coast on a kayaking adventure, hike the trails in an old-growth forest, surf the wild waves in the Sooke region, be entertained by whales and other marine creatures on a wildlife watching tour, sail among the Gulf Islands, or cast a line for a trophy salmon or halibut. When the sun sets and the


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In Conde Nast Traveler’s 2008 Readers’ Choice Awards, Victoria ranked the third best city in the Americas, a tie with Quebec City, and Vancouver Island was awarded the Top North American Island for the ninth year in a row.

full of life! lights begin to sparkle on the Inner Harbour, tantalizing aromas beckon from waterside dining rooms where fresh Pacific seafood and local delicacies play starring roles on the menu. After-dinner entertainment options include lounges, nightclubs, theatre, opera, concerts, and romantic evening strolls around the harbour. All the while, you are enveloped in the beauty of Victoria, a city that glitters like a jewel in the midst of some of

the world’s most spectacular scenery. It’s an atmosphere that blends the natural beauty of the outdoors with the cosmopolitan bustle of contemporary urban life and infuses all who live and visit here with an energy and enthusiasm that can only come from recognizing that this is, indeed, paradise.

Year-Round Vacations for Everyone

As an internationally renowned visitor destination, Victoria is a safe, friendly city that

offers an outstanding array of activities and attractions for every kind of traveller and every type of vacation. Even getting to Victoria is an inspiring experience. Travel options include quick flights from Seattle and Vancouver, direct flights from Alberta, Toronto, and San Francisco, and a variety of ferry services from Vancouver and Washington State, including the Olympic Peninsula. Victoria’s sub-Mediterranean climate is a big added bonus

In TripAdvisor’s 2008 Travelers’ Choice Destination Awards, Victoria was named #2 Destination in Canada and #16 Destination in the World.

and makes any time of the year a good time to visit. Winters are generally mild enough for yearround golf and strolls along the waterfront, and summers are pleasantly warm with refreshing ocean breezes to keep the city cool. And with less than half the rain of Vancouver and Seattle, not even the rain keeps people indoors for long. In the following pages, you’ll find everything you need for your perfect Victoria vacation.

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Old-World Victoria’s vibrant downtown is the heart of the city and the location of many of the most renowned historic sights and attractions, as well as dozens of shops and restaurants tucked into beautifully restored heritage buildings.

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Millennia before Columbus and Cabot, Vancouver Island’s First Nations constructed huge cedar-plank houses and towering poles as testaments of their ancient heritage. Stand dwarfed by a grouping of these sculptures in Thunderbird Park or see ancient totems and other First Nations artifacts in an award-winning exhibit at the Royal B.C. Museum. Gain a deeper appreciation for these cultures at the First Nations interpretive walkway at the Inner Harbour. Take a trip to the Quw’utsun Cultural and Conference Centre, located one hour from Victoria, and immerse yourself in First Nations culture. Exquisite arts and crafts by established and emerging First Nations artists are showcased in many fine galleries.

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British influence was established by the Hudson’s Bay Company when Fort Victoria was built here in 1843, and you can still visit the home of one of the farm managers at Craigflower Farmhouse. To ensure British sovereignty over the new colony, the admiralty established a naval base at Esquimalt, which became the headquarters for the Royal Navy’s Pacific squadron and is still the base for Canada’s west coast naval fleet. The entrance to Esquimalt Harbour is marked by Fisgard Lighthouse, a national historic site built in 1860. You can discover what life was like aboard a Victorian manof-war at the Maritime Museum of B.C. or the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum. When the gold rush started in 1858, Victoria grew into a wild frontier city almost overnight. The population increased tenfold in one year as businesses sprang up to serve the needs of thousands of miners of European and Asian descent that arrived in the city, joining the British, FrenchCanadian, Métis, and Hawaiians who were already here working for the Hudson’s Bay Company. The evidence of these cultural influences is everywhere in Victoria. Some of the city’s most impressive structures, the Parliament Buildings, The Fairmont Empress Hotel, and Old Customs House, were built around the Inner Harbour. The Gate of Harmonious Interest is a modern addition to Canada’s oldest Chinatown, once a “Forbidden City” of mystery and intrigue

where few Westerners dared enter. The architecture of St. Ann’s Academy reflects the Quebecois origins of the sisters of St. Ann who arrived in 1858 and played an important role nursing and teaching in the early days of the city.

Living History

You’ll see examples of how history blends into contemporary life throughout the city: horse-drawn carriages, double-decker buses, resplendent gardens, pubs, tearooms, shops, and restored heritage buildings downtown and throughout Greater Victoria. Historic homes like Emily Carr House and Point Ellice House preserve beautiful examples of Victorian residential architecture and provide windows into the lives of early pioneer families. Prominent among those pioneers, Robert Dunsmuir became one of the richest, most powerful men in North America, building a fortune based on coal mining and transportation. He spent lavishly on Craigdarroch Castle, but his son, James, spent far more building Hatley Castle, his vast Edwardian estate in Colwood, now part of Royal Roads University.

Treasures from the British Museum

From May 1 until September 30, Victoria’s Royal BC Museum is presenting a major exhibition called Treasures: The World’s

Cultures from the British Museum. A journey through the evolution of civilization across hundreds of thousands of years and all parts of the globe, Treasures highlights cultural achievements: the artistic, ceremonial, decorative, and functional. It illustrates how cultures have come together and come apart through the ages and showcases more than 300 artifacts from prehistoric times to today. To complement the artifacts, the exhibition also features hands-on activities and interactive technology that provides a glimpse into the lives of the people who created these objects. 

FAST FACTS Historically, many distinct aboriginal families lived on Southern Vancouver Island. These First Peoples could be divided into three groups that spoke different dialects of the North Straits Salish or Lekwungaynung language. After the amalgamation of many aboriginal families, members of the three dialect groups became collectively known as the Songhees, the Saanich, and the Sooke First Nations. During Gold Rush days of the mid-1800s, half the population of Victoria was Chinese. Today, a small but vibrant community still exists in Victoria’s Chinatown, the second oldest Chinatown in North America after San Francisco’s. WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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Victoria’s traditional elegance is intermingled with a distinctively youthful energy that is especially apparent in the city’s arts and

culture scene. Refined and sophisticated, bohemian and alternative – Victoria has a vibrant culture, and the pulse of the city can be felt in the theatres, art galleries, and concert halls, and on indoor and outdoor stages throughout the city. The city’s multitude of art galleries showcase the outstanding work of myriad artists and artisans who capture the splendour of living here in everything from glorious paintings, prints, and sculptures to jewellery, clothing, and folk art. Victoria’s performing arts companies offer year-round entertainment ranging from mainstream to experimental.

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Victoria has an impressive choice of dining options, with many of the city’s best restaurants featuring fresh local ingredients: Island-grown organic produce, Island-raised meats, hand-crafted cheese and artisan bread, and Island wines, ales, and ciders.


Cultural Capital of Canada

Victoria’s cultural element has won the attention of the country and, in 2005, the city was awarded Cultural Capital of Canada status, a designation that has led to several new cultural projects that reflect the city’s history, diversity, and artistic community. As a city, Victoria loves its festivals and the community gathers for gala celebrations

to honour all the things Victorians love: world beats, jazz music, ghosts, gardens, beer, wine, fine food, visual arts, literature, boats, fringe theatre — and that’s just the beginning! Check out the list of annual event highlights on page 18 or visit www.tourismvictoria.com/events.

Culinary Paradise

Victoria’s youthful spirit is also amply evident in its cuisine. In addition to Victoria’s longtime affection for afternoon tea, Victoria and southern Vancouver Island are developing a reputation as Canada’s Provence. Artisan cheeses, seaweed, water buffalo, poultry, produce, ciders, and wines are created and harvested by a handful of local farms and producers. You can experience Vancouver Island’s bounty in many of Victoria’s

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Victoria’s social calendar includes an impressive line-up of touring performers and shows at several FAST FACTS venues throughout the Victoria and surrounding areas city. The Black Eyed boast the highest number of Peas, Rod Stewart, artists per capita in Canada and Cher, Avril Lavigne, is unofficially known as the “BoHo” Bob Dylan, Def Leppard, capital of British Columbia. Mötley Crüe, and Chris Isaak have all included a visit to Victoria Victoria’s Uplands neighbourhood, located in on their tours. Oak Bay just east of downtown, has the most At Christmas, the city sparkles millionaires per square kilometre in Canada. with festive spirit. With the mildest Over the last decade, the number of vineyards climate in Canada, Victoria rarely and wineries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf sees snow. The Christmas season still Islands has doubled. Now, there are more than arrives with fervour, however, and 60 vineyards and 22 wineries in the region. residents and visitors alike are swept up into the magical spirit of the most wonderful time of the year. Lights, music, restaurants, thanks to a plethora of hip, and special events fill the streets and venues young chefs committed to promoting local of B.C.’s capital city. For more on Victoria’s cuisine. The Saanich Peninsula, twenty Christmas events, see page 18 or visit minutes from downtown Victoria, and the www.tourismvictoria.com/events. Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes from Victoria, mee

You can see what the most creative minds are up to in the city’s art galleries. And it is no wonder that Victoria’s creative community is so large and well rounded considering that Emily Carr is its unofficial patron saint. Emily Carr, one of Canada’s foremost artists and writers, was born in Victoria in 1871 and has had a tremendous influence on the development of local arts. Her work continues to gain international respect and admiration posthumously. Emily is particularly renowned for her interpretations of coastal landscapes and First Nations villages. She is also well known for her writing and her first book, Klee Wyck, won the Governor General’s Award in 1941. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria holds a substantial, permanent collection of Emily’s work, largely with First Nations themes. Emily Carr House, the artist’s birthplace and childhood home, is a museum open to the public for tours and special events.

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are gastronomic destinations that abound with opportunities to tour wineries and farms, sample an array of products, and meet the people behind the cuisine. Winery maps for self-guided tours are available, or you can sign up for a guided culinary adventure. If you are a beer aficionado, you’ll want to sample Victoria’s locally crafted brews, a 150-year-old tradition that continues in several pubs and microbreweries. Distilleries are a new addition to Victoria’s culinary scene and are making a promising debut.

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Soothing Spas

Victoria also has a reputation for its spas. While spas have been around for centuries, Victoria has given the concept a whole new angle by incorporating elements from nature into some of its most raved-about treatments. Unwind at one of Victoria’s many spas, partaking of nature’s plenty with a sea-salt body scrub, seaweed facial, or hydrotherapy bath infused with the fragrance of Douglas firs. Try a vinotherapy pedicure that includes crushing locally harvested grapes with your toes or a massage of homegrown lavender and hot stones collected from a nearby beach. WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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The quality and variety of activities is one of the biggest reasons Victorian’s love their city. Naturally, with the Pacific Ocean right

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based. Whale and wildlife watching is an exhilarating experience

with expeditions ranging from high-speed zodiac tours to yacht and sailboat cruises. One of the tour options runs from Vancouver to

Victoria on a four-hour scenic adventure that includes the Gulf and San Juan Islands.

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Mild climate, magnificent scenery, and a long list of year-round activities — Victoria is the ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts and, best of all, everything is close by and easy to access.

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operators and outfitters offer lessons, day trips, and multi-day adventures. Guided sunset paddling tours are available in the summer.

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Glorious Golf

Nature has been generous to Victoria and, when she bestowed her bounty, she surely had golfers in mind. The Victoria area offers more than twenty year-round courses designed by acclaimed architects like Jack Nicklaus and Bill Robinson. You can tee off on a splendid golf course with breathtaking ocean views, tackle a tough stretch of holes that threads through colossal cedar trees, drive along a wide wooded fairway shared by grazing deer, or assail the side of a mountain to a hole that seems to float above Victoria’s skyline.

Victoria Marine Adventures

National Geographic magazine has recognized Vancouver Island as one of the best cold-water diving destinations in the world, and the renowned Jacques Cousteau Society rates the area as second only to the Red Sea for diversity of marine life and water clarity. Divers from around the world come here to check out Victoria’s Ogden Point Breakwater, Race Rocks Underwater Marine Park, the Glass Sponge Gardens in Brentwood Bay, and the world’s largest artificial reef in Nanaimo. Victoria is also famous for sailing and is known as the sailing capital of B.C. and an international marine racing gateway. If you are a boating enthusiast, don’t miss the Floating Boat Show in April, Swiftsure International Yacht Race in late May, and the Classic Boat Festival in September. Enjoying Victoria’s fresh Pacific salmon, halibut, crab, and cod is a truly gourmet experience, but it’s even more exciting to catch your own seafood. For decades, Victoria has been a fishing destination and has fleets of fishing charters. Guided freshwater fishing adventures are also available and are an excellent way to explore the outdoors. One of the most peaceful ways to experience Victoria and Vancouver Island is by kayak or canoe. Vancouver Island has approximately 3,500 kilometres of ocean coastline, 700 lakes, 160 rivers, and 890 streams. Kayakers can also launch right from the Inner Harbour downtown. Tour

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joins the Saanich section of the Galloping Goose and continues through the parkland, forests, and farmland of the Saanich Peninsula to Sidney and the BC Ferries terminal at Swartz Bay. For maps showing these cycling routes, see pages 35 and 36.

Exploring on Foot

One of the best-loved outdoor activities among residents and visitors is walking. Downtown Victoria and most neighbourhoods are easily explored on foot. Heritage walking maps are available at Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at the Inner Harbour. For more of a challenge, ask about the parks in and around the city. There are many options, ranging from short beach strolls and forest treks to three-day hikes along the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. For views that will have you snapping photo after photo, climb up one of the four mountain peaks within 30 minutes of downtown Victoria. Mount Tolmie (394 feet) and Mount Douglas (699 feet) have footpaths and roadways to the top and both summits offer sweeping views. The challenging 656-foot trail to the peak of Mount Finlayson takes about three hours and hikers can scale both sides of the peak. Mount Work is one of the region’s largest recreational areas and offers some challenging trails. It’s also the location of the Hartland Mountain Bike Park.

Cycling is another Victoria specialty. According to Statistics Canada, Victoria is the cycling capital of Canada. Cycling accounts for 6.2 per cent of commuter travel, compared to Ottawa, which is in second place at 2.1 per cent, and Vancouver, in third place FAST FACTS at 1.7 per cent. Most people in Victoria live within a 30-minute According to the Government of bike ride of their workplace Canada, Victoria is the fittest city in and, in some neighbourhoods, the nation. Of our adult population, nearly double the up to 20 per cent of residents national average is active. Moreover, Victoria is the commute by bicycle. cycling capital of Canada. If you want to find out for Victorians love their parks! There are 48 regional, yourself why Victoria is such provincial, and federal parks in Greater Victoria a pedal-happy city, rent a bike covering more than 7,600 hectares. and take in the spectacular scenery along Victoria’s Victoria not only boasts the mildest climate in designated cycling routes. Canada, but also one of the driest, with an average The Seaside Cycling Route snowfall of only 25 centimetres (9.75 inches) and an is a wonderful way to take average rainfall of 592 millimetres (23 inches), less in the stunning views along than recorded precipitation in Vancouver or Seattle. the coastline and see several Victoria areas, including the Inner Harbour, Fisherman’s Team Sports Wharf, Oak Bay, Uplands, Cadboro Bay, If you really want to see the spirit and Mount Douglas Park, and Cordova Bay. energy of this active city, check out some The Galloping Goose Trail is a 55-kilometre of our team sports. Soccer, rugby, baseball, linear park that stretches from downtown and hockey all draw crowds of enthusiastic Victoria eastward into the parks and fans and are great entertainment for neighbourhoods of Saanich and westward locals and visitors alike. To find out which through the West Shore communities to sporting events are happening, go to the site of an abandoned mining town www.tourismvictoria.com/sports or visit north of Sooke. The 29-kilometre Lochside the Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre at the Trail portion of the Peninsula Trail System Inner Harbour. WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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Exploring Greater Victoria ◗ The crowning jewel of downtown Victoria is the spectacular Inner Harbour, the city’s most recognized scenic highlight and home to many excellent attractions. Old Town and Market Square date back to the gold rush of the mid- to late-1800s. Nearby, Victoria’s colourful Chinatown is the oldest in Canada. James Bay is the city’s oldest residential neighbourhood and is graced with many beautiful heritage homes along tree-lined streets and a popular weekend market. Fisherman’s Wharf features an eclectic collection of floating homes and fishing vessels and is the place to go for seafood fresh off the boat. Some of the city’s most impressive historic mansions are located in Rockland, and nearby Fairfield features a delightful shopping area at the Cook Street Village 14

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and the Moss Street Market on weekends. Beacon Hill Park is Victoria’s oldest park and offers gardens, fountains, shaded pathways, playing fields, and a century-old cricket pitch. All of these wonderful downtown areas are within easy walking distance of each other if you want to explore on your own. Maps for several self-guided walking tours are available at the Visitor Centre at the Inner Harbour. These walking tours lead you through downtown Victoria’s most scenic areas, and some are themed to highlight aspects of the city’s heritage and culture. Other downtown touring options include guided walking and cycling tours, double-decker bus tours, horse-drawn carriage tours, boat tours, pedicab tours, and coach tours.

Stop in at Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at the Inner Harbour for maps, information, accommodation bookings, tickets for events and activities, and more. ◗ Ecologically diverse Saanich offers an abundance of leisure activities and features several of Victoria’s loveliest parks. Mount Douglas Park is a magnificent, densely forested park with walking trails, a picnic area, and a vehicle-accessible summit with a panoramic view. Another favourite is Mount Tolmie Park, which rewards hikers with views of Victoria, the straits, and the Olympic Mountains. Birdwatchers will enjoy Cuthbert Holmes Park, which is frequented by a large variety of bird species. Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park has two lakes featuring beaches, picnic areas, a


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the magnificent centrepiece of the Royal Roads University campus, was once a private home. Now, it is an attraction and the setting for a variety of events in the West Shore community of Colwood.

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and Beyond wheelchair-accessible fishing dock, and a fifteen-kilometre walking and riding trail. Elk Lake is the home base for Canada’s Olympic Rowing Team and is ideal for kayaking, canoeing, and windsurfing. Horseback riding is another popular Saanich activity and a number of stables offer scenic trail rides. Home of the University of Victoria, Saanich also offers excellent shopping, dining, and accommodation options. ◗ Just over the blue Johnson Street Bridge, Esquimalt is minutes from downtown and home of the Pacific Fleet at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Esquimalt boasts a naval museum, historic military sites, parks with ocean views, award-winning gardens, and a several scenic walking paths.

Your guide to exploring Victoria’s neighbourhoods and surrounding communities.

◗ Victoria’s most British-looking neighbourhood, Oak Bay features Tudorstyle homes, impeccable landscaping, parks, beaches, and a shopping district full of shops, tearooms, pubs, and restaurants. Oak Bay is located east of downtown and is easily accessible by bicycle, bus, or car along Scenic Marine Drive. ◗ Overlooking Portage Inlet, View Royal is situated at the tip of the Gorge Waterway. View Royal is a residential district with gorgeous views, lovely parks, and shore areas. ◗ The idyllic Saanich Peninsula and pretty Sidney-by-the-Sea offer some of the South Island’s most picturesque settings. Country roads off Highway 17 lead through

the pastoral landscape of farms and pocket communities. Along the way, pause at some of the many roadside stands for fresh flowers, fruit, and vegetables. The township of Sidney, just a fiveminute drive from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria International Airport, is known for its museums, family attractions, oceanside walkways, outdoor markets, and shops. ◗ The semi-rural, semi-residential West Shore includes the communities of Colwood, the Highlands, Langford, and Metchosin. Excellent sightseeing opportunities and activities are available in the West Shore and range from hiking, golfing, and wildlife viewing to fishing, boating, and kayaking. Attractions include WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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one of the best places on the West Coast to explore tide pools. Check local newspapers for low tide times.

◗ Wind your way westward along Highway 14 to Sooke, a region of lush rainforests, rocky cliffs, lighthouses, forest hiking trails, storm-watching vantage points, and some of the most scenic beaches on Vancouver Island. En route, stop at East Sooke Park where trails range from casual strolls to fullday treks. Birdwatchers enjoy Whiffin Spit, a natural breakwater between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Sooke Harbour. Sooke is a bustling town with art galleries, shops, and a wealth of adventure options. The Sooke area is also known for its abundance of bed and breakfast inns. West of Sooke, gorgeous French Beach features a wheelchair-accessible picnic and playground area. At China Beach, a 20minute walk in the forest is rewarded with an awe-inspiring ocean vista. Highway 14 ends at Port Renfrew and Botanical Beach,

◗ Famous among art lovers, the Gulf Islands are renowned for exceptional arts and crafts, charming country inns, and excellent restaurants, as well as provincial campsites, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and breathtaking scenery. The Southern Gulf Islands, including Salt Spring, Pender, Mayne, Galiano, and Saturna Islands, are accessible via BC Ferries from Swartz Bay (several sailings daily). Floatplane service is also available.

in old-growth forest, a large picnic area, camping, and an information centre. From late September through December, Goldstream Provincial Park draws crowds of onlookers during the salmon run, a natural phenomenon featuring thousands of spawning salmon and hundreds of eagles. ◗ Vineyards, golf courses, and beaches are Up Island highlights that make exciting stopping points on a visit to the communities north of Victoria. The rolling hills of the Cowichan Valley are home to several wineries and a cidery that offer tours and tastings. Sightseeing and adventure tours are available in the charming communities of the Cowichan Valley. In Duncan, take a self-guided walking tour of more than 40 totem poles and browse the delightful shops and boutiques. Just north of Duncan, the town of Chemainus is known as Canada’s largest outdoor art gallery, with 37 wall-sized murals depicting the community’s history. Just north, Ladysmith is a hillside town with oceanside parks and a pretty downtown. Nanaimo is Vancouver Island’s secondlargest city and offers a wide range of attractions, from golfing, kayaking, and hiking to parks and nature sanctuaries. Gabriola Island, just a 20-minute ferry trip

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◗ The summit of the Malahat Drive grants dramatic views of Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Inlet, and the Gulf Islands as it leads north from Victoria through ancient forests and along mountainsides. As you drive along this spectacular section of Highway 1, don’t miss Goldstream Provincial Park, which offers hiking trails

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Thetis Lake Regional Park, a casino, historic sites, museums, art galleries, studios, shops, gardens, and Royal Roads University.

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are a short ferry trip from Buckley Bay, south of Courtenay, and are acclaimed for diving and kayaking. Farther north, Campbell River is a destination world famous for fresh and salt water fishing and a great choice for golf and outdoor recreation such as diving, kayaking, wildlife watching, hiking, and camping. Nearby, Strathcona Provincial Park offers more than 100 kilometres of hiking trails. Quadra Island is just a ten-minute ferry ride across Discovery Passage from

downtown Campbell River and offers hiking, fishing, kayaking, and diving. From Campbell River, you can travel to Telegraph Cove, Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Sointula, and Port Hardy, the gateway to the Inside Passage, Prince Rupert, and northern British Columbia via BC Ferries. Suggestions for up-island driving tours, including the Pacific Marine Circle Route, are available at Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre.

For more information, visit www.tourismvictoria.com/aboutvictoria

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from Nanaimo, is a great getaway known for art and adventure. North of Nanaimo, in the Oceanside area, Parksville and Qualicum Beach are famous resort towns with exceptional golf courses and magnificent beaches. This area is an excellent destination for family vacations and relaxing retreats. Vancouver Island’s spectacular Pacific Rim region is home to the communities of Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, and Bamfield. Pacific Rim National Park features Long Beach, which boasts twelve kilometres of shoreline, and the 75kilometre West Coast Trail. Adventure options abound, including fishing, diving, surfing, hiking, and wildlife watching. The urban centre of the Comox Valley, Courtenay is the site of a number of significant archaeological discoveries and the first stop on the Great Canadian Fossil Trail, which links Canada’s most important palaeontology sites. Courtenay is also known for its vibrant arts and cultural community and its superb outdoor adventure opportunities, including skiing and snowboarding at Mount Washington. Comox and Cumberland are two more Comox Valley communities well worth visiting and feature a variety of excellent attractions. Denman and Hornby Islands

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Greater Victoria pays homage to an exciting, diverse selection of festivals, live theatre, concerts, opera, dance performances, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions throughout the year. There’s always something happening in British Columbia’s capital city! Venues range from contemporary galleries, stages, and halls to historic theatres and even castles. For more information on Victoria’s visual and performing arts companies, see page 25. For your convenience, Tourism Victoria operates a ticket window at the Visitor Centre at the Inner Harbour (812 Wharf Street). Some tickets are also available at www.tourismvictoria.com. See www.tourismvictoria.com/events for complete event listings.

Festivals and Special Events Scotties Tournament of Hearts (To March 1) Canada’s premiere curling event comes to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Be a Tourist in Your Own Home Town (March 4 to 8) Special rates for attractions, hotels, restaurants, and tours

Assume Nothing: New Social Practice (To May 24) 115 days of art that examines and challenges the traditional relationship between art and society at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

MAY Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (To May 11) An important stepping-stone event for many talented young Victoria musicians and performing arts students Assume Nothing: New Social Practice (To May 24) 115 days of art that examines and challenges the traditional relationship between art and society at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Classic Boat Festival

A Labour Day weekend tradition, the Classic Boat Festival is a threeday tribute to maritime history and features dozens of pre-1955 boats lining the docks at the Inner Harbour from August 31 to September 2.

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Swiftsure International Yacht Race (May 22 to 24) Annual international yacht race Fired Up (May 30 and 31) Popular annual show and sale of locally made ceramics

JUNE

Victoria JazzFest International (June 26 to July 5) Jazz performances by world-renowned musicians Victoria Military Music Festival (www.tourismvictoria.com/events)

JULY

Tartan Parade (May 9) Downtown Victoria

Oak Bay Tea Party (June 6 and 7) In Victoria’s most British neighbourhood

Dine Around & Stay in Town (To March 8) Many Victoria restaurants and hotels offer special menus and rates

Victoria Conservatory of Music Garden Tour (May 9 and 10) Self-guided tour of private gardens

Van Isle 360 (June 6 to 20) International Yacht Race

Saturday Night Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens (July and August) A display of fireworks accompanied by music

The Butchart Gardens Historical Display (To March 15) Photographs and memorabilia at the Butchart residence

Mother’s Day Paint In (May 10) Annual gathering of more than 100 artists at Hatley Park

Buccaneer Days (June 12 to 14) Entertainment and activities in Esquimalt

Canada Day (July 1) Fireworks at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Assume Nothing: New Social Practice (To May 24) 115 days of art that examines and challenges the traditional relationship between art and society at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Fort Rodd Hill Historic Military Encampment (May 16 and 17) More than 30 re-enactors recreate military history from the 1850s to the 1950s

Operation Trackshoes (June 12 to 14) A sports festival at the University of Victoria for the citizens of British Columbia who have a mental disability

Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill (July 1) Canada Day celebrations at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada

Navy Days (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Honouring Canada’s naval fleet

Sidney Days (July 1) Canada Day celebrations in Sidney

APRIL Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival (April 1 to May 11) An important stepping-stone event for many talented young Victoria musicians and performing arts students Floating Boat Show (April 16 to 19) At the Inner Harbour Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee (April 17 to 19) Different styles of jazz music from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s performed live by professional musicians 18

Victoria Highland Games (May 16 and 17) Scottish sports competitions and entertainment Luxton Pro Rodeo (May 15 to 17) Championship rodeo events, entertainment, and activities

Oak Bay Cup Regatta (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Junior regatta in the waters of Oak Bay

Organic Islands Festival and Sustainability Expo (July 4 and 5) Canada’s largest “green” festival

Father’s Day Fair (June 21) Old-fashioned fair at Heritage Acres

Saanich Strawberry Festival (July 5) Annual festival celebrates 43 successful years of family fun and community involvement

Victoria Day Parade (May 18) Downtown Victoria event

New Balance Victoria Half Iron (June 21) Come out and support the athletes at this tremendously popular yet low-key and grassroots race

SKA Festival (July 9 to 12) A festival of indoor and outdoor performances celebrating SKA music in all its various forms and genres

UNO Festival of Solo Performance (May 21 to 31) Alternative performances at downtown Victoria’s Metro Theatre

Afro-Caribbean Festival (June 20 and 21) Music, food, and fun at the Selkirk Waterfront

Festival Mexicano (July 10 to 12) A celebration to promote great food, music, and dance

Oak Bay Kool ½ Marathon (May 24) 21-km foot race through the streets of Oak Bay

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Moss Street Paint-In (July 18) 100 artists demonstrate their work along Moss Street

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (To September 6) A non-stop, twelve day explosion of comedy, improv, drama, performance art, and dance from around the world

SEPTEMBER

Vancouver Island Blues Bash (September 4 to 7) Blues, R&B, and world music Great Canadian Beer Festival (September 11 and 12) One of the worlds’ must-attend beer events

Luminara (July 25) Lantern parade and other festivities in Beacon Hill Park

Luxton Fall Fair (September 18 to 20) Rides, shows, and exhibits

The Sooke Fine Arts Show (July 25 to August 3) Exhibition of art and music

Victoria Cycling Festival (September 14 to 16) Two days of cycling activities and races including the Bastion Square Grand Prix

Heritage Home and Garden Tour (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Walking tour of Oak Bay

AUGUST Saturday Night Fireworks at The Butchart Gardens (August) A display of fireworks accompanied by music Victoria Electronic Music Festival (August 2 and 3) Downtown Victoria

Antimatter Underground Film Festival (September 19 to 27) The premier showcase of experimental cinema in the west Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival (September 19 and 20) Wine makers, food producers, and chefs Feast of Fields (September 20) Gourmet harvest festival and gastronomic journey towards a sustainable, local food system

B.C. Day Weekend (Aug 1 to 3) Fort Rodd Hill Historic Garrison Camp (August 8 and 9) Bring your picnic lunch and stay the whole day. Enjoy historic talks and various children’s activities Blethering Place Classic Car Show (August 10) Classic cars line Oak Bay Avenue Victoria Dragon Boat Festival (August 12 to 14) Exhilarating dragon boat races, cultural entertainment, and crafts for the whole family at the Inner Harbour

OCTOBER Royal Victoria Marathon (October 11) Downtown Victoria and Oak Bay ROMP Festival of Independent Theatre (October 15 to November 8) A platform for professional independent dancers and choreographers to show new work Ghosts of Victoria Festival (October 23 to 31) Tours, theatre, lectures, and more

NOVEMBER

North Saanich Flavour Trail (August 22 and 23) Tour farms and taste foods from North Saanich Growers and Restaurants

Island Farms Santa Light Parade (November 21)

Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival (August 27 to September 6) A non-stop, twelve-day explosion of comedy, improv, drama, performance art, and dance from around the world

Oak Bay Avenue Light-Up (Late November) Lights, entertainment, and activities

Lighted Truck Parade (November 28) Decorated trucks on parade

ROMP Festival of Independent Theatre (To November 8) A platform for professional independent dancers and choreographers to show new work

DECEMBER Christmas Downtown (Through December) Lights, entertainment, and activities Lighted Ships Parade (December 5) Evening event in Victoria’s Inner Harbour

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Saanich Fall Fair (Aug 29 to 31) An oldfashioned fair featuring farm equipment and entertainment

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Sea of Lights (www.tourismvictoria. com/events) Decorated boats sail in Oak Bay to celebrate the festive season Christmas at Craigdarroch (Through December) Decorations, displays, and evening events

Christmas at The Butchart Gardens (Through December) Nightly illuminations and entertainment Ships Lighting Contest (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Canada’s Pacific Naval Fleet decorated with lights Sidney Santa Claus Parade and Lighted Sailpast (www.tourismvictoria.com/events)

January 2010 The Butchart Gardens Historical Display (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Photographs and memorabilia at the Butchart residence Victoria Whiskey Festival (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Annual whiskey-tasting event at the Hotel Grand Pacific

February 2010 Chinese New Year (February 14) Ring in the New Year with this festive annual party in Chinatown Victoria Film Festival (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Ten days of screenings Victoria Tea Festival (www.tourismvictoria.com/events) Dine Around & Stay in Town (www.tourismvictoria.com/dine) Many Victoria restaurants and accommodation offer special menus and rates

Victoria Symphony Splash The crowning event of the B.C. Day long weekend is Symphony Splash, a tremendously popular outdoor concert on August 2, featuring the Victoria Symphony Orchestra performing live from a barge floating in the Inner Harbour. As many as 40,000 music lovers picnic on the lawns in front of the Parliament Buildings, gather around the Inner Harbour Causeway, and paddle in the water around the stage for this magnificent musical extravaganza.

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Festival of Cuisine and Wine (July 16 to 19) Victoria’s first annual festival of cuisine and wine offers a local taste of Vancouver Island, the wine regions of British Columbia and beyond

Ongoing Arts and Culture Happenings Victoria has a social calendar that never stops. An exciting line-up of theatre, dance, opera, music, and special events keeps Victoria very well entertained every day of the year. Performing arts companies like the Pacific Opera, Victoria Symphony, Victoria Dance Series, Victoria Operatic Society, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Langham Court Theatre, and Belfry Theatre have regular season performances, and the Victoria Arts Connection maintains a schedule of community-based events and festivities. Details on Victoria’s visual and performing arts companies are listed on page 25. One of the biggest events is taking place from May 2 to September 30 at the Royal B.C. Museum. Treasures: The World’s Cultures from the British Museum explores nations and civilizations that have shaped our world for almost two million years. See page 9 for more information or go to www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca You can find out more about what’s on and when at www. tourismvictoria.com/events. Or you can stop by the Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre and pick up a copy of the Arts, Heritage, and Culture Guide, a handy reference guide printed three times a year with up-to-date information on a variety of events and cultural happenings in Victoria.

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ATTRACTIONS, MUSEUMS, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

In every season and for every interest, there’s always so much to see and do in Victoria!

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Victoria is the gateway to the Island’s vibrant cultural life. Here, live and in person, you can enjoy all kinds of enriching fun — from symphony and opera, to jazz and blues, dance, museums, galleries and festivals. Come for a visit and be inspired.

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EXPERIENCE the kind of CULTURE

Tour Victoria’s world-famous gardens, ranging from exquisite private gardens that can only be viewed on guided tours to grandiose garden attractions of international acclaim. Combine education with fun at family attractions, burn off a little energy at top-notch recreational facilities, or enjoy a broad array of entertainment options, including theatre, opera, symphony, dance, comedy, and music of all kinds by local and touring performers. Added to all this are many festivals and events that celebrate everything from music, art, and literature to wine, boats, and Christmas. Victoria’s museums are special places full of wonderful exhibits and fascinating details about the history of the city and the province. Victoria’s museums focus on a variety of historic themes, including natural, social, military, art, and naval history. Some of the city’s museums are impeccably restored historic homes and buildings complete with period furnishings and decorations. On the following pages, you’ll find a comprehensive directory of attractions, museums, and recreation centres. For more information on happenings around town, check out the Festivals and Special Events on page 18 or visit www.tourismvictoria.com/thingstodo.


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Downtown/Inner Harbour Abkhazi Garden, 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC V8S 1H4, 250-598-8096 www.conservancy.bc.ca One of Canada’s most significant gardens, created by Prince and Princess Abkhazi. Private 1½-acre garden, close to downtown. Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea. Attractions Victoria, PO Box 39047 James Bay Postal Outlet, Victoria, BC V8V 4X8, 250-382-6432 www.attractionsvictoria.com Check out our FREE MAP! Attractions Victoria members range from attractions to museums, buses to carriages, ferries to floatplanes, and specialty retail to a downtown mall. Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, BC V8V 4Z8, 250-381-2532 Carr House, 207 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2K3, 250-383-5843 www.emilycarr.com World-famous goat stampedes daily, lots of baby animals. Walking distance from downtown, located in Beacon Hill Park. Opens late February; call for hours. By Donation. Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum, 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, 250-592-5323 www.thecastle.ca Completed in 1890, Craigdarroch Castle displays lavish Victorian-era furnishings, woodwork, and stained glass, stunning views of Victoria and the Olympic Mountains. A must see! Miniature World, 649 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A7, 250-385-9731 www.miniatureworld.com National Geographic IMAX Theatre, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A1, 250-480-4887 www.imaxvictoria.com Pacific Undersea Gardens, 490 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-382-5717 www.pacificunderseagardens.com Parliament Buildings of BC, Room 144 Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4, 250-387-3046, 800-663-7867 www.leg.bc.ca St. Ann’s Academy Chapel, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4W8, 250-953-8829 www.stannsacademy.com Tony’s Old Time Portraits Studio, 523 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3E2, 250-383-2290 www.tonysoldtimeportraits.com Victoria Bug Zoo, 631 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8, 250-384-2847 www.bugzoo.bc.ca Welcome to the amazing world of insects and arachnids. Home to over 60 species of LIVE giant tropical bugs. Fun. Interactive. Educational. Open year-round. Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd., 1234 N Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-708-0201 www.victoriaharbourferry.com

Victoria – City Centre Point Ellice House, 2616 Pleasant Street Victoria, BC V8T 4V3, 250-380-6506 www.pointellicehouse.ca

Greater Victoria – Saanich & the Peninsula The Butchart Gardens Ltd., 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, 250-652-4422, 866-652-4422 www.butchartgardens.com Centre of the Universe, 5071 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2E7, 250-363-8262 www.hia.nrc.ca Galey Farms, 4150 Blenkinsop Road, Victoria, BC V8X 2C4, 250-477-5713 www.galeyfarms.net Glendale Gardens & Woodlands, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7, 250-479-6162 www.hcp.bc.ca Saanich Historical Artifacts Society, 7321 Lochside Drive, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W4, 250-652-5522 www.shas.ca Victoria Butterfly Gardens, 1461 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1R3, 250-652-3822, (877) 722-0272 www.butterflygardens.com WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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Marine Ecology Station, 9835 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3, 250-655-1555 www.mareco.org Ocean Discovery Centre, 9811 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3, 250-665-7511 www.newmarinecentre.ca

Greater Victoria - West Shore Craigflower Manor & School House, 110 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1M5, 250-479-8053 www.conservancy.bc.ca Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada, 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria, BC V9C 2W8, 250-478-5849 www.pc.gc.ca/fortroddhill Explore century-old coast artillery fortifications and the oldest lighthouse on Canada’s west coast. Extensive exhibits and artifact displays. Follow Highway 1A to Ocean Boulevard. Great Canadian Casinos Inc., 1708 Old Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1H8, 250-391-0311, 877-473-2818 www.greatcanadiancasinos.com Hatley Park National Historic Site, Home of Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, 250-391-2666, 866-241-0674 www.hatleypark.ca Heritage gardens, Hatley Castle, glorious gardens, geo-cache, national historic site, X-men, trails, wedding receptions, castle tours, garden weddings, heritage site, museum, Royal Roads University. Experience Colwood.

Vancouver Island - Duncan Milner Gardens & Woodlands, 2179 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1G1, 250-752-6153 www.milnergardens.org Pacific NorthWest Raptors Ltd. Bird of Prey Centre, 1877 Herd Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5W4, 250-746-0372 www.pnwraptors.com Quw’utsun’ Cultural & Conference Centre, 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC V9L 6P4, 250-746-8119, 877-746-8119 www.quwutsun.ca

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Galleries of Victoria Legacy Art Gallery and Café gallery . café . gift shop . facility rental Admission is free! Enjoy the rotating exhibitions showcasing Pacific Northwest contemporary artists from the University of Victoria’s art collection. Browse the gift shop featuring locally made arts and crafts and savour a snack in the café. 630 Yates Street (at Broad Street) 250 -381- 7670 Wednesday- Sunday 10 -5 www.legacygallery.ca

One Moon Esquimalt First Nation Art Gallery Discover this unique and beautiful gallery in a serene and authentic Native Village near downtown and enjoy the unforgettable experience of Coast Salish art by Darlene Gait. 1192 Kosapsum Crescent (off Admirals Road) Saturday- Sunday 10- 5, or by appointment www.onemoon.ca 250-294-6388 Project1:VacationGuide 08 11/26/2008

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City Passport Guidebook, 409 - 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5 604-694-2489, 877-694-2489 www.citypassports.com

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Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC V6B 3X8 604-659-3474 www.vanaqua.org

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Downtown/Inner Harbour Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4P1, 250-384-4101 www.aggv.bc.ca Engaging, challenging, and inspiring, Victoria’s art museum presents visual art of different styles, media, and cultures. Experience exhibitions of Asian, European, Canadian, and contemporary art, including paintings by BC’s premiere artist, Emily Carr. Maritime Museum of British Columbia, 28 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1H9, 250-385-4222 www.mmbc.bc.ca

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through the cultural and Columbia. From our interactive Ocean Station, to the First Peoples Gallery, to an encounter with a grizzly bear, we’ll keep you enthralled and entertained. TREASURES: The World's Cultures from The British Museum May 1 - September 30, 2009 S'abadeb: The Gifts - Pacific Coast Salish Art & Artists November 20, 2009 - March 8, 2010

Visit www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca or call 1-888-447-7977 Belleville and Government, on Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

Royal BC Museum, 675 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2, 250-356-7226, 888-447-7977 www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca Royal London Wax Museum, 470 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-388-4461, 877-929-3228 www.waxmuseum.bc.ca WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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City Centre The Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum, 715 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1R1, 250-363-8753 www.islandnet.com/~csrmuse

Victoria - Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum - CFB Esquimalt, PO Box 17000, Stn. Forces, Victoria, BC V9A 7N2, 250-363-4312 www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org

Greater Victoria - Saanich & the Peninsula Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, PO Box 3025 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2, 250-721-6562 www.maltwood.uvic.ca

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Experience, discover, and enjoy the majesty and beauty of Hatley Castle, gardens and estate. Over 100 years of history, culture, and heritage.

Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre, 2070 Phillips Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-6351, 866-888-4748 www.sookeregionmuseum.com ■ Recreational Facilities Crystal Pool, 2275 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4C4, 250-361-0732 Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street, Victoria, BC V9A 6H6, 250-414-7102 www.esquimalt.ca/recreation Recreation Oak Bay, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria, BC V8R 5E6, 250-595-7946 www.recreation.oakbaybc.org

250-391-2666 • 1-866-241-0674 • www.hatleypark.ca info@hatleypark.ca • 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC Contact us for information on our guided castle tours, garden visits, weddings, meetings and special events.

Saanich Commonwealth Place Park & Recreation Centre, 4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1, 250-475-7620 www.saanich.ca/resident/recreation/scp.html Westshore Family Fun Park, 1089 Langford Parkway, Victoria, BC V9B 0A5, 250-391-1738 www.familyfunpark.ca ■ Theatre, Arts, and Entertainment

Entertainment Cynthia Davis Trio/Quartet, 330 Wray Avenue, Victoria, BC V9E 2H5, 250-661-2252 www.cynthiadavis.ca Victoria Salmon Kings, 1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4J2, 250-220-7888 www.salmonkings.com

THOUSANDS OF CHOICES AVAILABLE. ARTEVO GALLERY 616 FORT STREET Artevo Gallery 616 Fort Street | 250.389.1699 | artevo.com One ad per person. Offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

Events/Festivals Dine Around & Stay In Town, February 19 – March 8, 2009, www.tourismvictoria.com/dine Various restaurants throughout Greater Victoria. Great Canadian Beer Festival, 1237 Rockcrest Place, Victoria, BC V9A 4W5, 250-383-2332 www.gcbf.com Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Luminara Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8, 250-388-4728 www.icavictoria.org Organic Islands Festival, 505 Quayle Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2J7, 250-658-8148 www.organicislands.ca Royal Victoria Marathon, 185 - 911 Yates Street, PO Box 675, Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9, 250-658-4520 www.royalvictoriamarathon.com

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Come meet the main characters of our tropical paradise. 3000 free flying butterflies are the Stars of the Show. Witness all stages of their lifecycle. Watch for “Spike” the Peruvian Puna Ibis, our pair of pink flamingos and giant koi fish cruising the stream and pond. Our tour guides will help you discover the hidden mysteries within the Gardens.

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Victoria Film Festival, 1215 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3L4, 250-389-0444 www.vifvf.com Victoria Jazz Society, Suite J, 727 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M9, 250-388-4423, (888) 671-2112 www.jazzvictoria.ca Victoria Tall Ships Society, 28 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1H9, 250-384-2005 www.tallshipsvictoria.ca Victoria Tea Festival Camosun College c/o Childcare Services, - 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2C1, 250-370-4880 www.victoriateafestival.com

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Canadian Pacific Ballet, 41 - 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, 250-380-2522, (877) 335-2522 www.canadianpacificballet.org Chemainus Theatre Festival, 9737 Chemainus Theatre Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, 250-246-9820, (800) 565-7738 www.chemainustheatrefestival.ca Early Music Society of the Islands, Alix Goolden Hall, Victoria Conservatory of Music - 907 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8V 3P4, 250-386-6121, (888) 717-6121 www.earlymusicsocietyoftheislands.ca

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Impromaniacs Theatre Company Society, 81 San Jose Avenue, Victoria, BC V8V 2C1, 250-388-3658 www.impromaniacs.ca Kaleidoscope Theatre, 3130 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8T 2T3, 250-383-8124 www.kaleidoscope.bc.ca Lafayette String Quartet, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, 250-721-7902 http://finearts.uvic.ca/music/ensembles/lafayette/ Pacific Opera Victoria, 500 - 1815 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5A4, 250-385-0222 www.pov.bc.ca

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The Port Theatre, 125 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6Z4, 250-754-8550 www.porttheatre.com The Royal & McPherson Theatres Society, 625 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R7, 250-386-6121, (888) 717-6121 www.rmts.bc.ca Victoria Chamber Orchestra, PO Box 32080 3651 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 5S2, 250-514-8916 www.victoriachamberorchestra.ca Victoria Conservatory of Music, 900 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3N4, 250-386-5311, (866) 386-5311 www.vcm.bc.ca Victoria Operatic Society, 10-744 Fairview Road, Victoria, BC V9A 5T9, 250-381-1021 www.vos.bc.ca Victoria Symphony, 610-620 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6, 250-385-6515, (888) 717-6121 www.victoriasymphony.ca

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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-704-2500 www.victoriadragonboat.com

Victoria Theatre Guild - Langham Court Theatre, 805 Langham Court, Victoria, BC V8V 4J3, 250-384-2142 www.langhamcourttheatre.bc.ca WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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Victoria is a cornucopia of distinctive treasures made here in B.C. and gifts and goods imported from every corner of the world. Downtown, browse the 19th-century shops in and around Government Street, one of Victoria’s most famous shopping districts. Visit the many stores on Douglas Street, and then wander up Fort Street, also known as Antique Row. The shops of historic Old Town offer an impressive choice of merchandise, and nearby Chinatown is a vibrant marketplace of imported products. Lower Johnson Street, known as “Lo Jo,” is a district of exclusive boutiques. The Victoria Bay Centre offers a diverse collection of shops all under one roof and, minutes from downtown, several major shopping centres offer hundreds of stores and services. Communities such as Oak Bay, Saanich, Esquimalt, Sidney, and the West Shore each have their own distinctive shopping areas. Visit www.tourismvictoria.com/shopping for additional shopping information.

Art Dealers/Galleries Alcheringa Gallery, 665 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G6, 250-383-8224 www.alcheringa-gallery.com Downtown Victoria Art Galleries, Various locations in Victoria, Victoria, BC, 250-213-1162 downtownvictoriaartgalleries@gmail.com Eagle Feather First Nations Artists Gallery, 904 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z8, 250-388-4330 www.eaglefeathergallery.com Gallery of Artisans, 811 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H6, 250-380-9505 www.galleryofartisans.ca Hills Native Art, 1008 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7, 250-385-3911, (866) 685-5422 www.hillsnativeart.com Judy Hill Gallery, 22 Station Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4, 250-746-6663 www.judyhillgallery.com Main Street Gallery, 2536 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2, 250-656-6246 www.sidneypier.com One Moon Native Art Gallery, 1192 Kosapsum Crescent, Victoria, BC V9A 7K7, 250-294-6388 www.onemoon.ca Open Space Contemporary Arts Society, 510 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6, 250-383-8833 www.openspace.ca

Monk Office Supply Ltd., 800 Viewfield Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4V1, 250-384-0565 www.monk.ca Staples Business Depot, 101 - 747 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3E9, 250-220-8800 www.staples.ca

Arts/Crafts Button & Needlework Boutique, 614 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4, 250-384-8781, (877) 384-8781 www.buttonedup.com Global Village Store, 535 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N5, 250-380-1530 gvstore@pacificcoast.net Knotty By Nature Fibre Arts, 1816 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N5 , 250-480-1790 www.kbnfibres.ca Sasquatch Trading Ltd., 1233 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y6, 250-386-9033 www.salescene.com/sasqtrad.html Native arts and crafts, masks and totems. Cowichan sweaters, gold and silver jewellery, and more. We also carry a unique selection of souvenirs and gifts.

Winchester Galleries Ltd. Humboldt Street, 796 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, 250-382-7750 www.winchestergalleriesltd.com Winchester Galleries Ltd. Oak Bay Avenue, 2260 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G7, 250-595-2777 www.winchestergalleriesltd.com

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Garden of Eden, 106B - 1483 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3K4, 250-385-3523, (866) 226-3894 www.gardenofeden.ca Irish Linen Stores, 1019 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X6, 250-383-6812, (877) 966-6868 www.irishlinenvictoria.com Jade Victoria, 911 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5, 250-384-5233 www.jademine.com

JR Antiques & Discontinued China, 706 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2, 250-380-6624, (800) 872-1699 www.jrdiscontinuedchina.com

Book/Map Stores

Winchester Galleries Ltd. Broad Street, 1010 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9, 250-386-2773 www.winchestergalleriesltd.com

The Flag Shop, 822 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8 250-382-3524 www.flagshop.com

Automotive/Bicycle/Motorcycle Sales & Service

Salt Spring Studio Tour, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2L3 www.saltspringstudiotour.com

West End Gallery, 1203 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A4, 250-388-0009 www.westendgalleryltd.com

Cowichan Trading, 1328 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8, 250-383-0321 cowichan@pacificcoast.net

Josephine’s Home Embellishments, 21 - 532 Herald Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1S6, 250-478-2325 www.josephineshome.com

Steve Drane Harley-Davidson Ltd., 735 Cloverdale Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2S6, 250-475-1345 www.stevedraneharley.com

View Art Gallery, 104 - 860 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z8, 250-213-1162 www.viewartgallery.com

Christmas Village, The Original, 1323 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y9, 250-380-7522 Now that’s a Christmas store! Four Christmas, gift, and souvenir shops under one big roof! Year-round! Famous around the world, located in Victoria! Nobody has more ornaments!

Skanda, 1033 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K5 250-475-2632 www.skanda.ca

Out of the Mist Gallery, 716 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J8, 250-480-4930, (800) 337-1107 www.outofthemistgallery.com

Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 , 250-642-3421, (800) 889-9688 www.sookeharbourhouse.com

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Munros Book Store, 1108 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, 250-382-2464 www.munrobooks.com Russell Books, 734 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2 250-361-4447 www.russellbooks.com Sidney Booktown, 2436 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1X6, 250-656-2345 www.sidneybooktown.net Wilderness Committee and The Rainforest Store, 651 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M7, 250-388-9292 www.wcwcvictoria.org

China/Furniture/Gifts/Specialty Shops Artina’s Jewellery, 1002 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X8, 250-386-7000, (877) 386-7700 www.artinas.com Aurea, 614 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M4 250-381-6260 (877) 381-6260 www.aureagems.com Birks, 1023 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X6 250-382-4241 www.birks.com Black Photo, 111A - 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9, 250-388-6620 www.blackphoto.com Capital Iron, 1900 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4R4 250-385-9703, (877) 385-9703 www.capitaliron.net

Maple Leaf Gifts, 702 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, 250-383-8186 www.mapleleafgifts.ca Oceanside Gifts on the Lower Causeway, 102 - 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-380-1777 www.mapleleafgifts.ca Murchie’s Tea & Coffee 2007 Ltd., 1110 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, 250-383-3112, (800) 663-0400 www.murchies.com Nature’s Garden Seed Company, PO Box 32105, 3651 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 5S2, 250-595-2062 (877) 302-7333 www.naturesgardenseed.com New England Square, 152 - 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, 250-384-5777 www.newenglandsquare.com Safura Beauty Essentials, 635 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G1, 250-381-8290 safura@shaw.ca She She Bags, 616 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J4, 250-388-0613 sheshebags@telus.net She She Shoes, 616 Trounce Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 1K3, 250-388-1883 sheshebags@telus.net Snappy 1 Hour Foto, 685 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, 250-383-8086 http://viccshops.ca/shops/snappy.html Woofles Barking Boutique, 106 - 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, 250-385-9663, (866) 471-9663 www.wooflesboutique.com


 

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Clothing/Outdoor Gear/Sports Apparel Adventure Clothing Tilley Endurable Retail, 1015 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A1, 250-384-3337 sean@islandnet.com Agilis Golf, 738 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1E5, 250-220-9391 www.agilisgolf.com New Balance Victoria, 1205 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5, 250-382-9327 www.newbalancevictoria.com Robinson’s Outdoor Store Ltd., 1307 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A8, 250-385-3429, (888) 317-0033 www.robinsonsoutdoors.com Sitka Surfboards, 538 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8, 250-382-7873 www.sitkasurfboards.com Simply The Best, 1008 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z9, 250-386-6661 www.stbpens.com Urban Planet, 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9, 250-381-0870 www.urban-planet.com W&J Wilson Ltd., 1221 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y7, 250-383-7177 www.WJWilson.com

Department Stores The Bay, 1 - 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C8, 250-385-1311, (888) 895-5070 www.hbc.com

Florist

The Market on Millstream, 125 - 2401C Millstream Road, Victoria, BC V9B 3R5, 250-391-1110 www.themarketstores.com

Metchosin Farmers’ Market, 4450 Happy Valley Road, Victoria, BC V9C 3Z3, 250-478-7874 www.metchosinfarmersmarket.blog.com

The Market on Yates, 903 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3M4, 250-381-6000 www.themarketstores.com

Sweets

Liquor Store Liquor Express on Yates, 759 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L6, 250-384-4136 www.daltonhotel.ca Spinnakers Spirit Merchants, 130 - 176 Wilson Street, LRS #195209, Victoria, BC V9A 7N6, 250-360-1333 www.spiritmerchants.ca STRATH Ale, Wine & Spirits Merchants, 919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C2, 250-370-9463 www.strathconahotel.com

Shopping Centres/Markets Bastion Square Revitalization Society, PO Box 8106, Victoria, BC V8W 3R6,, 250-885-1387 www.bastionsquare.ca The Bay Centre, 2 - 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9, 250-952-5680 www.thebaycentre.ca Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, Exit 117 or 127 off Hwy 19, Courtenay, BC, 250-337-2096 www.downtowncourtenay.com

The English Sweet Shop, 738 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L4, 250-382-3325, (800) 848-1533 www.englishsweets.com Rogers’ Chocolates, 913 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5, 250-384-7021 www.rogerschocolates.com

Tea Store Murchie’s Tea & Coffee 2007 Ltd., 1110 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, 250-383-3112, (800) 663-0400 www.murchies.com Silk Road Aromatherapy & Tea Co., 1624 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z3, 250-704-2688 www.silkroadtea.com

Telecommunications Bell Canada, 210 - 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9, 250-686-5595 www.bell.ca CanPages, 2700 Production Way Suite 500, Burnaby, BC V5A 4X1, 250-544-4250, (800) 634-1476 www.canpages.ca

Wine Shops

Flowers on Top, 1005 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A1, 250-383-5262 www.flowersontop.com

James Bay Market Society, Corner of Menzies & Superior Streets, Victoria, BC V8V 1S5, 250-381-5323 www.jamesbaymarket.com

Artisan Wine Shop & Tasting Room, 1007 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X6, 250-384-9994 www.artisanwineshop.ca

Groceries

Market Square, 235 - 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, 250-386-2441 www.marketsquare.ca

Vintage Spirits, 1450 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G1, 250-383-4157, (800) 332-9981 www.hotelrialto.ca

Matticks Farm, 5325 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3, 250-658-4075 www.cordovabaygolf.com

The Wine Barrel, 644 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1C9, 250-388-0606 www.thewinebarrel.com

Lifestyle Markets, 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4, 250-384-3388, (800) 937-5433 www.lifestylemarkets.com

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Bakery

Art’s bakery 98 W Burnside Road, Victoria, BC V9A 1B5

383-4211

BBQ

Smoken bones cookshack 101-721 Station Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2S1 www.smokenbones.ca

391-6328

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Beacon Drive In 126 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2N9 beacondrivein@shaw.ca

385-7521

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Bistro Suisse 2470 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1X8 www.bistrosuisse.com

656-5353

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Blue Carrot Café 18 B Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1H9

381-8722

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Bon Rouge Bistro & Boulangerie 611 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1B7 www.bonrouge.ca

220-8008

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The Courtyard Café 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 www.hotelgrandpacific.com

386-0450

$

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Dutch Bakery & Coffee Shop 718 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H2

385-1012

$

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Georgia Café & Deli 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 www.sidneypier.com/georgia

655-9445

$

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Heron Rock Bistro 4-435 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4T4 www.heronrockbistro.ca

383-1545

$$

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DINING

With the second-highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, Victoria offers everything from casual cafés to fine dining and a mouth-watering choice of international cuisine. West Coast or “Island” cuisine is prevalent and includes specialties such as Pacific seafood, Island-grown produce, Island-raised meats, and local cheese. Many restaurants feature Vancouver Island and B.C. wines paired with local and exotic cuisines. You can also sample the results of years of brewing experience in restaurants, as well as at micro-breweries and brewpubs where the ales are made right on the premises. In late February/early March, many restaurants participate in Dine Around and Stay in Town, a two-week culinary event featuring special menus and prices and special accommodation rates at local hotels, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. To guide you to Victoria’s best dining, check out the overview of restaurants on the following pages. For brewery, culinary, farm, and winery/cidery tours and dinner cruises, see Outdoor Activities and Tours beginning on page 39. Visit www.tourismvictoria.com/dining for more dining information.

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Murchies Tea & Coffee Ltd. 1110 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2 www.murchies.com 383-3112 $$

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Old Time Deli 1009 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X6 sziron@shaw.ca

483-5483

$

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Peacock Billiards & The James Joyce Bistro 1175C Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2E2 www.peacockbilliards.com

384-3066

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The Pier Bistro 2550 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2 www.alpinegroup.ca

655-4995

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The Pita Pit 1221 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T9 www.pitapit.com

382-7482

$

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Red Dragon Bistro 1480 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z2 www.reddragonbistro.ca Made-to-order paninis, sandwiches, wraps, and subs. We also carry specialty coffees, lattes, and our own brand of freshly roasted organic coffee beans.

361-1736

$

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Serious Coffee 632 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3 www.seriouscoffee.com

746-6511

$

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Willies Bakery & Café 537 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 www.williesbakery.com

381-8414

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388-5375

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The Reef Restaurant Victoria 533 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 www.thereefrestaurant.com

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John’s Place 723 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 www.johnsplace.ca 389-0711 $$

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Milestones Restaurant 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 www.milestonesrestaurants.com/victoria.html

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381-2244

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Old Spaghetti Factory Victoria 703 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B4 www.oldspaghettifactory.ca

381-8444

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Reflections café 123 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1 www.victoriaramada.com

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Sticky Wicket Pub & Restaurant 919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C2 www.strathconahotel.com

388-3148

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Ming’s Restaurant 1321 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2K9 www.mings.ca

385-4405

$$

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Wing’s Restaurant 90 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC V9A 1M1 Fresh, hot, and tasty Cantonese and American cuisine. Daily lunch & dinner buffet take-out or eat-in. Free delivery available. Business hours from 11am-10pm.

385-5564

$

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Marble slab creamery View Street Entrance of The Bay Centre 1150 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC www.marbleslab.com

385-7522

$

Oh Gelato 1013 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7

381-1448

$

Rogers’ chocolates Soda Shoppe 801 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W8 www.rogerschocolates.com

382-4249

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fantasea charters 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3 www.boatchartersvictoria.com

East Indian

India Curry House 102 - 506 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 www.indiacurryhousejr.com

Event

Dine Around & Stay In Town February 19 - March 8, 2009 www.tourismvictoria.com/dine

Café Brio 944 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 www.cafe-brio.com “Top 100 Restaurants in Canada.” Wine Access Magazine 2007. “Café Brio tries to satisfy rather than impress and ends up doing both.” Condé Nast Traveler.

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The Empress Room at The Fairmont Empress 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 www.fairmont.com/empress 389-2727 $$$

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panache 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca 391-7160 $$$ D •

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Rosemeade Dining Room & Lounge 429 Lampson Street, Victoria, BC V8A 5Y9 www.englishinnresort.com

412-7673

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479-2514

Sea Grille 849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5 www.brentwoodbaylodge.com

544-5100

$$$

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Sooke Harbour House 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0 www.sookeharbourhouse.com

642-3421

$$$$

385-2211

383-7137

$$

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Swiftsure Restaurant & Lounge 427 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 www.swiftsurelounge.com 413-2704 $$

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Vic’s Steakhouse & Bar 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W4 www.vicssteakhouse.ca 480-6585 $$

Catering

Truffles Catering Group Inc. 120 - 1315 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3P5 www.trufflescatering.net 544-0200 30

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Four Mile Catering 199 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V8B 1G1 www.fourmilehouse.com

$$

Dunsmuir Lodge Dining Room & Lounge 1515 McTavish Road, Sidney, BC V8L 3Y3 www.dunsmuirlodge.com 656-3166 $$$

386-1422

$$

Feys & Hobbs Catered Arts Inc. 1 - 845 Viewfield Road, Victoria, BC V9A 4V2 www.feysandhobbs.com

Redd’s Roadhouse Restaurant 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5 www.hivictoria.com 382-4400

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 3195 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3K3 www.macgrillbc.com

383-1032

Golden Chopsticks 627 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1G1

Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

Dinner cruises

Moxie’s Classic Grill on yates 1 - 1010 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3M7 www.moxies.ca

Paul’s Restaurant 1900 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4K8 www.paulsmotorinn.com

Licensed

658-4271

Forester’s Bistro & Bar at Olympic View 643 Latoria Road, Victoria, BC V9C 3A3 www.golfbc.com

Local Kitchen, The 1205 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T9

Don Mee’s Seafood Restaurant 538 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R4 www.donmee.com

Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30

Chinese

De Dutch Pannekoek House 642 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M6 www.dedutch.com

Legislative dining Room Room 006, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4 www.leg.bc.ca

meal type

Cactus Club Café 1125 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3L7 www.cactusclubcafe.com

average meal rate

Casual/Family Dining

Bill Mattick’s Restaurant 5333 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3 www.cordovabaygolf.com

RESTAURANT

Telephone number (250)

Licensed

Wheelchair accessible

Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

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Tourism victoria | 250-953-2033

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Harbour House Restaurant 607 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4W9 www.victoriaharbourhouse.com

383-0009

386-1244

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Wheelchair accessible

Artof Dining

Barb’s Place Fisherman’s Wharf, Victoria, BC www.barbsplace.ca

384-6515

$

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Old Vic Fish & Chips 1316 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A8

383-4536

$

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598-2015

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386-9348

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Eugene’s Greek Restaurant 1280 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A5

381-5456

$

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Periklis Greek Restaurant 531 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K7

386-3313

$$

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Computing Know Howe 3900 Haro Road, Victoria, BC V8N 4A8 www.computingknowhowe.com

412-2916

$

James Bay Coffee & Books 143 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2G4 jbcoffeeandbooks@shaw.ca

386-4700

$

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384-6060

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Fiamo Italian Kitchen 515 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K7 www.fiamo.ca 388-5824

$$

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Victoria’s downtown sushi destination. Open daily from 11am.

Il Terrazzo Ristorante 555 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M2 www.ilterrazzo.com

361-0028

$$

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Mélanje Restaurant 1450 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G1 www.hotelrialto.ca

615 Yates Street 250-382-8768

383-4157

$$

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Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30 Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

dining

RESTAURANT

Fish & Chips

French

Chez Michel Restaurant 1871 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1C6 www.chezmichelrestaurant.ca French classical cuisine. Chef/owner Michel is from the Basque area. Specialties: escargots, lobster bisque, pepper steak, duck confit, sweetbreads, chateaubriand, Digby scallops, lamb, venison.

German

Rathskellar Schnitzel Haus 1205 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2K6 www.rathskeller.ca

Greek

Internet Café

Lure Seafood restaurant and Bar Innovative West Coast cuisine featuring traditional seafood dishes personalized with dynamic twists to both taste and presentation. Quality products and fresh local ingredients are Lure’s signature. Floor-to-ceiling windows and tiered seating provide spectacular unobstructed views of the Inner Harbour. Serving daily: breakfast 6:30-11:00 am, lunch 11:30 am-2:00 pm, dinner 5:00-9:30 pm. Dinner reservations recommended. 45 Songhees Rd (in the Delta Hotel) | 250-360-5873 | www.lurevictoria.com

Italian

The Black Olive 739 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9 www.theblackolive.ca

AZUMA SUSHI

Pagliacci’s 1011 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A1 www.pagliaccis.ca

386-1662

$$

Ristorante La Piola 3189 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1E9

388-4517

$$

L,D

Romano’s Macaroni Grill 3195 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3K3 www.macgrillbc.com

385-2211

$$

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Topo’s Ristorante Italiano 1218 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T8

383-1212

$$

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382-8768

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Dutch Bakery & Coffee Shop 50 years of family tradition. European pastries, cakes, and chocolate with a casual restaurant. 718 Fort Street | 250-385-7932 thedutchbakery.com

Japanese

Azuma Sushi 615 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1L1 www.azumasushi.ca

THE REEF

Japanese Village Steak and Seafood House 734 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E1 www.japanesevillage.bc.ca 382-5165 Kuma Sushi 2020 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca

391-7160

Enjoy the flavours of the Caribbean in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner seven days a week. 533 Yates Street | 250-388-5375 www.thereefrestaurant.com

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382-4400

$$

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Ross bay Pub 7-1516 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC V8G 1G1 www.rossbaypub.com

370-1152

$$

L,D

Sauce Bar & Grill 1245 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T2 www.saucebar.ca

382-8662

$$

L,D

Six Mile Pub 494 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1H5 www.sixmilepub.com

478-3121

$$

L,D

Smith’s Pub & Restaurant 850 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2H2 smithspub@telus.net

360-2554

$$

L,D

Smuggler’s Cove Pub & Liquor Store 2581 Penrhyn Street, Victoria, BC V8N 1G4 www.smugglerscove.shawbiz.ca

477-2688

$$

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub 308 Catherine Street, Victoria, BC V9A 3S8 www.spinnakers.com

386-2739

$$

L,D

Swans Brewpub 506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6 www.swanshotel.com

361-3310

$$

L,D

West Coast Tap House 829 McCallum Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6W6 www.westcoasttaphouse.com

474-4490

$$

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Wine Cellar 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca

391-7160

$$$

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Riverwalk Café 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC V9L 6P4 www.quwutsun.ca 746-8119

$$

L,D

389-2226

$

B,L,D

Barkley’s Steakhouse 777 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B5 www.barkleyssteakhouse.com

382-7111

$$$

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The Blue Crab bar & Grill 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4 www.bluecrab.ca

480-1999

$$$

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385-3474

Yokohama Japanese Restaurant 980 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2H3

384-5433

$$

L,D

Penny Farthing Pub 2228 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G6 www.pennyfarthingpub.com •

Korean

382-1289

$

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Lounge

The Bengal Lounge at The Fairmont Empress 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 www.fairmont.com/empress

389-2727

$$

L,D

Clive’s Classic lounge 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2 www.chateauvictoria.com

361-5664

$

L,D

Jellyfish Lounge 1140 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2 www.jellyfishlounge.com

298-1194

$

D

masters Lounge 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca

391-7160

$$

L

Mexican

Café Mexico 1425 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6 www.cafemexico.com

386-1425

$$

L,D

Micro Brewpubs/Pubs/wine bars

bard & Banker Pub 1022 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7 www.bankershallpub.ca

$$

L,D

Bartholomew’s Bar & Rockefeller Grille 777 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B5 www.executivehouse.com 388-5111 $

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Canoe Brewpub, Marina & Restaurant 450 Swift Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3 www.canoebrewpub.com Cross Roads Bar & Grill 1889 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1J4 crossroads@shawbiz.ca Darcy’s Wharfside Pub 1127 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1T7 www.points-west.ca

953-9993

361-1940 478-1311

$$ $$

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380-1322

$$

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$$

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Garrick’s Head Pub 1140 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2 www.bedfordregency.com

384-6835

$$

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386-1422 383-7775

$ $$

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eatmecanada.com 201-2527 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1 www.eatmecanada.com

418-0132

Pizza

The Joint Pizzeria & Deli 1219 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T9 www.eatatthejoint.com

Seafood/Steak & Seafood

391-7160

$$

L,D

KnockanBack Grill 4136 Wilkenson Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 5A7 info@knockanback.com

727-0200

$$

L,D

Chandler’s Seafood House 1250 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T8 www.chandlersseafood.com Locally voted Victoria’s best seafood 1995 to 2008 (2nd other years). Enjoy Lobster tails,king crab, sea bass, and more. See you soon.

$$

L,D

Dockside Grill 2320 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P6 docksidegrill@shaw.ca 656-0828 $$

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Native Food

Jack’s Place 2020 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca

London Arms Pub 2915 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4M8 www.super8victoria.com

online menus

479-2514

Irish Times Pub 1200 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y3 www.irishtimespub.ca

Four Mile Pub 199 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V8B 1G1 www.fourmilehouse.com

heckler’s Bar & Grill 123 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1 www.victoriaramada.com

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$$

Redd’s Pub 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5 www.hivictoria.com

L,D

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Licensed

average meal rate

Pub & Café 849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5 www.brentwoodbaylodge.com 544-5102

$

Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30

meal type

Telephone number (250)

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Licensed

$$

385-4320

King Sejong Restaurant 650 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L3

RESTAURANT

370-9008

Sen Zushi Restaurant & Sushi Bar 940 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2 senzushi@telus.net

Wheelchair accessible

Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

meal type

Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30

average meal rate

Telephone number (250)

dining

RESTAURANT

385-6731

Tourism victoria | 250-953-2033

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Cherry Point Bistro 840 Cherry Point Road, RR#3, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0 www.cherrypointvineyards.com

743-1272

$$

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The Clubhouse, 919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C2 www.strathconahotel.com

383-7137

$$

L,D

479-1651

$$

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The Keg Steakhouse, 500 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E6 www.kegsteakhouse.com

386-7789

$$

Lure seafood restaurant & bar 45 Songees Road Victoria, BC V9A 6T3 www.lureatoceanpointe.com 360-5873 $$$

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The Marina Restaurant 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N4 www.marinarestaurant.com

598-8555

$$$

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Nautical Nellie’s 1001 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T6 www.nauticalnelliesrestaurant.com

380-2260

$$

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Pacific Prime Steak & Chop Restaurant & Lounge 181 Beach Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5 www.beachclubbc.com 248-8999 $$$ Pescatores Fish House 614 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A4 www.pescatores.com Situated in the historic Belmont building, Pescatores is Victoria’s premiere steak and seafood house. The beautiful martini bar sets the stage for this fabulous room.

385-4512

$$$

Ric’s Grill 910 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X3 www.ricsgrill.com

381-7427

Wharfside Eatery 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3B9 www.wharfsideeatery.com

360-1808

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383-0013

Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5 www.fairmont.com/empress

598-8096

389-2727

$$$

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479-1222

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Four Mile House Restaurant 199 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V8B 1G1 www.fourmilehouse.com

479-2514

$$

The Garlic Rose Patio & Grill 2800 Jacklin Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5A4 www.thegarlicrose.ca

391-1122

great canadian restaurant 1708 Old Island Highway, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8 www.greatcanadiancasinos.com/viewroyal

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391-9355

$$

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655-9770

$$$

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La Pommeraie 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0 www.merridalecider.com

743-4293

$$$

The Latch restaurant 2328 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P8 www.latchinn.ca

656-4015

$$$

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The Mark, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 www.themark.ca

380-4487

$$$

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Med Grill Mosaic 1063 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K5 www.medgrillmosaic.com

381-3417

$$

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Niche Restaurant 225 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W2 www.nichedining.com

388-4255

$$$

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O Bistro 500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1C1 www.oswegovictoria.com

294-7500

$$$

L,D

The Pacific Restaurant 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3 www.pacificrestaurant.com

380-4458

$$$

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Samuel’s by the Park 655 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2P9 www.samuelsbythepark.com

388-4488

$$

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414-6739

480-3828

Fireside Grill 4509 West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 3G1 www.firesidegrill.com

$$

Vegetarian

Aura Waterfront Restaurant & Patio 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8 www.aurarestaurant.ca

Fire & Water Fish and Chop house 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5 www.marriottvictoria.com

Haro’s restaurant & Bar 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3 www.sidneypier.com/haros

B,Br L,T

380-4600

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The White Heather Tea Room 1885 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1C6 www.whiteheathertearoom.com 595-8020 $

5th Street Bar & Woodfire Grill 1028 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 2A3 www.ilterrazzo.com/angelfoods

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385-1809

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James Bay Tea Room 332 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2G9 www.jamesbaytearoomandrestaurant.com 382-8282 $$

Green Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant 5 - 560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6 www.greencuisine.com

$$

Copper Rock Grill 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3 www.bearmountain.ca 391-7160 $$

Tea

Abkhazi Garden Lunch and Tea 1964 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC V8S 1H4 www.abkhazi.com

Tapas

The Tapa Bar Restaurant 620 Trounce Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 1K3 www.tapabar.ca

Wheelchair accessible

$$

360-1824

The Keg at the Winery 3940 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1J5 www.kegsteakhouse.com

Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

Licensed

average meal rate

658-5527

Ferris’ Oyster Bar & Grill 536 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8 www.ferrisoysterbar.com

Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30

meal type

Telephone number (250)

Licensed

Charter’s Restaurant at McMorran’s Beach House 5109 Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 2K1 www.mcmorrans.com

Wheelchair accessible

meal type

average meal rate

Meal Type B=Breakfast Br=Brunch L=Lunch T=Tea D=Dinner

Telephone number (250)

Key Average Meal Rate (per average dinner entrée) $=$10 $$=$11-20 $$$=$21-30 $$$$=over $30

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Vista 18 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2 www.vista18.com 382-9258 $$$ Wild Saffron Bistro 1605 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6 www.swanshotel.com

361-3310

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WildPlay Element Parks, 35 Nanaimo River Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1S5 (888) 668-7874 www.wildplayparks.com

Cultural Tours/Whale Watching/ Wildlife Viewing Archipelago Cruises, Whiskey Landing Marina 1645 Cedar Road, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, 250-726-8289 www.archipelagocruises.com Campbell River Whale Watching & Adventure Tours, Discovery Harbour Marina, Dock E The Floathouse, Campbell River, BC V9W 2L1, 250-287-2667, (877) 909-2667 www.campbellriverwhalewatching.com Cuda Marine Whale Watching Adventures, 146 Kingston Street, Marina Level, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4, 250-995-2832, (866) 995-2832 www.whalewatchingadventure.com Tammy DeKelver/Tourism Victoria

Discovery Marine Safaris, Coast Marina 1003 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC, 250-287-7008, (866) 501-6722 www.adventurewhalewatching.com Eagle Wing Tours, Fisherman’s Wharf, 12 Erie Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4X5, 250-384-8008, (800) 708-9488 www.eaglewingtours.com Eco Cruising Tours & Transport, 4096 Raymond Street North, Victoria, BC V8Z 4L6, 250-655-5211, (888) 634-9046 www.ecocruising.com

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND TOURS

Victoria offers many enticing reasons to get outdoors and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery! Exhilarating whale and wildlife watching tours get up close and personal with sea lions, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and whales in their natural habitats. These tours are always vacation highlights, especially between May and October when the approximately 80 killer whales, also called orcas, are closest to shore and sightings are almost guaranteed. Superb golf is one of the many reasons vacationers choose Victoria as a destination. Other activities include boat tours, cycling, dinner cruises, fishing, diving, kayaking, nature tours, sailing, garden tours, horseback riding, surfing, windsurfing, hiking tours, and paragliding. Tours are a great way to get out with a knowledgeable guide. From air tours to winery tours, you’ll find excellent ideas in the following pages. For information and tickets, call Tourism Victoria’s Visitor Centre at 250-953-2033, or visit www.tourismvictoria.com/thingstodo for more information about activities and tours.

Activity Centre Alpine Sidney Marine Adventure Centre, 2550 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2, 250-655-4995 www.alpinegroup.ca Hyack Air and Marine Adventure Centre, 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-384-2499 www.hyackair.com Experience an adventure of a lifetime aboard any of our spectacular scenic tours in a DeHavilland Beaver. We also offer scheduled flights to Seattle, Washington.

Bike Tours/Cycling/Mountain Biking Cycle BC.ca, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-380-2453, (866) 380-2453 www.cyclebc.ca Cycle Treks Tours and Rentals, 450 Swift Street, Victoria BC V8W 1S3, 250-386-2277, (877) 733-6722 www.cycletreks.com

Bird Watching Eagle Wing Tours, Fisherman’s Wharf, 12 Erie Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4X5, 250-384-8008, (800) 708-9488 www.eaglewingtours.com

Wilderness Bird Sanctuary, 1254 Pacific Rim Highway, PO Box 906, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2323, (888) 611-1988 www.c-orca.com

Boat Tours Eagle Wing Tours, Fisherman’s Wharf, 12 Erie Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4X5, 250-384-8008, (800) 708-9488 www.eaglewingtours.com

Emerald Sea Adventures, 2550 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2, 250-893-6722, (888) 620-6722 www.emeraldsea.ca Five Star Whale Watching, 651 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, 250-386-3253 www.5starwhales.com Great Pacific Adventures, 811 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T2, 250-386-2277, (877) 733-6722 www.greatpacificadventures.com Hurricane Jack Adventures, Discovery Harbour Marina, Dock E The Floathouse, Campbell River, BC V9W 2L1, 250-202-5225, (866) 668-5225 www.hurricanejack.com Jamie’s Whaling Station & Adventure Centres, 606 Campbell Street, PO Box 129, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-3919, (800) 667-9913 www.jamies.com Naturally Salty Excursions, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-382-9599 www.naturallysalty.com Ocean Explorations Whale Watching, 602 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1C7, 250-383-6722 www.oceanexplorations.com Responsible whale watching from beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Three-hour zodiac expeditions in search of killer whales and other local marine wildlife. Ocean Outfitters Ltd., 5 - 421 Main Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2866, (877) 906-2326 www.oceanoutfitters. bc.ca The ultimate in whale watching, bear watching. Hot Springs Cove excursions and private charters. Experienced naturalist guides. Zodiacs or covered, heated family vessels. Cougar Annie’s Garden and Big Tree Trail water taxi too!

SpringTide Charters & Tours, 1207 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T9, 250-384-4444, (800) 470-3474 www.SpringTideCharters.com

Orca Spirit Adventures Ltd., 146 Kingston Street, Marina Level, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4, 250-383-8411, (888) 672-6722 www.orcaspirit.com Superior product with the highest level of customer service. High-speed, comfortable, heated, covered vessels or open zodiacs – onboard washrooms. Liquor licensed. Complimentary shuttle. Free parking.

TLC Nature Cruises, 301 - 1195 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N6, 250-383-4627, (888) 738-0533 www.conservancy.bc.ca/cruises

Prince of Whales Whale Watching, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-383-4884, (888) 383-4884 www.princeofwhales.com

Tseycum Canoe Tours, 1210 Totem Lane, North Saanich, BC V8L 5S4, 250-656-7224 www.tseycumtours.com

Seacoast Expeditions, 146 Kingston Street, Marina Level, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4, 250-383-2254, (888) 672-6722 www.seacoastexpeditions.com

Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd., 1234 N Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-708-0201 www.harbourferry.com

Sooke Coastal Explorations, PO Box 145, Sooke, BC V9Z 0E5, 250-642-2343 www.sookewhalewatching.com WWW.TOURISMVICTORIA.COM

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West Coast Aquatic Safaris Ltd., 101A Fourth Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-9227, (877) 594-2537 www.whalesafaris.com Wildcat Adventure Tours, 1234 Wharf Street, Waterlot, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-384-9998, (800) 953-3345 www.wildcat-adventures.com

Diving Ogden Point Dive Centre, 199 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1, 250-380-9119, (888) 701-1177 www.divevictoria.com

Ocean Outfitters Ltd., 5 - 421 Main Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2866, (877) 906-2326 www.oceanoutfitters.bc.ca

Fishing

Victorian Garden Tours Ltd., Various Locations through Victoria, Victoria, BC, 250-380-2797 www.victoriangardentours.com

2 Reel Fishing Adventures, 2204 Maple Avenue North, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-213-5472 www.2reel.ca Adams Fishing Charters, 19 Lotus Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1P3, 250-370-2326 www.adamsfishingcharters.com Come and enjoy some of the most spectacular fishing Canada’s West Coast has to offer. Our expert guides will ensure you have a world-class experience.

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Springtide Victoria Whale Tours, 1207 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T9, 250-384-4444, (800) 470-3474 www.victoriawhaletours.com Ocean Cruisers – fast, quiet, comfortable, spacious washrooms. Marine biologists conduct professional presentations while you enjoy complimentary drinks/snacks. Zodiacs – fun, open-air excitement for adventure seekers!

Beasley’s Fishing Charters, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-381-8000, (866) 259-1111 www.beasleysfishingcharters.com Blue Horizon Charters, PO Box 193, Malahat, BC V0R 2L0, 250-743-7910, (866) 743-7910 www.bluehorizoncharters.ca D&D Fishing Charters, Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina, 6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-391-4465 www.danddfishingcharters.com Fantasea Charters – Fishing, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-658-6052, (888) 721-1100 www.fantaseacharters.com/html/fishing_charter.html Island Outfitters, 3319 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3L2, 250-475-4969, (866) 915-4254 www.fishingvictoria.com Get Hooked Adventures, 925 Pedder Bay Drive, Pedder Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9C 4H1, 250-474-2447 www.gethookedadventures.ca Gotcha Salmon Charters, 3267 Megaw Place, Victoria, BC V8P 5J7, 250-514-2469 www.gotchasalmoncharters.com Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters, 241 Beecher Bay Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-883-9252, (877) 883-9252 www.gtdfishing.com Kuroshio Charters, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1T3, 250-812-1252 www.kuroshio.com

Golf Courses Arbutus Ridge Golf Club, 3515 Telegraph Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L4, 250-743-5000, (800) 446-5322 www.arbutusridgegolf.com Bear Mountain Golf & Country Club, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3, 250-744-2327, (888) 533-2327 www.bearmountain.ca Cedar Hill Golf Course, 1400 Derby Road, Victoria, BC V8P 1T1, 250-475-7150 www.golfcedarhill.com Cordova Bay Golf Course, Cordova Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8Y 2L3, 250-658-4444 www.cordovabaygolf.com Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community, 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G3, 250-703-5050, (888) 338-8439 www.crownisle.com Glen Meadows Golf & Country Club, 1050 McTavish Road, Sidney, BC V8L 5T4, 250-656-3921 www.glenmeadows.bc.ca Beautiful eighteen-hole championship golf course. Close to Victoria, BC Ferries, International Airport. 5485 – 6859 YDS. Driving range, tennis, curling, pro shop, lounge, restaurant, banquets. Visitors welcome. Gorge Vale Golf Club, 1005 Craigflower Road, Victoria, BC V9A 2X9, 250-383-6451 www.gorgevalegolf.com Henderson Park Golf Course, 2291 Cedar Hill X Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5H9, 250-370-7200 www.recreation. oakbaybc.org/golf.html Nevada Bobs Golf, 734 Caledonia Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1E5, 250-381-5726 www.nevadabobs.com Olympic View Golf Course, 643 Latoria Road, Victoria, BC V9C 3A3, 250-474-3673, (800) 446-5322 www.olympicviewgolf.com

Your fully guided Royal Colwood Golf Club, 629 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria Reel Excitement Salmon Charters, PO Box 222,tour Sooke, BC includes: BC V9B 5B8, 250-478-8331 www.royalcolwood.org Reel Obsession Sport Fishing, 3139 Carran Road, Victoria, BC V9C 2K5, 250-886-0315, (888) 855-7335 www.reelobsession.ca

V0S 1N0, 250-642-3410 www.sookenet.com/reelexcitement Eight scenic ziplines, Two

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Salmon Safaris, Pedder Bay Marina, Victoria, BC V9C 4H1, bridges, and an 250-889-5099 www.salmonsafaris.ca

suspension Golf Programs exhilarating ATVS Wharf ride! Golf Central, 1234 Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9,

Tail Out Fishing Adventures, 6986 Wallace Brentwood2 TourDrive, duration: Bay, BC V8M 1E9, 250-361-7119 www.tailoutfishing.com

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250-380-4653, (866) 380-4653 www.golfcentraltours.com

Victoria, BC V8W 1M2, 250-388-4650, (888) 465-3239 Vancouver Island Pacific Fishing Charter, 2011 Terrott Transportation available from Your “one-stop shop” for www.golfvancouverisland.ca Street, Sooke, BC V9Z 0X2, 250-642-0214 www.vipfishing.ca Golf getaways and vacations. From airfares and ferry downtown Island Victoria! reservations to tee times and accommodations. We take care Garden Tours of it all! Eurosa Farms, 1304 Greig Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J6, 250-652-5812 www.eurosa.bc.ca Hang Gliding

Call or visit our website for reservations Get Zipped! GETZIPPED Hang Glide Vancouver Island, 1040 Third Street, Gray Line West, Victoria, 721 Government Street, Call or visit our website for reservations Ladysmith, BC V9G 1B6, 250-416-1567 Victoria, BC V8W 2B3, 250-388-5248, (800) 663-8390 250.642.1933 www.adrenalinezip.com 866.947.9145 | www.adrenalinezip.com www.graylinewest.com

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Day Trip Drea, 422B Craigflower Road, Victoria, BC V9A 2V8, 250-588-3732 www.daytripdrea.com

Horseback Riding Alpine Stables, 3700 Holland Avenue, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0, 250-743-6641 www.alpinestable.com Aspen Park Stables, 4085 Prospect Lake Road, Victoria, BC V9E 1J2, 250-479-6843

Kayaking Blackfish Wilderness Expeditions, 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N4, 250-216-2389 www.blackfishwilderness.com

Spirit Quest Journeys, 3 - 1004 De Costa Place, Victoria, BC V9A 6Y3, 250-858-9090 www.spiritquestjourneys.com Victoria Kayak, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-216-5646 www.victoriakayak.com

Marinas Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, 202 - 468 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-383-8300, (877) 783-8300 www.victoriaharbour.org Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, 6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3236 www.sookeharbourmarina.ca

Outdoor Adventure/Recreation

Coast Mountain Expeditions, PO Box 25, Read Island, Surge Narrows, BC V0P 1W0, 250-285-2823 www.coastmountainexpeditions.com

Eagle Wing Tours, Fisherman’s Wharf, 12 Erie Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4X5, 250-384-8008, (800) 708-9488 www.eaglewingtours.com

Gorge Rowing & Paddling Centre, 2940 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8T 5K6, 250-380-4668 www.gorgekayaking.com

Mount Washington Alpine Resort, 1 Strathcona Parkway, Courtenay, BC V9J 1L0, 250-338-1386, (888) 231-1499 www.mountwashington.ca

Ocean River Sports, 1824 Store Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4R4, 250-381-4233 www.oceanriver.com Pacifica Paddle Sports, 575 Pembroke Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1H3, 250-361-9365, (877) 921-9365 www.pacificapaddle.com Rush Adventures, 5449 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0C8, 250-642-2159 www.rush-adventures.com Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, Eco-Tourism Centre, Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, BC, 250-245-4096, (877) 529-2522 www.sealegskayaking.com Seawolf Kayaking Adventure Company, 2021 Byron Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1L8, 250-294-8424 www.seawolfkayaking.com

TLC Conservation Holidays, 301-1195 Esquimalt Road, Victoria, BC V9A 3N6, 250-383-4627, (888) 738-0533 www.conservancy.bc.ca West Coast Odyssey Adventures, 482 Lampson Street, Victoria, BC V9A 5Z3, 250-590-8687 www.westcoastodyssey.com

Parks Capital Regional District Parks, 490 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2Z8, 250-360-3344 www.crd.bc.ca/parks Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, 2220 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P6, 250-654-4000, (866) 944-1744 www.pc.gc.ca/gulf Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, 3873 Swan Lake Road, Victoria, BC V8X 3W1, 250-479-0211 www.swanlake.bc.ca

Rentals Coastal Cycle & Watersports, 1 - 1610 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1H8, 250-391-1980, www.coastalwatersports.com Cycle BC.ca Rentals, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-380-2453, (866) 380-2453 www.cyclebc.ca Island Boat Rentals (Harbour Rentals), 450 Swift Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3, 250-995-1661, (877) 733-6722 www.greatpacificadventures.com Canoe, kayak, rowboat, powerboats, and bike rentals from Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Rentals by the hour or by the day. Call for information. Reservations are suggested. Sports Rent, 3 - 1950 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N8, 250-385-7368 www.sportsrentbc.com

Sailing

WildPlay Element Parks, 35 Nanaimo River Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1S5 (888) 668-7874 www.wildplayparks.com

A 3 Hour Sail $60/person, PO Box 8206, Victoria, BC V8W 3R8, 250-885-2311, (877) 788-4263 www.tallshipadventure.ca

Paragliding

Blackfish Wilderness Expeditions, 1327 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N4, 250-216-2389 www.Blackfishal.com

Vancouver Island Paragliding, 15 - 1594 Fairfield Road, Box 50005, Victoria, BC V8S 5L8, 250-514-8595 www.viparagliding.com

RJ’s Charters, North Saanich Marina, Sidney, BC V8L 3S3, 250-658-9515 www.rjscharters.ca

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Outdoor activities and tours

Ziplines Adrena Line Zipline Adventure Tours, 5128C Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9Z 0E2,, 250-642-1933, (866) 947-9145 www.adrenalinezip.com Add some Zip to your trip! Our fully guided tour includes eight ziplines, two suspension bridges, and an ATV ride through the picturesque Sooke Hills. WildPlay Element Parks, 35 Nanaimo River Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1S5 (888) 668-7874 www.wildplayparks.com Looking for fun and adventure? WildPlay Nanaimo offers ziplines, bungee jumping, the King Swing, and TreeGo. Minimum age, height, or weight requirements for activities.

Brewery/Cidery/Culinary/Winery Tours

Farms/Farm Tours

Cherry Point Vineyards, 840 Cherry Point Road RR#3, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0, 250-743-1272 www.cherrypointvineyards.com

North Cariboo Agricultural Marketing Association, c/o 2861 Nazko Road, Quesnel, BC V2J 7E5, 250-249-5329 www.farmed.ca

Church & State Wines, 1445 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5, 250-652-2671 www.churchandstatewines.com

Grizzly Bear Tours

Grand Wine Tours, 2353 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4L8, 250-881-1000, (888) 546-6736 www.grandwinetours.com Marley Farm, 1831 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1L1, 250-652-8667 www.marleyfarm.ca

Knight Inlet Grizzly Bear Adventure Tours, 8841 Driftwood Road, Black Creek, BC V9J 1A8, 250-337-1953 www.grizzlytours.com

Merridale Ciderworks Corp., 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0, 250-743-4293, (800) 998-9908 www.merridalecider.com

Horsedrawn Tours

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House, 2487 Mt. St. Michael Roadm, Saanichton, BC V8M 1Y7, 250-544-4824 www.seacider.ca Travel With Taste Tours, 1 - 356 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1L1, 250-385-1527 www.travelwithtaste.com

Air Tours

Vancouver Island Brewery, 2330 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5G5, 250-361-0005 www.vanislandbrewery.com

Harbour Air Seaplanes, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-384-2215, (800) 665-0212 www.harbourair.com

Vancouver Island Wine Tours, Victoria, BC, 250-661-8844 www.vancouverislandwinetours.com

Hyack Air and Marine Adventure Centre, 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-384-2499 www.hyackair.com

Vine Seekers, 2036 Cullin Road, Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1, 250-710-4412 www.vineseekers.com

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Pat Bay Air, 9550 Canora Road, Sidney, BC V8L 4R1, 250-654-0646 www.patbayair.com West Coast Air, 1000 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4 (800) 347-2222 www.westcoastair.com

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Discovery Marine Safaris Grizzly Bear Tours, Coast Marina 1003 Island Highway, Campbell River, BC, 250-287-7008, (866) 501-6722 www.adventurewhalewatching.com

Winchester Cellars, 6170 Old West Saanich Road, Victoria, BC V9E 2G8, 250-544-8217 www.winchestercellars.com Wine Islands Vintners Association, PO Box 358 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0, 250-743-4293, (800) 998-9908 www.wineislands.ca

Tally Ho Horse Drawn Tours, Menzies & Belleville, Victoria, BC V8L 1L7, 250-383-5067, (866) 383-5067 www.tallyhotours.com Victoria Carriage Tours, Belleville & Menzies Streets, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3,, 250-383-2207, (877) 663-2207 www.victoriacarriage.com

Rail/Train Tours Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, 1st Floor, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2X7 (604) 606-7200, (800) 665-7245 www.rockymountaineer.com

Seaweed Tours Seaflora Wild Organic Seaweed Skincare / Outer Coast Seaweeds, PO Box 374, Sooke, BC V9Z 1G1, 250-642-5328, (877) 713-7464 www.sea-flora.com

Sightseeing Tours Big Bus, 811 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W8, 250-389-2229, (888) 434-2229 www.bigbusvictoria.ca


Outdoor activities and tours

GPS Tour Guide Inc., PO Box 259, Banff, AB T1L 1A4 (403) 760-8200 www.gpstourscanada.com Gray Line West, Victoria, 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B3, 250-388-6539, (800) 663-8390 www.graylinewest.com Legend Excursions, PO Box 301, Malahat, BC V0R 2L0,, 250-710-0046 www.legendexcursions.ca Pacific Spirit Tours, 109 Balmoral Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 2T6 (604) 803-1524, (888) 802-1524 www.pacificspirittours.com Royal Blue Line Motor Tours, Belleville Street, across from Hotel Grand Pacific, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-360-2249, (800) 663-1128 www.royalbluelinetours.com Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd., 1234 N Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-708-0201 www.victoriaharbourferry.com Victoria Pedicab Company, 3073 Millgrove Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1X4, 250-884-0121 www.victoriatours.net Victoria’s London Taxi, 1211 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8Y 2N1, 250-418-1600 www.victoriaslondontaxi.com Wilson’s Diamond Tours, 580 Ardersier Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1C7, 250-475-3235, (800) 567-3288 www.wilsonstransportation.com Wilson’s Transportation & Island Time Tours, 101 - 3263 Alder Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1P3, 250-477-3322, (866) 846-1917 www.islandtimetours.com

Step on Guide/Concierge Services Redbud Step-on Guide & Tour Service, 501 - 2910 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8T 3S7, 250-384-1767 www.steponguideservice.ca

Tours for Women Elements Women’s Travel, 1663 Janes Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1P3, 250-360-3344 www.elementstravel.com

Walking Tours Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 100 - 440 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2N5 (604) 683-8588, (800) 667-0753 www.aibc.ca Chinatown Walks, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-384-6698 www.discoverthepast.com/discvr/chinatown.htm Ghostly Walks, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-384-6698 www.discoverthepast.com/gwalks.htm Scheduled tours year-round. Private tours welcome. Many themes to choose from: Old Town, Chinatown, Ghosts. Our informative and entertaining walking tours make Victoria memorable. Hidden Dragon Entertainment & Tours, 541 1/2 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R3, 250-920-0881, (866) 920-0881 www.oldchinatown.com

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From charming bed and breakfasts to full-service hotels, Victoria has a wide range of accommodation options for every taste and budget. Bed and breakfasts are located throughout Greater Victoria and the Islands and range from simple home-style properties to decadent bed and breakfast inns. Hotel, motel, and resort options come in all price ranges and locations. Vacation homes, cottages, timeshares, guest farms, hostels, dorms, and campgrounds provide additional options when it comes to choosing the best place to tuck-in for the night. The following pages offer a complete list of accommodation choices divided by property type and location. You’ll also find a good selection of accommodation properties for other areas of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. For accommodation details, visit www.tourismvictoria.com/accommodation. For accommodation reservations, call Tourism Victoria at 1-800-663-3883. ■ Bed & Breakfasts/Inns

Victoria - Downtown/Inner Harbour Abigail’s Hotel, 906 McClure Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3E7, 250-388-5363, (800) 561-6565 www.abigailshotel.com Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, 224 Superior Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1T3, 250-389-0012, (877) 389-0012 www.albionmanor.com Ambrosia Historic Bed & Breakfast Retreat, 522 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3S3, 250-380-7705, (877) 262-7672 www.ambrosiavictoria.com Andersen House Bed & Breakfast, 301 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1V5, 250-388-4565, (877) 264-9988 www.andersenhouse.com Ashcroft House Bed & Breakfast, 670 Battery Street. Victoria. BC V8V 1E5, 250-385-4632, (866) 385-4632 www.ashcrofthousebandb.com 44

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City Centre Abbeymoore Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn, 1470 Rockland Avenue, Victoria, BC V8S 1W2, 250-370-1470, (888) 801-1811 www.abbeymoore.com Amethyst Inn at Regents Park, 1501 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8S 1Z6, 250-595-2053, (888) 265-6499 www.amethyst-inn.com Binners’...a Contemporary Oasis, 58 Linden Avenue, Victoria, BC V8V 4C8, 250-383-5442, (888) 409-5800 www.BinnersVictoria.com Craigmyle Guest House, 1037 Craigdarroch Road, Victoria, BC V8S 2A5, 250-595-5411, (888) 595-5411 www.bctravel.com/craigmyle Dashwood Manor, 1 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3W6, 250-385-5517, (800) 667-5517 www.dashwoodmanor.com

Beaconsfield Inn, 998 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2Z8, 250-384-4044, (888) 884-4044 www.beaconsfieldinn.com

Earle Clarke House Bed & Breakfast, 1461 Pembroke Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1V7, 250-595-0944, (866) 595-0941 www.earleclarkehouse.com

Fisher House Bed & Breakfast, 333 Simcoe Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1K9, 250-386-6252 www.fisherhousevictoria.com

Fairholme Manor, 638 Rockland Place, Victoria, BC V8S 3R2, 250-598-3240, (877) 511-3322 www.fairholmemanor.com

Harborwalk Bed & Breakfast Suite, 427 Heather Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2K1, 250-294-9985 www.harborwalk.ca Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast, 867 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2Z6, 250-383-0152 www.humboldthouse.com Isabella’s Guest Suites, 537 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M2, 250-812-9216 www.isabellasbb.com

Mermaids Landing Bed & Breakfast, 39 Lotus Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1P3, 250-220-6823, (888) 380-1726 www.mermaidslanding.ca Prior House Bed & Breakfast Inn, 620 St. Charles Street, Victoria, BC V8S 3N7, 250-592-8847, (877) 924-3300 www.priorhouse.com

Marketa’s Bed & Breakfast, 239 Superior Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1T4, 250-384-9844 www.marketas.com

Shakespeare House Bed & Breakfast, 1151 Oxford Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2V2, 250-388-5546 www.shakespearehousebb.com

Rosewood Victoria Inn, 595 Michigan Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 1S7, 250-384-6644, (800) 335-3466 www.rosewoodvictoria.com

Trutch Manor Tourist Suites, 621 Trutch Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4C3, 250-389-1894, (877) 900-8877 www.trutchmanor.com


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Victoria â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Esquimalt A Victoria Downtown Ocean View Bed & Breakfast, 715 Suffolk Street, Victoria, BC V9A 3J5, 250-386-7330, (800) 342-9986 www.anoceanview.com Across the Harbour Bed and Breakfast, 485 Head Street, Victoria, BC V9A 5S1, 250-474-7497, (866) 474-7497 www.acrosstheharbour.com Cottage Pirouette Bed and Breakfast, 401 Lampson Street, Victoria, BC V9A 5Y9, 250-386-2166 www.cottagepirouette.com Denniston by the Sea Bed & Breakfast, 430 Grafton Street, Victoria, BC V9A 6S3, 250-385-1962, (888) 796-2699 www.dennistonbythesea.com Ewaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bed & Breakfast, 531 Dalton Street, Victoria, BC V9A 4B1, 250-380-3797 bbewas@yahoo.ca Hemingwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by the Sea, 1028 Bewdley Avenue, Victoria, BC V9A 6S9, 250-384-0862, (877) 384-0862 www.hemingwaysbythesea.com Spinnakers GuestHouses, 308 Catherine Street, Victoria, BC V9A 3S8, 250-386-2739, (877) 838-2739 www.spinnakers.com Luxury, romantic, heritage or contemporary guesthouses. Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, private garden patios, minutes from downtown. Room service, waterfront brewpub and restaurant, artisan real ales, bakery chocolates, fresh seasonal Vancouver Island fare. Unforgettably good.

Greater Victoria - Oak Bay Oak Bay Guest House, 1052 Newport Avenue, Victoria, BC V8S 5E3, 250-598-3812, (800) 575-3812 www.oakbayguesthouse.com

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Greater Victoria - Sidney Beacon Inn at Sidney, 9724 Third Street, Sidney, BC V8L 3A2, 250-655-3288, (877) 420-5499 www.beaconinns.com

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The best of Victoria at our doorstep. Located in the heart of Victoria, just a block from the magnificent Inner Harbour, National Geographic IMAX Theatre, Royal BC Museum, shopping and attractions. Experience Barkleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steakhouse, the charming Caffè dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amore, Doubles Oyster Bar and Bartholomewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Rockefeller Grille. Complimentary high speed internet.

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Cougarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crag Extreme Bed & Breakfast, 1155 Woodley Ghyll Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H9, 250-478-8993, (888) 808-2724 www.cougarscrag.com Spectacular ridge setting 30 minutes from downtown Victoria, adjacent to Matheson Lake Park and nearby Sooke Hills/Shore. Pet friendly! Incredible breakfasts. Split-level units. Millstream Llama Farm Bed & Breakfast, 355 Atkins Road, Victoria, BC V9B 3A1, 250-478-9969, (866) 849-3938 www.millstreamllamas.com Misty Meadows, 2627 Bukin Drive East, Victoria, BC V9E 1H4, 250-727-6405 www.mistymeadows.com Best of both worlds â&#x20AC;&#x201C; peaceful country setting six miles from downtown on a Norwegian Fjord horse farm. Spring lambs. Nearby golf, stable, and lake. Families welcome. Full breakfast. Witâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s End Retreat, 517 Witty Beach Road, Victoria, BC V9C 4H8, 250-474-1066 www.witsendretreat.ca

Greater Victoria - Sooke Einers Above the Rocks, 695 Cains Way, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3110 www.einers.ca Markham House, 1775 Connie Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1C8, 250-642-7542, (888) 256-6888 www.markhamhouse.com

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Calm all the way down. Unkink your body. Soothe your spirit at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, where the mind and body are always renewed. 2 Canada’s only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf 2 Mountainside Athletic Club, Santé Spa and five distinct dining options 2 Minutes from downtown Victoria For more information or to make a reservation, please call 1-866-716-8101 or visit westin.com/bearmountain.

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After a week of filling the photocopier, try filling the photo album. You’ll find fine dining, shopping, and the city’s many attractions all within walking distance of this quiet, convenient location. And you can count on Coast’s friendly, helpful staff to ensure your stay is a memorable one.

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Vancouver Island - Ladysmith Hawley Place Bed & Breakfast, 302 Hawley Place, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1X9, 250-245-4431, (877) 244-4431 www.hawleyplacebandb.com

Gulf Islands - Gabriola Island Gabriola Island B&B Association, PO Box 88, Gabriola Island, BC V0R 1X0, 250-247-9943 www.gabriolabb.com

Gulf Islands - Pender Island Sahhali Luxury Oceanfront Bed & Breakfast Inn, 5915 Pirates Road, Pender Island, BC V0N 2M2, 250-629-3756, (888) 724-4254 www.sahhali.ca

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Gulf Islands - Salt Spring Island Hastings House, 160 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2, 250-537-2362, (800) 661-9255 www.hastingshouse.com Quarrystone House Bed & Breakfast, 1340 Sunset Drive, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1E2, 250-537-5980 www.quarrystone.com Stunning ocean and sunset views. All rooms include private: balcony, entrance, ensuite, fireplace, jaccuzzi, TV/DVD, fridge, microwave, etc. Children, pets welcome! Full three-course breakfast.

Vancouver/Mainland Shaughnessy Village Bed & Breakfast Guest House, 1125 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Z3 (604) 736-5511 www.shaughnessyvillage.com

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Greater Victoria - Saanich & the Peninsula Beachcomber RV Park, 3290 Campion Road, Victoria, BC V8M 1W7, 250-652-3800 www.beachcomberrv.com Island View Beach Tent & RV Campground, North Homathko Drive, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W4, 250-652-0548 Oceanside RV Resort, 3000 Stautw Road, Victoria, BC V8M 2K5, 250-544-0508 www.oceansideresortrv.com

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Fort Victoria RV Park, 340 Island Highway (1A), Victoria, BC V9B 1H1, 250-479-8112 www.fortvictoria.ca Thetis Lake Campground, 1938 West Park Lane, Victoria, BC V9B 5Z6, 250-478-3845 thetislake@shaw.ca Weirs Beach RV Resort, 5191 William Head Road, Victoria, BC V9C 4H5, 250-478-3323 www.weirsbeachrvresort.bc.ca

Greater Victoria - Sooke Sooke Potholes Campground, Sooke Potholes Provincial Park, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-383-4627, (888) 738-0533 www.sookepotholes.ca

Greater Victoria - Malahat Malahat Mountain Meadows RV Resort, PO Box 398 - 304 Trans Canada Highway, Malahat, BC V0R 2L0, 250-478-5452, (888) 478-5452 www.victoriacampgrounds.com Only minutes to Victoria, your stay in our park is an experience with nature. Full-service sites are nestled amongst giant cedars and seasonal creeks.


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Large suites, mostly 2 levels, with fireplaces, full kitchens, original art & fresh flowers. Continental breakfast included (some restrictions apply). Free internet, local calls, newspaper at your door. National award-winning Brewpub; live music & dancing 7 nights a week. Fully catered banquet & meeting venues for up to 200 guests. Wild Saffron Bistro – named among Victoria’s top ten restaurants. 1-800-668-7926 (toll free) info@swanshotel.com 506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC

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Vancouver Island - Courtenay Puntledge RV Campground, 4624 Condensory Road, Courtenay, BC V9J 1R6, 250-334-3773 www.puntledgerv.com

Vancouver Island - Tofino Bella Pacifica Campground, 400 MacKenzie Beach Road, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-3400 www.bellapacifica.com ■ Guest Farms

Vancouver Island - Duncan Fairburn Farm Culinary Retreat, 3310 Jackson Road, Duncan, BC V9L 4W4, 250-746-4637 www.fairburnfarm.bc.ca ■ Hostel/Dorm

Victoria - Downtown/Inner Harbour Hostelling International Victoria, 516 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1K8, 250-385-4511, (888) 883-0099 www.hihostels.ca Ocean Island Backpackers Inn, 791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9, 250-385-1788, (888) 888-4180 www.oceanisland.com Turtle Hostel, 1608 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L4, 250-294-2025 www.turtlehostel.ca

Greater Victoria - Saanich & the Peninsula University of Victoria Housing, Parking Lot #5 off of Sinclair Road, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, 250-721-8395 http://housing.uvic.ca

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Victoria - Downtown/Inner Harbour Abigail’s Hotel, 906 McClure Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3E7, 250-388-5363, (800) 561-6565 www.abigailshotel.com Admiral Inn, 257 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X1, 250-388-6267, (888) 823-6472 www.admiral.bc.ca Genuine harbourside hospitality with the warmth and friendliness of a pleasant bed and breakfast home plus the privacy and amenities of a small select hotel. The Bedford Regency Hotel, 1140 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, 250-384-6835, (800) 665-6500 www.bedfordregency.com Best Western Carlton Plaza, 642 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1M6, 250-388-5513, (800) 663-7241 www.bestwesterncarlton.com

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Best Western Inner Harbour, 412 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W5, 250-384-5122, (888) 383-2378 www.victoriabestwestern.com A great hotel in Victoria’s best location, at the Inner Harbour! Complimentary continental breakfast. 100% non-smoking beautiful rooms. Sauna, Whirlpool, Seasonal Pool. Free parking.


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Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites, 740 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B2, 250-382-4221, (800) 663-5891 www.chateauvictoria.com Affordable elegance right downtown; 177 guestrooms. Indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room, in-room spa services. Rooftop restaurant, lobby lounge. Free parking, local calls, and internet. The Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel, 146 Kingston Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4, 250-360-1211, (800) 663-1144 www. coasthotels.com Located on the Inner Harbour with indoor/ outdoor pool, complimentary downtown shuttle, stunning harbour views, and the award-winning Blue Crab Bar & Grill. Dalton Hotel & Suites, 759 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1L6, 250-384-4136, (800) 663-6101 www.daltonhotel.ca Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of our charming rooms, including complimentary “hot” continental breakfast, 15% off Dinner Food Voucher (daily), excellent cable selection, and wireless internet access. Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour, 427 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, 250-386-3451, (800) 665-3024 www.daysinnvictoria.com Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6T3, 250-360-2999, (800) 667-4677 www.deltahotels.com Embassy Inn, 520 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2H4, 250-382-8161, (800) 268-8161 www.embassyinn.ca Most affordable Inner Harbour area hotel. Walking distance to all major attractions. Free Parking. Free internet in Tower Building. Executive House Hotel, 777 Douglas Street, Victoria BC V8W 2B5, 250-388-5111, (800) 663-7001 www.executivehouse.com

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The Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, 250-384-8111, (800) 441-1414 www.fairmont.com/empress Gatsby Mansion Inn, 309 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X2, 250-388-9191, (800) 563-9656 www.bellevillepark.com Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W4, 250-385-2405, (800) 663-5896 www.harbourtowers.com Helms Inn, 600 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2P8, 250-385-5767, (800) 665-4356 www.helmsinn.com Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, 250-386-0450, (800) 663-7550 www.hotelgrandpacific.com Victoria’s only five-star, full-service, luxury hotel located on the Inner Harbour. Two restaurants, lounge, café, 25-metre indoor pool, fitness centre, and day spa. Hotel Rialto, 1450 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2G1, 250-383-4157, (800) 332-9981 www.hotelrialto.ca Huntingdon Hotel & Suites, 330 Quebec Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W3, 250-381-3456, (800) 663-7557 www.bellevillepark.com Inn at Laurel Point, 680 Montreal Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1Z8, 250-386-8721, (800) 663-7667 www.laurelpoint.com Downtown waterfront hotel on Inner Harbour. 200 guestrooms. Spectacular water views and private balconies. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, in-room spa services. James Bay Inn, 270 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2L2, 250-384-7151, (800) 836-2649 www.jamesbayinn.bc.ca Magnolia Hotel & Spa, 623 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1B8, 250-381-0999, (877) 624-6654 www.magnoliahotel.com Menzies Manor, 19 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2G1, 250-384-0803, (888) 384-0803 www.menziesmanor.com Ocean Island Backpackers Inn, 791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9, 250-385-1785, (888) 888-4180 www.oceanisland.com

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Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa, 1115 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T7, 250-361-3302, (877) 444-4144 www.parksidevictoria.com Paul’s Motor Inn, Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4K8, 250-382-9231, (866) 333-7285 www.paulsmotorinn.com Quality Inn Downtown, Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2H2, 250-385-6787, (800) 661-4115 www.victoriaqualityinn.com Downtown 63-room hotel. Standard rooms, kitchenettes, suites, restaurant, pub, indoor pool, steam room, wireless internet. Long stay, government, corporate, sports, group rates. Golf, whale watching, theatre, concerts. Queen Victoria Hotel & Suites, 655 Douglas Street, Victoria,

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Swans Suite Hotel - Victoria’s Boutique Art Hotel, 506 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6, 250-361-3310, (800) 668-7926 www.swanshotel.com Located in downtown Victoria. Spacious loft-style suites with 3000-sq.-ft. penthouse offer fully equipped kitchens, original art, and fresh flowers. Unique and beautiful. Travellers Inn Downtown, 1850 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4K6, 250-381-1000, (888) 254-6476 www.TravellersInn.com The Union Club of British Columbia, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6, 250-384-1151, (800) 808-2218 www.unionclub.com Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, 728 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, 250-480-3800, (877) 333-8338 www.marriottvictoria.com Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites, 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-386-2211, (800) 663-7472 www.victoriaregent.com

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City Centre Howard Johnson City Centre, 310 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V8T 2W2, 250-382-2151, (800) 952-2151 www.hojovictoria.com Oxford Castle Inn, 133 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1, 250-388-6431, (800) 661-0322 www.oxfordcastleinn.com

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Ramada Victoria, 123 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1, 250-386-1422, (888) 468-3514 www.victoriaramada.com Robin Hood Motel, 136 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L4, 250-388-4302, (800) 434-8835 www.robinhoodmotel.com Travelodge Victoria, 229 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V9A 1L1, 250-388-6611, (800) 565-3777 www.travelodgevictoria.com

Victoria - Esquimalt Comfort Inn & Suites, 101 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1E8, 250-388-7861, (800) 661-4043 www.comfortinnvictoria.com The Comfort Inn & Suites is perfectly located tucked away on Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quiet, picturesque Gorge waterway; weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just minutes away from downtown and major attractions. English Inn, 429 Lampson Street, Victoria, BC V9A 5Y9, 250-388-4353, (866) 388-4353 www.englishinnresort.com Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most charming urban Inn. Gourmet dining. Beautifully landscaped five-acre gardens. Perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Intimate rooms in a historic manor house.

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Greater Victoria - Oak Bay Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Marine Resort, 1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N2, 250-598-4556, (800) 668-7758 www.oakbaybeachhotel.com

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Accent Inn Victoria, 3233 Maple Street, Victoria, BC V8X 4Y9, 250-475-7500, (800) 663-0298 www.accentinns.com Blue Ridge Inn, 3110 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3K4, 250-388-4345, (800) 997-6797 www.blueridgeinn.ca Executive EuroStar Hotel & Conference Centre, 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5B5, 250-382-4400, (866) 754-4040 www.executivehotels.net/victoria Mayfair Motel, 650 Speed Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 1A4, 250-388-7337 www.mayfairmotel.com Red Lion Inn & Suites, 3366 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 3L3, 250-475-7575, (800) 663-5663 www.redlioninnvictoria.com Sandman Hotel Victoria, 2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4M5, 250-388-0788, (888) 388-0787 www.sandmanhotels.com A/C, indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness facilities, guest laundry, cafĂŠ, Shark Club Bar & Grill, room service, liquor outlet, walking distance to downtown, Harbour, malls, attractions. Super 8 Hotel Victoria, 2915 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4M8, 250-385-6731, (888) 385-6703 www.super8victoria.com Travellers Inn City Center, 1961 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4K7, 250-953-1000, (888) 877-9444 www.travellersinn.com Vacation Inn Hotel & Conference Center, 3020 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4, 250-418-1000, (800) 663-5660 www.vacationinnhotel.com

Greater Victoria - Saanich & the Peninsula Brentwood Bay Lodge & Spa, 849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5, 250-544-2079, (888) 544-2079 www.brentwoodbaylodge.com Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only five-star oceanfront resort. Award-winning coastal cuisine and wine cellar. Tranquil spa with outdoor pool. Marine Adventure Centre. Close to Butchart Gardens. Cherry Tree Inn, 4879 Cherry Tree Bend, Victoria, BC V8Y 1S1, 250-658-5611, (800) 881-7165 www.cherrytreeinnvictoria.com


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Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites, 4670 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M2, 250-704-4656, (866) 300-4656 www.hojovictoria.ca Quality Inn Waddling Dog, 2476 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B8, 250-652-1146 www.qualityinnvictoria.com The Quality Inn Waddling Dog captures the heritage flavour of Victoria, while offering all the convenience, amenities, and value you’re looking for. Western 66 Motel, 2401 Mt. Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B7, 250-652-4464, (800) 463-4464 www.western66motel.com

Greater Victoria - Sidney Airport Travelodge Victoria, 2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1X1, 250-656-1176, (866) 656-1176 www.airporttravelodge.com Best Western Emerald Isle Victoria Airport Hotel, 2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1X2, 250-656-4441, (800) 315-3377 www.bwemeraldisle.com Cedarwood Inn & Suites, 9522 Lochside Drive, Sidney, BC V8L 1N8, 250-656-5551, (877) 656-5551 www.thecedarwood.ca Dunsmuir Lodge, 1515 McTavish Road, Sidney, BC V8L 3Y3, 250-656-3166 www.dunsmuirlodge.com The Latch Seaside Inn, 2328 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P8, 250-656-4015 www.latchinn.ca Miraloma on the Cove, 2326 Harbour Road, Sidney, BC V8L 2P8, 250-656-6622, (877) 956-6622 www.miraloma.ca Sidney’s secret vacation residence. Luxury waterfront condo hotel. Private heritage gardens. Efficiency kitchens and in-suite laundry. Balconies with garden or ocean views. Complimentary breakfast daily. The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney BC V8L 4X3, 250-655-9445, (866) 659-9445 www.sidneypier.com Sidney Waterfront Inn & Spa, 9775 First Street, Sidney, BC V8L 3E1, 250-656-1131, (888) 656-1131 www.sidneywaterfront.com

Greater Victoria - West Shore Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway, 829 McCallum Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6W6, 250-474-6063, (877) 474-6063 www.fourpoints.com The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3, 250-391-7160, (888) 533-2327 www.bearmountain.ca

Greater Victoria - Sooke Sooke Harbour House, Coastal Retreat, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3421, (800) 889-9688 www.sookeharbourhouse.com Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, 6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3236 www.sookeharbourmarina.ca Sunny Shores Resort & Marina, 5621 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-5731 www.sunnyshoresresort.com

Vancouver Island - Port Renfrew Big Fish Lodge, 5 Queesto Drive, Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0, 250-647-0036 www.bigfishlodge.com

Greater Victoria - Malahat The Aerie, 600 Ebedora Lane, Malahat, BC VOR 2L0, 250-743-7115, (800) 518-1933 www.aerie.bc.ca

Vancouver Island - Cowichan Valley Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn, 6474 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 6C6, 250-748-2722, (800) 927-6199 www.bestwestern.com/prop_62068

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Vancouver Island - Chemainus Best Western Chemainus Festival Inn, 9573 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, 250-246-4181, (877) 246-4181 www.festivalinn.ca Elegant all suite-style hotel. Located in Chemainus across from golf course. Perfect location to explore central Vancouver Island. Complimentary indoor pool, fitness centre, and continental breakfast.

Vancouver Island - Nanaimo Best Western Northgate Inn, 6450 Metral Drive, anaimo, BC V9T 2L8, 250-390-2222, (800) 661-0061 www.bestwesternnorthgate.com Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4, 250-753-6601, (800) 663-1144 www.coasthotels.com Travelodge Nanaimo, 96 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4J2, 250-754-6355, (800) 667-0598 www.travelodgenanaimo.com

Vancouver Island - Nanoose Bay Pacific Shores Resort & Spa, 1 - 1600 Stoulger Road, Nanoose Bay, BC V9P 9B7 (866) 986-2222, (866) 986-2222 www.pacific-shores.com

Vancouver Island - Parksville Beach Club Resort, 181 Beach Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5, 250-248-8999, (888) 760-2008 www.beachclubbc.com

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Madrona Beach Resort, 1145 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3, 250-248-5503 www.madrona-resort.com Ocean Trails Resort, 1135 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2T6, 250-248-3636, (888) 248-6212 www.ocean-trails. com Modern condos, fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, cable TVC, free local calls, wireless internet. Seasonal pool, year round hot tub. Just steps to sandy Rathtrevor Beach. Quality Resort Bayside, 240 Dogwood Street, Parksville, BC V9P 2H5, 250-248-8333, (800) 663-4232 www.qualityresortparksville.com At the Quality Resort Bayside the perfect getaway is a point of view. The Bayside offers ocean-view accommodations and great food all in one location. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5, 250-248-2072, (800) 663-7373 www.tigh-na-mara.com

Vancouver Island - Qualicum Beach Buena Vista By The Sea, 3285 West Island Highway, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 2C6, 250-752-6661 www.buenavistabythesea.com

Vancouver Island - Port Alberni Best Western Barclay Hotel, 4277 Stamp Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 7X8, 250-724-7171, (800) 563-6590 www.bestwesternbarclay.com The Hospitality Inn, 3835 Redford Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 3S2, 250-723-8111, (877) 723-8111 www.hospitalityinnportalberni.com

Vancouver Island - Tofino Best Western Tin Wis Resort, 389 - 1119 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-4445, (800) 661-9995 www.tinwis.com Clayoquot-Orca Resort, 1254 Pacific Rim Highway; PO Box 906, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2323, (888) 611-1988 www.c-orca.com 623 COURTNEY ST. VIcTORIA, BC V8W 1B8

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Fourteen Thirty One at Cox Bay, 1431 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 250) 725-2600 www.fourteenthirtyone.com Long Beach Lodge Resort, 1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2442, (877) 844-7873 www.longbeachlodgeresort.com Luxury beachfront lodge accommodation with ocean views, oversized soaker tubs and fireplaces; two-bedroom rainforest cottages with kitchens, fireplaces, and patio hot tubs; exceptional amenities; gourmet dining. Middle Beach Lodge, 400 MacKenzie Beach Road, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2900 www.middlebeach.com Pacific Sands Beach Resort, 1421 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-3322 www.pacificsands.com Wickaninnish Inn, Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-3100 www.wickinn.com Superb cuisine, Ancient Cedars Spa, and spectacular winter storm watching overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Tofino. All accommodations feature ocean or beach views, fireplaces, and private balconies.

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Experience Victoria’s premier historic inn, located steps from downtown. Complimentary full gourmet breakfasts. Unique rooms with fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, and luxurious goose-down comforters. Enjoy B&B rates from $149 at a five star historic inn.

Vancouver Island - Ucluelet Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, 596 Marine Drive, Ucluelet, BC V0R 1A0 (604) 602-1447 www.blackrockresort.com

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Canadian Princess Resort, 1943 Peninsula Road, PO Box 939, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, 250-726-7771, (800) 663-7090 www.obmg.com

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Tauca Lea Resort & Spa, 1971 Harbour Crescent, PO Box 286, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, 250-726-4625, (800) 979-9303 www.taucalearesortandspa.com

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Terrace Beach Resort, 1002 Peninsula Road, PO Box 96, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, 250-726-2901, (866) 726-2901 www.terracebeachresort.ca

Vancouver Island - Courtenay Crown Isle Resort, 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G3, 250-703-5050, (888) 338-8439 www.crownisle.com

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, 4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9, 250-338-1323, (800) 663-7929 www.kingfisherspa.com

Vancouver Island - Campbell River April Point Resort & Spa, 900 April Point Road, Quadra Island, BC V0P 1N0, 250-285-2222, (800) 663-7090 www.obmg.com Painters Lodge & Holiday Fishing Resort, 1625 MacDonald Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 5C1, 250-386-1102, (800) 663-7090 www.painterslodge.com Best Western Austrian Chalet Village, 462 South Island Highway, Campbell River, BC V9W 1A5, 250-923-4231, (800) 667-7207 www.vquest.com/austrian/

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Vancouver Island - Quadra Island Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge, 1 Lighthouse Road, Quadra Island, BC V0P 1N0, 250-285-2042, (800) 665-7745 www.capemudgeresort.bc.ca Unique oceanfront resort designed to renew your soul. Spectacular ocean and mountain views from all accommodation. Dining room, specializing in sumptuous West Coast Seafood Cuisine.

Vancouver Island - Sonora Island Sonora Resort & Conference Centre, Sonora Island, BC (604) 233-0460, (888) 576-6672 www.sonoraresort.com

Gulf Islands - Pender Island Centrally located downtown, Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new boutique hotel offers 80 suites with full kitchens and all the comforts of home. Tempt your taste buds or sip a cocktail at O Bistro with its locally inspired cuisine.

Poets Cove Resort & Spa, 9801 Spalding Road, South Pender Island, BC V0N 2M3, 250-629-2100, (888) 512-7638 www.poetscove.com

Gulf Islands - Salt Spring Island Harbour House Hotel, 121 Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2S2, 250-537-5571, (888) 799-5571 www.saltspringharbourhouse.com Sea Breeze Inne, 101 Bittancourt Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2K2, 250-537-4145 www.seabreezeinne.com

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500 Oswego Street, Victoria, BC V8V 5C1 Tel: 250-294-7500 Toll Free: 1-877-767-9346 Email: oswego@bhrbc.com

Accent Inn Vancouver Airport, 10551 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC V6X 3L8 (604) 273-3311, (800) 663-0298 www.accentinns.com

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Accent Inn Burnaby, 3777 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC V5C 6N5 (604) 473-5000, (800) 663-0298 www.accentinns.com

Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 (604) 273-7878, (800) 663-0299 www.richmond-hotel.ca Convenient lower mainland hotel when traveling to Victoria. Central city location, the hotel is just minutes from BC Ferries, US Border, and Vancouver International Airport.

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Best Western Sands Hotel, 1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 (604) 682-1831, (800) 661-7887 www.rpbhotels.com Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 1C3 (604) 688-1411, (800) 663-1333 www.bluehorizonhotel.com Bosmans Motor Hotel, 1060 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1P5 (604) 682-3171 www.bosmanshotel.com The Coast Tsawwassen Inn, 1665 - 56th Street, Tsawwassen, BC V4L 2B2 (604) 943-8221, (800) 663-1144 www.tsawwassen.coasthotels.com Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel, 1041 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC V6P 6L6 (604) 263-1555, (800) 663-1144 www.coasthotels.com

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Comfort Inn Vancouver Airport Hotel, 3031 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2B6 (604) 278-5161, (800) 663-0974 www.comfortinnvancouver.com Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, 921 Pender Street West, Vancouver, BC V6C 1M2 (604) 681-4335, (877) 681-4335 www.daysinnvancouver.com Empire Landmark Hotel & Conference Centre, 1400 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1B9 (604) 687-0511, (800) 830-6144, www.empirelandmarkhotel.com The Granville Island Hotel, 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9 (604) 683-7373, (800) 663-1840 www.granvilleislandhotel.com North Vancouver Hotel, 1800 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3B6 (604) 987-4461, (800) 663-4055 www.northvancouverhotel.ca Park Inn & Suites Vancouver Broadway, 898 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1J8 (604) 872-8661, (800) 670-7275 www.parkinn.com/vancouverca

Simple, intimate, involving. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about an appetite for new experience. Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only five star oceanfront resort is set on a pristine inlet in the heart of wine country only minutes to the world famous Butchart Gardens. From every vantage point, the ocean views inspire us to respond to the elements. 849 Verdier Avenue, Victoria BC 1.888.544.2079 www.brentwoodbaylodge.com

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Metrotown, 3484 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5L6 (604) 433-8255, (888) 228-2111 www.ramadahotelvancouver.com Ramada Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver, 1221 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M6 (604) 685-1111, (888) 835-0078 www.ramadavancouver.com YWCA Hotel in Vancouver, 733 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M4 (604) 895-5830, (800) 663-1424 www.ywcahotel.com

Multiple Locations Aviawest Resorts, 7th Flr. 747 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3E9 (866) 986-2222, (877) 527-9703 www.aviawest.com

Other British Columbia Accent Inn Kamloops, 1325 Columbia Street West, Kamloops, BC V2C 6P4, 250-374-8877, (800) 663-0298 www.accentinns.com Accent Inn Kelowna, 1140 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E7, 250-862-8888, (800) 663-0298 www.accentinns.com

Other Canada Days Inn Canada, 2000 - 77 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M5S 1M2 (416) 966-8378, (800) 329-7466 www.daysinn.ca

Washington State Red Lion Hotel, 221 North Lincoln Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 452-9215, (800) 733-5466 www.redlion.com ■ Retirement Living

Victoria - Downtown/Inner Harbour Amica Somerset House, 540 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 4X9, 250-380-9121, (800) 667-0032 www.amica.ca/somerset/index.html ■ Retreat Centres

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Best Western Emerald Isle Motor Inn 2306 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, B.C. V8L 1X2 Tel: 250-656-4441 | Fax: 250-655-1351 Email: frontdesk@bwemeraldisle.com 1-800-315-3377 | www.bwemeraldisle.com

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Vancouver Island - Cortes Island Hollyhock, PO Box 127 Mansons Landing, Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0, 250-935-6576, (800) 933-6339 www.hollyhock.ca

Vancouver Island - Cowichan Valley Honeymoon Bay Lodge & Retreat, 10028 Park Drive, Honeymoon Bay, BC V0R 1Y0, 250-749-4252, (888) 749-4252 www.honeymoonbayretreat.com

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Victoria - Downtown/Inner Harbour A Luxury Vacation Condo, Victoria, BC V8V 2P9 (647) 505-7952 www.VictoriaVacationRental.net Harborwalk Suite, 427 Heather Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2K1, 250-294-9985 www.harborwalk.ca Menzies Manor, 19 Menzies Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2G1, 250-384-0803, (888) 384-0803 www.menziesmanor.com Ocean Island Suites, 791 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N9, 250-385-1788, (888) 888-4180 www.oisuites.com Victoria Vacation Apartments, 402 - 751 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC V8W 4A4, 250-743-9615 www.victoriavacationapartments.com

City Centre At Pemberton Meadows, 3 - 750 Pemberton Road, Victoria, BC V8S 3R4, 250-595-5426, (866) 595-5426 www.atpembertonmeadows.com Beautifully renovated suites in prestigious Rockland. Heritage manor with park-like grounds. Country estate feel, four minutes from downtown. Daily, weekly, and monthly rates.

Greater Victoria - Saanich & the Peninsula Above the Rest Accommodation, 4554 Gordon Point Drive, Victoria, BC V8N 6L2, 250-391-9856, (877) 862-2683 www.abovetherestaccommodation.com

Enjoy the scenic 40 minute cruise by ferry from Swartz Bay Terminal to Otter Bay, Pender Island. Shuttle service available upon request www.poetscove.com

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Greater Victoria - West Shore Access Vacation Group/EMR Vacation Rentals, 106 - 2728 Spencer Road, Victoria, BC V9B 4C6, 250-483-6790, (866) 800-8880 www.emrvacationrentals.com The Lodge at Weirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach, 5195 William Head Road, Victoria, BC V9C 4H5, 250-478-5000, (877) 478-4761 www.thelodgeatweirsbeach.com

Greater Victoria - Sooke Amazing Vacation Homes Ltd., 6631 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-7034, (877) 374-8944 www.amazingvacationhomes.com Fossil Bay Resort, 11033 West Coast Road, Shirley, BC V9Z 1G9, 250-646-2073 www.fossilbay.com

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Vancouver Island - Courtenay Bambrick Guest House, 568 Bambrick Place, Comox, BC V9M 1Z4, 250-897-0618 www.bambrickhouse.com

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TRANSPORTATION and General Information Whether you are watching for marine wildlife from the decks of a ferry, soaring over the coastline in a harbour plane, or on a quick commercial flight from the mainland, your adventure begins before you even get to Victoria. By air, Victoria is 30 and 45 minutes away from Vancouver and Seattle respectively. Victoria International Airport serves direct and connecting flights from cities throughout Canada and the U.S. Harbour-to-harbour floatplane service, helicopter service, and charter flights are also available. By ferry, Victoria is well connected to both the B.C. mainland and Washington State. Vehicle and passenger ferries between Vancouver and Victoria sail several times daily. Bus companies provide service between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria via ferry. From Washington State, ferry options include vehicle and passenger service from Bellingham (seasonal), Port Angeles, and Anacortes and catamaran service from Seattle. Once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here, your choices include airporter and taxi services, public transit, and car rentals, as well as motorcycle, scooter, and bicycle rentals. If you want to explore Vancouver Island, car and RV rentals, train service, and bus service make travelling a breeze. For more information about transportation, visit www.tourismvictoria.com/gettinghere.

Air Transportation Harbour Air Seaplanes, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-384-2215, (800) 665-0212 www.harbourair.com Harbour Air is proudly carbon neutral. Offering frequent scheduled flights between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver (YVR), Richmond, and Langley. Scenic tours and charters also available. Helijet International Incorporated, 79 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1 (800) 665-4354, (800) 665-4354 www.helijet.com Hyack Air (1981) Ltd., 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9, 250-384-2499 www.hyackair.com We offer daily scheduled service between Victoria and Seattle. We also offer scenic seaplane tours of the City, Gulf Islands, Butchart Gardens, and Olympic Mountains. 62

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By air, ferry, or on land, getting to and travelling around Victoria is relaxing, easy, and enjoyable.

Airporter AKAL Airport Shuttle Bus, 767 Audley Street, Victoria, BC V8X 2V4, 250-386-2525 www.victoriaairporter.com

Bus Companies CVS Cruise Victoria Ltd., PO Box 1442 185 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8W 2X2, 250-386-8652 www.cvscruisevictoria.com Go West Coach Lines, 8131 Marcott Close, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T6, 250-652-6699, (866) 656-1176 www.gowestcoach.com Gray Line West, Victoria, 4196 Glanford Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 4B6, 250-744-3566, (800) 663-8390 www.graylinewest.com

Kenmore Air, 1234 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3H9 (425) 486-1257, (800) 543-9595 www.kenmoreair.com

Greyhound Vancouver Island Coach, 700 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B3, 250-388-5248, (800) 318-0818 www.greyhound.ca

Orca Airways Ltd., 311 - AVITAT Vancouver - 5360 Airport Road South, Richmond, BC V7B 1B4 (604) 270-6722, (888) 359-6722 www.flyorcaair.com

Pacific Coach Lines Ltd., 210 - 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 4C7, 250-385-4411, (800) 661-1725 www.pacificcoach.com

Salt Spring Air, 1190 Beddis Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2C8, 250-537-9880, (877) 537-9880 www.saltspringair.com

Tofino Bus, PO Box 207 461B Main Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0, 250-725-2871, (866) 986-3466 www.tofinobus.com

Victoria Airport Authority, 201 - 1640 Electra Boulevard, Sidney, BC V8L 5V4, 250-953-7500 www.victoriaairport.com West Coast Air, 1000 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T4 (800) 347-2222 www.westcoastair.com

West Coast Trail Express Bus Inc., 4884 Lochside Drive, Victoria, BC V8Y 2E4, 250-477-8700, (888) 999-2288 www.trailbus.com Wilsons Transportation & Victoria Tour Guides, 580 Ardersier Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1C7, 250-475-3235, (800) 567-3288 www.wilsonstransportation.com


Black Ball Ferry Line, 430 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-386-2202 www.cohoferry.com Vehicle and passenger ferry offering year-round, daily service between Victoria, BC and Port Angeles, WA. Largest carrier to Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Reservations/Hotel/Attraction Packages available.

Scooters/Motorcycles Cycle BC Rentals, 950 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-380-2453, (866) 380-2453 www.cyclebc.ca Canada’s largest selection of rental motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles. Rent by the hour, day, week, or longer. Group tours available. Victoria and Vancouver locations. www.cyclebc.ca

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc., 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4V2, 250-386-3431, (888) 223-3779 www.bcferries.com

Taxi

Prince of Whales Transportation, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-383-4884, (888) 383-4884 www.princeofwhales.com

BlueBird Cabs Ltd., 2nd Floor 2612 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E4, 250-384-1155, (800) 665-7055 www.taxicab.com Victoria’s largest eco-friendly fleet. Our trained drivers conduct Butchart Gardens and City Tours. Competitive Airport and Swartz Bay rates. Advanced reservation service available.

Victoria Clipper, 254 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-382-8100, (800) 888-2535 www.victoriaclipper.com Victoria Express, 254 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9, 250-361-9144 www.victoriaexpress.com

Transit BC Transit, PO Box, 520 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC V8W 2P3, 250-385-2551 www.bctransit.com

Vehicle Rentals Budget Car & Truck Rental of Victoria, 757 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B4, 250-953-5300, (800) 668-9833 www.budgetvictoria.com CuteWheels Specialty Car Rentals, 743 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J9, 250-388-3565 www.cutewheels.ca Discount Car & Truck Rentals, 742 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1N1, 250-405-5255, (866) 310-2277 www.discountcar.com Discount Car & Truck Rentals (Airport/Sidney), 2440 Bevan Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1W1, 250-657-2277, (866) 310-2277 www.discountcar.com Enterprise Rent-a-Car, 2507 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4P6, 250-475-6900, (800) 736-8222 www.enterprise.com

Limousine Tours Alpine Limousine, 2550 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y2, 250-474-2448, (800) 647-9933 www.alpinegroup.ca

GSA Auto Rentals, 104 - 9800 McDonald Park Road, Sidney, BC V8L 5W5, 250-655-5038, (800) 809-0788 www.gsaautorentals.com

Regent Limousine Service, 4226 Rossiter Drive, Victoria, BC V8N 4S7, 250-380-1911, (877) 778-4777 www.regentlimousine.bc.ca

Island Rent A Car, 850 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2L1, 250-384-4881 www.islandcar.ca

TI Executive Limousine, 2353 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4L8, 250-881-1000, (888) 753-3774 www.tilimo.com

National Car and Truck Rentals, 767 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B4, 250-386-1213 www.nationalvictoria.com

Rail/Train Rocky Mountaineer, 1st Floor, 1150 Station Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2X7 (604) 606-7200, (800) 665-7245 www.rockymountaineer.com

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LA Limousines & Transportation Services, 750 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 5T2, 250-391-9000, (888) 933-5466 www.lalimo.ca

Thrifty Car Rental, 625 Frances Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 1A2, 250-383-3659 www.thrifty.com

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Via Rail Canada Inc., 450 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 3L5 (888) 842-7245, (888) 842-7245 www.viarail.ca

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GENERAL INFORMATION AND VISITOR SERVICES Population Victoria (municipality) 78,057 Greater Victoria (Capital Regional District) 330,088 Vancouver Island 699,645

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Passports and Visas The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now requires all air travellers, including citizens of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Bermuda, who are entering or reentering the U.S. to present a valid passport. Currently, land and sea travellers who are U.S. or Canadian citizens age 19 and older must present either a valid passport or proof of citizenship, along with a government-issued photo ID when entering the U.S. through land and sea ports of entry. However, beginning in June 2009,

the U.S. government will implement the full requirements of the land and sea phase of WHTI. The proposed rules require most U.S. citizens entering the U.S. at sea or land ports of entry to have a passport, passport card, or other travel document approved by the Department of Homeland Security. For the most up-to-date information, visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/ travel/vacation/ready_set_go/. Visitors from countries outside Canada, including visitors travelling by air from the U.S., must have a valid passport to enter Canada and may require other documentation.

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and over may also bring into Canada 1.14 litres (40 oz) of liquor, 1.5 litres (45 oz) of wine, or 8.5 litres (288 oz) of beer or ale. For information, including Customs Information for Visitors to Canada and Seasonal Residents, visit www.cbsa-asfc. gc.ca/travel/visitors-e.html or contact: Revenue Canada, Customs and Excise Victoria Downtown Branch, Room 107, 816 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X1, (250) 363-3531 or 1-800-461-9999 Victoria International Airport 101-1640 Electra Boulevard, Sidney, BC V8L 5V4 Canada Customs Airport office (250) 363-6644

Taxes The Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a value-added tax of 5% applied to most purchased goods and services. A Provincial Sales Tax (PST) of 7% is also applied to retail purchases, with the exception of liquor, which is taxed at 10%. Clothing for children under the age of fifteen is exempt from PST. A provincial accommodation tax applies to establishments with four or more rooms. Firearms Visitors who wish to import firearms (or other controlled items) must contact Canada Customs and Revenue Agency prior to entering Canada. All firearms must be declared and be accompanied by the appropriate documentation. For information, call 1-800-731-4000. B.C. Liquor Regulations Persons 19 years and older are permitted to purchase alcoholic beverages at liquor, wine, and beer stores, as well as purchase and consume alcoholic beverages at restaurants, lounges, and pubs. Two pieces of identification must be presented upon request. Climate/What to Wear Victoria has moderate temperatures yearround. The average monthly rainfall in winter is five centimetres (two inches), and in the summer is less than 2.5 centimetres (one inch). Victoria has a low humidity ratio and almost constant offshore breezes, which keep summer days from becoming too hot. Summer evenings cool off and a sweater or light jacket is recommended. Victoria boasts an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine yearly and an eight-month

frost-free season. Although winters are mild, warmer clothing is recommended from November through March.

Average Maximum Temperatures Month C째 F째 January 6.5 44 February 8.4 47 March 10.2 50 April 12.9 55 May 16.3 61 June 19.3 67 July 21.8 71 August 21.8 71 September 19.1 67 October 14.1 57 November 9.4 49 December 6.8 44 Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre The Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre is the place to go for information on how to get around, what to see and do, and where to stay and dine, as well as tickets for events, maps, accommodation reservations, and much more. 812 Wharf Street at the Inner Harbour Open every day from 9 am-5 pm. General Information: 250-953-2033 VISITOR SERVICES

Acupressure/Acupuncture/Massage Therapy Chiangmai Traditional Thai Massage, 230 - 733 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7, 250-216-8295 http://members.shaw.ca/thaimassage Complete Body-Fix, Humboldt Street S307, Victoria, BC V8W 1B1, 250-418-1665 body.fix@shaw.ca

Associations Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island, 220 - 1175 Cook Street, Victoria, BC V8W 4A1, 250-386-6348 www.bbbvanisland.org British Columbia Restaurant & Foodservices Association, Hartwig Court; 308 - 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3B9, 250-386-6368 www.bcrfa.com Downtown Victoria Business Association, 20 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P7, 250-386-2238 www.downtownvictoria.ca go2 - The resource for people in Tourism, 450 - 505 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M3 (604) 633-9787 www.go2hr.ca Victoria AM Association, PO Box 1442 - 189 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 2X2, 250-381-1611 www.victoriaam.com Victoria Heritage, 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, 250-478-6481 www.victoriaheritage.ca Victoria Heritage Foundation, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6, 250-389-1864 www.victoriaheritagefoundation.ca

Churches Anglican Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oak Bay, 1701 Elgin Road, Victoria, BC V8R 2L7, 250-598-2212 www.bc.anglican.ca/~st_mary Christ Church Cathedral, 930 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8V 3G8, 250-383-2714 www.christchurchcathedral.bc.ca


First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC V8T 1A8, 250-388-5188 www.firstmetvictoria.com

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Christian Info Society, 200 - 20316 56th Avenue, Langley, BC V3A 3Y7 (604) 534-1444, (888) 899-3777 www.canadianchristianity.com

E N J O Y T HE S I G HT S . UĂ&#x160; Sightseeing tours in Victoria including Butchart Gardens & Whale Watching

Victoria Crew Lounge, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9, 250-216-0859 www.victoriacrewlounge.com

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UĂ&#x160; Scheduled daily service between Victoria & Vancouver (downtown, YVR Airport & Cruise Ship Terminals)

City Passport Guidebook, 409 - 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5 (604) 694-2489, (877) 694-2489 www.citypassports.com Save up to 50% off at top 40 attractions. Butchart Gardens via Gray Line tours, Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle, IMAX, Hatley Castle, whale watching, restaurants, pubs, spas.

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Seattle TourSaver, PO Box 104859, Anchorage, AK 99510 (206) 463-2188 www.seattletoursaver.com

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Employment Services Business Co-op & Career Centre, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, 250-721-6054 http://mycoop.coop.uvic.ca/buscoop

Reduce your footprint. Go Green! Take a motor coach

Kelly Services (Canada) Ltd., 916 - 1175 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8S 3W7, 250-384-2121 www.kellyservices.com WCG International, 915 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K3, 250-389-0699, (888) 567-9283 www.wcginternational.com Work Source - Business Victoria, G7 1001 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5, 250-479-8066 www.worksource.ca

ESL/Learning Classes/Schools/Universities

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS CALL 1-800-661-1725 OR 604-662-7575 O R V I S I T W W W . PA C I F I C C O A C H . C O M

Camosun College Department of Tourism, 4461 Interurban Road, Victoria, BC V9C 2E1, 250-370-4565 www.camosun.bc.ca Continuing Studies, PO Box 3030 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3N6, 250-472-4747 www.uvcs.uvic.ca

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Faculty of Business, PO Box 1700 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, 250-472-4617 www.business.uvic.ca GEOS Language Academy, 225 - 1207 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2E7, 250-382-1196 www.geosvictoria.com Inlingua Victoria, 201 - 754 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E1, 250-480-5200 www.inlingua.ca Pacific Gateway International College, 3rd Floor, 1012 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C3, 250-381-6630 www.pacificgateway.net Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, 250-391-2600, (866) 241-0674 www.royalroads.ca/mba Sooke Adventure Tourism School, 5449 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 0C8, 250-642-2331 www.sookeadventureschool.com Stewart College of Languages, 850 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1C4, 250-388-7774 www.stewartcollege.com TRC Restaurant Consulting, 623 Evans Drive, Victoria, BC V9B 5E4, 250-474-1195 www.therestaurantcoach.ca University of Victoria, PO Box 3025 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3P2, 250-721-6567 www.uvic.ca University of Victoria English Language Centre, PO Box 3030 STN CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3N6, 250-721-8469 www.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc Victoria International Academy, 654 Yates Street. Victoria, BC V8W 1L3, 250-414-0111 www.eslschoolcanada.com

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West Coast Eco-Adventure at Pearson College, 650 Pearson College Drive, Victoria, BC V9C 4H7 250-391-2420 www.pearsoncollege.ca/eco

Financial Services Custom House Global Foreign Exchange, 815 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T2, 250-389-6007, (800) 960-8593 www.customhouse.com HSBC Bank Canada, Gateway Branch, 100 - 771 Vernon AvenueVictoria, BC V8X 5A7, 250-405-7180, (888) 310-4722www.hsbc.com Island Savings Credit Union, 189 - 3147 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 6E3, 250-385-4476 www.iscu.com JCB International Credit Cards, 1410 1030 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y3 (604) 689-8110, (800) 465-8110 jcb_missy@telus.net

Get on board to experience the awe-inspiring Pacific Northwest. The M.V. Coho has been shuttling adventurers between Victoria, B.C. and Port Angeles, WA for 50 Years. Our ship makes its transit across Juan de Fuca Strait up to 4 times daily.

RBC Royal Bank Business Banking, 2nd Floor, 707 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3G3, 250-356-4506 www.rbcroyalbank.com Scotiabank, 702 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2T2, 250-953-5400 www.scotiabank.ca Vancity Capital, 530 - 815 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 1B4 (604) 877-6565 www.vancitycapital.com

Online Listings

Visit our new website CohoFerry.com

VirtualVacationGuide.com, 1567 Fremont Place, Victoria, BC V8N 4R4, 250-472-1231 www.virtualvacationguide.com

Personal Beauty/Health Bristol Town Hair Fashions, 2562 Sinclair Road, Victoria, BC V8N 1B8, 250-477-3098 bristol@telus.net Brun Tanning, 2nd Floor - 1014 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7, 250-385-2786 www.brun.ca

Under an hour from Seattle to Victoria and so much fun youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll wish it took longer!

MokSana Yoga Center, 500 - 3 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, 250-385-2105 www.moksanayoga.com

Pharmacy Crystal Garden Health & Convenience, 715 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6, 250-381-2999 www.bobmehrpharmacies.com

Photographer Heath Moffatt Photography, 301-3980 Shelbourne Street, Box 31011, Victoria, BC V8N 6J3, 250-884-0262 www.heathmoffattphoto.com

Publications Island Parent Magazine, 830A - 10 Pembroke Street, Victoria, BC V8T 1H9, 250-388-6905 www.islandparent.ca Island Publisher, 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E4, 250-383-3633 www.wheremagazine.com MobiMaps, 302 Fraser Street, Victoria, BC V9A 6G5 (866) 280-6277 www.3Dmobimaps.com Monday Publications, 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E4, 250-382-6188 www.mondaymag.com Pacific Island Publishers, 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E4, 250-383-3633 www.wheremagazine.com

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Times Colonist, 2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4M2, 250-380-5211 www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist Victoria International Guide, 2392 Mt. St. Michael Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 1T7, 250-727-1098 www.victoriavisitorschoice.com Visitor Publications, 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E4, 250-853-6074 www.islandvisitor.ca Western Living Magazine, 208-560 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, 250-382-2712 www.westernlivingmagazine.com

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Radio/Television Stations 100.3 the Q and The Zone 91.3, Top Floor - 2750 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4E8, 250-475-0100 www.theQ.fm ‘A’ British Columbia, 1420 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B1, 250-381-2484, (866) 242-2484 www.atv.ca

Real Estate Sales Geoff McLean & Associates, 4440 Chatterton Way, Victoria, BC V8X 5J2, 250-744-3301, (800) 663-2121 www.geoffmclean.com Shanna Vargas - DFH Real Estate, 650 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2W8, 250-474-6003, (866) 504-4465 www.shannavargas.com Tony Joe & Associates - RE/MAX Camosun, 110 - 2187 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G1, 250-370-7788, (800) 663-2121 www.tonyjoe.ca

Spas/Wellness Centres Crystal Wellness Centre, 715 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6, 250-381-2999 www.bobmehrpharmacies.com Delta Victoria Spa, 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6T3, 250-360-5858, (800) 575-8882 www.thespaatdeltavictoria.com D’Lo Mobile Spa, 17 - 945 Portage Road, Victoria, BC V8Z 1K9, 250-589-7628 www.dlomobilespa.com Grotto Spa, 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5, 250-248-1838, (800) 663-7373 www.grottospa.com Haven Spa, 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L 4X3, 250-655-9770 www.sidneypier.com/haven Iaso Bodyworks, 11 - 1140 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2K8, 250-589-4276 www.iasobodyworks.com Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, 4330 Island Highway South, Courtenay, BC V9N 9R9, 250-338-1323, (800) 663-7929 www.kingfisherspa.com Le Spa Sereine, 1411 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z1, 250-388-4419, (866) 388-4419 www.lespasereine.com PamperMeCanada.com, 201 - 2527 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y1, 250-655-6841 www.pampermecanada.com

Experience

Sante Spa at Bear Mountain, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3, 250-391-3772, (866) 550-0772 www.santespa.com Sapphire Day Spa, 714 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J8, 250-385-6676, (888) 385-6676 www.sapphiredayspa.com Silk Road Spa, 1624 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z3, 250-704-2688 www.silkroadtea.com

Spectacular wildlife viewing opportunities from Victoria to the San Juan Islands Overnight excursions and recreation packages available

Spa at the Grand, 463 Belleville Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, 250-380-7862, (800) 663-7550 www.hotelgrandpacific.com Spa Essence of Life, 849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1C5, 250-544-5111, (888) 544-2079 www.brentwoodbaylodge.com

Travel Agents/Tour Operators Anderson Vacations, 311 - 1117 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0T9 (403) 245-6200, (866) 814-7378 www.canadatravelsolution.com JTB International Ltd., 8899 Odlin Crescent, Richmond, BC V6X 3Z7 (604) 276-0300 www.jtb.ca Landsea Tours, 875 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6A 2M9 (604) 255-7272, (877) 669-2277 www.vancouvertours.com Western Vacations, 301 - 818 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1E4, 250-382-6160 www.westernvacations.com

Travel Information Anacortes Visitor Information Centre, Suite F - 819 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221 (360) 293-3832 www.anacortes.org

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Chemainus Chamber of Commerce & BIA, PO Box 575 - 9796 Willow Street, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, 250-246-3944 www.chemainus.bc.ca

Tourism Campbell River & Region, 900 Alder Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 2P6, 250-830-1115, (866) 846-1963 www.campbellriver.travel

Comox Valley Tourism, 2040 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L4, 250-334-3234, (888) 357-4471 www.discovercomoxvalley.com

Tourism Cowichan, 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1N8, 250-746-1099, (888) 303-3337 www.cowichan.bc.ca

Cowlitz County Tourism Bureau, Gateway to Mount St. Helens, 1563 Olympia Way, Longview, WA 98632 (360) 577-3137 www.visitmtsthelens.com Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre, 381 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L 3R5, 250-746-4636, (888) 303-3337 www.duncancc.bc.ca Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce, 3-575 North Road, Gabriola, BC V0R 1X0, 250-247-9332, (888) 284-9332 www.gabriolaisland.org German Business Network, 201 - 3185 Tillicum Road, Victoria, BC V9A 2B4, 250-704-8809 www.gbn.ca Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, 100 - 852 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8, 250-383-7191 www.victoriachamber.ca Oak Bay Tourism, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G2, 250-598-3369 www.oakbaytourism.com Oceanside Tourism Association, PO Box 239, Parksville, BC V9P 2G4, 250-248-6300, (888) 799-3222 www.visitparksvillequalicumbeach.com Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau, 104 - 338 West First Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 452-8552, (800) 942-4042 www.olympicpeninsula.org Travel information and assistance for Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Experience Alpine meadows, rainforest trails, sundrenched valleys, and friendly seaside towns.

Tourism Nanaimo, 2290 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 3K7, 250-756-0106, (800) 663-7337 www.tourismnanaimo.com Tourism Powell River, 111 - 4871 Joyce Avenue, Powell River, BC V8A 5P4 (604) 485-4701, (877) 817-8669 www.discoverpowellriver.com Tourism Richmond, NE Plaza George Massey Tunnel, Highway #99, Richmond, BC (604) 271-8280, (877) 247-0777 www.tourismrichmond.com Home to Vancouver’s International Airport, 25 brand new hotels, attractions, authentic dining, and Richmond Olympic oval-venue during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Tourism Vancouver, 200 Burrard Street, Plaza Level, Vancouver, BC V6C 3L6 (604) 683-2000 www.tourismvancouver.com Tourism Vancouver Island, 501 - 65 Front Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9, 250-754-3500 www.tourismvi.ca Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre, 812 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, 250-953-2033, (800) 663-3883 www.tourismvictoria.com Van Dop Arts & Cultural Guide to BC, 421 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 4C4 (604) 521-7887, (888) 981-9886 www.art-bc.com

Sharps Audio Visual, 12 - 1950 Government, Victoria, BC V8T 4N8, 250-385-3458 www.sharpsav.com Showtime Display Services, 1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4J2, 250-220-2609 www.showtimedisplay.com SW Audio Visual, 1925 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4J2, 250-220-2609, (800) 909-7918 www.sw-online.com

Conference Housing/Registration Services ProReg Registration Solutions, 2805 Extension Road, Nanaimo, BC V9X 1E8, 250-740-2511, (866) 760-2005 www.proreg.ca Simple Res, 311 - 1117 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0T9 (403) 245-6200, (866) 814-7378 www.simpleres.ca

Corporate Gifts/Customization Book of Everything Series, 232 Lincoln Street Suite D, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0 (902) 640-3350 www.bookofeverything.com Coast Advertising Specialties, 266 - 2950 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4N4, 250-383-0728, (888) 783-0728 www.coastadvertising.com Island Business Print Group, 3286 Oak Street, Victoria, BC V8X 1P7, 250-386-2522, (800) 665-4322 www.islandprintgroup.com Island Seed Company, PO Box 4278, Depot #3, Victoria, BC V8X 3X8, 250-744-3677 Maple Leaf Gifts, 702 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, 250-383-8186www.mapleleafgifts.ca

Village of Gold River, PO Box 610, Gold River, BC V0P 1G0, 250-283-2202 www.goldriver.ca

Natural Colour Productions, 17 - 1610 Derwent Way, Delta, BC V3M 6W1, 250-478-1995 www.naturalcolor.com

Port Alberni Chamber of Commerce, 2533 Port Alberni Hwy, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 8P2, 250-724-6535 www.avcoc.com

West Shore Chamber of Commerce, 2830 Aldwynd Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 3S7, 250-478-1130, (877) 912-1780 www.westshore.bc.ca

Team Sales Vancouver Island Ltd., 468 Burnside Road East, Victoria, BC V8T 2X2, 250-388-9222, (800) 994-8326 www.teamsalesvictoria.com

Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce, 121 East Railroad, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360) 452-2363 www.portangeles.org

World Web Technologies, 410 - 1010 1st Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K4 (877) 616-2210, (800) 221-3429 www.worldwebtechnologies.com

Custom Brokers/Transportation Services

Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce, 7250 Market Street, PO Box 249, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0, 250-949-7622, (866) 427-3901 www.ph-chamber.bc.ca

Wedding Consultants/Services

Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, General Delivery, Port Renfrew, BC V0S 1K0, 250-647-0009 www.portrenfrewcommunity.com Preview: The Gallery Guide, 1556 William Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2R2 (604) 254-1405, (877) 254-1405 www.preview-art.com Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce, 124 W 2nd Avenue, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1S7, 250-752-0960, (866) 877-7106 www.qualicum.bc.ca Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, 203-2453 Beacon Avenue, PO Box 2014, Victoria, BC V8L 3S3, 250-656-3616 www.peninsulachamber.ca San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, PO Box 1330, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (360) 378-9551, (888) 468-3701 www.visitsanjuans.com Washington’s San Juan Islands lie just across the water, east of Victoria! Include them on your vacation; get there via Washington State Ferries from Sidney, BC. Seattle Convention & Visitors Bureau, 701 Pike Street Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 461-5840, (800) 535-7071 www.visitseattle.org

Camosun College Special Event Venue, 3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5J2, 250-370-3543, (877) 544-7555 www.camosun.bc.ca Delta Victoria Weddings, 45 Songhees Road, Victoria, BC V9A 6T3, 250-360-5803 www.deltavictoriaweddings.com Hatley Park National Historic Site, Home of Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, 250-391-2666, (866) 241-0674 www.hatleypark.ca Huff ‘n’ Puff Party Stuff, F - 480 Tennyson Place, Victoria, BC V8Z 6S8, 250-382-4833 www.decoratevictoria.com Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3421, (800) 889-9688 www.sookeharbourhouse.com ■ CONFERENCE SERVICES

Association SportHost, 100-4636 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria, BC V8Z 5M1, 250-744-5528 www.sporthostvictoria.com Vancouver Island Meeting Planners & Suppliers, PO Box 8655 Stn Central PO - 706 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3S2, 250-361-1068 www.vimps.ca

Sidney Visitor Information Centre, 2281 Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1W9, 250-655-6417 www.sidneybusiness.com

Audio Visual/Display/Exhibits/Lighting

Tourism British Columbia, 12th Floor 510 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2G3 (800) 435-5622, (800) 435-5622 www.hellobc.com

Island Professional Displays, 4211 Commerce Circle, Victoria, BC V8Z 6N6, 250-385-3541, (800) 375-3541 www.islanddisplays.com

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AVW-TELAV, 1475 East Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V5L 2A9 (604) 255-1151 www.avwtelav.com

Events on the Move Customs & Freight, 605 - 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K8 (604) 647-0130, (877) 355-1116 www.eventsonthemove.com LA Limousines & Transportation Services, 750 Goldstream Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 5T2, 250-391-9000, (888) 933-5466 www.lalimo.ca Western Stevedoring Company Limited, PO Box 1442, 189 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8W 2X2, 250-386-1321 www.westcan.ws

Décor/Design/Entertainment/Theme Events Insite Display, Office: 2038 Byron Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1L9, 250-595-3404 www.insitedisplay.com The Michael Harrison Comedy Show, 6254 Ambelside Place, Duncan, BC V9L 5R2, 250-746-9262 www.funnyguy.ca

Destination Management/Special Event Management Cantrav Services Inc., 200 - 68 East 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1B1 (604) 708-2500, (800) 226-8728 www.cantrav.com MacGillivray & Associates Destination and Event Management, 645 185 - 911 Yates Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4Y9, 250-386-1344 www.macgillivray-associates.com Pacific Destination Services, 100 - 1450 Creekside Drive, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B3 (604) 685-2205 www.pacificdestinations.com Platinum Destination & Event Management, 411 - 620 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1J6, 250-384-1266 www.platinumincentives.com Rare Indigo Ventures Inc., 201 - 788 Beatty Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M1 (604) 732-6644 www.rareindigo.com


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Sign Makers Fast Signs, 470 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5H2, 250-995-2221 www.fastsigns.com/652

Special Event Off-Site Venues Caleb Pike Heritage Park, 1589 Millstream Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6G4, 250-474-7601 www.calebpikeheritagepark.org Camosun College Special Event Venue, 3100 Foul Bay Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5J2, 250-370-3543, (877) 544-7555 www.camosun.ca/facility-rentals Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 6E4, 250-753-6601, (800) 663-1144 www.coasthotels.com Comfort Inn & Suites, 101 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B 1E8, 250-388-7861, (800) 661-4043 www.comfortinnvictoria.com

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Sooke Harbour House, 1528 Whiffen Spit Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-3421, (800) 889-9688 www.sookeharbourhosue.com St. Ann’s Academy Chapel & Interpretive Centre, 835 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC V8V 4W8, 250-953-8829 www.stannsacademy.com Strathcona Off-Site Venue, 919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C2, 250-383-7137, (800) 663-7476 www.strathconahotel.com The Union Club of British Columbia, 805 Gordon Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z6, 250-384-1151, (800) 808-2218 www.unionclub.com Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3M7, 250-361-1000 www.victoriaconference.com Victoria Curling Club, 1952 Quadra Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4C2, 250-386-6396 www.victoriacurlingclub.com Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria, BC V8V 1E9, 250-592-0546 www.victoriaedelweiss.ca

Computer/Digital/Internet/Web AON Reed Stenhouse Inc., 6th Floor - 1803 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8T 5C3, 250-388-7577, (877) 388-7577 www.aon.ca Caorda Web Solutions, 2535 Eastdowne Road, Victoria, BC V8R 5R1, 250-598-6772 www.caorda.com Clover Point Cartographics Ltd., 152 Dallas Road, Victoria, BC V8V 1A3, 250-384-3537, (888) 457-2724 www.cloverpoint.com Digital Rez - Software Corp., 217 Finalyson Street, PO Box 489, Sicamous, BC V0E 2V0, 250-836-3555, (800) 811-5988 www.digitalrez.com Imagemaker 360, 220 - 255 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G8 (604) 986-3623, (800) 852-2871 www.imagemaker360.com Internet Vacations BC Ltd., 1177 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3L1, 250-382-0979, (888) 213-7873 www.bctravel.com

Provincial Capital Commission Programs, 613 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N8, 250-953-8800 www.bcpcc.com Town of Sidney, 2440 Sidney Avenue, Sidney, BC V8L 1Y7, 250-656-1139 www.town.sidney.bc.ca Town of View Royal, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 1A6, 250-479-6800 www.town.viewroyal.bc.ca

Insurance Discovery Insurance Services, 26 - 1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 2C5, 250-744-0015, (888) 567-9555 www.discoveryinsurance.net GroupHEALTH Global Partners Inc., 1688 - 152nd Street Suite 200, White Rock, BC V4A 4N2 (604) 542-4100, (877) 542-4110 www.grouphealthglobal.com Megson FitzPatrick Inc. Insurance Brokers, 3561 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC V8P 4G8, 250-595-5212 www.megsonfitzpatrick.com

Vancouver Island Technology Park, 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC V8Z 7X8, 250-483-3200 www.vitp.ca

WeDoHosting.com Inc., 101 - 4226 Commerce Circle, Victoria, BC V8Z 6N6, 250-479-1595, (888) 647-9336 www.wedohosting.com

Team Building

Consultants/Freelance Writer

Canadian Outback Adventure Company, 200 - 332 East Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A4 (800) 565-8735 www.canadianoutback.com

JC Scott Design Associates, 17 1/2 Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, 250-385-9545 www.jcscott.com

Chemistry Consulting Group, 400 - 1207 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2E7, 250-382-3303 www.chemistryconsulting.ca

Lawyers

Hatley Park National Historic Site, Home of Royal Roads University, 2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2, 250-391-2666, (866) 241-0674 www.hatleypark.ca

Furlong Communications, 301 - 190 Gorge Road West, Victoria, BC V9A 1M4, 250-360-9006 cfurlong@shaw.ca

Possibilities Training Group, 1441 Walnut Street Victoria, BC V8R 1Y7, 250-885-8503 www.possibilitiestraining.com

Temporary Staffing Services BBW International Inc., 404 - 999 Canada Place, WTC, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E2 (604) 984-0352, (866) 984-0352 www.bbwinternational.com Kelly Services (Canada) Ltd., 916 - 1175 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8S 3W7, 250-384-2121 www.kellyservices.com ■ MEMBER AND COMPANY SERVICES

Accountants Grant Thornton, 3rd Floor, 888 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1H8, 250-383-4191 www.grantthornton.ca KPMG, 800 - 730 View Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3Y7, 250-480-3500 www.kpmg.ca McCreadie & Tait, 300 - 818 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2B6, 250-388-7043 mccreadietait@shaw.ca

Advertising Agencies/Publishers Artemis PR & Design, 1183 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3L1, 250-595-0136 www.artemispr.com Certified Folder Display Service Canada, 225 Russell Street, Victoria, BC V9A 3X1, 250-382-4207 www.certifiedfolder.com Copeland Communications, 3 - 536 Broughton Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1C6, 250-381-4494 www.copelandcom.com Immediate Images, 16028 Delsey Place, Surrey, BC V3S 0J1, 250-818-8225 www.immediateimages.com Eclipse Creative Inc., 202 - 505 Fisgard Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1R, 250-382-1103 www.eclipsecreative.ca Page One Publishing Inc., 1322A Government Street, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y8, 250-595-7243 www.pageonepublishing.ca Tartan Public Relations, 214-2186 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC, V8R 1G8, 250-592-3838 www.tartanpr.com Trapeze Communications Inc., 300 - 1005 Broad Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2A1, 250-380-0501, (866) 382-0501 www.trapeze.ca 70

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Greater Victoria Economic Development Commission, Suite G7-1001 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C5, 250-384-2432 www.bizvic.com Percolate Consulting Group Inc., 4382 Fieldmont Place, Victoria, BC V8N 4Z3, 250-382-0400, (877) 273-7258 www.percolate.ca Starrboard Enterprises Inc., 5519 Parker Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Y 2N2, 250-812-9561 starrboard@telus.net

Courier/Mail Services SPRING Global Mail, 102 - 4831 Miller Road, Richmond, BC V7B 1K7 (604) 207-9441, (888) 350-7715 www.springglobalmail.com

Interior Design/Planning

Stewart Johnston Law Corporation, 1521 Amelia Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2K1, 250-385-2975, (866) 385-2976 www.sjlaw.ca

Printer/Photocopy Services Digital Direct Printing, 564 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, BC V8T 1Y9, 250-388-7082, (877) 389-7082 www.digitaldirectprinting.com Hemlock Printers, 302 - 1070 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC V8W 2C4, 250-388-7801, (800) 663-9633 www.hemlock.com Hillside Printing, 3050 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, BC V8T 4Z1, 250-386-5542, (866) 342-7885 www.hillsideprinting.com Teldon Press, 107 - 2941 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8T 5K6 (866) 280-9347, (800) 755-9970 www.teldon.com

South Island Mailing, 1182 Wicklow Place, Victoria, BC V8X 4M8, 250-592-4344 wattkergan@telus.net

Teldon Print Media, 107 - 2941 Jutland Road, Victoria, BC V8T 5K6, 250-220-4590 www.teldonprintmedia.com

Total Delivery Systems Inc., 450 Banga Place, Victoria, BC V8Z 6X5, 250-382-9110 www.totaldeliverysystems.com

Real Estate Design/Real Estate Development

Custom Brokers/Moving/Storage

Bayview Luxury Residences, 80 Saghalie Road, Victoria, BC V9A 0A1, 250-388-9924 www.bayviewvictoria.com

J&L Moving & Storage, 786B Fairview Road, Victoria, BC V9A 5V1, 250-388-9323 jlmoving@shaw.ca King Bros Limited, 401 - 1208 Wharf Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3B9, 250-384-1174 kingbros@kibro.com

Government Agencies City of Victoria, 1 Centennial Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1P6, 250-385-5711 www.victoria.ca Corporation of the Township of Esquimalt, 1229 Esquimalt Road, Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P1, 250-414-7100 www.mun.esquimalt.bc.ca Corporation of the District of Oak Bay, 2167 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria, BC V8R 1G2, 250-598-3311 www.oakbaybc.org Corporation of the District of Saanich, 770 Vernon Avenue, Victoria, BC V8X 2W7, 250-475-1775 www.saanich.ca District of Sooke, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0, 250-642-1634 www.sooke.ca Provincial Capital Commission, 613 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1N8, 250-953-8800 www.bcpcc.com

The Ovation, 302 Fraser Street, Victoria, BC V9A 6G5, 250-883-5000, (866) 280-6277 www.theovation.ca

Suppliers Acme Supplies Ltd., 2311 Government Street, Victoria, BC V8T4P4, 250-383-8822, (800) 667-2263 www.acmesuppliesltd.com Coca-Cola Bottling, 105 - 765 Vanalman Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 3B8 (800) 218-2653 wapenny@na.cokecce.com Oughtred Coffee & Tea, 723B Vanalman Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 3B6, 250-384-7444, (877) 384-7444 www.oughtred.com Robbins Parking Service Ltd., 1102 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8V 3K8, 250-382-4411 www.robbinsparking.com Ryan Vending, 723A Vanalman Avenue, Victoria, BC V8Z 3B6, 250-388-4254 www.ryanvending.com

Telephone Company/Services Navigata Communications, 121-949 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3P7, 250-979-2960 www.navigata.ca


The BEST Way to Discover Victoria! Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour of Victoria

City Tour of Victoria

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Enjoy Victoria from one of our open-top buses or from a classic turn of the century trolley car.

Embark on an epic whale watching adventure. Our ocean expedition is the most comfortable, personable and safest in Victoria. We are dedicated to providing a unique, educational and thrilling experience.

Hop-on and hop-off at over 20 stops to explore Victoria’s finest restaurants, shopping areas and attractions. Tour takes 90 minutes, but tickets are valid for 2 days.

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