One of our favourite long walks starts right outside our doors: James Bay & Fisherman’s Wharf. After turning right (south) down Wharf Street, you’ll circle around Victoria Inner Harbour for about 20 to 25 minutes (1.8km) to reach Fisherman’s Wharf (directions). It’s a beautiful walk with many wonderful stops along the way, including the RBC…

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Historic Chinatown

Historic Chinatown in Victoria BC is busy all-year long, attracting locals and tourists to its unique shops, restaurants, architecture, and vibrant culture. Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, and we’re lucky enough that it’s only a six-minute walk from the Victoria Regent.   From the late nineteenth century, to…

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Location, Location, Location

One of the best perks about staying at the Victoria Regent is its location – right in the heart of downtown Victoria. Just steps from our front doors are many shops, restaurants, and activities for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re coming to Victoria for business or pleasure, there’s always something new to experience.   Many…

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It’s not always easy to eat at your favourite restaurant in Victoria. While some places make it easy for walk-ins to get a table and sit down for a delicious meal, others can be more challenging due to their popularity. Ebizo Japanese Restaurant and Brasserie L’école are definitely two restaurants that fit that description. Both…

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END OF SUMMER FESTIVALS

Summer comes to an end next month – that means the end of the festivities, right? Not in Victoria! Transitioning from summer to autumn is cause for celebration in Southern Vancouver Island, and in some ways we like to save the best for last. The Victoria Fringe Festival runs from August 23 through September 3…

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Visitors enjoying their first time in Victoria can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities, but there are a handful of ‘bucket list’ tours absolutely worth checking out at least once. Here are a few of our favourites, the ones guests enjoy again and again. Butchart Gardens is possibly one of the best-known of…

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Canada Turns 150

We are so excited to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday! Victoria’s Inner Harbour is the place to be on Vancouver Island, as the lawns outside the legislature and Victoria Inner Harbour will host more than 100 performances from a diverse collection of artists and acts, culminating in tonight’s performance from Arkells and Tegan and Sara. Canada…

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End of Summer Festivals

Summer isn’t the only time worth visiting the Capital Region! While there are festivals and events every weekend and the weather is almost always spectacular, once summer comes to an end the festivities keep on coming. Fall is filled with festivals in South Vancouver Island, from Victoria across the Saanich Peninsula. There are celebrations of…

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Father’s Day 2017

Happy Father’s Day to our heroes, our fathers. Thank you for all you have given us, for raising us, protecting us, for being our role models. If you’re looking for something to do with dear old dad today, check out some of the amazing local events going on in BC’s capital. And of course, if…

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