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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

We are so lucky to have an incredible museum down the street. Yes, you read that right – we’re talking about a museum. A collection of antiques, art, and artifacts from our past, put together in exhibits highlighting everything from the story of our indigenous language and ancestors to colonial history and the gold rush….

Read More

Summer Festivals

From paint-ins and boat races to dance and music festivals, Victoria is a vibrant summer city. The warmer time of year features daily events across the Capital Region and a constant array of festivals every week. Some of our favourites include Jazz Fest (June 23-July 2) hosted just down the street from the Regent, the…

Read More

Spring Festivals

We talked a lot about our Summer Festivals last year, but this year we’re going to start a bit earlier and cover some of the fantastic local events that start happening right outside our doors when Spring arrives. Victoria’s Festival Season is about to begin! May 17-28 we have the 20th anniversary of Uno Fest,…

Read More

What are your plans this Halloween? What about this winter? Thanks to the incredible weather we experience in Victoria (at least, by Canadian standards) we are fortunate to have outdoor weather all year long. We also have far fewer rainy days than either Vancouver or Seattle, so we are able to go outside and enjoy…

Read More

Canada Day may draw the largest crowds to downtown Victoria, but it’s Symphony Splash that has people staking claim to their seats a day in advance, chaining chairs to public handrails and railings anywhere with a great view of the Inner Harbour. It’s easy to see why, but it’s even easier to see why. One…

Read More