September 27, 2013

Roy Recommends – Victoria Symphony – The Red Violin October 5th

The Victoria Symphony has many wonderful performances throughout the year. One of note is coming up Saturday October 5 and Sunday October 6 – The Red Violin. Enjoy music from two fabulous films – The Red Violin and West Side Story. The symphony will be playing four pieces: Fanfare for the Common Man, Aaron Copland […]
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September 12, 2013

Roy Recommends – Best City Hikes – Beacon Hill Park & Mount Douglas Park

September is a beautiful time to explore the natural beauty in Victoria with a hike through a city park. Two of my favourites are Beacon Hill Park, near Chateau Victoria and Mount Douglas Park, a short 15 minute drive away. Beacon Hill Park, located in James Bay and walking distance from the hotel, is a […]
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August 29, 2013

Roy Recommends – Best Way to See Historic Gardens – Victorian Garden Tours

Guests at Chateau Victoria ask me all the time about the Butchart Gardens. They are the most famous gardens in Victoria. But did you know that there are many other beautiful heritage gardens throughout the city? Whether an avid gardener or simply an admirer of beauty, these gardens will take your breath away! Victorian Garden […]
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August 16, 2013

Roy Recommends – Royal BC Museum – Race to the End of the Earth

Have you experienced the Royal BC Museum yet? Located a short walk from Chateau Victoria at 675 Belleville Street, at the edge of downtown Victoria where historic James Bay begins, the Royal BC Museum is a great place to spend some time. Allow yourself two to four hours to explore the exhibitions, browse the shops, […]
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July 18, 2013

Best Way to Get on the Water – Harbour Ferries and 3 Hour Sail

A trip out on the water is a great way to spend your time. There are some great options available in Victoria. Here are my two favourites. Harbour Ferries offers 45 minute Inner Harbour Tours. A short walk from Chateau Victoria, tours depart from the Causeway in front of the Empress Hotel regularly throughout the […]
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July 4, 2013

Best Golf Courses – What’s Your Golfing Pleasure?

With Victoria’s scenic natural beauty and mild year-round climate, we are a popular destination for golfers. If this is your first time golfing in Victoria, I recommend a visit to our friends at Golf Central. They have connections to all the Victoria golf courses, set you up with clubs and carts, and even provide transportation […]
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June 20, 2013

Best Coffee Shops – Moka House and Mirage Coffee

When you’re visiting Victoria, along with great accommodation (of course Chateau Victoria is my favourite) many people ask me where they can go for a cup of coffee with a great atmosphere. To find a good cup a coffee in Victoria, you don’t have to go far. Moka House Coffee, located at 345 Cook Street […]
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May 3, 2013

A Piece of Victoria’s History – Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle is a sight to see in Victoria! It was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune in the coal industry. Perfectly situated on a hill with beautiful views of Victoria, the Castle is a pleasant walk from Chateau Victoria located at 1050 Joan Crescent. Craigdarroch has 39 […]
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March 22, 2013

Visit The Beacon Hill Children’s Farm This Spring

I love spring in BC! It symbolizes renewal and growth. Warmer days, fun outdoor activities and so much more…One thing I never miss in Victoria is a visit to the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm. This is the season where all the babies are born. What a treat!   In fact, several baby goats have already […]
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