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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]