Best Golf Courses – What’s Your Golfing Pleasure?

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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 if needed.

From Chateau Victoria, the closest course is the Victoria Golf Club. This is a member’s only club, so it is difficult to get on. Having said that, this course is breathtaking! It has 18 character holes right on the water with stunning views.

If you’re looking for a good all around public course, Olympic View Golf Club is great! It’s a par 72, 18-hole championship course located only 20 minutes from the hotel on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The views of the Olympic Mountains are amazing and the course itself is challenging.

Prospect Lake Golf Course is a great 9-hole casual and fun course. Located on the shores of Prospect Lake, golfers can catch glimpses of eagles, deer and heron while enjoying the winding fairways. This course is 25 minutes from Chateau Victoria with very reasonable rates.

If pitch and putt is what you’re looking for, the Ridge Course at Cordova Bay is the place to go. Enjoy spectacular views of Haro Strait and the San Juan Islands. Choose from a 9-hole par 3 course, an 18-hole grass putting course, or a short game practice facility.

Roy has been at Concierge at the Chateau Victoria since 2004.He loves people and he loves Victoria. His favourite part of being a Concierge is introducing guests to the many hidden treasures that Victoria has to offer.

Happy Canada Day from Chateau Victoria – Must See Family-Friendly Events

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Canadian Flag

This year Canada celebrates its 146th birthday. Happy Birthday Canada! Canada Day really kicks off the summer as people across the country get outdoors and join in the festivities. Victoria has a huge family-friendly celebration in the Inner Harbour filled with live performances, a Kid’s Zone and even a Living Flag. If you’re in Victoria this weekend, here’s what you need to know to have a great time:

  • Events run from Sunday June 30 to Monday July 1.
  • The Main Stage is located on the Legislature Lawn and has regular performances both days.
  • Kid’s Zone is located on the Legislature Lawn and includes bouncy castles, mural painting and more.
  • You can participate in the Living Flag by bringing a group of 6 or more, all wearing your own red or white shirts. There are some shirts available, but it is best to bring your own. Arrive around 12:30 at the Legislature Lawn.
  • Ship Point hosts The Zone Stage with live entertainment both days.
  • A Flavour of Canada is a Multicultural Food Village and Activity Centre located at Ship Point. Emerging artists and cultural groups are showcased.
  • Fireworks begin at 10:20pm and can be viewed from anywhere near the inner harbour.

To see the full schedule and map, visit Victoria Canada Day’s website.

Do You Travel to Victoria Regularly? Join Chateau Victoria’s Reward Program

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At Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites we appreciate your business. We know that Victoria has many accommodation options out there, yet you’ve chosen us. In appreciation we want to give a little something back.

That’s why we’ve created a loyalty program you’ll be sure to love. The idea is simple. During your next stay, ask our front desk team for your Frequent Traveller Program card. Each night you stay with us, we’ll check off another box. For every 10 nights you stay, you’ll receive one complimentary night or a $50 credit at Vista 18 or Clive’s Classic Lounge. It’s your choice.

The next time you’re in town on business or pleasure, be sure to take advantage of Chateau Victoria’s Frequent Traveller Program. In no time at all, you’ll be enjoying some relaxation on us.

When You Shop, Do You Shop Local?

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I don’t know about you, but when I travel, one of my favourite things to do is discover fun and unique shops, restaurants, and businesses in the area. It really gives me a feel for what living in that community might be like.

In Victoria, we have a local volunteer initiative called Shop Local Victoria. Members are all local businesses who strongly believe that by patronizing local businesses, we can keep Victoria (and Saanich, Sidney, Sooke, Langford, and all the other surrounding communities) vibrant and sustainable and a better place to live (and visit). Chateau Victoria is a proud and active member.

But why shop local you might ask? For many reasons but the concept is simple. Shopping local creates collective prosperity. Locally-owned businesses buy from other local businesses. They invest more in local labour, pay more local taxes, spend more time on community-based decisions and create local events. They also care about Victoria – it’s where they live and work. All this leads to more opportunity for everyone in the community.

So whether you live in Victoria, or simply love visiting, spend some time exploring the many great local businesses in the area. It’s worth your time.