Extreme Makeover of Our Mustard Seed Food Bank

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Today, the gang at this downtown Victoria hotel are helping Heroes with an ambitious make over to the Mustard Seed facility that helps so many in our community.

Many Thanks to Paul Latour for leading this amazing positive change for Victoria.

Do you want to help your community?  Click here to learn more.

The Hands of Time artwork

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The Hands of Time artwork that commemorates the City of Victoria’s 150th anniversary of incorporation in 2012. The ceremony took place onWednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Lower Causeway.

Free Walking Tours 
The City is partnering with local historian John Adams to provide free walking tours of some of the sculptures over the next few weekends. Registration is not required. Participants are asked to meet at the “Holding a Mirror” sculpture located at the Lower Causeway of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Free tours will be offered rain or shine on:

  • Sunday, May 26, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 8, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 9, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 15, from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

A Piece of Victoria’s History – Craigdarroch Castle

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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 rooms with lavish furnishings, woodwork, and stained glass windows throughout four floors. There’s also a massive staircase with 87 stairs that lead up to the tower. This is worth the climb because the view up there is breathtaking.

There are 1.75 acres of grounds around the Castle with paths, ponds, streams and meadows. Be sure to allow yourself some time to relax and enjoy a stroll.

Craigdarroch Castle is open 7 days a week, including statutory holidays for self-guided tours. Admission is $13.75 for adults, $12.75 for seniors, $5.00 for children 6-12, and free for children 5 and under.

To learn more visit Craigdarroch’s website at www.thecastle.ca.


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.

Fresh Flags To Welcome Our Guests

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Can you Identify all the flags?  Hint: All but two flags are country flags and all flags represent places where our customers generally come from.

Flags closest to the harbour

Flags closest to Blanshard Street

Our downtown Victoria hotel welcomes you to put Victoria on you list to visit this year.