On August 2nd 2012 is Victoria is 150!

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On August 2, 1862 the townsite of Fort Victoria was incorporated as the City of Victoria.


The work and effort of Victoria’s forefathers and officials laid a clear path for the City of Victoria to thrive, emerging as the Capital City of British Columbia and retaining its prominence as one of the top places to live, work and play in Canada and the world.

In 2012, the City of Victoria celebrates our rich history and creates a window to our equally promising future. It is an opportunity for our community to reflect on 150 years of civic pride and renew our shared commitment to another 150 years as a world-class Capital City.

Victoria 150

Can’t you just TASTE it?

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If you are in town now, you have to make your way to a great annual event at the Victoria Conference Centre, just around the corner from our hotel.  This is a real treat of Victoria food and wine.

If you go, be sure to look for our crew from Vista 18.


Chateau staff say goodbye to two of our longest staying guests.

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LAKE & LILY are two Bull Mastiffs who have called the Chateau Victoria home for most of the past year as their owner was in town for contract work.  Having the dogs with her was important and the Chateau’s dog loving staff made them feel so welcome they felt more at home here than anywhere else.

Hello Front Desk, I am going to need a wake up call and a doggy bag for my trip home.


We had our “reservations” about taking two dogs of this size but the experience turned out to be extremely positive for our human guests, our dog guests and our staff.  These really are gentle giants tipping the scale at about 150 lbs each.   They would often hold court in the lobby most evenings, always available for a pat on the head or a shake of the paw.  We never heard so much as a bark or growl the entire time they were with us.  They know every staff member and are considered one of the hotel family.

Despite the fact they were very well behaved dogs we do plan to take the suite they called home apart, and redo everything required to make it fresh again.

So long Lake and Lily.  We will miss you both.