Cheateau Victoria’s Newly Renovated Traditional Rooms are a Must See

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At Chateau Victoria we are so proud of our newly renovated Traditional Rooms that we just had to share with you this new video showcasing the fresh look and feel.

These Traditional Rooms are located on the 2nd through 4th floor, are 100% non-smoking, and are family and dog friendly – perfect for a family vacation or a business trip.

These rooms all have environmentally friendly carpeting courtesy of Shaw Floors, a company that continues to innovate. They believe in supporting our shared ecosystem with products that perform beyond expectation and are better for the planet.

Each room also has:

  • Complimentary calls
  • High speed internet
  • Sealy Posturepedic® Monogram II 400 pillow-top beds
  • Down duvets and high thread count linens
  • Each has either two queen beds or one king bed
  • They come with complimentary parking (one vehicle per room)
  • They’re stocked with coffee from local company Oughtred, EcoStar 2012 Award winner
  • And much more!

At Chateau Victoria, we want all our customers to have an amazing stay with us. We renovated our Traditional Rooms so that you’ll love your time here so much that you’ll come back again and again.

To make a reservation call 1-800-663-5891.

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

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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 Tours offers unique tours throughout some of the best local gardens around. You’ll see Hatley Gardens – the largest intact Edwardian gardens in Canada, Jewel Box, featuring two one hundred year old apple trees and a rainbow of hellebores surrounding a heritage cottage, or Heritage Home – a trend-setting garden with plants hailing from New Zealand and Australia, inspired by Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf.

Another option is the Emily Carr Tour. See Victoria through the eyes of Canada’s leading painter and writer, Emily Carr (1875-1945). You’ll hear stories about this amazing woman, see the places that inspired her art, and explore the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Visit to submit your tour request or phone 250-380-2797. They will put together a tour package based on your preferences and contact you to finalize details.

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Roy has been a 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.

Vancouver Island Blue Bash – Aug 31st to Sept 2 – A Must See for Blues and R&B Fans

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We at Chateau Victoria are so excited for the Vancouver Island Blues Bash being held on the outdoor stage at Victoria’s Inner Harbour August 31st through September 2nd.

There are a couple of reasons why we love Blues Bash. First, our rooftop restaurant, Vista 18, regularly hosts great live local blues and jazz bands so you could say we have an ear for it. Second, Blues Bash is a chance to see not only fabulous local talent, but also regional and international artists and groups. It’s very exciting!

This year’s lineup includes:

  • Duke Robillard
  • Adam Karch
  • Stephen Barry Band
  • Cruel Shoes
  • Curl
  • Jason Buie Band
  • The Midnights
  • Bill Johnson Blues Band
  • And more!

Afternoon Performances are free and tickets for evening performances are available at the Victoria Jazz Society Office at #202-345 Quebec Street or online at

It’s Time for Fringe Fun – The Fringe Theatre Festival Aug 22nd to Sept 1st – Over 300 performances!

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Do you love amateur theatre? Check out the 27th Annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival running from August 22nd and September 1st. 11 days of comedy, drama, dance, spoken word, musicals and physical theatre – over 300 performances at 11 venues! Most shows are adult-oriented, but there are also shows at the FamilyFest Fringe for young children and families.

Fringe shows are non-juried and independently produced. That means that you get to decide which shows are good and tell others, or ask around to find out what other people are enjoying. Pick up a printed program at the Intrepid Theatre office at 1609 Blanshard Street, visit, or download the app to read about the different performances.

100% of ticket sales go to the performers. To attend simply buy your $6 Fringe Button and then tickets online, by phone or at the door for the performances you want to see. Each performance costs between $7 and $11. You can also get a 5-show pass for $57.

If you need accommodation while taking in the Fringe Festival, choose Chateau Victoria as your place to stay. We are close to many of the venues, and our newly renovated Traditional Rooms are the perfect place to relax after a day of fringing.