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Enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings, the luxuriously appointed OceanSuites and our fine dining. When you're ready to explore Vancouver Island and nearby Victoria, BC, you'll find everything you want to explore at your doorstop.

 

  • Attractions

    • Butchart Gardens

      866.652.4422


      Butchart Gardens, considered one of the most spectacular gardens in the world, is located just a five minutes from the Lodge. Open year round, the Gardens continually change to reflect the seasons.

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    • Royal British Columbia Museum

      250.356.7226


      British Columbia's past, present and future are alive at the Royal BC Museum. With a collection of more than seven million unique objects and documents, there's something incredible to see every time you visit.The RBCM is located in downtown Victoria, on the Inner Harbour.

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    • Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre

      250.665.7511


      Discover the amazing diversity of the Salish Sea with hands-on/hands-wet exploration and friendly experts at the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre. See wolf eels lurking in caverns and a giant Pacific octopus in an overhead den. Microscopes, touch pools, scavenger hunts, and a "journey" to the ocean floor. Located on the waterfront in Sidney, 25 minutes from Victoria.

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    • Craigdarroch Castle

      250.592.5323


      Craigdarroch Castle is a definitively Victorian experience. It is a shining example of a “bonanza castle” — massive houses built for entrepreneurs who became wealthy during the industrial age. In this case, the industrialist was Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal.

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    • Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

      250.384.4171


      When it first opened in 1951, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibited art in the historic 1889 mansion that is now adjacent to its seven modern galleries. With almost 20,000 works of art, the Art Gallery has the largest public collection in BC and is a vibrant and active part of Victoria's artist community - See more at: http://aggv.ca/about-gallery#sthash.WIXDWLyi.dpuf

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    • Beacon Hill Park


      Beacon Hill Park is one of downtown Victoria's crown jewels. The 200 acres was officially established as a park in 1882, after being set aside in 1858 by James Douglas, governor of Vancouver Island. Beacon Hill Park was named after a pair of masts strategically placed on a hill to act as a beacon and navigational aid to mariners approaching Victoria's inner harbour.

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    • Belfry Theatre

      250.385.6815


      As a professional adult theatre company, we are dedicated to producing contemporary plays, with an emphasis on Canadian work, and to promoting artistic, cultural, and educational events in the Greater Victoria Region. The company resides in a former Baptist Church built between 1887 and 1892.

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  • Wine Country

    • Muse Winery

      250.656.2552


      Hidden in Deep Cove on Southern Vancouver Island is Muse Winery (formerly Chalet Estate Winery); a small self sustaining, family winery owned by Peter & Jane Ellmann. This boutique winery has been producing fine limited edition wines since 2001.

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    • Alderlea Vineyards

      250.746.7122


      With great pride 100% of our wine is produced only from grapes grown on our beautiful 10 acre Cowichan Valley vineyard." Roger Dosman--Winegrower. Our white wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks, while our red wines are aged in American and French oak barrels. Our careful vineyard management and dedication to winemaking produces quality Cowichan Valley wines, full in varietal character and easily enjoyed with a variety of cuisine.

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    • Starling Lane Vineyards

      250.479.4769


      British Columbia's past, present and future are alive at the Royal BC Museum. With a collection of more than seven million unique objects and documents, there's something incredible to see every time you visit.The RBCM is located in downtown Victoria, on the Inner Harbour.

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    • Blue Grouse Estate & Winery

      250.743.3834


      The 45 acre Blue Grouse Estate is tucked away in Vancouver Island’s nearby Cowichan Valley, a First Nation's word meaning "the warm land".

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    • Averill Creek Vineyard

      250.709.9986


      The Averill Creek Vineyard is the result of one man's 30-year passion for wine. Over the past decade, physician Andy Johnston has been preparing for a dramatic career change by apprenticing in the vineyards of Italy, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Averill Creek is the vineyard of his dreams. Today, Averill Creek's wines are among the most popular wines on the island.

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    • de Vine Vineyards

      250.665.6983


      John & Cathy Windsor created de Vine Vineyards out of 25 acres of fallow, overgrown, but utterly beautiful land. Family owned and locally operated, de Vine’s goal is to be your local winery. We are active members in our community, and look forward to the opportunity to meet you! On a clear day, you can stand on the Tasting Room Patio and see Mount Baker on the horizon beyond the Saanich Peninsula.

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    • Church and State Vineyard

      250-652-2671


      Founded in 2004, Church & State was created with the goal of raising the bar of the Wines of British Columbia, starting a revolution of quality and a rebellion against the norms. This goal is achieved through a balance of militant control, and freedom of expression, both in the cellar and the vineyard.

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    • Dragonfly Hill Vineyard

      250.652.3782


      With the planting of vines in 1993, Dragonfly Hill was transformed into the first commercial vineyard in Saanich. Named for the many colorful dragonflies that thrive in the area, Dragonfly Hill has some of the oldest vines on Vancouver Island, including Ortega, Pinot Auxerrois, Schoenberger and Labelle. True to the traditional 'Garagiste Movement', we create limited-production wines using sustainable farming methods.

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  • Flights and Ferries

    • Swartz Bay Ferry

      1.888.223.3779


      Current conditions at major terminals, services and ships, routes and schedules and fares.

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    • YYJ Airport


      Victoria International Airport serves Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It is 12 nautical miles north northwest of the city, in North Saanich, quite close to the town of Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula.

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    • Coho Ferry

      250.386.2202


      Ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria B.C.

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    • Clipper Ferry

      1.800.888.2535


      Victoria Clipper passenger-only ferry service with year-round daily departures at Victoria, BC and seasonal daily departures to the San Juan Islands.

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    • Brentwood Bay/Mill Bay Ferry

      1.888.223.3779


      BC Ferries Saanich Inlet Service Brentwood Bay-Mill Bay Crossing time: 25 minutes. Distance: 3 nautical miles. Current schedule in effect year round.

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BUTCHART GARDENS

The resort is conveniently located in the heart of Victoria’s wine-country, only 20 minutes from downtown, and just across the bay from the world famous Butchart Gardens.

Summer is the season of lush foliage & magnificent blooms at The Butchart Gardens! Immerse yourself in the sights and scents of uncountable numbers of flowers and much more. For events, music and entertainment schedule click Butchart Gardens or view our how to get to Butchart Gardens Video.

butchart gardens

Butterfly Gardens

With surprises at every turn, the gardens is home to a wide variety of rescued tropical animals including ducks, flamingos, rare tropical birds, poison dart frogs, tortoises, turtles, giant koi and thousands of tropical free flying butterflies. Stroll along the paths and see organic vanilla beans growing on the vine, papaya trees, pineapple, coffee beans, ginger and many other foods of the world flourishing in their natural habitat.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

20 Minutes to Downtown Victoria, BC

Discover why Condé Nast and millions of visitors consider Victoria, BC one of the best travel destinations in the world. Just 20 minutes to beautiful Downtown Victoria....

Victoria Harbor PAN

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