Cedar Hill Golf Course is a 5,200 yard, par 67 course, located only 10 minutes from downtown Victoria. Gold course ise open year round for public play. The 18-hole course offers a 4 PGA of Canada professionals for lessons and affordable green fees. For non-golfers, a picturesque 3.5 km chip trail surrounds the course. Whether you are a walker, runner or nature enthusiant, you will marvel at the wonderful views this wooded trail offers. Combine this with ideal year-round weather in Victoria and you have a great golf experience!
Mosi Gelato makes all of our gelato from scratch using foraged Vancouver Island berries, and locally grown Saanich Peninsula produce. Stefano Mosi is a 3rd generation Galatatino from Torina Italy. He makes our gelato in the "Vero Gelato Artiginale" proper artisan Gelato way and incorporates vegan and alternative sugars into traditional methods.
Mosi Gelato also sells baked goods, sandwiches, salads and coffee all made from scratch at their West Saanich country store.
With a “face-to-face” mentality, Vis a Vis is a personalized and engaging experience. With front row seats, you are able to interact with our Bartender & Charcutier while sipping on a glass of wine, locally crafted beer or a signature cocktail. Open daily for breakfast at 7am, enjoy sweet Pain au chocolate or savoury Fritatta La terre. At night enjoy an intimate evening for two with traditional French cuisine paired with the perfect glass of wine.
With a long standing commitment to quality + careful preparation; our menu features tender, juicy steaks, slow roasted prime rib, succulent seafood, savoury appetizers, freshest of salads, and irresistible desserts. A Victoria tradition for over 25 years!
Your first choice for steak + prime rib or enjoy a lighter meal of appetizers or casual plates from our bar menu. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will also be happy to help you choose from our extensive wine list, select one of our feature hand-crafted cocktails or a local craft beer.
We will make your Keg experience memorable for all the right reasons!
Whether you’re searching for Victoria restaurants for a romantic dinner for two, a relaxing lounge or patio for a meeting over cocktails, afternoon tea with friends, or a grab-and-go breakfast, you won’t need to go far. The Hotel Grand Pacific is home to four food and beverage outlets, along with our in-room dining program.
Like the best Victoria restaurants and cafes, our dining options offer unique, local cuisine that reflects our city’s vibrant culinary scene by focusing on seasonal, regional ingredients. Lead by Executive Chef Ian Goard , the Hotel Grand Pacific’s team of chefs is dedicated to highlighting the bounty of Victoria and Vancouver Island, bringing diners creative dishes that are made from scratch. Our in-house sommeliers have created an acclaimed beer, wine and spirits program with many options sourced from BC wineries, local craft brewers and distilleries.
If you’re a visitor looking for Victoria restaurants to try while you’re in town, or a local looking for some new dining options, we inv
At Milestones you will receive quality food and beverages with inspired ingredients. Offering consistently great service we always strive to give our patrons the Perfect Guest Experience.
Come and join us for a meal - Brunch, Lunch or Dinner and see for yourself! You will be 100% satisfied from start to finish!
The Prince and Princess settled in Victoria, began to develop their one-acre property and build their home. They continued to improve the garden throughout their forty years together. In 2000, The Land Conservancy purchased the property to preserve the Garden, the legacy of the Abkhazis. Forty-five minute guided tours of the Garden can be arranged by contacting The Teahouse. Your guide will give an overview of the history of the Garden. In particular, your guide will explain how the events of the Princess' life affected her philosophy behind her design of the Garden and her respect for the unique character of the natural landscape. Discover the wide variety of rare plants that are cultivated by the horticultural experts who strive to preserve the Princess' legacy.
You want Whales? We’ve got Whales. The local Orcas (Killer Whales), along with Humpback; Gray; and Minke Whales, cruise our waters throughout the year, giving us great success rates. Our Whale Watching tours are 3 hours in length, and depart multiple times a day.
Enjoy LURE Restaurant & Bar, the place to be in Victoria. We offer a prime waterfront location with Victoria's Hottest Patio. Chef Dan Bain creates amazing local bites and the bar serves up the Island's best cocktails, wines by the glass and local brews on tap.
Come any time! Breakfast, lunch, dinner or after work. Drinks, small plates or a full meal, we have it covered - not to mention the best views of Victoria in Victoria!
We are proud to work with many local partners to bring you the best that Vancouver Island has to offer.
Strawberry Tea, Edwardian Afternoon Tea, Healing Arts in the Garden, Art and Motion in the Garden, “Ethnic Drums”, and Mushroom Colour workshops. “Afternoon Tea” and light snacks served in the garden on sunny summer Sundays.The Nursery’s plant sales area specializes in rhododendrons, perennials and native plants.
Menbow Ramen Bar offers authentic Japanese Ramen, house made broth over 2 days without MSG. Feast on the Ramen Soup with many different options, the BBQ Beef Ribs, and the Chasyu Donburi! Order from Menbow Ramen Bar, in Victoria, for pickup or delivery, through SkipTheDishes.com
In 1996, Clive Beddoe and a team of like-minded partners started WestJet with three aircraft, five destinations and 220 friendly WestJetters. 22 years later, we have three different aircraft types and fly to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, The Caribbean and Europe. Our 14,000 WestJetters are dedicated to flying more than 22 million guests a year, on over 700 flights per day, with a fleet of over 150 aircraft.
Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor and the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. The grounds embrace 36 acres, including formal gardens and a rare Garry oak ecosystem. From May to September, the Cary Castle Mews Interpretive Centre and Tea Room offer visitors a unique place to explore the history of this National Historic Site and enjoy a cup of tea.
BeaverTails® is truly one of a kind. Irresistibly delicious, artisanal Canadian pastry, always there to share special moments that make lifelong memories. Iconic indulgence since 1978, today we continue our heritage by uniquely combining our original recipe with premium quality ingredients. Served piping-hot, our hand-stretched whole-wheat pastries are both crispy and chewy at the same time. With endless flavour combinations, we promise you an experience you will never forget.
Tucked down a hallway at the harbour end of Fort Street, you can hear the buzz before you open the door and fall into this room that won best commercial design on Vancouver Island in 2014. You will be delighted with the warmth and your time travel back to prohibition era.
Inspired by the best bars in New Orleans, Austin, Seattle and Portland, this is a restaurant with superb food and a complete beverage program. The kitchen is led by Chef Gabe Fayerman-Hansen who in fall 2108 placed third in the province in the prestigious Kitchen Party event. His farm to table and fish boat to table philosophy is legendary. Little Jumbo’s cocktail creativity is driven by the entire bar team. Together they deliver every 6 weeks a new set of original cocktail arrays to delight all tastes, as well as setting new standards with finely crafted classics.
Along the way to its 6th year, Little Jumbo has garnered public recognition from enRoute People’s Choice categories and placed highly in the Top 50 Bars in Canada. In the last yea
One of the best short mountain hikes in the Victoria region. 20 minutes to the summit from the parking lot. Sunny hike as much of the trail is exposed with open rock cliffs and drier climate. Sweeping views of Southern Vancouver Island mountains and the City of Victoria. Views also include the Olympic and Cascade Mountains of Washington State. Great for year round hikes.
Best Burger in Victoria! I tried chicken burger and cheese burger. I usually prefer beef burger but here's chicken burger is incredible!!!!! I am glad i ordered chicken burger so I could enjoy the tasty & juicy chicken patty I've never seen before!! Also the milkshake is awesome too!
A Harbour Ferry is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Victoria's Inner Harbour, whether you're commuting to work or visiting the city for the first time. Our happy little boats have been connecting locals and visitors to Victoria's waterfront communities for almost 30 years. Join us for a hop around the harbour or explore the inlet with a scenic cruise through the Gorge Waterway. See for yourself why Victoria Harbour Ferry is one of the city's most treasured attractions.
We’ve fused traditional pastas with international style, from linguine mixed with Moroccan spices to bucatini combined with Asian sauces – and we believe pasta is no longer about the noodles alone. It’s about what you add to it, next to it and what you wash it down with, from fresh salads and savoury sides to local beers and handcrafted cocktails.
Our warehouse-style locale merges modernism with an industrial feel, from brushed concrete floors to 17-foot ceilings, and piping to polished subway tile. It’s the place to unwind after work, savour a glass of vino with friends and celebrate a birthday with family.
Traveling from Vancouver to Victoria? Relax and enjoy the journey from Downtown Vancouver to Downtown Victoria onboard our comfortable coaches via BC Ferries. This is a direct service to the ferry terminals without any transfers. In addition to a relaxing ride on the coach, you will experience an amazing 95-minute cruise, sailing through the spectacular Gulf Islands. Arriving on the other side, there are many drop off locations to suit your travel plans. Effective February 2016, this service is operated by Wilson’s Transportation Ltd, a locally owned and operated business in the Victoria community for over 35 years known for its exceptional customer service.
Woodland Gardens, Courtenay, BC has one of the largest rhododendron collections in Western Canada with over 3000 plantings. It is also home to a multitude of native plants, birds and wildflowers. Its 24 wooded acres are covered with bark mulch paths and many water features. It is recognized as one of the world's finest informal show gardens.
Excellent food, top notch service and unrivaled views of the harbour.
Our facility is located on the waters edge, right across from the Fairmont Empress. We offer large portion sizes, large selection of items, quality and good value. Milestones has familiar food with a unique twist.
Seeing amazing orcas and humpback whales. The tour company provides life jacket suits that keep you warm on the water and is a flotation device as well. The guide is very knowledgeable about all the marine life as well as respectable of the animals space.
An awesome beach for walking. Great sandbar for a long ways when the tide is out. Lots of people walking their dogs. Occasion horses in the water. Eagles flying above. Blue herons feeding in the shallow waters. And great(mostly private) spots to do a little sun tanning if you don't get the occasional pervs walking by and staring at you.
Fine Italian dining in an old time courtyard setting. Northern Italian cuisine featuring wood-oven roasted meats and pizzas, homemade pastas and fresh west coast seafood. Extensive and multiple award-winning wine list as well as dining by candlelight on the enclosed, heated patio.
Ensconced within the Union Club of British Columbia can be found the Inn at the Union Club. Refined and discreet, this century-old Inn is an oasis of privacy and privilege that combines Old World flair with the most modern of hotel amenities. It has 22 guest rooms, including seven suites with separate sitting rooms. All rooms are appointed with comfortable queen or king-sized beds, and many of the Inn's rooms have marvellous views of the scenic Victoria Inner Harbour. The Union Club Inn is ideal for both leisure and business travellers.
Filberg Lodge is a 1930’s arts and crafts style home built on 9 acres of beautiful waterfront estate which overlooks Comox Harbour, a municipal Park right in the heart of beautiful downtown Comox, British Columbia. On the grounds there is also a quaint little restaurant, the “Filberg Summer Kitchen”, which is open for lunch and snacks during the summer months, and features live Music on Friday evenings.
The trip varies from 3-4 hours depending on what you see and where. We got super lucky and saw some beautiful animals almost right away! Over the time we saw a couple types of Orcas, Humpback whales, Harbor seals, a Steller Sea Lion, Elephant Seals and a couple Eagles. It was seriously as good as we could have hoped for! The water was calm and the boat very comfortable. It's pretty chilly on the water so consider wearing pants and bringing a light jacket. In addition to the sea life, the views of Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, a number of islands and the coast were spectacular!
Select from 14 conference venues that can accommodate a variety of functions. Collaborate with our event staff to design a successful meeting, from start to finish. Ideal for large conventions, our main ballroom can host events of up to 500 attendees. The stunning natural vistas of Victoria, BC are sure to inspire your attendees. Create dynamic presentations with high-speed Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. After a busy day of meetings, grab a meal and cocktails with colleagues at LURE Restaurant & Bar.
The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden offers four-star guest service and exceptional food in a beautiful setting, giving guests an Afternoon Tea memory to cherish. Seasonal menus showcase regional or Abkhazi Garden-grown produce, complementing the garden's appearance when it is in bloom.
Special events throughout the year, such as an annual Mad Hatter's Tea, or a Prince and Princess Tea for young guests and parents celebrated on the anniversary of the Prince and Princess Abhkazi, a "Paint-in" during which quests can watch a painter paint the Garden, all complement other traditional events that the Garden has been the setting for.
Weddings, Mother's Day teas, bridal showers, baby showers, graduations, anniversaries and retirement functions are all a perfect fit for the Garden and Teahouse.
Perro Negro (Black Dog) is an extension of our popular Ferris' Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar. Born of a love of Spanish food and culture, we feature an extensive list of tapas, sherry, and wine from Spain, BC and beyond, served in an atmosphere that is lively, casual and fun!
Beautiful and peaceful. Being away from the sound of traffic we got to hear the beautiful sounds of birds. Saw a seal and a sea otter jumped onto a little dock. While having something to eat, we watched an eagle fly in from one tree to another than it flew low a few feet above the water as it whipped past. An unforgettable experience!
MacGillivray & Associates (M&A) offer an exceptional team of creative, committed and knowledgeable event professionals. Our boutique style, flexibility and diverse experience allow us to customize our services to meet the unique needs of each client in destinations across Canada and internationally. Whether a group of 50 or 5,000, a full incentive program, conference with intensive meetings and events, an executive retreat or national corporate event campaign, our team’s attention to detail, superb operational skills and commitment to service excellence, ensure award-winning results.
Special events at the Huntingdon Manor Hotel take on a more relaxed and intimate style with our casually sophisticated venues and tranquil English country manor ambience. From two newly renovated event venues to beautiful outdoor gardens and lawns, our tranquil setting creates a unique backdrop for gatherings of up to 60 guests. In addition, our convenient setting in the heart of Victoria, just steps from downtown and the Inner Harbour, makes us the perfect choice for treating your guests to the best of everything the city has to offer.
ヴァルシャは、政府とパンドラストリートの角にある歴史的なチャイナタウンにあります。 Varsha Indian Kitchenは家族経営のVarshaにちなんで名付けられました。Varshaは、ビクトリアのダウンタウンの居心地の良い活気のあるレストランで提供されるインドのカナダのフュージョンコンフォートフードのアイデアの背後にあるインスピレーションです。 家族はインド系カナダ人であり、彼らの文化はインド料理に独自のひねりをもたらします。 グルテンフリーの無料料理、ハッピーアワーのお得な情報、子供向けの環境、ロマンチックなテーブル、無料Wi-Fi、屋外席、テーブル予約、アルコール、テイクアウトメニューを提供しています。
Varsha is located in historic Chinatown, on the corner of Government and Pandora Street. Varsha Indian Kitchen is family owned, named after Varsha who is the inspiration behind the idea of Indian Canadian fusion comfort food served to you in downtown Victoria in a cozy, vibrant restaurant. The family is Indo-Canadian and their culture brings their unique twist to Indian cuisine. We offer gluten - free friendly dishes, Happy Hour deals, kid-friendly environment, romantic tables, free Wi-Fi, outdoor seating, table reservations, alcohol, and take out menus.
We have several fresh and delicious Indian Dishes which will make you visit us again. Food customarily forms the crowning part of most festivities and celebrations. Whatever the occasion Indians eat with great gusto and are adept at finding reasons to feast and make merry.
Sizzling Tandoor offers a truly wonderful array of authentic north Indian Tandoori cuisine. Tandoori dishes do not have a reputation for being too spicy and are often recommended as being subtle and especially good for anybody wanting a more gentle introduction to the Indian menu. They are usually served as starter with a small side salad and mint sauce. Or order with a Salad and Naan bread as a main course cooked and served by the vastly experienced staff, the menu has been designed after several years of research and experienced gained.
Please also visit Sizzling Tandoor's other location:
* Westshore - 129-2955 Phipps Road. Call (778) 265-9308
* Uptown - 123-3600, Uptown Boulevard. Call (778) 265-7775
Voted Best of the City 2012 -
Rebar Modern Foodはビクトリアで人気のレストラン兼ジュースバーで、新鮮でヘルシーな主にベジタリアン料理を提供しています。 1988年以来、持続可能な方法で育てられた地元のサプライヤーからの本物の地元の味を祝ってきました。 明るい雰囲気と活気に満ちたおいしい料理により、批評家たちはRebarを「発明的」、「ヒップ」、「先見の明」と表現しています。
Rebar Modern Food is Victoria's favorite restaurant and juice bar, featuring fresh, healthy, predominantly vegetarian fare. Since 1988 we have celebrated real, local flavour from local suppliers grown in a sustainable manner. The upbeat atmosphere and vibrant, tasty food have led critics to describe Rebar as "Inventive," "hip," and "visionary".
Open for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Venue West has professionally managed international and national conferences, events, associations and trade shows since 1970 and successfully delivered outstanding services to our clients, connected attendees from around the globe and created long-lasting experiences for participants. Venue West works with local, national and international clients to manage conferences and associations from the scientific, medical, academic and corporate fields, and offers everything from specific event-related services to all-inclusive conference management.
Come to the Saanich Fair this Labour Day weekend to celebrate Western Canada's Oldest Agricultural Fair. Enjoy live music, dance performances, eating contests, auction/raffle draw, and so much more! The focus is a “Family A Fair” and encourages families to come and enjoy the fairgrounds. Over 3,000 people volunteer their time to put on the three day exhibition of sights and sounds.For more information visit the Saanich Fair website.
Agrius is one of the very best high-end restaurants in Victoria. It is innovative, contemporary, and exceptionally good at bringing fresh, seasonal and local foods from farm to table. The service is a step above, as well, and staff are highly knowledgeable about the dishes, wines and original cocktails. Each meal in a given season is necessarily different because the chefs are continuously experimenting in creative ways.
Hermann’s Jazz Club began nearly 40 years ago, on February 25, 1981, at the Bastion Inn on Government St, when German entrepreneur Hermann Nieweler [Knee-well-er] was persuaded by his friend Barry Stubbs to book Friday Harbor’s Island City Jazz Band for a weekend performance at his hotel lounge. Hermann’s love for a good party, lively music and happy patrons led to his establishment of the Dixieland Inn at the hotel. Hermann moved the club to the current View Street location in 1986 when it was renamed “Hermann’s Jazz Club”. In 2000, our 753 View St location suffered heavy damage from a fire. A testament to his commitment, Hermann rebuilt at great personal expense. Our friend Hermann passed on June 10th, 2015. From 2015 to 2019 his family faced many issues but have remained dedicated to their father's legacy. After running a successful fundraising campaign the non-profit Jazz On View Society has taken over as of July 15th 2019. We will continue to operate Hermann's as a community spirited venue with the suppo
Oldest Pub in BC. Established in 1855, the Six Mile Pub is a beautiful heritage pub located on the bank of Millstream, adjacent to the Galloping Goose Regional Bike Trail. Her menu features 22 draught beers from local craft breweries, as well as an extensive cocktail selection. The kitchen prepares all meals from scratch using ingredients locally sourced as close to home as is possible and practical. This includes vegetables, herbs and honey from our own Riverside Culinary Garden Apiary. Walk, Bike, Drive or Paddle to the Six Mile Pub – she will delight you.
Bear Mountain is the premier golf experience in Canada with two distinct golf courses. Choose between the rugged, challenging Mountain Course or the more serene Valley Course. Bear Mountain is the perfect location for your next golf getaway.
Five Star is the original family owned and operated whale watching company. As founders of whale watching as a staple activity in Victoria and over 30 years of experience, we have some of the most hands on, passionate and knowledgeable crew in the marine industry.
Clipper Vacations offers the only direct fast ferry service between Seattle and Victoria, BC—the Victoria Clipper. The Victoria Clipper ferry operates year-round service, roundtrip 1 time per day, with the exception of trips in mid-May through mid-September, when 2 daily roundtrip services are available. The ferry features three classes of service including Economy (lower deck), Vista (upper deck) and Comfort Class (upper deck). The Comfort Class upgrade includes priority boarding, leather seating in a private spacious class cabin, panoramic views along with complimentary snacks, coffee and tea.
A family restaurant serving fresh, local food and offering homemade favourite to please. House-smoked meats, eggs benedicts and dynamite burgers are among our specialities. We cater to kids, celiac, vegetarian and omnivores.
Home to more than 450 varieties of organic apples, Salt Spring Island welcomes the public to taste, learn and tour orchards – some open to the public only during the festival. The Salt Spring Island Apple Festival is an incredible little community event, attracting about 1500 apple lovers, celebrating the apples (and food) of Salt Spring Island and connecting you with the farms and farmers that produce this very special diversity of tasty, healthy food. Attendees all become SALT SPRING ISLAND APPLE CONNOISSEURS!
No matter when you are planning your event, we source our local produce and meats to compliment the season. Putting the freshest, and tastiest, dishes on the table. Every time. If you could provide just a short write up about the kitchen, chef, specialties, locations, partnerships, experience, etc, that would be great. Frontier Groups other successful businesses, etc.
Great little museum with interesting local history. See examples of 19th century domestic architecture. The museum offers an insight to the lovely historical homes around Victoria. Its not just another house museum.
Both an icon and an institution in Victoria, with a history dating back to 1954, The Snug pub is Victoria’s first neighbourhood pub and the perfect place to enjoy good spirits amongst friends. With menus that change with the seasons to take advantage of BC’s best produce, you will find a balanced selection of dishes, ranging from comfortable classics, such as fish and chips to more refined, modern cuisine. A healthy selection of local and international brews on tap can be enjoyed from the cozy confines of the bar or on the oceanfront patio.
We are serious. Whether it be cultural practices, bunker redesign, tree removal, or new teeing grounds, Cordova Bay is continually looking for ways to improve the experience for the scratch player and beginner alike.
Direct Link Between Victoria International Airport and Downtown Victoria! Spacious and comfortable shuttles, with ample room for groups, families, all your luggage and travel necessities. Your safety is our number one priority – Our shuttle drivers are professionally trained to provide safe and courteous service.
The Beagle is a friendly neighborhood pub in the heart of Cook Street Village,where a pint is still a pint! Just a few blocks from downtown and a short walk to the coast path along Dallas Road. Full restaurant menu and 35 beers on tap. Weekend Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Island Made. Spinnakers has always believed that the measure of a good pub is in its ability to serve a good meal along with a good pint. We brew a wide range of traditional ales, wild and out there barrel aged sours, ciders and blends. Something for everyone’s palate.
We have always supported farm to table eating, and have partnered with over 35 local farmers and producers who supply us with fresh, local foods all year long.
For breakfast, lunch, dinner and Drinks.
Our commitment to the products of Southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and our surrounding waters shines through in everything we do. At Spinnakers we are proud to be an icon of local sustainability.
Consistently voted: Best of Victoria by Newsgroup reader polls, Best Pub by Victoria chapter of Campaign for Real Ale, Best Pub food by EAT Magazine, and Fodor’s choice for Victoria accommodations.
Looking for a great Golf Course in Victoria? Henderson Park Golf Course is ideal for beginners or those who want to practice their short game. Nestled in a beautiful tree-flanked setting, the course provides a challenge to beginners and more experienced golfers alike.
Victorian era pub and family restaurant located at the Strathcona Hotel.
Enjoy family dining or traditional Olde-English pub fare along with many great choices in imported and micro/cottage beverages. Visit our Rooftop Patio, The Roof is host to the world's only rooftop beach volleyball courts too.
Park's offers great prices and an extensive menu of Sushi and Korean & Japanese fare. Big portions and saki to boot. You will enjoy lunch or dinner at this chic restaurant.
Park's has all the Japanese & Korean classics and some unique options like "Korean BBQ fire fan" " BBQ oshi sushi".
Located only a few minutes from the inner Harbour. Your neighbourhood restaurant.
Our spectacular dining room is great for casual lunches, dinners and family-friendly gatherings. The vaulted wood ceilings compliment our west coast eclectic design and our wall-to-wall windows fill the room with scenic ocean vistas. Whether you take the scenic beachside drive from downtown or a more direct route, we’re sure you’ll agree it was worth the drive. You won’t find any other restaurant so perfectly located. The views are first class and the fare is west coast contemporary. With its stunning ocean vistas and views down Cordova Bay beach, patrons will enjoy amazing west coast fare in a comfortably elegant setting. Bon appetite
Nautical Nellies has been serving delicious premium aged steak and Ocean Wise seafood to Victoria for 20 years. Overlooking the inner harbour, the restaurant's heated patio and cozy interior set the tone to enjoy great food and wine from our award-winning list. The oyster bar hosts a large selection of fresh oysters with varieties from the Pacific Northwest and East Coast, and allows guests to watch their oysters be shucked right in front of them. Adjacent to the oyster bar is a traditional, gourmet and fusion sushi bar that serves beautifully plated sushi of the finest quality.
OpenTable's "100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada 2017"
Victoria News "Best of the City" - Best Steak & Best Seafood for 2014, 2015, 2016
Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence 2016"
Zambris is an award winning restaurant specializing in Classic Italian cuisine. "Best Italian Restaurant in B.C….maybe Canada", is just one of the many accolades bestowed on them.
They also recently won both Best Wine List and Most Diner Friendly Wine List on Vancouver Island for their unique selection of Italian Wines. Their stunning location in the Atrium Building is just another reason to visit. Add to this their casual but professional service and you will have a dining experience that cannot be beaten.
Great outdoor patio. A comfortable tall table with a view of the water. The menu is pretty standard pub fare and my fish and chips was tasty. *Best* coleslaw ever! I know; coleslaw. And excellent selection of craft beer.
Perfectly positioned for downtown boardroom meetings, The Magnolia Hotel & Spa is also the ideal venue for intimate private dinners or cocktail receptions, just steps away from the Inner Harbour, BC Parliament Buildings and Victoria Conference Centre. The stylish three-room meeting and pre-function space covers 1,073 square feet, with the largest room accommodating up to 40 people. Lofty ceilings and natural light create a sense of space to encourage creativity and interaction, and each room includes Wi-Fi and multimedia essentials to help you plan a flawless event in Victoria. The Courtney Room is here to assist you with all your catering needs. Led by Chefs de Cuisine Chris Klassen and Brian Tesolin, the kitchen team creates Modern Pacific Northwest dishes using the finest local ingredients and can adapt the menu to suit the requirements of your party.
CVS Tours is a motor coach company operating in Victoria, BC Canada. We pride ourselves on operating the most modern fleet of motor coaches and Double Decker buses on Vancouver Island. CVS has a team of very talented individuals who are committed to ensuring guests have the finest experience possible while in our care. In addition, as of October 2016, CVS is operating the world’s first all-electric double-decker bus manufactured by GreenPower.
Mango Mule, Strawberry Margarita and Long Island Iced Tea. Best drinks I've ever been served at a bar! Their new patio gives you ample space to enjoy their westcoast inspired eats, while taking in Victoria’s picturesque inner harbour. In the evening, it turns into downtown Victoria’s best social scene with local beers on tap, live music, and great people.
New family owned brewery & pub in the heart of the brewing district of Victoria. German style brands with a North American flare. Inviting pub serving excellent food all made in house. Sampler flights, brewery tours, retail combined with friendly staff & great food make this a must visit for beer enthusiasts visiting Victoria.
The Royal BC Museum is one of the tourist destinations in Victoria that you simply must visit. You learn so much about Canada, and the history of British Columbia in particular. There are innumerable fascinating exhibits to see. Friendly staff are all around to help you out, and taking a tour provides even deeper insight. I simply don't have anything bad to say about this fantastic and very engaging exhibit. Highly recommend!
ビクトリアのインナーハーバーを見下ろすインタラクティブアートギャラリー！Connect In Nature. Inspire Our World.がモットー。ロバート・ベイトマンを含む自然に感化を受けたアーティストの芸術的な作品、文化遺産のコレクション！
Connect In Nature. Inspire Our World. Our mission is to promote the preservation and sustainability of the environment. To achieve this goal, we maintain an art gallery to perpetuate, protect, enhance and promote the artistic and cultural legacy of nature-inspired artists, including Robert Bateman. We also support and develop educational programs relating to the environment and nature-inspired artists.
Rustic pub feel. Liked the music playlist they had on! The burgers were delicious! They had lots of unique burgers with the option to customize an entire burger. Service was also great and quick which is always nice! The staff are very friendly.
The Maritime Museum of BC opened in 1955 as a naval museum located on Signal Hill just outside the gates of the HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt. By 1965, the Museum had outgrown the original location and found a new home in the former Supreme Court building in Bastion Square − the oldest surviving courthouse in the province. In 2014, the Museum got news from the Government of British Columbia that the provincially-owned historic courthouse was in need of major repairs that require the building to be empty. The Museum has since relocated to a new public storefront location at 634 Humboldt St., where we have our exhibits, public research space, and a gift shop. The majority of our collections are now stored off-site but are still accessible through our research request program.
Prime place to watch the sunset in the summer. Best place to eat in all of Victoria with great tasting food and dynamite location is perfect if you want to chill with friends in a casual environment and have great food.
Nothing feels more like Victoria than the iconic Pendray Inn and Tea House (formerly Gatsby Mansion). Located just a 5 minute walk from the Inner Harbour, this magnificent Victorian era manor now serves as a boutique hotel for those in search of a little old time romance.
The Pendray Inn and Tea House is over 100 years old, and elegantly accented with landscaped gardens, wandering pathways and lovely fountains. In addition to the Pendray Inn and Tea House, two other historic buildings, the Middle House and the Judges House, add to the charm of Victoria as it was a century ago. Spend your evenings immersed in history as you tuck in for the night at a noted Victoria family’s estate.
The Pendray Inn and Tea House offers a B&B experience catering to couples, families, wedding parties and corporate functions. Each of the nine rooms at the Pendray Inn and Tea House has a distinct personality and charm. The interior of the Mansion boasts beautiful woodwork, stained glass windows and crystal chandeliers. All rooms
With roughly 740,000 square metres of parkland, Beacon Hill Park is the crowning jewel in Victoria's park system. There are natural areas, manicured flower beds, footpaths and many sports and play features for the whole family to enjoy. Beacon Hill Park was formalized in 1882 when the Province of British Columbia granted 75 hectares to the City of Victoria to be held in trust. Beacon Hill Park defines the very essence of Victoria and was designated a municipal heritage site in 2009.
Merridale makes farm-crafted Cider, Spirits, and Fortified Ciders. Made from 100% Undiluted Apple Juice that is grown and produced at our Cobble Hill farm, in the heart of Cowichan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Our farm is home to our Cidery, Distillery, Eatery, Tasting Bar and Weddings.
Great place for a coffee and a snack. It's very popular and trendy. Service was quick and efficient, prices were average, and vibe of the place was upbeat and lively. It feels like the kind of place you can catch local or small musicians, poetry, jams, etc at. They have legit espresso, too
Come for the gourmet tastes and stay for the view. With Victoria's most magnificent waterfront setting, the Marina Restaurant at Oak Bay combines fresh seafood with local ingredients with to create an extraordinary dining experience.
Enjoy continental cuisine, an award winning wine list, legendary Sunday brunch or, if you're in the mood for something more exotic, try the sushi bar. With sweeping views of Mt. Baker and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, the Marina Restaurant at the Oak Bay Marina offers a feast for all your senses.
Wilson’s Transportation Ltd is a locally-owned and operated charter bus company serving Victoria and Vancouver Island. In operation since 1962, we are a trusted provider known for our exceptional service, transporting groups large and small from one destination to another – safely and on time. As Vancouver Island’s largest charter transportation company with over 140 vehicles available, we offer charters and rentals for all types of groups and events – from small elite tours to large conferences.
Fantastic Observatory View Point. It's a place where you can see the whole open Victoria when you climb up quite high. It's so nice to look around all over on a sunny day. You can see the sunrise、and the sunset is perfect. Parking spaces are also available.
At Moxie’s, you’ll experience a warm and inviting atmosphere with great daily drink specials and an expansive menu with something for everyone. Passionate hospitality, food you’ll crave and the warmth of friends – only at Moxie’s Grill & Bar on Yates Street in Victoria.
Homemade dough, homemade sauce and fresh local ingredients. 100% locally owned. 45 years in the pizza business. Cheapest pizza by the slice in Victoria - $1.39. We are located a 5 minute drive from the Inner Harbour.
Delicious tapas, increíble drinks and amazing service!! The savory, warm stuffed piquillo peppers with serrano ham, mushrooms and cream cheese — so good I ordered another instead of dessert. Comforting, creamy papas supremas (potato with serrano ham, soft boiled egg, tomato sauce, garlic aioli). Ask for extra bread to soak up every drop of the delectable sauces on the tender gambas al ajillo (shrimp in garlic, lemon sauce) and the albondigas de cordero (lamb meatballs in tomato sauce). Tuna conservas (worth every dime), marinated eggplant salad, and rainbow carrots — oh my. Crema Catalana cinnamon orange brulee with peaches. All these dishes also happen to be gluten free.
Established in 2004, Floyd’s Diner is a Victoria, BC landmark. We attribute our growth to our loyal customers, new and old. In addition to our satisfying portions we strive to maintain a fun and friendly, family-oriented atmosphere for all to enjoy. We now have three locations; with our newest location just 15 minutes from Downtown Victoria in Royal Oak. Now you can enjoy The Mahoney and other Floyd’s favorites in all three locations Heading out to Sooke/Westshore? Stop in for a bite to eat at our Langford location. If you’ve never heard of The Mahoney at Floyd’s, you’re in for a treat!”
We are open for Breakfast and Lunch 7:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday, 7:30 am to 4 pm on Fridays and Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Fantasea offers the ultimate Victoria fishing charters and sightseeing tours around Vancouver Island. We are proud to offer you a variety of services including party cruises, dinner cruises, fishing charters, whale watching, marine wildlife tours, stag and stagette cruises as well as memorials. Cruise in comfort as you enjoy Victoria's ultimate party boat.
Featuring a diverse mix of local ingredients, the West Coast Grill offers delectable and fresh culinary creations to suit every appetite. Whether you are having an after-dinner drink with friends, or a dinner meeting with colleagues, you will find an abundance of savory meals and carefully selected wines to choose from.
With a stunning waterfront location, you can admire the view as you dine on our spacious patio, or join us inside where it will feel like home in our relaxed scenic setting.
Popular Buffet Brunch available every Sunday!
At SenZushi, the Japanese owner and chefs ensure an authentic taste experience where both traditional and contemporary dishes are sure to delight. A combination of ancient Japanese exterior and modern, yet relaxing interior takes one to a place removed from everyday concerns.
Enjoy our sushi and traditional Japanese cuisine to your heart's content!
You should think of Hatley Castle, and Hatley Park National Historic Site, more as an elaborate mansion and less of a medieval castle. It is still very grand and very impressive! The entire Castle was built within 2 years and had an expensive electrical system as well! The castle also had 13 fireplaces! It has a large garden with 3 ponds to it's West side and a massive lawn to it's South. The castle was occupied and acted as an academy for the armed forces but currently serves as an administrative building for the neighboring college. These are just some of the facts and figured that you will learn if you get to chance and have the time to take part in their paid tour! It's definitely worthwhile. This site also has a huge grass lawn along with a multiple gardens that, altogether, contain 3 ponds. Ample paid parking just south of the castle. This is also a great place for weddings and formal ceremonies.
Located in Victoria's Inner Harbour, the Flying Otter Grill offers West Coast inspired cuisine paired with memorable views. Named one of the top 10 restaurant picks in 2011, the Flying Otter is a one of a kind waterfront dining experience not to be missed while visiting Victoria! The heated patio over looks the bustling Inner Harbour with a cozy pub-like setting. Open every day at 11:00am for lunch and dinner.
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. This legendary Victorian mansion, built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. He died in 1889, leaving his entire estate to his wife Joan, who lived in the Castle until her death in 1908. The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian-era furnishings.
E:Ne offers a unique take on Japanese specialty dishes. We pride ourselves on pairing our cuisine with the largest sake selection in Canada. Our sake sommeliers will educate and provide you with an unforgettable tasting experience. From anniversaries to a night out on the town, E:Ne is the perfect destination for a delightful evening.
Sea to Sky Meeting and Association Management specializes in the creative planning and management of associations, conferences, exhibitions, and special events throughout British Columbia, across Canada, and around the world. We are an award-winning company that offers a comprehensive range of services tailored to the specific needs of our clients.
Enjoy a cup of tea, light lunch, pastries or other refreshments at Rudi’s Team Room, on the grounds of Government House, a National Historic Site and home of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.
Rudi’s Tea Room is located in Butterworth Cottage, one of the original 19th century buildings on the Government House estate that make up the Cary Castle Mews.
The Tea Room is open from May 21, 2019, until end of August. Hours are 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday (closed on holidays).
Reservations are available for groups of ten or more only, outside the hours of 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All other seating will be on a first come, first served basis.
To make a reservation, please call 250-858-4417.
Everyone who goes to Victoria needs to walk out to the Breakwater Lighthouse! We ventured out on a very windy day and experienced the high surf against the barrier wall. You get a fantastic view of the shore from the lighthouse and it's great exercise to get out there because of how long the walkway is from the shore.
In 1993 Cycle BC opened its doors to Western Canada's tourism market. We have been growing ever since. Today, we have the largest selection of motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles in Canada. Cycle BC understands the needs of motorcycle enthusiasts and the adventure traveller; we offer a wide selection of expertly maintained BMW, Suzuki, Honda and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa is a breath of fresh air for meeting and event attendees. We are perfectly suited for small corporate meetings, social events and incentive groups. So, if you're looking for a seaside escape that's ideal for work and play, your search is over! Custom meeting packages are available, let us know what you are looking for and we will be happy to put something together for you.
CVS Tours is a motor coach company operating in Victoria, BC Canada. We pride ourselves on operating the most modern fleet of motor coaches and Double Decker buses on Vancouver Island. CVS has a team of very talented individuals who are committed to ensuring guests have the finest experience possible while in our care. In addition, as of October 2016, CVS is operating the world’s first all-electric double-decker bus manufactured by GreenPower.
Nice big lake with beautiful & quiet view. They have trail which is good to have some walking or running! Open air park with jogging path. People seeking fitness exercise from a slow stroll to moderate running pace. Some walking their dogs on a leash while enjoying the parks scenery.
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The Cellar is one of BC's top culinary destinations. Its distinctive wine collection, from various regions such as BC, Spain, France and Italy is the creation of The Westin Bear Mountain's own Sommeliers.
The Cellar is yours to enjoy be it either a private tasting with one of our knowledgeable Sommeliers or for an exclusive dinner party for two to twenty.
To book your private experience please call (250) 391-7160.
A great lookout point where you get a great 360 degree view of Victoria and its harbour and the Gulf Islands. You can drive up to a parking lot at the top and it is a short uphill walk to the lookout. You can also hike up from the bottom parking lot.
be different, own local art from local artists…. WELCOME TO OUR GALLERY OPEN THURSDAY TO SUNDAY, 10am TO 4pm, 235 linear feet of art gallery wall display, successful local artists, over 100 2D and 3D works of art available, including originals and limited edition prints. watercolors – acrylics – pottery – photography – stone carvings, all this in a comfortable laid back setting, a must see.
Olympic View Golf Club, aptly named for its beautiful views of Washington State's Olympic Mountains, is located just 20 minutes outside of Victoria's downtown core, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. Rated 'Top 10 Best Public Golf Facility' in British Columbia by ScoreGolf Magazine, and previously ranked within the Top 50 Golf Courses in Canada by the Golf Course Ranking and ScoreGolf Magazines.
Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Prince of Whales is perfectly positioned if you’re looking to see and do as much as possible in one day. Our hourly on-demand departures make it easy to go whale watching. You pick the time that works best for you, and we’ll have you back in time for you next important activity.
Vista 18は、BCが提供する最高の農家や漁師と協力して、この地域の恵みを探求しています。 島の家にグローバルなアプローチを取り入れることを恥ずかしがらずに、Vista18は本物の+地元の+高揚した料理できっと喜ばれるでしょう。」
Vista 18 is open for Breakfast daily 7:00am to 11:00am, Happy Hour Wednesday to Sunday, 3:30pm to 6:00pm and for Dinner and Drinks on Wednesday to Sunday, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Reservations required through the website.
Vista 18 explores the bounty of our region by working with the best farmers and fishermen BC has to offer. Not shy about infusing a global approach to our island home, Vista 18 is sure to please with cuisine that is Authentic + Local + Elevated
The Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is located in the seaside community of Cobble Hill, a 25-minute drive from the outskirts of Victoria and 15 minutes from the cultural city of Duncan. The Bill Robinson design 18-hole golf course is rated Four Stars by Golf Digest, Best Destination Golf Course in British Columbia by Golf Nerve Magazine and One of Canada’s Ten Best Courses for Your Money by Westjet Magazine. The facility has played host to numerous provincial and national championships and achieved a Sustainability Award from Tourism Vancouver Island.
Experience Victoria’s iconic sights in style—aboard our open top double-decker buses! Our Hop-On Hop-Off CitySights tour allows you to explore at your own pace. Unlimited Hop-On Hop-Off use, 15 stops—all the major attractions!
Tofino Botanical Gardens is a 12 acre site, bordered on the South by an 80 acre forest reserve. Our shoreline looks onto 5 000 acres of protected migratory shorebird habitat. We look across Browning Passage at Meares Island which has been declared a Tribal Park by the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations. To the North and West lays the 750 000 acre Clayoquot Biosphere Reserve. This unique location provides Tofino Botanical Gardens with an enormous opportunity to provide access to education and research about the temperate coastal rainforest ecosystem.
Imported tea and coffee specialists for over 120 years.
Retail teas, coffees, hot chocolate, and our own packaged food and accessories. Gourmet food and beverages made on premises to eat in or take out.
A cozy n’ cute establishment with a well-shaded terrace decorated with greenery. Great ambiance, love the décor, & the music selection perfect for the environment. Brunch, happy hour, dinner, always like to go there! Most produce and meat come from their 10-acres farm, hence the name! So this restaurant embrace the concept farm-to-table, offering a seasonal menu that is tasty and affordable!
Our guests enjoy views of the iconic Victoria BC harbour, character buildings, and Johnson Street Bridge. The Swans building was originally built in 1913 and renovated from a warehouse into loft apartments in 1987, later the apartments were converted into the Swans Hotel suites. Each suite is still equipped with a full kitchen, features original art from the founder’s personal collection, and showcases the original brick and wood beams that give the building so much character.
The majority of our individual and group visitors enjoy a self-guided exploration of our property, but guided tours are available for those wishing to see the gardens through the eyes of an expert. Tours are led by volunteers from the Victoria Master Gardener Association and cover the highlights of The Gardens at HCP, the history of the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, practical advice for gardeners in similar climates, upcoming events, and more.
Pearson College UWC is located southwest of Victoria, B.C. and is Canada’s most international school and the country’s only United World College — a movement encompassing 18 global schools dedicated to uniting cultures and countries around the world through education. Pearson is a two-year, pre-university school for students from over 150 countries who live, study and learn together pursuing the International Baccalaureate and an outdoor-oriented experiential education. More than 4,200 students have graduated from the College — its alumni are determined to make a difference in the lives of others and the world.
Come and see why Fire + Water has quickly become a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Here at Fire + Water we're fortunate to be in one of the best four diamond hotels in the Pacific North West.
The Executive Chef and his culinary team find inspiration in local, sustainable, fresh ingredients readily abundant along the Pacific Coast. Our climate, the mildest in Canada provides many a delicacy from our wild and not so wild spaces.
Our culturally diverse food and beverage team contribute unique ideas and ingredients for a refreshing approach to West Coast dining. The palette-tempting menu combined with a casual atmosphere, our restaurant and Lounge are ideal for family celebrations, a casual drink after work, and those special occasions.
If you prefer the world-famous temperate climate of Victoria, enjoy our street level outdoor patio where you can relax to the calming sounds of trickling water and enjoy a light meal or relaxing beverage.
Dine at Fire + Water and we will reimburse you $3.00 towards
SW solved a need for event hosts and planners by offering industry leading audio visual services. With the acquisition of Showtime Event & Display in 1991, SW became a one-stop shop for outstanding and cutting-edge event technology services. Today, the SW Event Technology team provides expert event services across Canada to thousands of events. This experienced team can provide a variety of services including delivering large projection screens with Powerpoint integration for large corporate conferences, setting up massive sound systems for world-class concerts, executing live camera and replay to capture the action at sporting events and impressing trade show attendees with huge LED screens. There are just a few of the event services that SW Event Technology can provide.
Oak Bay Beach Hotel – where custom craft beer tastings, bespoke barrel-aged cocktails, and blended-for-you teas are just the beginning. Meeting planners have long been searching for unique ways to make their events memorable. Allow us to elevate your event experience by customizing a Crafted Meeting with our carefully curated menu of offerings. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is already a premier destination for meetings with its variety of spaces that range from our intimate eight-person boardroom to the David Foster Foundation Theatre which is able to host up to 250 guests. With our Crafted Meeting concept, planners can personalize their event with a selection of custom experiences your attendees will not soon forget.
L. A. Limousines has been serving Victoria and Vancouver Island since 1989. We are the largest fully diversified ground transportation company on Vancouver Island. Our fleet includes late model Lincoln, Lexus, and Mercedes sedans, Lincoln Navigator luxury SUVs, vans, stretch limousines, and Navigator SUV limousines. We also have Vancouver Island’s only luxury limousine buses with seating capacity of up to 26 passengers.
MOD is the original superfast pizza experience – a pioneering fast-casual concept that puts you in the driver’s seat. Artisan-style pizzas and salads are individually sized, made on demand, and ready in just minutes. Choose from over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter you pick. Mix it up. Be spontaneous. Meaty to vegan and everything in between.” They also have gluten free thin crust available.
Fatburger started in 1952, with the creation of the biggest, juiciest hamburgers anyone had ever seen. What makes our award winning burgers so special? Premium ingredients. We are passionate about quality, food and service - and it shows! We start with fresh, never frozen Albert Angus beef. Then we add fresh, hand cut lettuce, tomato, onions and your choice of free toppings. Every meal is made to order, just the way you like it - using only the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking methods. No microwaves here! So rest easy friends, you don't need to deprive your taste buds any longer. Fatburger is a cut above fast food, with a commitment to higher quality, more variety and better value, all wrapped up in a fun, upbeat, sparkling clean environment where the music is as good as the food.
With love, from scratch, and with some of the country's best theatre artists, we build, rehearse and create our plays in our own home, a renovated 19th century church in Fernwood - Victoria's most interesting neighbourhood.
Best place to have breakfast in the city. Their food is scrumptious and comes in large portion sizes. You're definitely getting your money's worth. Also, they're a family friendly restaurant, with an excellent menu for children.
ウエストコーストトレイル(West Coast Trail)とフアンデフカトレイル(Juan de Fuca Trail)への定期バスサービス、およびバンクーバー島のチャーターバスサービス。年間を通じてチャーターバスサービスも提供しており、ハイキング用品の販売、レンタルも行っている。プロのドライバーは、応急処置の認定を受け、礼儀正しく、そして親切に対応する。
West Coast Trail Express Inc. provides shuttle bus service from Victoria and Nanaimo to the trail heads and between the trail heads of the West Coast Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail. The West Coast Trail Bus picks up and drops off passengers at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Nanaimo, Nitinaht, Pachena Bay, and Bamfield. The Juan De Fuca Trail Bus picks up and drops off passengers at Victoria, Sooke, Jordon River, China Beach, Sombrio Beach, Port Renfrew, and Nanaimo. We also provide year round Charter Bus Service, as well as Hiking Gear & Equipment Sales & Rentals.
Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill opened its doors on the 4th of February, 1991. Its original name was Ferris' Oyster and Burger Bar Restaurant. This name embodied the simplicity of their early menu: a focus on oysters and simple grill food. Although this proved to be popular, it was soon discovered that that was not enough. Ferris' menu has greatly expanded and consequently, a name change seemed appropriate. Today, Ferris' Grill (as the main floor is called), features a diverse array of fine foods, ranging from burgers, to pastas & fresh seafood, and of course, oysters!
Great little hidden jem in James Bay across from Thrifty's. Food was hot & plentiful. Not fancy but well loved!! The waitress was friendly & kept the coffee flowing. Would recommend a try in the local neighbour!!!
A downtown hotspot set in an 1882 heritage building. Finn's boasts a beautiful 60 seat patio overlooking the Inner Harbour, and a menu centered around sustainably caught seafood, AAA steaks and chops cut in house, as well as a selection of fresh causal fare. Finn's is also a champion for classic cocktails, served strong and cold, and featuring 3 oz martinis shaken or stirred at your table. Committed to supporting and developing local culinary talent, Finn's operates a thriving Red Seal apprenticeship program under celebrated Executive Chef Richared Luttman. Happy hour is 4 - 5:30 daily.
Capital City Station is Victoria's transportation hub serving BC Ferries Connector, YYJ Airport Shuttle, and Tofino Bus scheduled services. Curbside concierge and friendly customer service agents make this stop an enjoyable part of your journey coming to or leaving BC's capital city, Victoria. Indoor and outdoor seating available both in the Station and the adjoining Capital City Cafe. Locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks are proudly served, Grab a hot or cold drink and either a snack or a bagged lunch ready to go.
Sakura Sushi is THE best place to get fast, delicious and satisfying take-out sushi and Bento. If you don’t see what you like, we’ll make it fresh and FAST! We make all our sushi by hand, not with machines. Individually, with love not by volume! Come in and taste the difference.
Sakura was built over 20 years ago primarily as a grocery store, selling items for the Japanese kitchen. We carry sushi, kombu, dashi, miso, sauces, tofu, mochi, noodles, tea, natto, sushi-grade fish, thinly sliced meats, specialty ice creams, treats, snacks and Japanese cold beverages.
Here at Sakura we also offer a full Japanese menu… Udon, Donburi, the BEST Kara’age, Japanese Curry, and home-made Gyoza in town!
Azuma Sushi is my go to sushi place in Victoria. I enjoy the prompt service, the fresh sushi and restaurant environment. Although it is quite a large place, it is quiet enough to enjoy your conversation.
Tour through secret bunkers, military command posts and original 19th century buildings at Fort Rodd Hill, a west coast artillery fortress on active duty from 1895 to 1956. Be touched by the personal stories of soldiers and their families. Camp overnight in a group-friendly oTENTik. Grab the wheel as a “master mariner” at Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest on the Canadian west coast, and wander through a rare Garry Oak meadow.
Wild Renfrew is a resort located in Port Renfrew B.C., on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. A 2 hour drive from Victoria, Wild Renfrew offers a collection of luxury seaside cottages with a private beach, a newly updated hillside lodge with ocean views, a brand new cozy hostel nestled amongst the forest and an ocean front pub with a glorious patio located between it all. The addition of an adventure centre for such activities as whale watching, kayaking, biking and hiking easily bring wilderness within reach. For outdoor gear or a memento, visit one of the two retail locations.
Helijet has been a proud and active participant in British Columbia’s growth for nearly three decades. In 1986, with a carefully conceived vision, a single helicopter, and a handful of enthusiastic employees, Helijet launched Canada’s first scheduled helicopter service. From that single helicopter, flying eight times a day between downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria, Helijet has grown into a dynamic company with operations in Richmond, Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. Helijet’s fleet of medium and large helicopters, is maintained, flown and administered by a dedicated crew of over 150 employees. Helijet is proud of its growth and accomplishments, and looks forward to many more decades of service.
Bar 500は、共有された親密なダイニング体験を通じて、人間関係と思い出を築くことに焦点を当てています。 私たち全員が本当に切望しているのは、最高の食べ物や飲み物を共有するテーブルの周りで友人や家族と一緒にいる経験です。 この友人や家族を中心としたダイニングへのアプローチは、ダイニングスペースとメニューに影響を与えました。
Bar 500 is focused on building relationships and memories through the shared and intimate dining experience. What we all really crave is an experience of being with friends and family around a table sharing the best of food and beverage. This friends and family centered approach to dining has inspired our dining space and our menu.
Their outdoor seating area is one of the best places in town to get a well crafted late afternoon drink when the sun is out, and the locally sourced food is creative and consistently delicious. The atmosphere in 10 acres commons is welcoming and sophisticated.
J.R. SLIMS in Victoria is a culinary experience that delivers authentic food made by genuine people. Our restaurant draws inspiration from the diversity of fresh ingredients readily available here on the West Coast of Canada, and the tradition of unforgettable but humble Family Feasts. In short, we create experiences that feel like home. Come eat with us!
Our mission is to always deliver fresh, high-quality farm/sea-to-table product at a great value in a warm setting. We are familiar, comfortable and consistent.
The garden was designed to frame the architectural details of the Italianate house. A number of ornamental plants, roses, trees, the Wellingtonia redwood tree, also known as a Sequoiadendron giganteum, which was ordered from San Francisco in 1876. The property also contained vegetable and cut flower gardens, a small fruit orchard, and a greenhouse. The House has a fine collection of Victorian garden tools and catalogues, as well as heirloom plantings.
チャーチルへようこそ。 太平洋岸北西部の最高級クラフトビールを50タップで、喉の渇きを非常に真剣にカバーしています。 The Churchillのメニューは、おなじみのパブ料理と西海岸周辺のおいしい反射を融合させて、あなたの味覚を真っ向から狙っています。 チャーチルは、発酵および蒸留された説得の厳選されたさまざまな自然の最高の友人を提供することに誇りを持っています。
Welcome to The Churchill. With 50 taps of the pacific northwest’s finest craft beers, we’ve got your thirst buds covered in a very serious way. The menu at The Churchill is squarely aimed at your taste buds, fusing familiar pub fare and delicious reflections on our West Coast surroundings. The Churchill takes pride in offering a select variety of nature’s finest friends of the fermented and distilled persuasion.
This Victoria, BC, Canada accommodation is a gracious 1912 Victorian home, built in the style made popular by Samuel Mclure. The home was converted and originally called the Newport Inn. It’s innkeepers have been hosting travelers to Victoria since 1922. Oak Bay’s most affordable accommodation choice, close to UVic, Camosun and the Royal Jubilee Hospital, our reasonable rates and complimentary hearty breakfasts will make us your “home-away-from-home”!
With 25 aircraft in operation, 52 pilots on staff and more than 250 employees in peak season, Kenmore Air is among the best-known and most respected seaplane operations in the world. We fly an eclectic mix of piston de Havilland Beavers and turbine de Havilland Otters and Cessna Caravans, landing passengers on lakes, harbors, and tarmac among the mist-shrouded fjords and islands of the US and Canadian northwest. Kenmore Air continues to set the world standard by which seaplanes are judged and is renowned for its superior expertise in aircraft maintenance and construction. In 2014, Seattle Business Magazine honored the impact and legacy of Washington State’s top family run companies, and Kenmore Air was a proud recipient of the Washington Family Business Award.
We opened our doors in downtown Victoria in 2008 and have been satisfying your thirst for local craft beer, premiums imports and wide array of wine and spirits, 7 days a week ever since. We offer a full service menu that is hearty, fast, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch. We have lots of options for the gluten free and vegetarian diner and are pleased to host large groups. We offer free live music seven nights a week from classic rock to the hits of today.
IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE!
People have returned to the Old Spaghetti Factory time and time again to enjoy our great food in unique surroundings since 1970. All our meals are carefully prepared, and made fresh daily on the premises using only quality ingredients.
We pride ourselves by offering great food at reasonable prices. All our entrees come complete with a crisp green salad, sourdough bread, coffee or tea, and spumoni ice cream at no additional charge. Without a doubt, The Old Spaghetti Factory is the best dining value anywhere.
Come and sit awhile on the porch and savour the lavender fragrance while gazing toward Mount Prevost. At the Lavender Shop you will find a wide range of products for sale including, potted plants to create your own home garden sanctuary, fresh lavender bundles when in season, dried lavender, sachets, soaps, lotions, wildflower lavender honey and other items with lavender as the theme.
Sometimes having a light snack and sipping on an expertly made cocktail in a comfy lounge chair is all you need to bring a smile to your face. If you’re into a little barhopping at downtown Victoria hotels, or you’re travelling alone and feel like socializing with hotel guests, visitors, and locals, come visit us at The Pacific Lounge.
If casual mingling or secluded relaxation is your goal, we’d love to enhance your experience with tasty drinks, light lunches, and evening snacks from the Pacific Lounge menu.
Looking for some weekend entertainment? The Pacific Lounge is proud to present
live music every Saturday night from 8:00pm to 11:00pm. (Not available in summer season and artists may vary.)
Victoria Office Space Rentals. Private office rentals. Perfect for flexible small businesses in the Westshore. Boardrooms, Meeting Rooms, and Office Rentals. Coastal Offices offers a wide variety of services for your business venue needs. Whether you need to have a quick 3-person team meeting, or need an office for the day, Coastal Offices has the space that best works for you. Our tech-friendly rooms make setting up for that important appointment a breeze. Visitors will enjoy the comfortable chairs, ample space, and long list of amenities.
The university gardens were developed when, in 1974, the estate of Mrs. Jeanne Buchanan Simpson of Cowichan Lake was left to the university. Theirs was the largest collection in British Columbia. The collection now includes more than 200 rhododendron species and azaleas along with an extensive planting of hybrids, most of them of early origin.
PDS is an award-winning event production and top destination management company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Today, more than 20 years since our inception, we are a collaborative team of professionals fueled by innovation and passion to reach beyond the ordinary. Our designers, creative directors, producers and operations managers create transformational events to captivate attendees and inspire connections. Each of our corporate experiences firmly plant a little piece of Western Canada in everyone’s hearts.
Ocean EcoVentures is the most centrally located Whale Watching Company on Vancouver Island with the highest sighting of Orcas and Humpback Whales every year. Small Personal Tour groups, never more than 12 passengers on our boats. Marine Wildlife Photography Specialists. Longer Tours to ensure Maximum Viewing Time with the whales and wildlife. We focus on the whole Salish Sea ecosystem.
LATE NIGHT AT LA FIESTA CAFE!
We are open until 3am EVERY Friday and Saturday!
We offer burritos and other great options of Mexican Food for Dine In and Take Out.
DELIVERY COMING SOON!
We are proud to announce our NEW Mobile App to order for TAKEOUT but due to the high demand we are working on having our own DELIVERY service. Soon we will be happy let you know when is available! Thank you for your preference and loyalty.
Absolutely gorgeous lake. On a clear, sunny day in spring or summer it's incredibly beautiful, and hard to believe it's just another lake on Vancouver Island! This is one of those lakes you really have to see on the island. I highly recommend checking it out. There's a trail that goes all the way around the lake, so you can walk around or run around (if you run it takes about 20 minutes or so to get around it). It's also a fantastic spot for swimming! This lake really is a spectacle!
Join us for Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour or Late Night. Our menu is diverse, interesting and full of flavour. We also serve up some serious cocktails, beer (craft + local), wine and delicious house made sodas. Conveniently located in the Bay Centre in the heart of historic downtown Victoria, we offer a modern dining room, lounge, patio and free WiFi. Take a break from exploring the beautiful city and join us for a good time - Eat a little. Eat a lot!
Great experience the few times I've been. The inside is beautiful, lots of gorgeous woodwork and stained glass. There's a charming pub atmosphere with live music some nights. The couple times I've been we've ordered the delicious nachos - very worthwhile. Great location along major bus routes and a very short walk from the inner harbour or downtown.
Welcome to the Chemainus Theatre Festival! We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in Canada. The Chemainus Theatre Festival is your place to get together and liven up. As a non-profit society, we exist to serve Vancouver Island and its visitors by creating exceptional theatre that explores and nourishes truth, hope, redemption, love and the human spirit.
Nestled in the beautiful and historic Bastion Square, The Garrick's Head Pub has been a local fixture since 1867, in the days when Judge Matthew Begbie presided over the local court house.
One of the oldest English pub in Canada. Today, a wide selection of micro-brewed and import beers are available on tap, and still offer traditional English pub fare in a bright and relaxing atmosphere. On cool days and nights, customers are welcome to linger around our wood-burning fireplace still keeps patrons warm.
Our outdoor patio seating, overlooking the square, is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sun and to watch the crowds go by.
Steamship Grill & Taphouse honours the great traditions and adventure of the early days of steamship travel. We invite you to join us on the waterfront at the heritage Steamship Terminal on Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour.
We have used the very best locally sourced ingredients from Vancouver Island and BC, and complimented it with spices from around the world.
Join us for lunch, weekend brunch and dinner in the restaurant or on our waterfront deck, to experience an adventure in flavour.
Led by Founding Artistic Director Brian Richmond, Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre was founded in 2008 by a team of well-established and exciting early career theatre artists and educators. BBRT has completed 11 critically-lauded and well-attended seasons. In this time the company has presented 47 multi-award-winning productions and/or events.
For nearly 30 years, Truffles Catering has developed a strong presence and reputation for providing a premier hospitality experience on Vancouver Island. We catered our first event in 1992 and quickly earned a reputation on Vancouver Island for our delicious food, artful presentation and exceptional service. We appreciate the history and heritage of the island and as we have grown alongside the region, we have established deep ties to the communities within it.
Hidden gem a 4o minute drive from Victoria. Excellent hiking options from family friendly to challenging for experienced hikers. One of the prettiest sunset spots I’ve seen. And a powdery white sand beach!
BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. We are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services. In April 2003, BC Ferries was transformed from a Crown corporation into an independent, commercial organization under the Company Act. Our Company is governed by an independent Board of Directors appointed by the B.C. Ferry Authority.
A lovely gallery featuring fine Canadian art and Canadian artists, great exhibitions in a bright, well lit spacious gallery, fantastic Oak Bay location with ample parking and stunning curb appeal, exceptional, friendly, and professional staff, a must visit for art lovers.
We’re a family owned plant based butchery/eatery located in beautiful Victoria, BC at the Victoria Public Market. A 5 minute walk from the Inner Harbour. The Very Good Butchers offer a hot food menu which is available all day every day at our Vegan Butcher Shop in Victoria, BC. The Very Good Butchers brunch menu is available until 3 pm every Saturday and Sunday! We’re here to provide organic, wholesome and delicious meat alternatives that everyone can enjoy and feel good about. We make good quality meat alternatives that are as accessible as possible to everyone, whether you are looking to reduce meat consumption for environmental concerns, are already a vegan or vegetarian, or are just looking for a tasty healthier alternative.
Located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites, Royal Roads University has a long history of excellence. In 2015, we celebrated 75 years of leadership and learning - 55 years as a military college and 20 years as a public applied research university. We understand the needs and aspirations of our students, and we’ve created options to deliver an educational experience that fits your lifestyle. Our cohort model features group-based course work, providing a resource of like-minded peers for you to share, challenge and grow with throughout your program. Even after graduation, these groups continue to support your aspirations to ensure your life changing experience with us has enabled not only professional transformation, but a personal one as well.
Alcheringa Gallery is one of the leading indigenous art galleries in the world specializing in contemporary art from the Northwest Coast of Canada. Based in downtown Victoria, BC - and grateful to be on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples - Alcheringa has been proud to represent the leading indigenous artists from Vancouver Island, BC and Canada for over 35 years, and has placed art in private and public collections all over the world. The gallery produces four to six new exhibitions every year, supplemented by ongoing new works by gallery artists. Alcheringa has one of the largest fine print collections to be found anywhere, and also represents paintings, carvings/sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, and textiles. Alcheringa Gallery has had a long commitment to supporting and promoting artists by donating back to their communities in ongoing efforts to preserve and protect indigenous culture.
The Pacific’s West Coast Afternoon Tea is available throughout the year, and is a modern twist on a traditional afternoon tea. Along with the curated tea list, guests enjoy treats showcasing Victoria’s local, regional culinary influences. The Pacific Restaurant offers a selection of different afternoon tea experiences throughout the year, celebrating different seasons and special occasions.
Victoria has a long association with tea, but we take it to the next level. Our tea program is heavily influenced by Asian culture, consisting of a custom mix of single-estate teas and blends, all presented in a culturally appropriate way. Our Teas are curated in the same way that a sommelier chooses a wine list, and we work very closely with Silk Road Tea Company’s resident Tea master Daniela Cubelic on both the selection and the presentation.
Experience Afternoon Tea at the Dining Room Restaurant, located in the former residence of the Butchart family.
The culinary team takes pride in working with local food producers to ensure the quality and freshness reflect the abundance of the region.
Carefully selected wines and beverages are available to enhance the local dining experience.
Host your small event with us and be impressed with these crisp, contemporary business facilities. At the Chateau Victoria, we make it easy. Our team understands the importance of your event and will customize our services to meet your unique needs. There are several layouts available from executive suites perched high above the city, to a 20-person boardroom (6 during Covid), or larger theatre settings that accommodate up to 60 people (14 during Covid). Whether you are planning an intimate strategy session or a larger workshop, you’ll find everything you need at the Chateau Victoria to help your event go smoothly. Explore our room choices to find the right space for you. All rooms include dedicated, secure high-speed Wi-Fi, and AV equipment is available for rental. Please note that our two meeting rooms have 75 inch 4K smart monitors as part of your room rental. If we don’t have what you need, our preferred AV suppliers will be able to set you up. Browse our catering menus to see our selection of delicious,
Tofino Bus Services Inc. has been operating since June 2002, offering daily scheduled services to and from Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria. We strive to make our customers happy with their travel experience and ensure they feel safe, while knowing they can depend on our team of knowledgeable staff and drivers. The journey to Tofino is like no other, taking you away from your busy life and into an oasis surrounded by beaches, forest, wildlife and pure serenity.
Dashwood Manor Seaside Bed & Breakfast provides the perfect lodging for vacation holidays, business travel, and romantic getaways. This 1912 heritage home sits gracefully on the edge of Victoria’s scenic marine drive, Dallas Road, and is surrounded by incredible ocean and mountain views, mile long beaches, and the infamous Beacon Hill Park. Just walking distance from Cook Street Village, James Bay, and the inner harbour of downtown Victoria, there is no shortage of incredible restaurants, coffee shops, attractions, and culture to experience during your stay at the Dashwood Manor! Book your stay now to kick back, relax, breathe in the fresh ocean air, and get to know what island living is all about!
Glo Restaurant + Lounge offers unparalleled views of the Selkirk Waterway minutes from Downtown. The interior is comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the waterway and offers a sleek + modern design with inviting booths and plenty of seating at our 360° bar.
Featuring an extensive food, wine and cocktail menu that boasts a wide variety of offerings, Glo restaurants team of professionals can turn any regular day into a spectacular one.
With over 20,000 objects, the AGGV collection represents significant works produced in this region and art that represents our histories. Since its founding, we have been assembling work from around the Pacific Rim and have established one of the finest collections of Asian art in the world.
Where romance, fine wines, impeccable service, and conversation simply flow. A shrine to gourmet dining, our elegant and award-winning dining room features innovative four-diamond cuisine, paired with an exquisite 500-label wine list. Having won one of Canada's few "Best Award of Excellence" from the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine for three consecutive years, the Empress Room's unparalleled commitment to wine is demonstrated by three resident sommeliers. Tapestry covered walls, rising 20-feet to meet a richly carved ceiling, candlelight and the delicate sound of live harp music floating in the background creates a dramatic sense of occasion for all who dine in this unforgettable room.
Victoria is truly the ‘City of Gardens’. We invite you to join us in visiting some of the unique private gardens that have been developed by local gardeners. With Victoria’s mild climate, gardening is a year-round passion that has resulted in an abundant array of gardens world-renowned for their beauty and individual charm. Garden Tours specializes in (1) Guided & Narrated tours of public and private gardens (2) Customized tours for groups of all sizes. Special group packages available. Our unique personalized tours will introduce you to gardens both creative and colourful, so bring your camera and comfortable shoes.
Welcome to Canada’s oldest Gastropub. We are Island made and are pioneers of the craft beer sector, paving the way for modern-day brewpubs. Spinnakers has always believed that the measure of a good pub is in its ability to serve a good meal along with a good pint. Our commitment to the food of Southern Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and our surrounding waters shines through in everything we do. At Spinnakers, we are proud to be an icon of local sustainability.
Small and cozy location. We greatly enjoyed the heritage burger (added cheese and bacon) and the delizioso chicken burger. The fries and chips are house made and I like that they'll do a half of each as your side. After 9pm daily burgers are half price, though unfortunately this appears to be their busiest time of day.
The historic capital city of Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, north of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, and separated from mainland British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia. The city is steeped in history and has plenty of old world charm alongside a vibrant modern atmosphere. Plus, there’s no shortage of iconic world-renowned attractions to explore. Get a bird’s eye view of Greater Victoria and southern Vancouver Island when you see the sights by seaplane!
Poke bowls are inspired by traditional Hawaiian cuisine and will satisfy your need for healthy and delicious fuel all day long.
Poke is not your typical fast food. Every bowl we offer is packed with flavour and you are in the driver’s seat. Choose your own adventure, build your bowl!
Poke Fresh is thrilled to bring these soulful bowls to the Cook St Village!
A fantastic pit stop on your way to Juan de Fuca. The staff there are super friendly and can share insights on attractions and seasonality expectation. There are also lots of resources free to take that can help you gain some knowledge about particular attraction points. The historical equipment and items were very neat, love the knowledge shared along with some story telling audio display. Please don't forget to support this location and get some post cards or merchandise!!
だから、おいしい料理、おいしいビール、そして素晴らしい仲間となると、Yates Street Taphouse Bar＆Grillがその場に出ます。」
Welcome to the Taphouse. Here you’ll find over forty great beers on tap-from local favorites to foreign flavors. You’ll also find great foods made fresh with a local twist to add flavor and fun to your snack or meal.
We serve it all up with knowledgeable and friendly staff in our heritage building that has been providing hospitality to locals and travelers alike since 1890. Our newly renovated facility has pool tables, flat screen televisions galore, quiet corners that you can get away in and over seventy feet of African Mahogany bar to saddle up to.
So when it comes to good food, good beer and great company, the Yates Street Taphouse Bar & Grill hits the spot.
The family garden out by the Nimpkish River, near Port McNeill on Northern Vancouver Island. Garden Includes: three and one half acres of perennials, animals, shrubs, trees, and a food garden. It is filled with wonderful plants. Enjoy a relaxing walk-thru. We are open Daily From 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. In addition to the garden there is a unique forest Trail taking you to the Nimpkish River.
250 KM OF PACIFIC PARADISE STRETCHING FROM VICTORIA, BC TO CAMPBELL RIVER.
From a quick two day getaway to the six-day Golf Trail, Vancouver Island golf courses do not disappoint. Proudly offering the following for your BC golf vacations… 14 destination Vancouver Island golf courses, 10 accommodation partners, rental car reservations and apres golf activities – we take care of it all!
Welcome to Siam Thai Restaurant, Victoria's BEST Thai Cuisine!
Thai cuisine is light, fresh and traditionally seasoned with chilli peppers and aromatic herb, a gourmet delight for those who know and love good food. It also has a temper. It can be as spicy hot (but not as heavy) as fiery Indian food or as gently flavoured as Chinese. Happily, Thai cuisine is a pleasant contrast between the two.
You can have it "spicy hot or spicy not" - You decide.
Very quiet little hike through beautiful forests. Some Waterfalls on the way, and an opportunity to go up to the Goldstream trestle. The trail seems well kept and not muddy, even in the rain. The mine itself has a little placard about it, and you can go in. It is pretty wet in the winter though.
Nestled in a remarkable setting of garry oaks on West Saanich Road, the building and grounds have been refurbished to reflect the property's original structure.
Rich earth tones, classic planked flooring and elegant woodwork provide a warm interior settingfor a unique dining experience.
Two heated exterior patios set amidst towering oaks and landscaped gardens are perfectly situated for a leisurely gathering of family or