OUR HOTEL’S DOWNTOWN VICTORIA LOCATION
The Quality Inn Hotel's downtown Victoria location means it is within two easy blocks walk to several Victoria attractions, including the famous Inner Harbour, fantastic dining, and quaint shops.
Visitors will be entertained by performers and musicians along the Inner Harbour causeway, and will enjoy the short walk to the city's main attractions, such as the Royal BC Museum, IMAX Theatre, whale watching tour departures and more. The Quality Inn Downtown Victoria Hotel is also located close to U.S. Ferry terminals.
For the shopping lovers, walk from our downtown Victoria hotel's front door to the Bay Shopping Centre, Antique Rowe shops and to the boutiques on Government Street, a Victoria must see. For those travelling to Victoria on business we are ideally located within a block of the Victoria Conference Centre, government offices and the business district.
The Quality Inn Downtown is located at 850 Blanshard Street, at the corner of Blanshard & Courtney Streets (see map)
Located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island & boasting a mild climate year-round, Victoria, British Columbia is always in bloom! Canada's "City of Gardens" is abundant with breathtaking scenery, British character, world-class attractions, festivals and more.
Whether you choose to see our city by horse-drawn carriage ride among the many Victorian heritage homes in historic James Bay
or tour the city on a Double Decker bus, you are sure to enjoy the many gardens seaside trails and beaches that Victoria has to offer. For a more relaxed pace be sure to sample the tradition of afternoon high tea held at The Blethering Place Tearoom or the White Heather Tearoom.
For those who like a more active sightseeing adventure you can cycle the Galloping Goose Trail, get close & personal with whales on eco-tours, kayak the Gorge Waterway, or try ziplining, golfing, or hiking; and that's just to start.
Victoria is also home to many museums, galleries, spas and the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Be sure to check with our front desk staff as several festivals are held throughout the year, such as the Victoria Day Parade, the international Swiftsure Yacht Race and the Dragonboat Festival which are sure to please.
GETTING TO VICTORIA
The journey to Victoria, British Columbia is just the beginning…
Choose from several routes and modes of transportation to get to Vancouver Island and Victoria , whether you are coming from coastal BC, Washington State or beyond.
The most popular travel route also offering endless photo opportunities is aboard the BC Ferries, connecting the British
Columbia Mainland to Victoria and the rest of Vancouver Island. The 1 ½ hour ferry ride travels through the majestic islands of the Juan De Fuca Straight.
Other ferry options to consider are the Washington State ferries
and the Co-Ho
from Port Angeles. Or the passenger-only ferries such as the Clipper
from Seattle and the Victoria/San Juan Cruise Ship.
Breathtaking views await those who like to travel in style, such as on a harbour plane
or with Helijet.
These convenient flight options will have you arriving in downtown Victoria, direct from downtown Vancouver, in approximately 30 minutes. Air travelers can also fly into Victoria International Airport
, a half hour drive north of the "Garden City". The Airporter Shuttles to hotels, car rentals services and taxi's are available at the Airport.
Another option we recommend you consider for getting from Vancouver or from Northern points of Vancouver Island to Victoria is abroad Pacific Coach Lines.
They offer reasonable rates and frequent service to Victoria with several pick-up locations. The coaches from Vancouver travel abroad on the BC ferries giving you the added pleasure of the "cruise" experience.
VICTORIA LEISURE ACTIVITIES
Experience the many leisure activities our hotel's downtown Victoria location provides access to, whether you are looking to explore the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean or to take in a round of golf with friends. And of course, shops galore!
Plan to visit Victoria's famous offshore residents as one of your activities while visiting; some of these seasonally include the Orca
whales, Minkes, Humpbacks, porpoises, sea lions and more. Spectacular whale-watching tours
are offered April to October, and marine wildlife tours
are available from October to April. Move at your own pace, and rent a canoe or kayak and explore the calm Gorge Waterway. Cycle the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, spanning over 100 kilometres from Sidney to Sooke.
Victoria's mild climate also allows for year-round golfing with many golf courses to choose from. Olympic View
, Arbutus Ridge
, Cordova Bay
and the Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Mountain
to name a few, each beckons with challenging courses and spectacular views. The Quality Inn Downtown would be pleased to customize your golf package upon request.
And what would a vacation be without a little shopping? Government Street offers a collection of art galleries, jewellers, souvenir shops, cafes, and other casual or formal retail shops. You will find nostalgic "treasures" on Antique Rowe, only steps from the Inner Harbour. A short drive from downtown Victoria is quaint Oak Bay Village, filled with British Imports, The Blethering Place Tearoom
and many other shops.
Located in a sub-Mediterranean climate zone, Victoria, British Columbia boasts the mildest weather in Canada. While Victoria's winters are mild and rarely include snow, some warmer clothing is recommended between November & March. This mild pleasant winter climate attracts many visitors to Victoria, escaping the winter in other parts of the country.
Sheltered by the coastal mountains of the Pacific Northwest, the average amount of rainfall in the summer months is 2.5 cm (1 inch) and only 5 cm (2 inches) in the winter months. Ocean breezes keep the summer temperatures pleasant and the humidity low.