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Guidebook for Victoria

Gloria & Mark
Gloria & Mark
Liittyi 2016
Gloria & Mark

Guidebook for Victoria

Entertainment & Activities
Victoria's prestigious Bear Mountain resort, home of Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf and Western Canada's only 8-court red clay world class tennis centre! Also enjoy the PGA Tour Champions this coming September!
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Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
1999 Country Club Way
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Victoria's prestigious Bear Mountain resort, home of Canada's only 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf and Western Canada's only 8-court red clay world class tennis centre! Also enjoy the PGA Tour Champions this coming September!
An All Fun Recreation Park which features go-karts, batting cages, and mini golf.
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Western Speedway
2207 Millstream Road
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An All Fun Recreation Park which features go-karts, batting cages, and mini golf.
Food Scene
Goldstream Avenue
Fabulous brunches, family-friendly with modern, elegant decor, no reservations needed, great for all-day dining
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Milestones
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Fabulous brunches, family-friendly with modern, elegant decor, no reservations needed, great for all-day dining
Japanese chefs making amazing, must-try sushi and very reasonable prices. California rolls are made with real crab! Reservations recommended as this place is very popular amongst the locals!
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Sushi Langford
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Japanese chefs making amazing, must-try sushi and very reasonable prices. California rolls are made with real crab! Reservations recommended as this place is very popular amongst the locals!
Great local, family-friendly Vietnamese restaurant for the classic Pho in a clean, modern, airy and spacious space in Goldstream Village.
Green Leaf Bistro
832 Goldstream Ave
Great local, family-friendly Vietnamese restaurant for the classic Pho in a clean, modern, airy and spacious space in Goldstream Village.
Enjoy Thai cuisine in an open yet warm ambience of the wood beams and corner fireplaces. This place is always bustling with crowds so if you are a group larger than four people, reservations are highly recommended.
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Sabhai Thai Restaurant
2800 Jacklin Road
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Enjoy Thai cuisine in an open yet warm ambience of the wood beams and corner fireplaces. This place is always bustling with crowds so if you are a group larger than four people, reservations are highly recommended.
Treat yourself to all-day dining in a stunning setting atop the exquisite Nicklaus-designed golf course and soak in views of Mt. Finlayson. Luxurious yet comfortable resort decor. Indoor or outdoor dining - breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks to wind down the day - this place offers something for everyone! They also have special features for holidays such as Mother's Day or Father's Day Brunch and Christmas & New Year's Day dinners as well as have special limited tasting menus of local delicacies such as Spot Prawns.
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The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
1999 Country Club Way
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Treat yourself to all-day dining in a stunning setting atop the exquisite Nicklaus-designed golf course and soak in views of Mt. Finlayson. Luxurious yet comfortable resort decor. Indoor or outdoor dining - breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks to wind down the day - this place offers something for everyone! They also have special features for holidays such as Mother's Day or Father's Day Brunch and Christmas & New Year's Day dinners as well as have special limited tasting menus of local delicacies such as Spot Prawns.
Parks & Nature
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Mount Finlayson
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Hiking, Biking, Swimming
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Thetis Lake Regional Park
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Hiking, Biking, Swimming
In less than a kilometre, walk from your suite and go for a stroll at the lake. On hot days, have a nice leisurely swim at the lake.
Florence Lake
In less than a kilometre, walk from your suite and go for a stroll at the lake. On hot days, have a nice leisurely swim at the lake.
At the foot of Echo Valley Drive, walk part way up a private driveway and just before the gate, access Bear Mountain's unmarked hiking and mountain biking trail system. At the fork, climb up and explore many trails, some of which lead to stunning views of Langford and Victoria, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. We'd be happy to be your guides and/or provide more specific trail directions.
Echo Valley Drive
At the foot of Echo Valley Drive, walk part way up a private driveway and just before the gate, access Bear Mountain's unmarked hiking and mountain biking trail system. At the fork, climb up and explore many trails, some of which lead to stunning views of Langford and Victoria, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. We'd be happy to be your guides and/or provide more specific trail directions.
Beautiful scenic moderate-level trails through meadows along a ridge with incredible panoramic views of Saanich Inlet.
Gowlland Tod Provincial Park Parking Lot
733 Caleb Pike Rd
Beautiful scenic moderate-level trails through meadows along a ridge with incredible panoramic views of Saanich Inlet.
Easy walking or biking trails around this local swimming and fishing lake. Enjoy views from some of the long, picturesque boardwalks or hang out at the family-friendly quaint beach with a playground with a couple of small sprays great for little tots!
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Langford Lake
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Easy walking or biking trails around this local swimming and fishing lake. Enjoy views from some of the long, picturesque boardwalks or hang out at the family-friendly quaint beach with a playground with a couple of small sprays great for little tots!
Sightseeing
Canada's only urban resort community. Westin hotel, Nicklaus design golf courses, tennis, cycling and so much more.
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Bear Mountain Resort
1999 Country Club Way
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Canada's only urban resort community. Westin hotel, Nicklaus design golf courses, tennis, cycling and so much more.
Hatley Park National Historic Site is located in Colwood, just a 15min. drive from our place. It is the site of Hatley Castle, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. Since 1995, the mansion and estate have been used for the public Royal Roads University. From the 1940s to 1995, it was used for the Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility. The extensive grounds of the historic site have formal gardens, former farmland, and trails through mature stands of first and second-growth forest, including large Douglas fir and western red cedar.
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Hatley Castle
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Hatley Park National Historic Site is located in Colwood, just a 15min. drive from our place. It is the site of Hatley Castle, a Classified Federal Heritage Building. Since 1995, the mansion and estate have been used for the public Royal Roads University. From the 1940s to 1995, it was used for the Royal Roads Military College, a naval training facility. The extensive grounds of the historic site have formal gardens, former farmland, and trails through mature stands of first and second-growth forest, including large Douglas fir and western red cedar.
About a 16-min. drive from our location, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood side of Esquimalt Harbour. The site is adjacent to Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. Both the fort and lighthouse are managed and presented to the public by Parks Canada.
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Fisgard Lighthouse
603 Fort Rodd Hill Road
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About a 16-min. drive from our location, Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site is a 19th-century coastal artillery fort on the Colwood side of Esquimalt Harbour. The site is adjacent to Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site, the first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada. Both the fort and lighthouse are managed and presented to the public by Parks Canada.
Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings and learn about B.C.'s Legislative Assembly. The Parliament Buildings are open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors are welcome to join one of the regularly-scheduled guided tours or to explore the buildings on their own self-guided tour. During the busy summer season, the Parliament Buildings are open for tours seven days a week, including statutory holidays. Guided tours are free and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes...
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Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
614 Government St
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Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendour of the Parliament Buildings and learn about B.C.'s Legislative Assembly. The Parliament Buildings are open to the public from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors are welcome to join one of the regularly-scheduled guided tours or to explore the buildings on their own self-guided tour. During the busy summer season, the Parliament Buildings are open for tours seven days a week, including statutory holidays. Guided tours are free and last approximately 30 to 45 minutes...
The Galloping Goose Regional Trail is a 55-km (34 mi) rail trail between Victoria and the ghost town of Leechtown, north of Sooke, where it meets the old Sooke Flowline. The trail is a popular route both for commuting and recreation, including within the urban areas of central Victoria, which it penetrates in part. It is frequented by people walking, running, cycling, skateboarding and (in places) riding horses. It connects up with many other trails and parks in the area. The trail was created in 1987 on the former right-of-way of the Canadian National Railway, and runs through the communities of Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Saanich, and Victoria.
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Galloping Goose Trail
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The Galloping Goose Regional Trail is a 55-km (34 mi) rail trail between Victoria and the ghost town of Leechtown, north of Sooke, where it meets the old Sooke Flowline. The trail is a popular route both for commuting and recreation, including within the urban areas of central Victoria, which it penetrates in part. It is frequented by people walking, running, cycling, skateboarding and (in places) riding horses. It connects up with many other trails and parks in the area. The trail was created in 1987 on the former right-of-way of the Canadian National Railway, and runs through the communities of Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Saanich, and Victoria.
Shopping
Goldstream Village is downtown Langford's beautiful main thoroughfare, alive with beautifully landscaped street-side boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants providing an immense variety of tastes and services. Visit West Shore Chamber of Commerce for a list of businesses along Goldstream Avenue, or take a casual stroll down Langford's city centre.
Goldstream
Goldstream Village is downtown Langford's beautiful main thoroughfare, alive with beautifully landscaped street-side boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants providing an immense variety of tastes and services. Visit West Shore Chamber of Commerce for a list of businesses along Goldstream Avenue, or take a casual stroll down Langford's city centre.
A 5-min drive from the suite, drop by the Costco Gas Station (the only one in all of BC) during off-peak hours and do your shopping all in one place!
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Costco Wholesale
799 McCallum Road
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A 5-min drive from the suite, drop by the Costco Gas Station (the only one in all of BC) during off-peak hours and do your shopping all in one place!
If you are into finding locally produced and grown food and artisan home and bath products or if you are a cheesecake lover, then you must check out this 100% owned and operated Victoria grocery store. It's also the closest grocery store to us. Just less than a 5 min. drive.
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Market On Millstream
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If you are into finding locally produced and grown food and artisan home and bath products or if you are a cheesecake lover, then you must check out this 100% owned and operated Victoria grocery store. It's also the closest grocery store to us. Just less than a 5 min. drive.
The closest shopping centre for all your essentials from wine and beer, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware and home building stores, home decor, shoes, clothing, furniture, music, dollar stores, golf supplies, etc. - Serious Coffee, Liquor Planet, The Market, Home Depot, Tom Lee Music, Golf Town, Pier 1 Imports, Michaels, Dollarama, Aldo Shoes, Le Chateau, Forbes Pharmacy, Everything Wine, La Vie En Rose, Cobs Bread, Milestones Grill & Bar, 900 Degrees Pizzeria, WokBox, Nando's Flame Grille Chicken and more.
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Millstream Village Shopping Centre
131-2401A Millstream Rd
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The closest shopping centre for all your essentials from wine and beer, grocery stores, pharmacies, hardware and home building stores, home decor, shoes, clothing, furniture, music, dollar stores, golf supplies, etc. - Serious Coffee, Liquor Planet, The Market, Home Depot, Tom Lee Music, Golf Town, Pier 1 Imports, Michaels, Dollarama, Aldo Shoes, Le Chateau, Forbes Pharmacy, Everything Wine, La Vie En Rose, Cobs Bread, Milestones Grill & Bar, 900 Degrees Pizzeria, WokBox, Nando's Flame Grille Chicken and more.
Arts & Culture
Within a 30-min. drive to downtown Victoria, the Royal British Columbia Museum is a must-see! Founded in 1886, it consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the B.C. Provincial Archives. The "Royal" title was approved by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed by HRH Prince Philip in 1987, to coincide with a Royal tour of that year. It includes three permanent galleries: natural history, modern history, and local First Nations’ history. The museum’s collections comprise approximately 7 million objects.
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Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St
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Within a 30-min. drive to downtown Victoria, the Royal British Columbia Museum is a must-see! Founded in 1886, it consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the B.C. Provincial Archives. The "Royal" title was approved by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed by HRH Prince Philip in 1987, to coincide with a Royal tour of that year. It includes three permanent galleries: natural history, modern history, and local First Nations’ history. The museum’s collections comprise approximately 7 million objects.
Getting Around
This is our go-to local bike shop that offers excellent customer service!
Goldstream Bicycles
694 Goldstream Ave
This is our go-to local bike shop that offers excellent customer service!