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Ocean Island Guest Discounts
As an Ocean Island guest, you’ll get rad VIP whale watching discounts! By booking through Ocean Island you can enjoy the rate of $95 (nearly 25% off the regular rate of $119) for year-round whale watching, wildlife tours, and harbour tours aboard high-speed zodiacs and luxury covered motor yacht. Want to book before you arrive? No problem! Call us at +1-250-385-1785 or email us at info@oceanisland.com
SpringTide Whale Watching & Eco Tours
1119 Wharf St
As an Ocean Island guest, you’ll get rad VIP whale watching discounts! By booking through Ocean Island you can enjoy the rate of $95 (nearly 25% off the regular rate of $119) for year-round whale watching, wildlife tours, and harbour tours aboard high-speed zodiacs and luxury covered motor yacht. Want to book before you arrive? No problem! Call us at +1-250-385-1785 or email us at info@oceanisland.com
If you want to explore the inner harbour by yourself, they also provide a great rental service. But more importantly, they offer Ocean Island guests a discount on their Half Day Tour at 9:30am and 1:30pm: Reg $78 Adults, but Ocean Island guests pay $62. Bring your receipt or business card to their location. Located at: 1006 Wharf Street next to Red Fish Blue Fish. More info: www.victoriakayak.com or 250-216-5646
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Victoria Kayak Tours & Rentals
1006 Wharf St
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If you want to explore the inner harbour by yourself, they also provide a great rental service. But more importantly, they offer Ocean Island guests a discount on their Half Day Tour at 9:30am and 1:30pm: Reg $78 Adults, but Ocean Island guests pay $62. Bring your receipt or business card to their location. Located at: 1006 Wharf Street next to Red Fish Blue Fish. More info: www.victoriakayak.com or 250-216-5646
5$ off on any of their regular priced tours for Ocean Island guests. Just bring a receipt or business card and you are ready to go on an adventure! Located at Fisherman's Wharf More info: (250) 386-7333 or www.kelpreef.com
Kelp Reef Adventures
12 Erie St
5$ off on any of their regular priced tours for Ocean Island guests. Just bring a receipt or business card and you are ready to go on an adventure! Located at Fisherman's Wharf More info: (250) 386-7333 or www.kelpreef.com
Victoria and Vancouver Island are known for their great craft beer. The best way to indulge yourself in all the goodness is to do a brewery tour! You can enjoy lots of beer samples from notable breweries around Victoria and get a unique look behind the scenes. Transportation is also taken care of as a mini-bus will get you from brewery to brewery. When the fun comes to an end, you’ll be conveniently dropped off in downtown Victoria so you can get home safe & sound! Canadian Craft Tours offers Ocean Island Guests a 10% discount on brewery tours and 20% discount on winery tours. See our Front Desk Superstars for the promo codes before booking online! More info: www.canadiancrafttours.ca
Canadian Craft Tours
660 Oswego St
Victoria and Vancouver Island are known for their great craft beer. The best way to indulge yourself in all the goodness is to do a brewery tour! You can enjoy lots of beer samples from notable breweries around Victoria and get a unique look behind the scenes. Transportation is also taken care of as a mini-bus will get you from brewery to brewery. When the fun comes to an end, you’ll be conveniently dropped off in downtown Victoria so you can get home safe & sound! Canadian Craft Tours offers Ocean Island Guests a 10% discount on brewery tours and 20% discount on winery tours. See our Front Desk Superstars for the promo codes before booking online! More info: www.canadiancrafttours.ca
Hop on this Vintage Double Decker bus to discover Victoria! Ocean Island guests get 10% off if they book online or at the kiosk with promo code: SightseeingVictoria. More info: www.sightseeingvictoria.com/tour/victoria-hop-on-hop-off/
Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria
721 Douglas St
Hop on this Vintage Double Decker bus to discover Victoria! Ocean Island guests get 10% off if they book online or at the kiosk with promo code: SightseeingVictoria. More info: www.sightseeingvictoria.com/tour/victoria-hop-on-hop-off/
CVS offers tours to the Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, the Butterfly Gardens, a Deluxe City tour, and their famous Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus which stops at: Chinatown, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Cook Street Village and Beacon Hill Park. As a guest of Ocean Island, you receive a 15% discount for every tour when you use the online promo code: OceanIsland. Pick-up is in front of the Empress Hotel. Location: on Government Sreet in front of the Empress Hotel. More Info: 250 386 8652 or www.cvscruisevictoria.com
CVS Tours
721 Government St
CVS offers tours to the Butchart Gardens, Craigdarroch Castle, the Butterfly Gardens, a Deluxe City tour, and their famous Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus which stops at: Chinatown, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Cook Street Village and Beacon Hill Park. As a guest of Ocean Island, you receive a 15% discount for every tour when you use the online promo code: OceanIsland. Pick-up is in front of the Empress Hotel. Location: on Government Sreet in front of the Empress Hotel. More Info: 250 386 8652 or www.cvscruisevictoria.com
Axe and Grind is Victoria’s best (and only) urban axe throwing range! A fun time for a group of friends, their experienced staff will help you prepare so you can let out your inner lumberjack. Grab a referral card from our front desk to get 10% off! More info: www.axeandgrind.ca
Axe and Grind
910 Government Street
Axe and Grind is Victoria’s best (and only) urban axe throwing range! A fun time for a group of friends, their experienced staff will help you prepare so you can let out your inner lumberjack. Grab a referral card from our front desk to get 10% off! More info: www.axeandgrind.ca
Book your Monkido or Bunjee Jumping adventure in advance at the front desk! West Shore: 1767 Island Highway, 250-590-7529 Nanaimo: 35 Nanaimo River Road, 250-716-7874 www.wildplay.com
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Wildplay Element Parks West Shore Victoria
1767 Island Highway
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Book your Monkido or Bunjee Jumping adventure in advance at the front desk! West Shore: 1767 Island Highway, 250-590-7529 Nanaimo: 35 Nanaimo River Road, 250-716-7874 www.wildplay.com
Experience the rainforest on your professionally-guided zipline tour along 8 cables, up to 150 ft. off the ground and up to 1000 ft. in length! Ocean Island guests receive a free shuttle to Sooke ($20 value). Shuttle service runs daily at 11:30am and 2pm from May 1 through to September 30, and pickup is at the Tourism Victoria Info Centre. Reservations are required for shuttle guests. Please call 250-642-1933 to reserve. Also make sure to bring a receipt to receive the discount. Located at: 5128 Sooke Road (a half hour drive from downtown Victoria) More Info: 250-642-1933 or www.adrenalinezip.com
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Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
5128 Sooke Road
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Experience the rainforest on your professionally-guided zipline tour along 8 cables, up to 150 ft. off the ground and up to 1000 ft. in length! Ocean Island guests receive a free shuttle to Sooke ($20 value). Shuttle service runs daily at 11:30am and 2pm from May 1 through to September 30, and pickup is at the Tourism Victoria Info Centre. Reservations are required for shuttle guests. Please call 250-642-1933 to reserve. Also make sure to bring a receipt to receive the discount. Located at: 5128 Sooke Road (a half hour drive from downtown Victoria) More Info: 250-642-1933 or www.adrenalinezip.com
The Royal BC Museum was founded in 1886 to conserve the natural and human history of British Columbia. In the museum you can find several exhibitions on the natural, modern and First Nations’ history of British Columbia. Buy a voucher ticket through our Front Desk and receive 20% off regular admission! Located at: 675 Belleville St. More Info: 250-356-7226 or www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
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Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville St
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The Royal BC Museum was founded in 1886 to conserve the natural and human history of British Columbia. In the museum you can find several exhibitions on the natural, modern and First Nations’ history of British Columbia. Buy a voucher ticket through our Front Desk and receive 20% off regular admission! Located at: 675 Belleville St. More Info: 250-356-7226 or www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more than 75 species of butterflies. Ocean Island guests receive 20% off regular admission. Grab a referral card from the Front Desk! Located at 1461 Benvenuto Ave More info: 250-652-3822 or www.butterflygardens.com
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Victoria Butterfly Gardens
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With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more than 75 species of butterflies. Ocean Island guests receive 20% off regular admission. Grab a referral card from the Front Desk! Located at 1461 Benvenuto Ave More info: 250-652-3822 or www.butterflygardens.com
They offer tandem jumps and first jump courses. Only open Friday/Saturday/Sunday. You exit the aircraft at 10,000 feet, strapped to the tandem instructor who will activate and land your parachute. There is approximately 30 seconds of freefall, and a parachute descent from 5,000 feet. The First Jump course entails approximately 4.5 hours of ground instruction, followed by a skydive from 3,000 feet. The jump master deploys your parachute as you leave the aircraft, and you are responsible for landing. Regular prices range from $300-$400. Ocean Island guests do not have to pay tax. Located at: Hangar #12 on Hurricane Road, at the Victoria International Airport. Contact them on the buzzer using the buzzer on gate 470. More Info: 250-655-4434 or www.victoriaskydiving.com
Victoria Skydivers
9564 Hurricane Rd
They offer tandem jumps and first jump courses. Only open Friday/Saturday/Sunday. You exit the aircraft at 10,000 feet, strapped to the tandem instructor who will activate and land your parachute. There is approximately 30 seconds of freefall, and a parachute descent from 5,000 feet. The First Jump course entails approximately 4.5 hours of ground instruction, followed by a skydive from 3,000 feet. The jump master deploys your parachute as you leave the aircraft, and you are responsible for landing. Regular prices range from $300-$400. Ocean Island guests do not have to pay tax. Located at: Hangar #12 on Hurricane Road, at the Victoria International Airport. Contact them on the buzzer using the buzzer on gate 470. More Info: 250-655-4434 or www.victoriaskydiving.com
Ocean Island guests receive 10% off all tours and a special discount on bike and equipment rentals! 719 Douglas Street More info: 778-265-RIDE (7433) or www.thepedaler.ca
The Pedaler Cycling Tours
321 Belleville St
Ocean Island guests receive 10% off all tours and a special discount on bike and equipment rentals! 719 Douglas Street More info: 778-265-RIDE (7433) or www.thepedaler.ca
Part of Great Pacific Adventures, Cycle Treks offers hourly, daily and package rentals of their hybrid style bicycles. They design guided or self-guided single-day or multi-day tours to suit your needs! See the front desk for more details on discounts. 1-877-733-6722 / (250) 386-2277 www.greatpacificadventures.com
CycleTreks
1000 Wharf St
Part of Great Pacific Adventures, Cycle Treks offers hourly, daily and package rentals of their hybrid style bicycles. They design guided or self-guided single-day or multi-day tours to suit your needs! See the front desk for more details on discounts. 1-877-733-6722 / (250) 386-2277 www.greatpacificadventures.com
Ocean Island guests can either choose to add a free fourth hour when they rent a bike for three hours. Or they will get 10% off if they rent a bike for a full day or more! Also save 10% off anything else they rent: surfboards, wetsuits, backpacks, tents, hiking and camping gear, skis, snowboards, and a wide variety of other sporting gear! Located at: #3-1950 Government Street More info: 250-385-7368 or www.sportsrentbc.com
Sports Rent
1950 Government St
Ocean Island guests can either choose to add a free fourth hour when they rent a bike for three hours. Or they will get 10% off if they rent a bike for a full day or more! Also save 10% off anything else they rent: surfboards, wetsuits, backpacks, tents, hiking and camping gear, skis, snowboards, and a wide variety of other sporting gear! Located at: #3-1950 Government Street More info: 250-385-7368 or www.sportsrentbc.com
Ocean Island guests get 10% off! 685 Humboldt Street 250-380-2453 www.cyclebc.ca
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Cycle BC Rentals and Tours
685 Humboldt St
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Ocean Island guests get 10% off! 685 Humboldt Street 250-380-2453 www.cyclebc.ca
10% off any purchase over $50. Bring a Ocean Island business card or the hand out! Located at: 1307 Broad Street More Info: 250-385-3429 or www.robinsonsoutdoors.com
Robinson's Outdoor Store
1307 Broad St
10% off any purchase over $50. Bring a Ocean Island business card or the hand out! Located at: 1307 Broad Street More Info: 250-385-3429 or www.robinsonsoutdoors.com
Guests get $1 off a giant pizza slice. Be sure to tell them you’re from Ocean Island! Located at: 702 Yates Street More Info: 250-995-2722 or www.brickyardpizza.ca
Brickyard Pizza
784 Yates St
Guests get $1 off a giant pizza slice. Be sure to tell them you’re from Ocean Island! Located at: 702 Yates Street More Info: 250-995-2722 or www.brickyardpizza.ca
Sightseeing
The Chinatown in Victoria, British Columbia is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. is a popular area for tourists as well as for the artistic community. The focus is the 500–600 block of Fisgard Street, including famously narrow Fan Tan Alley.
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Chinatown
500 Fisgard St
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The Chinatown in Victoria, British Columbia is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. is a popular area for tourists as well as for the artistic community. The focus is the 500–600 block of Fisgard Street, including famously narrow Fan Tan Alley.
The Victoria Harbour - including the Inner Harbour - is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. During the summer months, the harbour is the focus of festivals, shows and music. The harbour also serves whale watching and ecotourism businesses, float planes, an International Ferry terminal with connections to Port Angeles, Bellingham and Seattle, and a water taxi service.
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Inner-Harbour Pathway
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The Victoria Harbour - including the Inner Harbour - is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. During the summer months, the harbour is the focus of festivals, shows and music. The harbour also serves whale watching and ecotourism businesses, float planes, an International Ferry terminal with connections to Port Angeles, Bellingham and Seattle, and a water taxi service.
Our favourite brunch places
Our absolute favourite brunch place, Jam has taken comfort food to a whole new level of comfort. They have updated the classics like pancakes (which taste like actual cake), fried chicken with fluffy French toast and other fantastic choices. Expect to wait for a bit, but once you’re in, brace yourself for ultimate deliciousness.
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Jam Cafe
542 Herald St
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Our absolute favourite brunch place, Jam has taken comfort food to a whole new level of comfort. They have updated the classics like pancakes (which taste like actual cake), fried chicken with fluffy French toast and other fantastic choices. Expect to wait for a bit, but once you’re in, brace yourself for ultimate deliciousness.
Coming in hot – the Ruby on Johnson is best known for its mouthwatering fried chicken and waffles together with other great options such as breakfast poutine and yummy hashes. The decor in the place is also something to admire while you’re waiting on your food. Think old farm but with a hint of modern.
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The Ruby on Johnson
642A Johnson St
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Coming in hot – the Ruby on Johnson is best known for its mouthwatering fried chicken and waffles together with other great options such as breakfast poutine and yummy hashes. The decor in the place is also something to admire while you’re waiting on your food. Think old farm but with a hint of modern.
Always busy, but definitely worth the wait! This great little breakfast place is definitely no best kept secret as there is always a line-up. Our advice? Go early on a weekday, so you will not have to wait that long. Most known for their exquisite eggs benedict, the Blue Fox also has fluffy pancakes or if you want to go for something healthy, delicious house-made granola bowls.
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Blue Fox Cafe
919 Fort St
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Always busy, but definitely worth the wait! This great little breakfast place is definitely no best kept secret as there is always a line-up. Our advice? Go early on a weekday, so you will not have to wait that long. Most known for their exquisite eggs benedict, the Blue Fox also has fluffy pancakes or if you want to go for something healthy, delicious house-made granola bowls.
One of the oldest in town but also the tastiest. Friendly folks and real good food. Their walls are filled with frames with pictures of pop culture icons and other famous folks. Just at the end of our block, you’ll find many people lining up in the morning but it’s definitely worth the wait.
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John's Place Restaurant
723 Pandora Avenue
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One of the oldest in town but also the tastiest. Friendly folks and real good food. Their walls are filled with frames with pictures of pop culture icons and other famous folks. Just at the end of our block, you’ll find many people lining up in the morning but it’s definitely worth the wait.
A little bit out of the way but still easily reachable is Spoons restaurant. They are most known for their great specials and also have a fun menu option called the Prusa. Basically, you can choose if you want your food to be sweet or savoury and vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But that’s it! The cook will then make you his own creation and the staff will flip a coin if you want – double or nothing.
Spoons Diner
2915 Douglas St
A little bit out of the way but still easily reachable is Spoons restaurant. They are most known for their great specials and also have a fun menu option called the Prusa. Basically, you can choose if you want your food to be sweet or savoury and vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But that’s it! The cook will then make you his own creation and the staff will flip a coin if you want – double or nothing.
Floyds is easy to recognize with its bright pink colour and probably most known for the Mahoney – a menu option where the cook will make you whatever you want. They have some great milkshakes ready for you as well as the traditional breakfast fare. Big eaters do not need to worry as Floyds serves you huge portions. Hope you’re ready!
Floyd's diner James Bay
332 Menzies St
Floyds is easy to recognize with its bright pink colour and probably most known for the Mahoney – a menu option where the cook will make you whatever you want. They have some great milkshakes ready for you as well as the traditional breakfast fare. Big eaters do not need to worry as Floyds serves you huge portions. Hope you’re ready!
Mo:Le is fine dining for the Raw Food, Vegan and Vegetarian. Healthy and original, it’s worth a visit, especially for their pesto hashbrowns.
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Mo:Lé Restaurant
554 Pandora Ave
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Mo:Le is fine dining for the Raw Food, Vegan and Vegetarian. Healthy and original, it’s worth a visit, especially for their pesto hashbrowns.
Our favourite coffee places
Macchiato is the best coffee on our block with the loveliest baristas. Just on the corner of Blanshard & Johnson, you’ll find Macchiato Coffee. Stepping inside already tells you that you will be treated to some of the best coffee in this town. But they are not only known for their great coffee! You can also grab some real tasty treats there, such as double creme brie croissants, delicious sandwiches and muffins. They have two locations, so just in case you are on the other side of the downtown core – just head to the other location for a cup of java.
Macchiato Caffe
780 Johnson St
Macchiato is the best coffee on our block with the loveliest baristas. Just on the corner of Blanshard & Johnson, you’ll find Macchiato Coffee. Stepping inside already tells you that you will be treated to some of the best coffee in this town. But they are not only known for their great coffee! You can also grab some real tasty treats there, such as double creme brie croissants, delicious sandwiches and muffins. They have two locations, so just in case you are on the other side of the downtown core – just head to the other location for a cup of java.
Located inside the Atrium Building, it’s the place where all the cool kids come to hang out. Get a cup of some of the best coffee in Victoria and listen to whatever is on the record player. and enjoy their array of plants. Their huge windows also make it an excellent spot for watching people or soaking up the sun.
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Habit Coffee
808 Yates Street
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Located inside the Atrium Building, it’s the place where all the cool kids come to hang out. Get a cup of some of the best coffee in Victoria and listen to whatever is on the record player. and enjoy their array of plants. Their huge windows also make it an excellent spot for watching people or soaking up the sun.
Just two blocks away from the Ocean Island Inn, you’ll find 2% Jazz coffee just neatly tucked away in the Public Market. They roast their own coffee in the basement and that’s the reason it always smells great. If you’re looking for sweet treats with your coffee, we can recommend their birthday cake cookie. It tastes great, even when it’s not your birthday.
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2% Jazz Coffee
1701 Douglas St
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Just two blocks away from the Ocean Island Inn, you’ll find 2% Jazz coffee just neatly tucked away in the Public Market. They roast their own coffee in the basement and that’s the reason it always smells great. If you’re looking for sweet treats with your coffee, we can recommend their birthday cake cookie. It tastes great, even when it’s not your birthday.
Moka House is a great spot for those lazy Sunday afternoons after you walked through Beacon Hill and want a little somethin’ somethin’ to warm you up. They have a lovely patio usually filled with lots of dogs and the occasional human. They also have great sweet and savoury snacks!
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Moka House Coffee
345 Cook Street
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Moka House is a great spot for those lazy Sunday afternoons after you walked through Beacon Hill and want a little somethin’ somethin’ to warm you up. They have a lovely patio usually filled with lots of dogs and the occasional human. They also have great sweet and savoury snacks!
One of the newer additions to Lo-Jo aka the Lower Johnson shopping block is Hey Happy. Artisinal coffee from all around the world, together with some slow-pour. It’s delicious and always busy. Very hip and happening.
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Hey Happy
560 Johnson St
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One of the newer additions to Lo-Jo aka the Lower Johnson shopping block is Hey Happy. Artisinal coffee from all around the world, together with some slow-pour. It’s delicious and always busy. Very hip and happening.
If you like to check out cool places, Fernwood Coffee is a good place to start. They are located in the slowly gentrifying Fernwood area, full of character homes and artsy spots. Their coffee is exceptionally good and it’s lovely to walk around in the neighborhood after which some great coffee. They also have their café called the Parsonage, which has yummy baked goods and sandwiches.
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Parsonage Cafe
1301 Gladstone Ave
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If you like to check out cool places, Fernwood Coffee is a good place to start. They are located in the slowly gentrifying Fernwood area, full of character homes and artsy spots. Their coffee is exceptionally good and it’s lovely to walk around in the neighborhood after which some great coffee. They also have their café called the Parsonage, which has yummy baked goods and sandwiches.
Discovery Coffee is located on Blanshard Street and Broughton and it’s located in an instantly recognizable modern building. Their coffee is roasted and brewed locally and is very popular. Some of the best brunch places around town serve it as their coffee! The place is lovely on the in and outside as they have a large patio which is great in the warmer months but also wonderful on those cold afternoons where you can sit there with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
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Discovery Coffee
1001 Blanshard St
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Discovery Coffee is located on Blanshard Street and Broughton and it’s located in an instantly recognizable modern building. Their coffee is roasted and brewed locally and is very popular. Some of the best brunch places around town serve it as their coffee! The place is lovely on the in and outside as they have a large patio which is great in the warmer months but also wonderful on those cold afternoons where you can sit there with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate.
Another example of great coffee in Victoria – and so close by as well. The first vendor in the Public Market is Shatterbox Coffee, which has great flat whites, Rooibos lattes and so much more. They also have a variety of treats available, such as donuts, sandwiches and other finger licking good stuff.
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Shatterbox Coffee Company
950 Yates St
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Another example of great coffee in Victoria – and so close by as well. The first vendor in the Public Market is Shatterbox Coffee, which has great flat whites, Rooibos lattes and so much more. They also have a variety of treats available, such as donuts, sandwiches and other finger licking good stuff.
Our favourite nightlife spots
Just two blocks away from us, you’ll find Cenote neatly tucked away beside the theatre. A great spot for cocktails, Cenote also has the best nachos and other comfort food readily available for you.
Cenote Restaurant and Lounge
768 Yates St
Just two blocks away from us, you’ll find Cenote neatly tucked away beside the theatre. A great spot for cocktails, Cenote also has the best nachos and other comfort food readily available for you.
This atmospheric place with fairy lights all over is the perfect spot to have a few drinks and also one of their delicious fusion meals. Our favourite must be the butter chicken poutine.
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The Mint Restaurant
1414 Douglas St
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This atmospheric place with fairy lights all over is the perfect spot to have a few drinks and also one of their delicious fusion meals. Our favourite must be the butter chicken poutine.
Located by the water, this brewpub has a great selection of food but is probably most known for brewing their own beers. A great atmosphere aided by good live music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
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CANOE Brewpub
450 Swift St
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Located by the water, this brewpub has a great selection of food but is probably most known for brewing their own beers. A great atmosphere aided by good live music on Thursday, Friday & Saturday.
Logan’s is a good ol’ fashioned dive bar and a staple for the local alternative scene. Great bartenders and surprisingly decent pub food too! Expect punk music, stand up comedy and drag shows on their stage.
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Logan's Public House
1821 Cook Street
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Logan’s is a good ol’ fashioned dive bar and a staple for the local alternative scene. Great bartenders and surprisingly decent pub food too! Expect punk music, stand up comedy and drag shows on their stage.
It’s an Ocean Island tradition to go out to Paparazzi on weekdays as you will have the dance floor to yourself. But coming here on the weekends is a different story: expect great dance tunes, spotlight performances and of course their main staple: Drag Sunday.
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Paparazzi Nightclub
642 Johnson St
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It’s an Ocean Island tradition to go out to Paparazzi on weekdays as you will have the dance floor to yourself. But coming here on the weekends is a different story: expect great dance tunes, spotlight performances and of course their main staple: Drag Sunday.
Located just off the main strip, Smiths has a great selection of beers and great food choices as well. You’ll find a classic pub downstairs, but an incredibly well-decorated lounge upstairs. It’s your choice but whatever choice you make – you’re in for a great night.
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Smiths Bar & Restaurant
777 Courtney St
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Located just off the main strip, Smiths has a great selection of beers and great food choices as well. You’ll find a classic pub downstairs, but an incredibly well-decorated lounge upstairs. It’s your choice but whatever choice you make – you’re in for a great night.
Our favourite thrift and vintage stores
Next door to Ocean Island Inn, you’ll find one of the Win thrift stores. Win stocks a lot of good quality vintage clothing for a cheaper price. Furthermore, you’ll be able to find home goods, accessories and much more – all at a good price. The best thing about WIN is that your purchase benefits the local women shelter.
Victoria Women in Need Community Cooperative
Next door to Ocean Island Inn, you’ll find one of the Win thrift stores. Win stocks a lot of good quality vintage clothing for a cheaper price. Furthermore, you’ll be able to find home goods, accessories and much more – all at a good price. The best thing about WIN is that your purchase benefits the local women shelter.
Definitely the biggest of all the thrift stores, Value Village has basically everything you need. They have a huge selection of clothing and accessories as well as everything for your home. Generally not the best price, but definitely the largest selection. Take your time to go through it all and you might end up with some treasures. Also lookout for the 50% clothes & accessories sale – happening every couple of months.
Value Village
1810 Store St
Definitely the biggest of all the thrift stores, Value Village has basically everything you need. They have a huge selection of clothing and accessories as well as everything for your home. Generally not the best price, but definitely the largest selection. Take your time to go through it all and you might end up with some treasures. Also lookout for the 50% clothes & accessories sale – happening every couple of months.
This upscale vintage boutique certainly has it all! Known for their vintage clothing and accessories, this great store also has a cute selection of little knick-knacks, blankets and more. You’ll find that a lot of their price tags will tell you a bit about the item – informative and inspiring!
Vintage After Death
523 Pandora Ave
This upscale vintage boutique certainly has it all! Known for their vintage clothing and accessories, this great store also has a cute selection of little knick-knacks, blankets and more. You’ll find that a lot of their price tags will tell you a bit about the item – informative and inspiring!
This upscale vintage boutique certainly has it all! Known for their vintage clothing and accessories, this great store also has a cute selection of little knick-knacks, blankets and more. You’ll find that a lot of their price tags will tell you a bit about the item – informative and inspiring!
The Patch Clothing
719 Yates St
This upscale vintage boutique certainly has it all! Known for their vintage clothing and accessories, this great store also has a cute selection of little knick-knacks, blankets and more. You’ll find that a lot of their price tags will tell you a bit about the item – informative and inspiring!
Full of vintage clothing, Flavour Upstairs is well worth the staircase you have to face. A lot of quality vintage pieces can be found here – make sure to check out their staff favourites rack for the cream of the crop. In case you don’t want to spend that much – there’s a $5 rack in the back as well.
Flavour Upstairs
579 Johnson St
Full of vintage clothing, Flavour Upstairs is well worth the staircase you have to face. A lot of quality vintage pieces can be found here – make sure to check out their staff favourites rack for the cream of the crop. In case you don’t want to spend that much – there’s a $5 rack in the back as well.
Our favourite cheap eats
You can order by the slice or order an entire Thick as a Brick pizza. And they’re licensed too!
Brickyard Pizza
784 Yates St
You can order by the slice or order an entire Thick as a Brick pizza. And they’re licensed too!
Yum yum and more yums. But also fried yams, wrapped up in a burrito or a taco. Still, our favourite is the fried chicken burrito with black chili sauce. Mouthwatering.
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Tacofino
787 Fort St
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Yum yum and more yums. But also fried yams, wrapped up in a burrito or a taco. Still, our favourite is the fried chicken burrito with black chili sauce. Mouthwatering.
Foo offers its customers the best Asian street food in town. Although their main dishes will certainly satisfy your cravings, you can always order some fry bread with chutney on the side. Or their black bean broccoli… Or..everything?
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Foo Asian Street Food
769 Yates Street
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Foo offers its customers the best Asian street food in town. Although their main dishes will certainly satisfy your cravings, you can always order some fry bread with chutney on the side. Or their black bean broccoli… Or..everything?
La Taquisa uses old family recipes to offer their guests appetizing, authentic Mexican food and make everything with locally sourced products. The place will certainly put a smile on your face, with their bright interior and friendly service.
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La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
766 Fort St
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La Taquisa uses old family recipes to offer their guests appetizing, authentic Mexican food and make everything with locally sourced products. The place will certainly put a smile on your face, with their bright interior and friendly service.
Their paninis and lunch specials are absolutely fantastic. Avoid going there around 12pm because you will be lining up on the sidewalk.
Italian Food Imports
1114 Blanshard St
Their paninis and lunch specials are absolutely fantastic. Avoid going there around 12pm because you will be lining up on the sidewalk.