Victoria

One foot on Victoria soil, and you might think you've been transported to England. In fact, this capital of British Columbia has a reputation for being more British than Britain herself. Quite a compliment when considering its charm, culture, history and high quality of life.

Gays and lesbians have had a lengthy, though subdued, presence in Victoria, and here you'll find a welcoming spirit and friendly attitude as you find your way around. You'll also find a handful of local bars and restaurants with high quality cuisine to choose from when planning your evening activities. It's by no means a high-energy scene, but tourist season does bring out the faces. Victoria also has several gay-operated guesthouses to choose from, many attractions, shopping venues and historic neighborhoods worth exploring.

Whether looking for an excursion trip or an extended holiday, Victoria offers good food, a great year-round climate and a charming and beautifully landscaped change of scenery.

Hotels

  • Albion Manor Bed & Breakfast
  • 224 Superior Street
    Victoria, BC V8V 1T3
  • Website: www.albionmanor.com
  • 250-389-0012
  • Beaconsfield Inn, The
  • 998 Humboldt Street
    Victoria, BC V8V 2Z8
  • Website: www.staygayvictoria.com
  • 250-384-4044 or 888-415-8399
  • Best Western Carlton Plaza
  • 642 Johnson Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-413-2191
  • Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites
  • 345 Quebec Street
    Victoria, BC V8V 1W4
  • 800-663-5896
  • Hotel Douglas
  • 1450 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-383-4157
  • House on the Hill B&B
  • 3840 Cedar Hill Road
    Victoria, BC
  • Website: www.haushill.com
  • 250-721-3800
  • Ifanwen B&B
  • 44 Simcoe Street
    Victoria, BC
  • Website: www.ifanwen.com
  • 250-384-3717
  • Magnolia Hotel & Spa, The
  • 623 Courtney Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 1B8
  • Website: www.magnoliahotel.com
  • 877-624-6654 or 250-381-0999
  • Parkside Victoria
  • 1115 Wharf Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 877-444-9386
  • Quality Inn Downtown Victoria
  • 850 Blanshard Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 2H2
  • Website: www.victoriaqualityinn.com
  • 800-661-4115 or 250-385-6787
  • Ramada Victoria Hotel & Conference Center
  • 123 Gorge Road East
    Victoria, BC V9A 6Z2
  • Website: www.victoriaramada.com
  • 250-386-1422 or 888-468-3514
  • Swans Suite Hotel
  • 506 Pandora Avenue
    Victoria, BC V8W 1N6
  • Website: www.swanshotel.com
  • 250-361-3310 or 800-668-7926
  • The Westin Bear Mountain Victoria Golf Resort & Spa
  • 1999 Country Club Way
    Victoria, BC V9B 6R3
  • Website: Click here to see our website
  • 866-716-8102
  • Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour
  • 728 Humboldt Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5
  • Website: www.marriott.com/yyjmc
  • 250-480-3800 or 877-333-8338

Bars

  • Evolution
  • 502 Discovery Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-388-3000
  • Prism Lounge
  • 642 Johnson Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-388-0505

Shops

  • Garden of Eden, The
  • 1061483 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-385-3523
  • HeliJet: Scheduled/Charter/Sight-seeing Flights
  • Victoria Harbour (Camel Point) Heliport
    Victoria, BC V8V 1A1
  • 800-665-4354
  • Kiss & Tell
  • 531 Herald Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-380-6995
  • Outlooks for Men
  • 554 Yates Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-384-2848
  • Red Hot Video
  • 1819 Douglas Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-382-2110
  • Side Street Studio (Humboldt Street Location)
  • 737 Humboldt Street (opposite the Marriott Hotel)
    Victoria, BC V8W 1B1
  • Website: www.sidestreetstudio.com
  • 250-590-4644
  • Side Street Studio (Oak Bay Location)
  • 204-2250 Oak Bay Avenue
    Victoria, BC V8R 1G5
  • Website: www.sidestreetstudio.com
  • 250-592-1262
  • Urge Tattoo & Body Piercing
  • 586 Johnson Street
    Victoria, BC
  • 250-380-2989

Attractions

  • Butchart Gardens
  • 800 Benvenuto Avenue
    Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8
  • Website: www.butchartgardens.com
  • 866-652-4422 or 250-652-5256
  • Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum
  • 1050 Joan Crescent
    Victoria, BC V8S 3L5
  • Website: www.thecastle.ca/
  • 250-592-5323
  • Fairmont Empress Hotel
  • 721 Government Street
    Victoria, BC V8W1W5
  • Website: www.fairmont.com/empress
  • 250-384-8111 or 866-540-4429
  • Glendale Gardens & Woodlands
  • 505 Quayle Road
    Victoria, BC V9E 2J7
  • Website: www.hcp.bc.ca/
  • 250-479-6162
  • Quw'utsun' Cultural Centre
  • 200 Cowichan Way
    Duncan, BC V9L 6P4
  • Website: www.quwutsun.ca
  • 250-746-8119 or 877-746-8119
  • Royal British Columbia Museum
  • 675 Belleville Street
    Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
  • Website: www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca
  • 250-356-7226 or 888-447-7977
  • Victoria Bug Zoo
  • 631 Courtney Street
    Victoria, BC
  • Website: www.bugzoo.bc.ca
  • 250-384-2847
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens
  • 1461 Benvenuto Avenue
    Brentwood Bay, BC V8M1R3
  • Website: www.butterflygardens.com
  • 250-652-3822 or 877-722-0272