The TC 1o K run is celebrating its 25 th year.  It is a popular event with locals and visitors and fills the city with a festive atmosphere.    Watching the youngster participate is one of my favourite parts.   I can watch from our lobby as I’m helping clean up the morning’s breakfast.  Come and watch this April 27, 2014.  Cheer the crowds on.  Catch the festivities on the Legislative lawn.

Arial View of the Harbour

Victoria’s Inner Harbour Floating Boat Show

With a rich history starting with its use by the First Nations, Victoria’s Inner Harbour is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Even though it is still a working harbour, it is one of the most beautiful to be found anywhere. Summer time it is lively with tourists, festivals, and filled with recreational boats of all sorts. The Port of Victoria, is in the heart of an area steeped in history.  A harbour humming with activity, it is in the centre of this heritage city,known for it distinctive architecture and quaint lovely atmosphere.


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3-Day Pass: $24
Adult: $8
Students and seniors: $6 (students will need a valid student ID for reduced rate)
16 and under: FREE
Regular Admission Rates (on the day – Visa, MasterCard and cash accepted at the gate)
3-Day Pass: $25
Adult: $10
Students and seniors: $8 (students will need a valid student ID for reduced rate)
16 and under: FREE

All prices include GST

Dodd’s furniture is sponsoring David James & Big River, a Johnny Cash Tribute. It is a dead on tribute to the Man in Black. Also performing is BJ Roberts, who has performed with Luciano Pavarotti. Add Yesterday’s Wine who boast to be “Nashville good”. They perform at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall on April 26th. Go to for further information. All proceeds go to the Victoria Hospice.

To make a complete weekend of it; Herman’s Jazz Club welcomes back Dixieland Express on April 27th. Tickets are $12. Actually, this club has something every night of the week and the food is good to !

You will find the  Victoria’s Classic IM AX 70 mm Film Festival in the Royal BC Museum, which is just a 5 minute walk from our front door. The special festival offers; 6 Great Films, 4 fun weeks, on 1 giant screen. It promises to be amazing and runs until Easter Monday, April 21. So you still have time to catch the shows. The feature shows;

‘Adrenaline Rush”-the science of Risk while experiencing the sensation of a base jump when one of the sky divers jumps with a camera attached to his back. From the Florida Keys to the Mojave Desert and the Fjords of Norway, you will awed and amazed.
‘Adventures in Wild California’ The heart-pounding imagery will have you on the edge of your seat.

‘Dolphins’   This Academy award nominated film is a must see. Watch them frolic over the coral reefs of Bahamas to the wind-swept seas of Patagoiia.

‘Majestic White Horses’ See the Lipizzan Stallions perform in Vienna and travel through time exploring the history of this magnificent creature.

‘Penguins’ A story of a Special King Penguin returning to his birthplace. He must establish his place among the other wild life and find himself a mate for life. Will our hero succeed?

‘D Day Normandy 1944′ observe these wonderful beaches along a quiet country side became hell on earth.

And of course take some time to visit the special Vikings Exhibit at the Royal BC Museum

26th Feb, 2014

Spring Break Activities

img 029It’s that time of year again, and Victoria once again, claims the best weather in BC. Why not visit us and enjoy it all. There is lots to see and do.

Visit the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre’s “The Aquarium of the Salish Sea” followed by an afternoon at Butterfly Gardens.

For a day of outdoor sunshine, visit Historic Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse. There is something to catch all ages’ imagination. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it.

For the action thrill seekers, try zip-lining in Sooke or The All Fun Western Speedway where they have mini golf courses, batting cages and go carts. It is a blast.

Or closer to town, Miniature World and the Bug Zoo are always big favourites. Of course there is the Royal BC Museum, which is featuring the Wild Life Photographer of the year Exhibit. Als,o at the Royal BC Museum, Mar 11-13, they’re offering a Shutterbugs photography class for 8-12 year olds. No fancy camera required, just have a working knowledge.
Some of the best things in Life are free and Beacon Hill Park is no exception. Feed the ducks and swans and enjoy the many play grounds. The Petting Zoo opens in later Spring.

The Imax Theatre is always a favourite. Currently it is showing ‘Sharks’,'Penguins’ during the day, and ‘The Hobbit’ in the evening.

Looking for some different family fun, experience the the Cookelidh-A Blarney Kiss. It’s an evening of lively toe tapping music, dancing and singing, like you’ve never experienced before.  When; Mar 14, 2014. Door open at 7pm and cost is $15 per person. The location is a short easy drive from our parking lot. Fairfield United United Church at the corner of Moss St and Fairfield, across for Sir James Douglas Elementary School. Buy tickets from Macpherson Theatre box office and get directions from our front desk attendants.

And of course, We offer a Seasonal Special for 3 night stays or Reduced Weekly rates so you have time to, almost, do it all.

Come and enjoy Victoria. We welcome you.

Spring time in Victoria BC.  View from Balcony

12th Dec, 2013

Christmas is almost here.

Santa Parade and all the Holiday festivities are here again.

Victoria boast 2 traditional English Panto’s this year.  St Lukes’s  Theatre and Peninsula Players both offer fun filled entertainment for the whole family.  But there is a lot more than just the stage to keep you entertained.

The Royal Museum sports a Victorian Christmas, complete with a 4.5 metre Christmas Tree. The Festival of Tress can be found in the lobby for the Fairmont Empress.  Inn At |Laurel Point and Hotel Grand Pacific  showcase  the Gingerbread Display and the best dressed Teddy Bears Respectively.    Helmecken House allows you to experience the Christmas traditions of early Victoria, and Centennial Square has a bit of fun for all with the popular Ferris Wheel until Dec 22.  And on and on it goes.

There is lots to see and do, to brighten up the dull December Days when you visit Victoria.  Not to mention the great pre-Christmas sales for great holiday gifts for everyone on your list.

Check out our 3 days for the price of 2 so you can have time to enjoy it all.

Happy Holidays to you all.

7th Nov, 2013

Winter Long Term Stays

We are now taking Winter bookings. We’ve made many improvements and held to last year’s rates. Many new TV’s and all rooms have HD cable abilities. Almost all the rooms on our 2nd and 3rd floor have new carpets too.
Pretty good deal all round for our guests. See you soon. There is room at the Inn

We have been given the verdict. The weather forecast promises good weather for the summer. So much to see and do and it all seems so much nicer when the sun is sparkling on the water. If you are coming to enjoy any of the following, pack some sun screen. Whale watching, Kayaking, bike riding, hiking, harbour boat tours, the open air hop on and off tour bus, or just enjoying a bite at one on our many outdoor restaurants. Bring a sun hat, and join us at the Admiral to celebrate summer. Great rates and bicycles await you.

29th Jun, 2013

Canada Day Celebrations

There is going to be great Canada Celebrations in Victoria this year.The weather forecast is for sunshine and warm weather for the summer. Don’t worry, you won’t melt when you stay here. The Air Conditioners are working and we always have a little sea breeze to cool you down at the end of the day after taking in all the Celebration activities. Busy weekend. Hope you can join us.

Great weather and the Victoria Annual Jazz Fest. Take in a few shows then relax on your balcony overlooking the Inner Harbour. Our Seasonal Special is 33% off for a 3 day stay, prepaid, or just come for a day or two. Either way, we’d love to welcome you. Parking and Continental Breakfast are on us.