8th Aug, 2010

Dragons and the sea, B films, and more!

It may have rained yesterday, but the sun is back today, and with it a glorious, event filled summer. Not that the rain stopped anything in the city yesterday – not at all! But the coming weeks are packed full of great things to see and do.


First up is next weekend, August 13-15. Put time aside for the 16th annual Dragon Boat festival. That’s right, this event is 16 years old, and sweet it is! There are all kinds of events going on all through the weekend at Ship’s Point in the Inner Harbour, from the eye painting to kick off the festival, to the air guitar competition on Saturday evening to the carnation toss Sunday afternoon.


If you enjoy dance, you might want to show up at Centennial Square, the Cameron Bandshell, the Victoria Arts Connection, Alix Goolden Hall, or Metro Theatre for the Victoria Tango Festival. There’s a three day extravaganza of tango activities, music concerts, lectures and dance performances by international, Canadian and local artists from August 4 – 8. Concerts feature tango classics and tango blended with other cultural art forms and cutting edge contemporary work. Contact for more information: (250) 418-8898.


And last, but certainly not least – if you’re a fan of B films, or think you’d like to be, then show up at the Cameron Band Shell in Beacon Hill park August 6, 7, 14, 21, 27 or 28 and enjoy B-movies from the “Family-Friendly” to the “Funky and Fun.”

Whether you attend one of these events, or all of them, if you book a room at the Admiral Inn and Suites, we can guarantee that we’re within 15 minutes walk (usually much less) of every single venue listed here. In fact, if you book one of our Best View rooms for next weekend, you can probably sit on the balcony and watch the dragon boat races from the hotel. Our prices are cheap at twice the price, we’re the cleanest hotel in town, and we’re the only place that can boast a harbour view from both the front AND back of the hotel. We’re quiet (awake refreshed is our motto) yet central to almost everything that goes on in the city core. Call today, or visit our website and book your holiday with us.

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