Classic Boat Festival:
Proudly Presented by: Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard
“It is our privilege to once again be the presenting sponsor of this great event showcasing our floating pieces of art and maritime heritage! Canoe Cove Marina and Boatyard have been a part of the recreational and commercial boating community for almost one hundred years and we are proud of our history beginning in the early 1900s. If you haven’t visited this unique marine village at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula we encourage you to do so! With Canoe Cove Joe’s Cafe and the Stonehouse Pub Restaurant as gathering places, the Cove is a natural setting to meet old friends and new, and a walk through the boatyard is bound to be interesting!
We are glad you are here to enjoy one of the great maritime festivals on the west coast. We trust your life will be richer having spent time in Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour just messing about in boats…”
– Don Prittie, General Manager of Canoe Cove Marina & Boatyard
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating its four port facilities, divested from Transport Canada, in April 2002. Acting as an advocate for the harbour, the GVHA is working to improve its function as a working harbour, and a marine transportation centre with a strong focus on tourism.
GVHA is a society registered with the Province of British Columbia and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority are governed under the Society Act of British Columbia. GVHA’s Board is comprised of Directors representing the member agencies and organizations (Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt, the Victoria/Esquimalt Harbour Society, Tourism Victoria, the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and the Capital Regional District) and four community directors.
GVHA is passionate about the power of the harbour to act as a catalyst for Victoria to fulfill its destiny as one of the most outstanding harbours in the world. We have a responsibility to value the water connection, to make the harbour alive, accessible and dynamic!
Before Hagerty became the global leader in classic boat insurance, we were just a family who loved classics. When we couldn’t find insurance for our treasured wooden boats, we created our own: the first ever Agreed Value policy for classic boats. As much as we’ve grown, we still have the same goal: to help you enjoy your classic boat more. We do this not just by working with our clients and brokers to provide the best protection and service imaginable, but also by supporting classic boat clubs and events, sponsoring programs to get young people involved, providing a multitude of resources and more. Why we do it? Because your boat and what it represents are worth protecting. At Hagerty, we believe it is our responsibility to support organizations and initiatives that help make sure the boats we love – and the lifestyles that revolve around them – not only survive, but thrive, well into the future.
The Downtown Victoria Business Association’s mission is to nurture and promote the vitality and vibrancy of downtown Victoria and its business community. Their vision is to be the authority on all things happening in Victoria’s downtown core.
“I hope to share with you my fascination for the tree’s beauty. I look with wonder on its longevity in withstanding natural disasters, living through historic moments, and continuing its presence in your home.”
John Lore. Founder and front man of Live Edge Design.
We salvage trees brought down by storms or left behind by forest companies and construction companies.
Our favourite is the Western Bigleaf Maple (acer macrophyllum), sought after by luthiers, wood turners and carvers for its exceptional colour and figure.
Tree growth takes place just beneath the bark. The rich contours of this live edge give a sculptural quality to our furniture.
On its journey to become your custom made furniture the tree is milled into massive slabs, innovatively dried, exquisitely designed, expertly crafted and finely finished all at our studio on Vancouver Island.
The result is spectacular West Coast Natural furniture built to last for generations. The unique pieces command attention and conversation.
Your guests will love the story of the tree that became your treasure. (Accompanying story books are available on request).
Cruise the Coast in Style
V2V offers daily luxury cruise service between Downtown Vancouver and Downtown Victoria. On board the V2V Empress, a 38.5 metre catamaran, passengers sail under the Lions Gate Bridge, through the beautiful Gulf Islands, and directly into Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
V2V offers two stylish classes of service: Premium is seated on the main deck and features comfortable leather seating and locally sourced food and beverages available for purchase. Royal offers more spacious seating on our upper deck, with reclining seats and footrests. Royal also includes a three course meal served at your seat and a welcome beverage from our locally sourced beer, wine, and cider list. All passengers have access to free WiFi, USB and power ports in all seats, and the outdoor rooftop observation deck.
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) owns and operates the federal government’s civilian fleet, and provides key maritime services to Canadians.
As a Special Operating Agency of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the CCG helps DFO meet its responsibility to ensure safe and accessible waterways for Canadians. The CCG also plays a key role in ensuring the sustainable use and development of Canada’s oceans and waterways.
Canadian Coast Guard services support government priorities and economic prosperity and contribute to the safety, accessibility and security of Canadian waters.
West Wind Hardwood is located in Sidney (Vancouver Island), BC Canada and was established in 1978 as a father (Ove Nielsen) and son (Jan Nielsen) partnership under the name West Wind Woodwork. It is a culmination of generations of old-world woodworkers and craftsmen.
BC Shipping News has quickly become the ‘must-read’ journal for commercial marine industry stakeholders on the West Coast. With a refreshing and unique perspective on maritime issues that are regional, national and international in scope, BCSN features exclusive interviews and in-depth reviews of matters that impact on marine businesses.
Our on-line presence – www.bcshippingnews.ca – enjoys a large readership where visitors can find up-to-the-minute news, photos and access to all BCSN digital versions of the print magazine.
BCSN is as much an industry journal as it is a forum for the industry to tell its own story – not just read by the industry, but written by them as well.
As a subsidiary of McIvor Communications Inc., BC Shipping News and is owned and operated by Jane McIvor, publisher and editor. She has worked in the public relations and communications field for almost 30 years, focusing on strategic communications, pr Save & Exit oject management, and association management and governance. She established McIvor Communications Inc. in 1998 and provided services to a diverse roster of clients including Cruise BC, Cruise Industry Association of BC and Pacific Rim Cruise Association. In 2011, she launched BC Shipping News, a trade magazine focused on commercial marine activities on the West Coast of Canada. The publication has quickly grown in both popularity and reach with readers across Canada, the U.S. and worldwide.
Pacific Yachting has been serving the recreational boating community for over 50 years. Power or sail, Pacific Yachting helps you get more from your time on the water with high-quality and up to date content on a variety of topics. Each month, read the latest information on cruising destinations, news issues, local attractions, upcoming events, do it yourself projects, fishing spots and more. Plus every issue brings boat reviews, boat care and the latest in new gear and technology. From the best anchorages to the best pub Pacific Yachting knows the Pacific Northwest coast.
Pacific Yachting is proud to community events, and is contributing to the Silent Auction.
The Times Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada. It was created by the 1980 merger of the British Colonist, which started in 1858, and the Victoria Daily Times, which began publishing in 1884. The British Colonist was founded by Amor De Cosmos, who went on to become the second premier of British Columbia. The newspaper has chronicled the history of Victoria and Vancouver Island from the gold rush days of the 1850s to Victoria’s present status as a thriving capital city and an international tourist destination.
Today, the Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. capital, reaching a quarter of a million households every week. The newspaper’s lively blend of local news and informed commentary make it a must-read for Victorians who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island. The Times Colonist has also been recognized provincially and nationally with awards for its investigative reporting, editorials and beat coverage, and timescolonist.com, the newspaper’s website, delivers breaking news and other multimedia content to a growing number of readers nearly 24/7.
The Times Colonist publishes in print six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday, and online 365 days per year.
Western Mariner the Magazine of the Coast is Canada’s Commercial Marine Magazine.
Western Mariner reach more than 30,000 print and e-readers every month: vessel and fleet owners, boat builders and repairers, captains and crews on tugs, crew boats, ferries, workboats, fishing vessels and the businesses and people who support and supply them. Our writers and editors travel the coast to provide informative feature articles on the working waterfront. Our columnists offer insights into marine legal issues, ports and terminals, and entertainment and education for marine professionals.
The Air North team enjoys a sense of pride because our passengers are delighted with our personable, knowledgeable and highly professional staff. We recognize that our employees are our most valuable assets and the success of Air North is a direct testimonial to their contribution and interaction every day.
We are a strong, unified team, working toward a common goal of corporate and personal success. We demonstrate a commitment to excellence while maintaining a highly professional environment. Air North strives to provide exceptional services to our customers and an enjoyable place to work where team members are given opportunities to learn and grow.
Air North is contributing 1 round trip for 2 travelers to the Auction.
Some Restrictions and Blackout periods may apply.
Tracing its lineage back to the Klondike Gold Rush, the Edgewater Hotel, overlooking the iconic Yukon River, has a long and colorful history of serving visitors to Whitehorse.
Come experience for yourself what a multi-million dollar room renovation will do for an already unique and beautiful hotel property. With 33 modern guestrooms, great amenities and superior service, we offer a boutique hotel experience at the best location in town…the Yukon River Waterfront in the heart of Downtown Whitehorse.
Edgwater Hotel is providing 3 nights complimentary accommodation for the Silent Auction. Valid until December 31, 2020.
Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard has been operating in Campbell River since 1985. Currently located in the Discovery Harbour Marina, Ocean Pacific is the largest marine repair yard north of Victoria.
Ocean Pacific Marine Store & Boatyard, has donated a FREE Vessel Lift at Ocean Pacific Boatyard (for any vessel up to 90′), valued at $500! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 30th.
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre has donated a one night stay in a Spa Bungalow Studio, one of their most spacious guestrooms located adjacent to the Grotto Spa! The room has a King size bed as well as a queen size wall bed, full bathroom with jetted tub, a kitchenette, and dining area – a value of $250 + taxes! This item will be up for bidding at the Opening Reception on Friday, August 30th.
Restrictions: Based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Not valid for all statutory holidays, Valentines weekend, Uncorked Festival weekend, nor July 15 to August 31.
A Harbour Ferry is the fastest and most convenient way to get around Victoria’s Inner Harbour, whether you’re commuting to work or visiting the city for the first time.
Victoria Harbour Ferry has contributed to the silent auction 2 group passes for the Pickle Pub Crawl.
For Short Range, Special Mission and Aerial Firefighting Operations decision makers who operate in challenging conditions and harsh environments making current delivery solutions ineffective, Viking is the global leader of utility and firefighting aircraft, support and services delivering unparalleled versatility. Unlike traditional short range land, sea and air solutions, we deliver the most effective “last mile” or special mission solution providing value to your operation.
Viking Air is contributing to the Silent Auction.
Founded in 2002, Ballet Victoria is a boutique professional ballet company with 12 dancers and four yearly productions. Our performances are dramatic, technically demanding, and often laced with humour.
Our productions are accessible and relevant to a wide range of multi-cultural audiences. The shows are entertaining, hold great artistic depth and satisfy both those who discover ballet and the expert aficionado.
BC Ferries is one of the largest ferry operators in the world, providing year-round vehicle and passenger service on 25 routes to 47 terminals, with a fleet of 35 vessels. We are an essential transportation link that connects coastal communities and facilitates the movement of people, goods and services.
Quirks & Quarks is the award-winning radio science program of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The program is heard by a national audience in Canada of nearly 800,000 people, and by thousands more around the world on our weekly podcast.
Bob McDonald of CBC radio’s Quirks and Quarks has generously donated to the Auction.
Duen is built of Norwegian pitch pine, constructed with 14cm (9″) sawn frames. She is double planked throughout the mid-section, making her truly a solid heritage vessel.
Duen is certified as a Passenger Carrying Vessel by Transport Canada and inspected annually. She holds current certification to carry up to 24 guests on day sails and 16 guests on overnight expeditions.
All navigation and safety equipment onboard Duen meets or exceeds Canadian Marine Safety requirements.
We opened our doors in downtown Victoria in 2008 and have been satisfying your thirst for local craft beer, premiums imports and wide array of wine and spirits, 7 days a week ever since.
We offer a full service menu that is hearty, fast, locally sourced when possible, and made from scratch. We have lots of options for the gluten free and vegetarian diner and are pleased to host large groups.
IT’S ALL ABOUT SERVICE
Winemaking at Beaufort starts with our growing practices; we strive for vine balance, healthy soil and microbiology, and optimal ripeness at harvest. Our Organic vineyard is certified by the Pacific Agricultural Certification Society. We are dedicated to crafting excellent, small batch wines in our cool climate, and to sharing them with friends in our tasting room.
Black Ball Ferry Line provides the only daily, year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between downtown Victoria, British Columbia and Washington State.
The company’s administrative offices are located in Seattle, with terminals and operations personnel at both Victoria’s Inner Harbour and Port Angeles. Employing over 100 people in peak season, the familiar sight and sound of the M.V. Coho has become a permanent fixture of the landscape in the region for over fifty years.
In 2009, Black Ball Ferry Line celebrated its 50th anniversary of service as a vital tourism and transportation link between Vancouver Island and the United States.
Victoria Falls was the first Browns Socialhouse location on Vancouver Island and has offered both locals and tourists a social experience ever since. This hot spot is centrally located at the development “The Falls” in the heart of downtown Victoria and adjacent to the world famous Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre.
It all began with one woman’s vision and passion
With a former limestone quarry for her backyard, Jennie Butchart envisioned landscaping a sunken garden in its place, transforming the property for her family—and visitors—for generations to come.
Chocolats Favoris continued to reinvent the traditional concept of a chocolate shop. We developed a magical new concept of stores that offered a spectacular 12 varieties of real chocolate to dip ice cream in or even take home for a delicious chocolate fondue! Chocolate fondue in a can—our star product—was born! Easy to use and irresistibly good to eat, our fondues are perfect for dessert or as gifts!
What started off as an artisanal chocolate shop in Lévis has become a network of awe-inspiring chocolate stores across Canada—and soon all around the world!
At Days Inn, we focus on the little things that surprise and delight to help you enjoy your stay and kick off each day with a little extra oomph. Like the sun, we are energized to provide a warm smile and great service to our guests every time they stay with us.
The smoking hot weather in Victoria has made being out on the water with all kinds of wildlife especially enjoyable today. We’ve spent time with three families of transient killer whales as well humpbacks – one super happy humpback breached close to 50 times for us!
“By and by the little girls grew up and the town grew up and Father and Mother died. The old property was divided…All staying by Father’s original land, the sisters dined together on Sundays.”
From the writings of Emily Carr.
Visit us soon and find out how the story carries on of this imaginative, creative, eccentric artist, writer and lover of nature.
Recognized as one of Top 21 Iconic Hotels in the World by National Geographic Traveler magazine, honoured with Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Award for Top 10 City Hotels in Canada, and regarded as a Condé Nast Readers’ Choice and Gold List hotel, Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour. In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrates its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, Willow Stream Spa with signature West Coast experiences, Q at the Empress Restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine and award winning wine list, Q Bar’s regionally focused cocktail culture, and a reimagined Fairmont Gold Lounge with stunning harbour views. Served daily since its opening in 1908, world famous Tea at the Empress is served in the sophisticated Lobby Lounge. Located on Vancouver Island, Canada’s Castle on the Coast is the ideal starting point to explore British Columbia’s stunning natural beauty.
As a young boy, Bob Fraumeni was fascinated by the sea. He spent countless hours fishing in Gonzales Bay in Victoria, peering into the ocean, wondering what was down there. Although he wasn’t born into a fishing family, he was drawn to the sea. As he got older, a teenage Fraumeni began hanging around the busy docks of Victoria’s Harbour, which at the time had three fish processing plants in full operation.
In 1977, Bob bought his first boat, a 36-foot West Coast troller designed for Salmon fishing. However, even as he set out on his first trips, Bob Fraumeni knew the salmon industry was going downhill.
“I realized it was time to branch out to other fisheries – especially ground fish,” Bob recalls.
By 1984, Bob’s company had grown and was established as a limited company called F.A.S.Seafood Producers Ltd., which stands for ‘Frozen At Sea.’ F.A.S. now has 8 boats plying the seas, catching everything from Halibut up in Haida Gwaii to Albacore Tuna off the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
After selling exclusively to the Asian Market for many years, Bob was eager to make his high quality products available locally. ‘Finest At Sea’ was established as a boutique-style seafood company with locations in Victoria and Vancouver, B.C. Bob recognized your need for a source of top quality, 100% wild seafood products of known origin and now the Finest At Sea Products are just a phone call away.
Often imitated but never duplicated, Five Star is the original family owned and operated whale watching company. As founders of whale watching as a staple activity in Victoria and over 30 years of experience, we have some of the most hands on, passionate and knowledgeable crew in the field.Guest comfort and a high level of customer care is paramount in all we do. We are a small hands on company that can still perform at the same level as a high volume company, but with customer focus not being overlooked.Our office is conveniently located in Victoria’s vibrant downtown at the renowned Fairmont Empress hotel. Our tours depart a short walk from the office in Victoria’s lively inner harbour. “Turning Heads since 1985” is much more than just our catchy tag line. It is also a description of what Five Star Whale Watching has consistently done with innovative vessel design and attention to the passenger experience. It also explains why we are Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching Company! What began as operating fishing charters in 1985, Eric & Kathy Johnson (our original owners) soon realized the growing attraction of watching Orcas (Killer Whales) & other Whales in their natural environment. So began Five Star Whale Watching, now Victoria’s longest running family owned Whale Watching company.
At Frankie’s Modern Diner we are all about friends, family and fresh fare. A contemporary take on the retro diner experience, we specialize in modern comfort food that brings people together.
Simply put, we are one of the oldest English pubs in Canada and maintain Victoria’s largest selection of craft and import beers on tap. If you’re hungry, we offer traditional English pub fare in a bright and relaxing atmosphere. Customers are welcome to linger around our wood-burning fireplace to warm away the cool days and nights. As of 2012, our newly expanded front room offers ample space for dining and socializing and in the warmer months, our outdoor patio seating, overlooking the square, is a fantastic spot to enjoy the sun and to watch the crowds go by.
Global Tents is Vancouver Island’s foremost provider for all events including birthday parties, weddings, reunions, corporate events, trade shows, festivals, fundraisers and sporting events. Our exceptional customer service, industry expertise and extensive inventory are incomparable, and we pride ourselves on our reliability and capacity to find solutions for every need. From tent rentals to one-stop concierge services, we are creating memories on Vancouver Island.
Harbour Publishing is an award-winning independent book publisher owned and operated by Howard and Mary White.
The company was established in 1974 and is based on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast. Harbour Publishing is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. Harbour is also the publisher of over five hundred titles, including the bestselling Fishing with John by Edith Iglauer; The Fly in Autumn by David Zieroth, which won the 2009 Governor General’s Award for Poetry; and many other prize-winning books such as The Encyclopedia of British Columbia, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes by Andy Lamb and Bernard P. Hanby and The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names: A Complete Reference to Coastal British Columbia by Andrew Scott.
Other well-known Harbour authors are Arthur Black, beloved humorist and author of A Chip off the Old Black; Anne Cameron, author of some 30 titles including the classic Daughters of Copper Woman; historian Jean Barman, author of British Columbia: Spirit of the People; journalist Stephen Hume, author of A Walk with the Rainy Sisters; Patrick Lane, author of Witness; and Mike McCardell, whose humour collections including The Expanded Reilly Method and Everything Works have raised over $70,000 for the Variety Club of BC Children’s Fund.
The Canadian Historical Association has cited publisher Howard White as “a tireless promoter and creator of quality British Columbia regional history,” recognizing that Harbour Publishing “has nurtured and brought into being a remarkable range of works that capture the essence of British Columbia.”
White is also an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, articles and essays. His book Writing in the Rain won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, and he has also been awarded a Canadian Media Club Prize, the Eaton’s BC Book Award, the Canadian Historical Society Career Award and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, among others. He is a member of the Order of British Columbia and in 2003 received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Victoria.
Harbour Publishing acknowledges financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts, and from the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit, for its publishing activities.
Harbour Air was founded in British Columbia in 1982. With two small de Havilland Beaver seaplanes and a plan to service the forest industry, Harbour Air began by offering private charters to log buyers visiting the coast. With growing success and an increasing demand on both commuting and touring service, the company quickly expanded over the years adding daily, frequently-scheduled flights between Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the Sunshine Coast and Whistler.
Discover a more personalized guest experience at our harbourfront hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Welcome to the Hotel Grand Pacific, a hotel that recognizes that the perfect getaway has to embrace all facets of your lifestyle. During your stay with us, try a variety of guest experiences from the Wild West Coast to Afternoon Tea, with walks to the sea wall or yoga classes at our on-site and unparalleled athletic club. The world is your oyster during your stay at our full-service hotel in Victoria, BC, the premier choice for business and leisure travelers alike.
A History of Quality.
Very few peope get to study craft beer under one of the pioneers of the North American micro-brewery movement. Frank Appleton taught me what it means to make great beer, and I am truly grateful for that.
Frank and I set up the brewery in Victoria’s historic Swans Hotel in 1989. When he moved on to build other breweries, I took on the role of Brewmaster and began honing my craft.
Get the most out of your visit to Victoria BC by taking advantage of our hotel deals and travel packages. From warm, friendly service and contemporary amenities to a central location that makes it easy to soak up Victoria’s energy, cuisine, culture and attractions, the Huntingdon Manor Hotel offers an experience that stays with you long after you depart at a value that will bring you back again very soon.
Enjoy fine Italian dining in an old town courtyard setting, featuring brick fireplaces and candle lit ambiance. A lively room full of industry professionals are here every night enhancing your dining experience. Our menu is inspired by Northern Italian cuisine with a pacific north west twist. We feature a diverse menu that has something for everyone. Our certified Sommeliers have created an amazing wine program to complement our offerings.
Il Terrazzo has been a landmark in the Victoria dining scene for more than 25 years thanks to all your support.
Based in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The love I have for photography has been passed down through generations. My Grandfather was a professional photographer who owned and operated a photofinishing business, my Father provided professional photography services and I’ve been framing photography in thirds for as long as I can remember. Since the mid 90’s, I’ve been working with several Adobe products, including Photoshop. The experience in digital editing and design has been an exciting and rewarding evolution.
For over thirty years we have been making everything from scratch including our herb bread, corn bread and all our salad dressings. When Food Network Canada was filming, “You Gotta Eat Here” we made our Southwestern Meatloaf, Belgian Waffles with our own cream cheese syrup and our best seller, Eggs Benedict with an authentic real butter hollandaise sauce and we had a blast doing it.
I have been an awards supplier, participant or committee member over the past 30 years for many community events including the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon, TC 10K, VI Race Series, Victoria Classic Boat Festival, the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence Triathlon-Duathlon, the Victoria Ballroom Dance Society Provincial Championships and many local school sport or annual events. My professional experience in organizing, staging and assisting with the many event displays and presentations to ensure each award or medal is received with pride is very important. As a participant I know the importance of a professional awards ceremony. As an experienced and professional awards engraver I take great pride in the layout and appearance of the clients product to ensure a professional appearance at all times.
Our exceptionally talented Executive Chef brings unexpected yet tasty twists to classics. He then gives these carefully crafted recipes to his culinary team, making sure they have perfected these creations before bringing them to you. And that’s what you can always be sure of, that there’s a chef in every milestones kitchen making your plate just right.
Our beer is inspired by centuries of European brewing tradition and propelled forward by Canadian passion and creativity. Our beautiful German brewhaus allows us to implement the most challenging brew methods into our processes from step-mashes to decoctions. These methods are what give our beer unmatched balance and depth.
Munro’s Books has been a destination for book lovers for more than 50 years. With our heritage building and striking artwork, we are often included in lists of the world’s most beautiful bookstores.
Munro’s Books now occupies a landmark location in the heart of Victoria’s Old Town, but its origins are much more modest. In 1963, Jim Munro and his first wife, Alice — yes, that Alice Munro — set up shop in a long, narrow space on Yates Street, near Victoria’s movie theatres. Bookstores were few and far between in Victoria; Jim’s main competition in those days came from the book sections at the local department stores. But the location was convenient for younger, movie-going customers, and the staff’s interest in new trends in writing and other art forms built a loyal clientele. The store relocated to larger premises on Fort Street in 1979 and then to its current location in 1984. Jim Munro announced his plans to retire from the business in September 2014. He wanted the store to continue to serve the many passionate readers—both locals, and visitors from around the world—who visit Munro’s every year. To that end, he decided to turn over ownership of the store to four long-term staff members. When Jim Munro passed away in November 2016, tributes poured in from across the country, a true testament to the legacy he so lovingly built.
Since 1894, Murchie’s has been importing and blending the finest quality teas from select gardens around the world. As the decades have passed, the art of tea blending and tradition of excellence are handed down along with the old recipes. Today, Murchie’s offers traditional products and classic blends while also developing new combinations for a new generation of tea drinkers. We are proud to provide blends for events and occasions, from local landmarks to national observations and royal milestones.
A local favourite since 1997, family owned Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood Restaurant continues to proudly serve our local and worldly dining guests quality food with a memorable dining experience. Voted one of the best restaurants in Victoria we guarantee our food and service.
The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to the local community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.
Ocean River includes an outstanding retail store and adventure centre. The adventure portion of Ocean River provides a world-class kayaking and stand up paddleboarding school, tours, and rentals from three locations. Get out on the water from Downtown Victoria, Oak Bay or Saturna Island. Shop for the best gear on the online store or visit the helpful and passionate staff downtown Victoria for all of your outdoor adventure gear needs.
Pagliacci’s is one of those timeless places, born in passion, carved from life and bathed in laughter. From the focaccia bread and soup through the Broadway-style cheesecake, every morsel is made on the spot, served with style by someone hustling for you. And there’s more than enough pasta or steak to bring home to Asta. Step back into history. This is what it used to be like before franchises.
Nourishing souls since 1979
Tell ’em Joe sent you!
Pearson College UWC is a two-year pre-university school (Grade 12 and Gap Year) for up to 200 students from more than 150 countries at any one time who live, study and grow together in the beautiful Pacific Northwest rainforest on the southwest tip of Vancouver Island in the Province of British Columbia. We are proud to acknowledge that we live and learn on the unceded territory of the Scia’new (Beecher Bay) First Nation.
Moored at Westbay is the “Pink Dishrack”, a romantic floating Vacation Cottage with a spectacular view of downtown Victoria. You can sit on the front porch and enjoy the ambiance of the harbour or come inside to relaxing comfort.
Prestige Hotels & Resorts has come a long way from its humble beginnings. With a portfolio of fourteen properties, Prestige Hotels & Resorts can be found in the Thompson Okanagan, Kootenay Rockies, Northern BC, and Greater Victoria regions.
Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Prince of Whales is perfectly positioned if you’re looking to see and do as much as possible in one day. You’ll find us by following the city’s pulse to the heart of the harbour; only steps away from top-rated accommodations, fabulous restaurants, and other local attractions. Whether you are visiting for a few days or travelling on business and looking for something to do on your one day off, we’ve got you covered. Our hourly on-demand departures make it easy to go whale watching. You pick the time that works best for you, and we’ll have you back in time for you next important activity.
In the heart of downtown Victoria, just steps from the famous Victoria Inner Harbour, the Quality Inn offers excellent value for clean, modern accommodations. As recipients of a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, our hotel is committed to being one of the top downtown Victoria hotels, providing our guests with warm, welcoming service and a superior hotel experience from start to finish.
Russell Books first started in Montreal in 1961. It began as a 300 square foot, one aisle, used bookstore and gradually grew into the biggest used, antiquarian and remainder bookstore in Montreal. In 1991 Reg Russell, founder of Russell Books, helped open a Victoria branch with his daughter Diana and her husband Ron DePol at 734 Fort Street, where it is today. Ron and Diana are now the owners of Russell Books Ltd. while their daughter Andrea, together with her husband Jordan, manage the company. In 2005 Russell Books expanded into another space, Books on View – a division of Russell Books, at 702 View Street, (under the Sayward Building at the corner of Douglas Street).
We are so thankful to be a part of the book-loving community here in Victoria!
Sherwood Marine Centre is an authorized West Coast Boat dealer for Double Eagle, Hewescraft, Raider, and Weldcraft. We are also an authorized dealer of both Suzuki® Marine and Yamaha Marine, serving the Saanichton area. We are proud to carry a large selection of new and pre-owned inventory. When you are ready to invest in a new boat, our friendly and knowledgeable sales, financing, service, and parts departments are prepared to make sure your experience is outstanding, from assisting while you’re making your choice to ongoing maintenance and customization. At Sherwood Marine Centre, we value the opportunity to create a long-term relationship with our customers, and we do that by giving you the best customer service available.
For generations, the people of the Pacific Northwest Tlingit tribe celebrated the feeling of peace and togetherness found at the nesting sites of birds. They held a deep reverence for the contrast between human connection and nature found at these places and named them “Taku”.
TEAM SALES has positioned itself as one of the leaders in the corporate promotional industry in BC. We can take your corporate image from conception to reality. Our experienced sales force will work closely with our highly skilled in-house art department to create the image your company desires.
A combination of the words Trolling and Tackle.
Forty years is a long time. And in that time we’ve grown to become the best place on the coast to get your gear. Why? Because we will not sell you gear you won’t use, we always make sure you know the right way to do a job, and we will help you find it if we don’t have it. Not a lot of other places will go that distance and it shows by the customer base that keeps coming back year after year.
Trotac truly is a family business, there’s been three generations working in the store, and some of the staff for at least half that. Founded in 1972 by Pete Thomson, it started out with Pete and his wife supplying to the west coast commercial fishing fleet. All the kids helped in the store as well, with packaging and deliveries, and Campbell ended up partnering with his dad to help create the Trotac that exists today. Over time they have expanded to include the Government, recreational, scientific and work boat fleets. Now we are in our new location and at 20,000 square feet it should hopefully hold us for a long time to come.
Pete and Campbell always believed in going straight to the source so we have over 300 suppliers across the globe and more than 40,000 items in stock. If we can’t find it for you it probably doesn’t exist, and with 18 employees that are experts in their respective fields, someone in the store will have an answer for you. We have been building solid relationships with our suppliers for decades and we train regularly with them to make sure we have the latest information and skills. We have also worked closely with customers and industry to build and develop custom products. We take our work seriously and we hope it shows. Trotac really is a place to wander around and get lost in though, I swear I find people hours later with a bit of an awestruck look about them…
Founded in 1879, the Union Club of British Columbia is a landmark institution in the heart of downtown Victoria. With an imposing neo-Georgian design inspired by the classic clubs of London, this heritage building has always offered premier service, amenities, companionship, and exceptional comfort. And because of those virtues, the Club has consistently attracted a diverse and impressive membership – the type of community movers and shakers who have been at the heart of the business, political, and cultural life of Victoria from its early colonial beginnings. Our distinguished list of Members represents a legacy of leadership that has helped Victoria to become one of the most attractive and sophisticated cities in all Canada.
Step through the front door and you’re in a grand lobby with rich mahogany paneling, a 20-foot ceiling, and an expanse of stained glass skylights. It’s an appropriately grand welcome from a Club that takes great pride in being a full-service institution with superb facilities, welcoming staff, and a friendly atmosphere. We offer an elegant, relaxed, and amiable ambience for men and women: an oasis for reading, conversation, and fine dining. Our goal is always to ensure that Members and Guests feel as relaxed and comfortable as they would at home.
Whether you are interested in long-term membership or are just planning a visit to Victoria, the Union Club offers a unique array of experiences, amenities, and contacts.
Thousands of tropical butterflies (up to 70 species) fly through our large facilities – the size of almost 3 basketball courts.
With surprises at every turn, you’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more. Stroll through and marvel at our lush gardens including tropical flowers, carnivorous plants and fruits of the world.
Enjoy our newest exhibit, the Insectarium. Experience impressive insects & invertebrates from around the world.
Your jungle adventure awaits.
The Victoria Film Festival is the nucleus of the cinematic arts on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
The Victoria Film Festival brings the world to Victoria’s door by programming a diverse selection of Canadian and international films. We support the practice of all media artists with particular focus on Canadian independent media artists through exhibition of their work. The Victoria Film Festival ensures the vitality and continued excellence of media arts in the Victoria region by providing a complete survey of film and media art to the community.
It’s a vibrant program celebrating the greatest storytelling medium of all time.
The mission of the Victoria Symphony is:
To enrich lives through the shared experience of extraordinary music.
Below are the people on stage and behind the scenes that bring extraordinary music to life.
We provide easy access to world class cruising of the Gulf and San Juan Islands. Westport is situated in a sheltered bay in Tsehum Harbour, within walking distance from the BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay. Our convenient location is also in close proximity to excellent pubs and restaurants, and 5 minutes from Victoria International Airport.
Westport is also the first eco-rated marina in BC under the Clean Marine BC program promoted by the Georgia Strait Alliance.
We are committed to listening to the customer; ensuring there is mutual satisfaction. No minimum/maximum purchases expected. All projects are important whether you are the professional or the hobbyist.