Looking for upcoming events and other things to do in Victoria BC? Here’s a list of our favourite online calendars each with their own take on what’s happening in the city! Do250 Do250 is your best place to find things to do in Victoria. From concerts to comedy, film to food, and charity events to…

We’ve compiled a list of the most noteable dining spots in town. Our Favourites: Foo Asian Street Food 769 Yates St. Foo offers their 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…

We’ve compiled a list of the most noteable nightspots in town. But why not start with a drink and a bite to eat in our very own Ocean Island Lounge before painting the town red! Our Favourites: Big Bad John’s 919 Douglas St. If you only go out once in Victoria, make it BBJs! There’s…

Where is the nearest…? Coffee place? Check out Habit Coffee on Blanshard and Johnson or Serious Coffee on Blanshard and Fisgard. Alternatively, there’s a Tim Hortons right next door Grocery Store? The Market on Yates Everyone loves the Market. It’s well-lit with neon lights and somewhat upscale with lots of organic produce. 1. Walk two…

Not having to worry about parking in the city is a major bonus. And when you’re staying with us, you can chill out knowing that your ride is safe from the city’s parking enforcement officers, in our parking lot! Ocean Island’s Parking Lot   We have limited parking available in the lot behind our building…

From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Victoria Airport View Larger Map Driving from Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal Take Highway 17 (Blanshard St) to Pandora Ave. (About a 45 minute drive, depending on traffic.) Busing from Victoria Airport Take the YYJ Airport Shuttle bus directly to the hostel, please see http://www.yyjairportshuttle.com/ for fares & reservations. or Take either the…

Victoria’s a small city that’s got it all: historic architecture,oceanside charm, nightlife, great dining, shopping, and beautiful natural surroundings. There’s something for everyone regardless of your interests, but here are some highlights to get you started. Day 1: Are you the touristy type? Never been to Victoria? Only have a couple of days? Don’t worry,…

Here we have our front desk star Alana! She is one adventurous gal who likes travelling, rock climbing and surfing. (Jeez, I can’t even climb out of my own bed in the morning!) She even converted a normal van into her own little camper. Her favorite destination? Mystic Beach, where you can hike, lay on…

This is Bei Bei! Originally from China, she started working at our Front Desk in 2014. Her goal in life is to become a professional vlogger. Therefore, she started her own Instagram to post about all the beauty that Vancouver Island has to offer! Her advice for your stay? Go to Thetis Lake! A beautiful…

This is Sarah! Originally from Alberta, she drove all the way down to the West Coast and is now almost graduated from Royal Roads University. She started as our front desk superstar but is now our housekeeping superstar and makes sure that everything is shiny, spotless and spic ‘n span. Her hot tip of the…

May we introduce to you: Torun, one of our new front desk superstars! She just moved here from Vancouver and she loves life on the island. Her recommendation for you? Go out and bike! You can cycle all around bike friendly Victoria, but her favorite destination is Prospect Lake. Named one of the secret lakes…

We serve up a delicious continental breakfast every morning from 7:00am – 10:00am. Enjoy coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, white or whole wheat toast, blueberry waffles and a selection of spreads including: peanut butter, jam, Nutella, cream cheese, & marmalade.

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added a second option to your deliciously FREE DINNER, which we serve up every evening from 6pm-8pm. Enjoy Indian-style curried lentils over rice and/or vegetable stew over rice. Check out more awesome reason to stay with us here: www.oceanisland.com/services-amenities