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…

As an Ocean Island guest, you’ll get rad VIP discounts from all sorts of Victoria businesses when you book through our front desk! Check ’em out: Whale Watching Other Ocean Adventures Adventures Tours / Daytrips Equipment Rentals Retail / Shopping Whale Watching As an Ocean Island guest, you’ll get rad VIP whale watching discounts! By…

Go on a Craft Brewery Tour Victoria and Vancouver Island are known for their great craft beer. The best way to indulge yourself in all the goodness is to do a brewery tour! You can enjoy lots of beer samples from notable breweries around Victoria and get a unique look behind the scenes. Transportation is…

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…

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…

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 at…

You know how hard is it to get together with most of your co-workers for a weekend? Since everyone has different schedules, life styles and chores to do… luckily most of the Ocean Island crew made it for a night camping trip, and guess what? It was epic!

Here at Ocean Island we often get asked why we chose an Octopus for our mascot, and while we think the majesty of the octopus is pretty self-evident, apparently not everyone knows how cool these creatures are.