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A Backpackers Guide to Events in Victoria BC

August 9, 2017

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 […]

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Ocean Island Guest Discounts

December 29, 2017

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 […]

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A Backpackers Guide to Rainy Days in Victoria BC

December 28, 2017

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 […]

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A Backpackers Guide to Popular Daytrips in and around Victoria BC

October 13, 2017

Mount Douglas Park Park your car at the entrance and take one of the many beautiful trails to the top. Or, if you’re feeling a little lazy, just drive to the top! No matter how you get there, the view on top is beautiful! Preferably go there on a clear day so you’ll be able […]

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A Backpackers Guide to Dining in Victoria BC

October 13, 2017

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 […]

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A Backpackers Guide to Nightlife in Victoria BC

October 13, 2017

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 […]

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A Backpackers Guide to Our Neighbourhood

October 9, 2017

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 […]

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