Suites: Travel Info

Our Guide to Victoria, Vancouver Island and BC

We’ve put together the most comprehensive travelers’ guide to Victoria BC, which is the best source of information on where to have fun, pick up essentials, and mingle with the locals.

Directions from Ocean Island Inn to Ocean Island Suites

Before heading to the Suites, all guests must check-in, pick up keys, etc at Ocean Island Inn. For directions to Ocean Island Inn from the airport, ferry terminal and more, please see the Directions and Contact page. If you do not have a vehicle, we will provide you with a complimentary taxi ride from Ocean Island Inn to Ocean Island Suites. If you are driving, please click here for driving directions from the Inn to the Suites.

Shops and Services Near the Ocean Island Suites

We’ve compiled a list of shops and services in the local area to help you along in your stay. These are all only a short walk away from the Suites.

For all your basic needs, try James Bay Square. They’ll likely have just about anything you’re looking for. Located just about 500 meters away from the Suites, simply head north towards town on Government St, turn left at Simcoe St and continue on for 4 blocks. If you’re driving you’ll have to pass Simcoe and turn left on Toronto St. since Simcoe is One-Way. Niagara Foods, the nearest convenience store, is located only 1 block away. Also don’t forget that the services at Ocean Island Inn | Backpackers | Suites is available to you as well!

Banks & Bank Machines

Coffee Shops

Convenience Stores


Gas Station

  • James Bay Esso Station – 308 Menzies St. 383-3612. This station also has an in-house auto mechanic.


Health & Drug Stores



Post Office

Pubs & Restaurants


  • Blue Bird Cabs Ltd. – 2612 Quadra St., 382-4235 or 1-800-665-7055; Airport Service: 384-1155

Other online guides

The Ocean Island Victoria Guide is our master guide to downtown Victoria, the beautiful surroundings, and awesome up-island adventures.

The Gay Yellow Pages is a directory of gay/bisexual/lesbian friendly businesses all over Canada and the states.