Ocean Island has all the information you need to get the most mileage out of your time and budget. Our front desk staff is always around to hook you up with transportation details and schedules, and they’re full of great adventure ideas if you can't figure out what to do next. Want to know the best pubs in town? The best whale watching tours? Ask the front desk, or check out our online Victoria Guide.
Want to know how to get to Butchart Gardens, where to rent a cheap bike, or which restaurant has the best Pho in the city? Look no further than our FAQ (Frequently Asked Question) brochure rack! These FAQs are written and published by the Ocean Island staff, to provide our guests with the insider’s scoop on all things Victoria. Check them out in our lobby!
But probably the most valuable resource around is the advice of the fellow explorers you'll run into in our common areas. Leave a note on the message board, or chill out in the Ocean Island Lounge and find yourself some travel companions!
Our front desk staff know this city inside and out and love giving insider tips on everything it has to offer! We love this city so much, in fact, we even wrote Victoria’s most complete online guide; covering everything from hidden beaches, hole in the wall coffee shops, to tour companies you’ll want to know about if you’re interested in activities like sailing, whale watching, or even skydiving.
Victoria has something for everyone! There’s so much to do and see – it’s just a matter of choosing – and that’s where Tourism Victoria’s there to help you out! They’re a not-for-profit industry association responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Greater Victoria, and in 2017 they launched a brand new website with a fantastic calendar of events.
Do250 is your best place to find things to do in Victoria. From concerts to comedy, film to food, and charity events to book readings, Do250 is the one-stop destination for planning your week. Plus, they’re are constantly giving away free tickets, backstage passes, and exclusive prizes. Signing up is free and easy, and also allows you to discover and promote events, share your picks with others, buy tickets online, and be the first to know about all the awesome happenings in Victoria.
Destination BC is responsible for marketing the Super, Natural British Columbia brand to the world, and the website is definitely worth a visit if you're planning a trip to BC!
Google Trips makes it easier than ever to plan and organize your trips. It automatically maps out a half day or a full day with suggestions for things to see and do.