Emily Carr House is now open for public!

The picture is courtesy of Maya Jervis Sanchez

Where: Emily Carr House at 207 Government Street, Victoria BC

When: Every Saturday, by appointment only

The beautifully restored provincial and national historic site in Victoria, BC, the birthplace of famed writer and artist, Emily Carr has been reopened for public every Saturday, by appointment only.

With an architecture described as both “San Francisco Victorian” and “English Gingerbread,” all agree that the heritage Emily Carr House is on the must-see list of attractions in Victoria.

Centrally located only four blocks from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Royal Scot Hotel, Emily Carr House offers its visitors a chance to gain an insight into Canada’s first, and best known, independent artist and writer.

For more information please visit their official website https://carrhouse.ca .

Most Anticipated Culinary Program of 2022 Returns to Victoria next week

The picture is a courtesy of Milestones Bar & Grill via Instagram

When: January 20th – February 6th, 2022

Where: More than 40 restaurants of Greater Victoria

The tastiest time for foodies to visit Greater Victoria is coming later this month with Dine Around Festival.

Easily one of Victoria’s most beloved culinary events gives locals and visitors the chance to indulge in some of the destination’s finest restaurants offerings by choosing from a $20, $30, $40 or $50 set menu.

Enjoy a delightful dinner full of the high quality food and drink offerings in one of the participating restaurants located just minutes away from our Hotel and experience ultimate relaxation in our swimming pool and hot tub afterwards.

The list of participating restaurants can be found on https://www.tourismvictoria.com/eat-drink/dine-around/dine-around-restaurants with their special menus getting added weekly.

Old Town Is All Lit Up for the Holidays!

The picture is courtesy of Royal BC Museum

Where: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville Street

When : 10 am-6 pm daily from now until December 31st, 2021

This year, ring in nostalgia with the iconic festive lighting and seasonal decorations in Old Town in Royal Museum of British Columbia. 

Visit the wood-cobbled streets lined with festive garlands and see the shops decked in holiday finery one last time— until 6:00 p.m. December 31, 2021 (included with museum admission).

The museum will be closed on December 25, 2021 and January 1, 2022.

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adult (19+) $26.95, Senior (65+) $18.95, Youth (6-18) $16.95, Student (19+ w/ ID) $18.95, Child (3-5) Free

The tickets can be purchased online at https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/tickets-admission

To ensure the safety of the staff and visitors the museum has implemented COVID-19 protocols informed by the advice of the public health authority and do require a proof of COVID-19 vaccination to gain entry. Face masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces, and this applies to all people 5 years and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Santa Parade is back to Victoria this year

The picture is a courtesy of Doug Clements/VictoriaBuzz

Santa is set to reign his reindeer through Victoria’s light fest once again.

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, organizers of the 39th annual Peninsula Co-op Santa’s Light Parade announced the yearly tradition is returning!

Presented by the Greater Victoria Festival Society, the parade will start around 5:30 p.m. at Government and Belleville Streets on Saturday, November 27th.

The display starts at Belleville Street and ends in Centennial Square — dubbed “Christmas Square” for the evening and will feature food trucks, bouncy castles, crafts and music from 4 p.m. onwards.

Stay tuned and make sure to kick off the 2021 holiday season with one of Victoria’s most beloved Christmas traditions!

Canopy in Bloom

The picture is a courtesy of the Bay Center

When: Open shopping centre hours, everyday until September 20th

Where: Centre Court of the Bay Centre, 1150 Douglas Street, Level 1

Take a moment to immerse yourself under the floral canopy – a place to let go, become grounded and more at peace. The design includes over 4,600 stems of baby’s breath, 675 ft of tulle and hundreds of dried florals, incorporating roses, hydrangea, palm leaves, ferns, carnations and pampas grass into a blooming experience.

The Bay Centre recognizes that COVID has brought forth much hardship and wants everyone to have place where you can feel support, love and beauty all around you, as you stroll through the blooming archway.

Know that you are not alone and support will always be available for you!

Stay With Us for 2 nights and Get a $75 VISA Card

STAY DATES: JUNE 15TH – SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2021.

Ready for a getaway to our beautiful city? Hurry up to book minimum two (2) consecutive nights at Royal Scot Hotel from June 15th until September 30th, 2021 and receive a $75 Visa Reward Card upon arrival. You can spend it as you explore the city and reconnect with your favourite places.

It’s the perfect time to visit Victoria and enjoy this limited time offer. Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid only if calling the hotel directly at 250-388-5463 and while supply lasts.

Indoor Dining Is Officially Back To BC

Effective immediately, restaurants in our beautiful city can welcome guests for indoor and outdoor dining for tables of up to six guests with safety protocols in place, which means you can now get together with friends, families, and colleagues at restaurants. 

Victoria may not have Canada’s largest population, but it still has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America (next to San Francisco). This makes for an incredibly diverse culinary scene and a great number of dishes to try.

The Royal Scot Hotel is surrounded by a lot of various cafes and restaurants, so stop by our friendliest Front Desk for breakfast, lunch or dinner advice and enjoy your farm to table dining.

Malahat Skywalk – The Nature at its Most Majestic

The picture is a courtesy of Malahat Nation

Explore our beautiful West Coast from a whole new perspective – walking up the Spiral Tower 250m above the sea level. The lookout is scheduled to open July 2021 in the Cowichan Valley, just 35 minutes drive from Victoria downtown, and will provide sweeping views of Mt. Baker, Finlayson Arm, the Saanich Peninsula, and islands in two countries.

Purchase tickets at their welcome center, get help from their Guest Services, browse local artisans’ work in the gift shop, and refuel at the café that offers a small taste of the region’s local fare. 

Keep checking the official website https://malahatskywalk.com/ for more information about hours of operation, facilities and updates.