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


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 for more information about hours of operation, facilities and updates.

“The Royal Scot Hotel and Suites is a home away from home.”

We are pleased to share another reward from Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel platform. The Royal Scot Hotel has been selected as the Top 10% of best hotels worldwide.

We are honored that when it comes to great customer service and hospitality, fantastic location, amenities and cleanliness, our valued guests single us out and continue coming back to their “home away from home” despite this particularly challenging time.

We would like to thank all our customers for their business and we hope we will continue to be the hotel you think of first when you are looking for a special place for your trip!

Contact us now at 250-388-5463 or to learn about current promotions and enjoy your time in Victoria’s “hidden treasure”.

James Bay Community Market is Back

The picture is a courtesy of the James Bay Market Society

DATES: Every Saturday rain or shine, May 1st to October 2nd, 2021

VENUE: The corner of Menzies and Superior (just behind Royal Scot Hotel)

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Experience a vast array of farm-fresh products from local meats to seasonal veggies and fruit, homemade crafts, top-quality traditional baked goods, pasta, specialty sauces and seasoning and much more just minutes away from our Royal Scot Hotel.

Come join them every Saturday and support your local farmers, food producers and artisans.

Explore the New Exhibition at a World-Class Museum

The picture is a courtesy of Royal BC Museum

Orcas: Our Shared Future
Dates: Apr 16, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022
Location: Royal BC Museum at 675 Belleville ST

Located just a few blocks from our hotel, Royal BC Museum now offers a deep dive into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, the spirit of BC’s wild coast. Learn which orca populations are thriving and which are at risk, and surface with a new understanding of how orcas and humans are inextricably connected. Tickets are now available online at

Belleville’s Patio is OPEN!!

Belleville’s Patio by Bellevillessocial via

Our neighbour, Belleville’s Watering Hole & Diner, continues to welcome guests with their beautiful patio overlooking the inner harbour and takeaway services!

With happy hours starting from 9AM – NOON; 3-6; and 9-CLOSE – why limit happy to just an hour? 🙂

Stop by our front desk for an extra 10% coupon off your table!

Visit Belleville’s website for updates, food and cocktail menu options.