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Cultural Destinations of Victoria



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The Robert Bateman Centre

470 Belleville St.
Victoria BC V8V 1W9
250.940.3630
www.batemancentre.org

The Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria BC displays the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist.

The Robert Bateman Centre, supported by the Bateman Foundation, is a facility to house and preserve Robert Bateman’s legacy, and a multi-purpose meeting place for collaboration, creative thinking, and networking about in-nature education initiatives.

The permanent exhibit of 100 pieces spanning seven decades of work, invites audiences to explore their relationship with the environment and pay homage to the majesty of nature.

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre

#600 - 3 Fan Tan Alley
Victoria BC V8W 3G9
250.385.4462

www.bluebridgetheatre.ca/

Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is the newest professional theatre company in Victoria, British Columbia. Its summer season of three plays in June, July, and August at the McPherson Playhouse brings back modern classics from the past while utilizing a connection between renowned theatre artists from across Canada, and local young and emerging artists.The 2012 Season includes Canadian film and TV performer Gary Farmer (Dead Man) in Of Mice & Men, Shaw's witty make-love-not-war farce Arms & the Man, the cult musical Little Shop of Horrors, and a bonus presentation of Shirley Valentine starring Nicola Cavendish.

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Coast Art Collective

3221 Heatherbell Road
Victoria BC V9C 1Y8
Ph: 250.391.5522
Cell 250-391-5282
www.coastcollective.ca

A group of five local artists: Marcela Strasdas, Deborah Czernecky, Barbara Giuliany, Terri Rodstrom and Sharlene Stushnov-Lee are taking the lead in developing a new and different kind of art centre. Beautiful surroundings.

An affordable showcase for Fine Art. A place to visit, relax and learn. A place to bring people together to celebrate our rich cultural heritage on the Westshore.

Open Wednesdays to Sunday - Noon to 5:00 PM

Twitter: www.twitter.com/CoastCollective Web: www.coastcollective.ca

Aboriginal Tourism BC


Victoria BC
www.aboriginalbc.com

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The First Nations of British Columbia, Canada welcome you! British Columbia has known the footsteps of Aboriginal people from time immemorial. We are the indigenous peoples of this land whose traditions and culture remain strong, rich and diverse and whose life has been shaped by the land, oceans, climate and creatures within.

Here in BC you can watch native artists carve a totem pole, explore our traditional lands and waters with an Aboriginal guide, experience a traditional First Nations healing and purification lodge with a native elder, view exquisite Pacific Northwest native art in art galleries, cultural centers and museums, sample traditional foods and award-winning wines, relax in native-owned resorts, campgrounds, log cabins and bed & breakfast inns and even enjoy a round of golf on a native-owned championship golf course!

Helijet International


Victoria BC

www.helijet.com

Helijet is proud to have been a part of the growth of British Columbia since 1986.

Helijet provides comfortable, convenient flights over some of the most spectacular scenery in the world on your flight from downtown Vancouver to downtown Victoria or Nanaimo.

Fast flights means more time to spend enjoying the sights and experiences of your destination.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard and showing you a one of a kind adventure.

Fares from: Vancouver-Victoria $157ow(incl tax) Vancouver — Nanaimo $129ow(incl tax)

Vancouver Island Art Workshops


Victoria BC
250.716.1440
www.vancouverislandartworkshops.com

For almost ten years Vancouver Island Art Workshops has had the privilege of hosting some of North America’s most renowned art instructors. During this time, we have gained the support of an expanding community of emerging and established artists who have grown along with us and continue to make us an integral part of their art education.

Abbeymoore Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn

1470 Rockland Ave
Victoria BC V8S 1W2
250.370.1470
Toll Free 1.888.801.1811
www.abbeymoore.com

Unwind and relax in the historic Rockland district of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

We offer heritage bed & breakfast rooms or spacious self-contained suites at ground level and a penthouse suite with ocean and mountain views. Ideally located across the street from the Lieutenant Governor's mansion, near Craigdarroch Castle and the Art Gallery, we are a five minute drive to all downtown Victoria's attractions and the US ferries, and only four blocks from the ocean.

Abbeymoore Manor is an outstanding period mansion built in 1912. It sits amongst the castles, gardens and tree lined streets of "Old Victoria". The historic Rockland area is where the Governors, Merchant Barons, Bankers and famous Architects built their luxurious homes to show off their new gold rush wealth.

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa

849 Verdier Avenue
Victoria BC V8M 1C5
1.888.544.2079
www.brentwoodbayresort.com

Victoria's only 5-Star Ocean Front Resort.

It's all about an appetite for new experiences. Spectacular ocean front dining in the SeaGrille, soothing spa treatments and eco cruises to the worlds famous Butchart Gardens.

play hard. dine well. breathe deep. rest easy

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

1040 Moss Street
Victoria BC V8V 4P1
250.384.4101
www.aggv.bc.ca

Open Daily, 10 am to 5 pm, Thurs to 9 pm

Engaging, Challenging, Inspiring...

Located in the historic neighbourhood of Rockland, Victoria's public art museum is home to BC's largest public art collection and features a world-respected Asian art collection, including an authentic Japanese Shinto Shrine located outside in the Asian Garden.

The Art Gallery offers a diverse presentation of exhibitions, ranging from Asian art, European and Canadian historical works and leading contemporary artists from across the country. The Art Gallery is often chosen to participate in national tours of important block-buster exhibitions. Permanently on exhibition at the Art Gallery are the paintings, writings and historical artifacts of BC's premiere landscape artist, Emily Carr.

City of Victoria

1 Centennial Square
Victoria BC V8W 1P6
(250) 361.0363
www.victoria.ca/visitors/leisure_arts.shtml

The City of Victoria is proud of its rich history, cultural diversity and artistic achievements. In 2005, the City of Victoria was designated a Cultural Capital of Canada by the Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Cultural Capitals of Canada Program.

CLICK HERE for a the Victoria Arts, Heritage & Culture Guide.

For a directory of the wide variety of arts facilties and cultural centres in Victoria, visit us at www.victoria.ca/visitors/leisure_arts.shtml

Craigdarroch Castle

1050 Joan Crescent
Victoria BC V8S 3L5
250.592.5323
www.craigdarrochcastle.com

Craigdarroch Castle is an 1890's mansion with exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. Built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, Craigdarroch Castle is a stunning example of the finest architecture, materials and craftsmanship available in the Victorian era. See the spectacular oak staircase and climb 87 steps to the Tower for the best views in Victoria.


Open to the public daily from 10:00 - 4:30 for self-guided tours

Craigflower Manor And Schoolhouse National Historic Site


Victoria BC
250.383.4627
www.conservancy.bc.ca/content.asp?sectionack=craigflower

May 0 to Sep 0, Daily, 11 am to 5 pm Also open during Holidays

Craigflower Farm was established on land purchased in 1850 from the chiefs of the Kosapsom people, who had lived in the area for millennia. The farm was one of four original farms set up by the Hudson's Bay Company as part of their obligations in settling Vancouver Island.

Deryk Houston, Artist

1016 Verrinder Avenue
Victoria BC
250.884.6828
250.598.9908
www.derykhouston.com

Deryk opens his art studio for tea! (By appointment only).

Scottish artist, Deryk Houston resides in Victoria, B.C., Canada, and has exhibited internationally. He has mounted one man exhibitions in Canada, the USA, Scotland, Iraq, and the former Soviet Union.

His work was featured in the documentary film “From Baghdad to Peace Country” by the National Film Board of Canada.

He has completed ground art, earthen works in Iraq, Canada and Scotland, in support of children’s rights.

Eclectic Gallery

2170 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC V8R 1E9
250.590.8095

www.eclecticgallery.ca

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5:30pm
Now open Sundays from Noon to 4pm

Eclectic is a welcoming light-filled gallery, known for its strong regional representation. This always innovative contemporary gallery exhibits and sells paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood and objets d'art. Featuring an extensive collection of artisan jewelry from local and international origin, we are renowned for our selection on hand crafted items.
Located in the heart of Oak Bay Village, just minutes from downtown Victoria.

Emily Carr House

207 Government Street
Victoria BC V8V 2K3
250.383.5843
www.emilycarr.com

Visit the home of the Canadian legend, Emily Carr, one of our first and best known artists and authors. Her birthplace has been restored to reflect its appearance in the 1870s and features contemporary art shows.

Centrally located only four blocks from the Inner Harbour and the Provincial Legislature, the house offers its visitors a chance to gain an insight into Canada's first - and best known - independent artist and writer.

Helmcken House

675 Belleville Street
Victoria BC V8W 9W2
250-356-7226
Toll Free 1-888-447-7977
Fax 250-387-5674

www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/RBCM_Cult_Pre/Helmcken_Hse.aspx

Helmcken House was built by Dr. John Sebastian Helmcken, a surgeon with the Hudson's Bay Company. It is one of the oldest houses in British Columbia still on its original site. Dr. Helmcken set up house in Victoria when he married the daughter of Governor James Douglas in 1852. He went on to become a statesman and helped negotiate the entry of British Columbia into Canada, as a province. The good doctor's original 19th century medical kit is among the interesting items on display.

Humboldt House

867 Humboldt Street
Victoria BC V8V 2Z6
1.250.383.0152

www.humboldthouse.com

Escape to the romantic luxury of this beautiful Bed and Breakfast Inn. The Humboldt House offers a most unique getaway in each of its B&B;rooms. Large jacuzzi baths, wood-burning fireplaces, and exquisite decor are found in each of the six bed and breakfast suites. sparkling wine and homemade chocolate truffles await your arrival. goose down comforters, a CD stereo, fresh flowers and candlelight, and a complimentary wireless internet connection are among the extra touches provided in every guest room.

A special feature of Humboldt House Bed and Breakfast is the full gourmet breakfast - each morning, tucked into a basket and delivered through a two-way pantry into the privacy of your room. The Humboldt House Inn is proud to serve Level Ground, Fairly Traded Columbian Coffee.

Nestled just outside Victoria's downtown core, in on a quiet, historic tree-lined street, Humboldt House B&B;is just a few minutes walk from Victoria's world-class restaurants, theaters, dining and tourist attractions.

Madrona Gallery

606 View Street
Victoria BC V8W 1J4
250.388.4660

www.madronagallery.com

An exceptional range of Canadian paintings and sculpture.

Marie Nagel, Painter

Apt 708, 240 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8V 2P3
250.418.8745
www.marienagel.com

By appointment only

Marie Nagel's acrylic paintings are semi-abstract, based on the landscape and still-life subject matter. Her work is characterized by strong, bold brush strokes and vivid use of colour. Studio visits by appointment. View paintings on Marie's website.

Contact Marie Nagel Today!

Oak Bay Guest House

1052 Newport Ave
Victoria BC V8S 5E3
250.598.3812
Toll Free 800.575.3812

www.oakbayguesthouse.com

This Victoria Bed and Breakfast, located in BC, Canada, is a gracious old 1912 Victorian Home, designed by Samuel Maclure.

The Oak Bay Guest House Bed and Breakfast is located in Oak Bay, Victoria’s Seaside Village, two blocks from the ocean and not far from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel. Our Victoria B & B has been providing bed and breakfast accommodations in Victoria for generations of travelers for nearly a century.

Selected by British Columbia "Off the Beaten Path" as the Number One Choice for guest accommodation in Victoria. The only Bed and Breakfast in Victoria's Garden and Heritage Heartland and only a few minutes to downtown Victoria attractions.

Point Ellice House

2616 Pleasant St.
Victoria BC V8T 4V3
250.380.6506
www.pointellicehouse.ca

May 1 to Jun 15, Thurs to Mon, 11 am to 4 pm We are now accepting reservations for tours and tea!

Overlooking the waters at Victoria's scenic Gorge Waterway, Point Ellice House is where the locals go to enjoy afternoon tea! And just as British Navy officers and other guests could do over a hundred years ago, you can be dropped off at the dock! Today you can step aboard the Harbour Ferry in front of the Empress Hotel and take a leisurely tour past Victoria's old town on your way to Point Ellice. Of course, you can arrive by land as well! Take a step back in time: try your hand at croquet and enjoy a walk through the gardens and woodland areas and view the scenic Selkirk Waterway.

Prior House Inn

620 St.Charles
Victoria BC V8S 3N7
1.250.592.8847
Toll Free 877.924.3300

www.priorhouse.com

We invite you to visit Prior House Bed and Breakfast Inn in scenic Victoria on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

The Prior House Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn, Victoria, BC, is a heritage, boutique, hotel-style bed and breakfast inn and the perfect accommodation for travelers headed to Victoria and Vancouver Island. Set in a beautiful Victoria garden this Landmark Inn, receiving the coveted 4-Diamond AAA and 5-star Canada Select Awards, is a popular choice for those seeking a romantic Victoria honeymoon destination or British Columbian vacation. Nature lovers will use this as a home base for the best orca whale watching, sea kayaking, bike touring, and hiking on some of the most scenic west coast nature trails of Vancouver Island. Golfers will enjoy this Victoria bed and breakfast inn’s proximity to some of the best golf courses in the world.

Royal & McPherson Theatres

Royal Theatre - 805 Broughton Street
McPherson Playhouse - 3 Centennial Square
Victoria BC
Admin Office: 250.361.0800
Box Office: 250.386.6121
www.rmts.bc.ca

Box office hours: Mon to Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm and during performances.

The Society operates Capital Region's two premier performing arts venues, 1434-seat Royal Theatre, and 772-seat McPherson Playhouse. For information on upcoming events and to purchase tickets, please visit our website.

St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site

835 Humboldt Street
Victoria BC V8W 1N8
250.953.8829

www.stannsacademy.com

St. Ann’s is one of Victoria’s premier historical landmarks surrounded by heritage orchards and gardens...an oasis in the centre of the city.

Walk through the wrought-iron gate, along the drive, up the grand staircase and in the former school’s formal entrance. View the 1920’s era parlours then enter the chapel. Once Victoria’s first Roman Catholic Cathedral, it was built in 1858 and moved and added to the school in 1886. Like the many rural French Canadian churches it is modeled after, it has ornate altar and ceiling carvings, gold-leaf detailing, original oil paintings, stained glass windows and a 1913 pipe organ.

Stephanie Harding


Victoria BC
250.380.6057
www.stephsgallery.com

Born and raised in BC, Stephanie Harding has called Victoria BC home for ten years. She paints a veriety of styles from classic to contemporary, often exploring themes of nature and humanity. Visit her website to view her portfolio and find current exhibits.