Destination Greater Victoria

Convention center6,782 sq. m
Guest Rooms12,200
Guest rooms at 1 hotel464 guest rooms
Special event venues25
Average room rateCA$177.00
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate63.7%
Tax rate12%

Destination Greater Victoria


Why Choose Our Destination?

TOP 5 REASONS TO MEET IN VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA NATURAL BEAULTY AND MILDEST CLIMATE IN CANADA The Pacific Ocean, old-growth forests, lush gardens, magnificent mountains and sweeping views – in every season, Victoria is one of the world’s most spectacular cities. ACCESSIBLITY Victoria is easy to get to from anywhere in the world. The city's major meeting hotels are within walking distance to all amenities and the Victoria Conference Center. UNLIMITED OUTDOOR ACTIVITES AND ATTRACTIONS World famous Butchart Gardens, outdoor adventure activities such as whale watching, zip lining, kayaking and salmon fishing, museums, art galleries, world class shopping and year-round golf. CANADA’S “PROVENCE” Victoria's hot young chefs, along with A growing wine and agricultural region have garnered Victoria and Vancouver Island a coveted place on the worlds culinary map. FAVOR OF EUROPE Enjoy European charm without the long flight or high cost. Victoria is where old-world tradition meets new-world experiences. AS A RESORT-STYLE CITY CENTERED AROUND A PICTURESQUE INNER HARBOUR, most of Victoria's conference facilities and accommodation properties are within easy walking distance and enjoy spectacular ocean and mountain views. AT THE VICTORIA CONFERENCE CENTER (VCC), an open plaza and magnificent entry foyer filled with First Nations art create a bright, welcoming environment indoors and out. A mix of multi-purpose function space is ideally suited for groups from 400 to 2,000. The Crystal Garden, a historic icon of the city originally built as a saltwater swimming pool, sits adjacent to the existing facility and provides an additional venue where heritage meets high tech. OFF-SITE VENUES - The world-renowned Butchart Gardens and the Royal BC Museum headline a varied list of off-site venues which also include First Nations galleries, castles, wineries, spas and world-class golf courses all perfect settings for true west coast experience. LAST BUT NOT LEAST, incredible eco-adventures are literally steps away. Hop on a whale watching tour, zip through an old growth forest, head out on a salmon fishing charter or kayak around the harbor. Get active in Canada's fittest city and cycling capital of Canada with a tour on two wheels or a coastal hike through old-growth rainforests. After a day of adventure, relax with a glass of local wine or craft ale, and fresh seafood and island cuisine.

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Distance from airport

  • Victoria International Airport (YYJ)

    25.75 km from city center


Local Attractions

Sea Cider Farm and Cider House

Off Site Venue: Sea Cider offers a unique culinary experience on Vancouver Island. Come and relax at our cider house with its panoramic water views overlooking our organic orchard. Top off your visit with a complimentary tour and browse our selection of ciders and hand-crafted farm product.

Royal British Columbia Museum

The Royal BC Museum Corporation is one of the foremost cultural institutions in the world .The Royal BC Museum is a place of discovery. Through unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other countries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place. Can accomodate groups up to 1500.
675 Belleville Street
Victoria, BC

Butchart Gardens

Historical landmark
Off Site venue: The setting of the Butchart Gardens offers abundant and extraordinary possibilities for special events. Whether it is traditional afternoon tea in front of a warm fire, a champagne reception in the Italian Gardens, or an elegant sit-down dinner in the original residence of the Butchart Family, the warm hospitality and unique surroundings will create an event to remember. Begin your event with a stroll through the Gardens, the serenity and beauty will inspire a sense of tranquility among your guests that is sure to linger long after dessert is finished.

Hatley Park National Historic Site

Historical landmark
Off Site Venue: Imagine a 565 acre Edwardian Estate complete with a historic Castle that is set amidst spectacular formal gardens and surrounded on both sides by west coast forest. Add breathtaking views across the Pacific Ocean to the snow capped Olympic Mountains and you have created the setting for a magical event. Hatley Park offers full event management coordination to assist you in creating the perfect event.
2005 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 5Y2

Church and State Winery

Off Site Venue: Situated on the Saanich Peninsula, 20 minutes north of Victoria on the way to The Butchart Gardens is the spectacular Church & State Wines. Church and State Wines produces internationally award winning wines operating in a 21,000 square foot facility, boasts a 25 acre property including a 12 acre vineyard. Enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing in their candle lit barrel room or a dinner or lunch event in their impressive dining west coast room overlooking the vineyard. For groups up to 300.

Convention Centers

  • Victoria Conference Centre

    Victoria Conference Centre is ideally located in Victoria, British Columbia. With our blend of traditional West Coast culture, modern elegance and fine art, the VCC fosters a welcoming atmosphere that inspires learning and conversation.

    • Exhibit Space2,323 sq. m
      Total meeting space10,219 sq. m


Additional Information

Victoria and Vancouver Island are consistently named among the best cities and islands in North America by the readers of Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines. The city’s reputation as a community of leaders in future technologies also provides a strong business case for bringing a program to Victoria. The City of Victoria is also committed to being Carbon Neutral by 2012 and is on-track to be home to the first LEED community in the world. We are also home to North America’s first carbon-neutral airline and British Columbia’s first carbon-neutral hotel. Your attendees will not only be rejuvenated by Victoria’s fresh ocean air, inspired by year-round natural beauty and a warm island welcome, but will also delight in knowing that their meeting is being held in a destination that is committed to making its community sustainable for future generations. After all, without the destination, it’s just another meeting.

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