Visitor Info

visitor info

for those coming from out-of-town

FERRIES TO THE ISLAND:

If travelling by car and ferry, make sure to get a reservation as soon as you know your travel plans as the ferries fill up on all weekends during the summer, but especially on holiday weekends.  Car and Foot Passenger Service from the lower mainland is available through BC Ferries from their Tsawwassen terminal.  Car and Foot Passenger Service from the United States is through Black Ball Ferries from Port Angeles.  There is also a foot passenger service from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria on the Victoria Clipper, and all Wonderment venues are within walking distance or quick cab rides / public transit from downtown.  

The Inn at Laurel Point is our recommended hotel for a quintessential waterfront inner harbour Victoria stay.  For additional luxury, check out their Erickson King suites!  Laurel Point is located at 680 Montreal Street in James Bay, outside of the noise and bustle of the downtown core, but has an excellent cafe and restaurant on site, with other options nearby.

If you want to be closer to our night time venue downtown, we recommend Swan’s Hotel at 506 Pandora Avenue.  Swan’s is two short blocks from the Victoria Event Centre and also an easy walk to our Aug 3 and Aug 5 venues).  If you are bringing your family and looking for a budget hotel with a pool, check out the Downtown Quality Inn at 850 Blanshard. 

CAMPING:  

There are two campgrounds in the region that are about 30-40 minutes driving from downtown Victoria.  Goldstream Campground is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway 1 and is nestled in a forested area only 16km from town.  Island View Campground is located on the Saanich Peninsula and is a beachfront campground looking east towards the San Juan Islands.  Both campgrounds require reservations.

All our venues are fully accessible and easy to get to from downtown.  Victoria Event Centre is located right downtown at 1415 Broad Street.  Songhees Park Plaza is located on the southwest side of the Johnson Street Bridge and overlooks the downtown inner harbour.  The Cameron Bandshell at Beacon Hill Park and Banfield Park can be walked to from downtown within half an hour.  For Banfield Park we recommend the Galloping Goose Train which winds along the Inner Harbour.  All the sites are also easily accessible via public transit ($5 for a day pass) or quick cab and Uber rides.