About Arbutus Inn

Close to beautiful Downtown Victoria

Arbutus Inn offers comfortable hotel accommodations at very affordable rates, located less than a ten minute drive (just under 1 and a half kilometers or just under one mile) from Victoria's famous inner harbor, and the Provincial Legislative buildings. The Arbutus Inn is on major transportation routes and shopping centers are within walking distance of the property. Arbutus Inn offers complimentary parking and features an on-site National Car & Truck Rental location. The front lobby of the hotel has been remodeled with new tiles and furnishings. Staying here you will not only have a wonderful night rest it will put the Arbutus Inn on your list of places to stay when visiting Victoria for the future. Rated the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor 2012 and 2013.

Victoria International Airport BC Transit Bus #75

  • Start out going South on Douglas St. /Provincial Route 1 / Trans Canada Hwy towards Topaz Ave 0.3 miles/0.48 km
  • Turn left onto Hillside Ave 0.2 miles/0.32 km
  • Turn left onto Blanshard St./Provincial Route 17 N. Continue to follow Provincial Route 17 N. 13.9 miles/22.37 km
  • Turn right off the Pat Bay Highway at the Airport Turn off, follow the directions through the interchange
  • Follow the signs to the Airport

Victoria International Airport BC Transit Bus #75

  • Start out going South on Douglas St. /Provincial Route 1 / Trans Canada Hwy towards Topaz Ave 0.3 miles/0.48 km
  • Turn left onto Hillside Ave 0.2 miles/0.32 km
  • Turn left onto Blanshard St./Provincial Route 17 N. Continue to follow Provincial Route 17 N. 13.9 miles/22.37 km
  • Turn right off the Pat Bay Highway at the Airport Turn off, follow the directions through the interchange
  • Follow the signs to the Airport

Harbour Air Inner Harbour BC Transit Bus #21

  • Start out going South on Douglas St. / Provincial Route 1 / Trans Canada Hwy toward Topaz Ave 0.2 miles/0.32 km
  • Turn slight right onto Government St. 0.7 miles/1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Pandora Ave. 0.1 miles/0.2 km
  • Turn left onto Wharf St. 0.3 miles/0.48 km
  • 950 Wharf St. is on the right

BC Ferries Swartz Bay Terminal BC Transit Bus # 75 or Express Bus #70

  • Start going South on Douglas St. / Provincial Route 1 / Trans Canada Hwy toward Topaz Ave 0.3 miles/0.48 km
  • Turn left onto Hillside Ave 0.2 miles/0.32 km
  • Turn left onto Blanshard St. / Provincial Route 17N (The Pat Bay Hwy). Continue to follow Provincial Route 17N 18.6 miles/29.94 km
  • Highway ends at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
  • Up Island - Vancouver Island Contact Pacific Coach Lines
  • Start out going South on Terminal Ave / Provincial Route 1 / Provincial Route 19A / Island Hwy S / Trans Canada Hwy Towards China Steps
  • Continue to follow Provincial Route 1S / Trans Canada Hwy S 67.7 Miles / 108.95km
  • Arrive at 2898 Douglas Street

Local Attractions - What most visitors see and do

  • Victoria's Parliament Buildings an architectural design - inside and out
  • The Butchart Gardens - World famous and rightly so. You have to go here, or be ready with an answer to the folks back home when they ask, "Surely you went to the Gardens?"
  • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse - Park-like setting with great ocean views. Great nautical and military history, too!
  • Whale Watching - check out not just our whales but all kinds of aquatic life with one of the many outfits in town. Prince of Whales, Orca Spirit Adventures, Eagle Wing Tours, Ocean Explorations and more.
  • The Empress Hotel - A Victoria centerpiece, full of history, wonderful stories and amazing unique shops inside the hotel.
  • Craigdarroch Castle An interesting taste of upper-crust Victoria history.
  • Miniature World. All the kids love it and adult guests are delighted too.
  • Mineral World Family Adventure: gem collecting, gold-panning, fossil digging.
  • Government House Where the Queen stays when she visits!
  • Butterfly Gardens (Summer). You'll be tickled.
  • Royal BC Museum - leave lots of time to go through the museum to learn about the history of Canada's west coast. Lot so see for everyone in the family.
  • Carillon Tower - all the bells (no whistles) Just outside the Royal BC Museum, and just down the street from the Admiral.
  • Government House and Gardens - a tranquil setting for a grand house and garden.
  • Fisherman's wharf - fish, crabs etc for sale + Barb's Fish and Chips. A short walk from the Admiral's front door.
  • University of Victoria - a beautiful campus, and gardens
  • The house of Emily Carr - located just a short walk from the inner harbour

Attractions & Dining, Off Property Dining

Ricky's All Day Grill
  • Ricky's All Day Grill - Nearby - Canadian
  • Denny's - Nearby - Canadian
  • Mayfair Mall Food Court
  • Pizzeria Prima Strada - Italian
  • Red Robin

Nearby - Pub Style Attractions

  • Spoons Diner
  • Shizen Sushi - located in Chinatown
  • The Black Olive
  • Mattisse

Attractions

  • Royal BC Museum - long walk/short drive
  • Imax - located in Royal BC Museum
  • Inner Harbour - long walk/short drive
  • Buchart Gardens - drive or #75 bus
  • Craigdarroch Castle - long walk/short drive
  • Beacon Hill Park - long walk/short drive
  • University Of Victoria - drive or #4 bus
  • Silver City Movie Complex - drive or #10 bus
  • Mayfair Mall - walking
  • Fan Tan Alley - 15 min walk from hotel
  • Victoria Conference Centre - long walk/short drive
  • Fort Rodd Hill Park - drive or #50 bus
  • Galloping Goose Trail - walking

Greater Victoria Parks and Trails

  • Fort Rodd Hill Park - drive or #50 bus
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Elk/Beaver Lake Park
  • French Beach
  • Sidney Spit Marine Park
  • Galloping Goose Regional Park Trail
  • Goldstream Park
  • Bear Hill Park
  • Dallas Road
  • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse
  • Lochside Regional Trail
  • Mount Douglas Park
  • Thetis Lake Regional Park