Located at the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island, the city of Victoria and surrounding area is a delicious vacation destination. Victoria is highly regarded by Conde Nast Traveler magazine who has named Vancouver Island “2nd Best Island in North America” and Victoria “4th Best City in the Americas”. With the mildest weather of any city in Canada, Victoria is called The Garden City and the neighbouring Cowichan Valley is often referred to as the Provence of North America. This lends to a long growing season and exceptional food products produced by none other than exceptional farmers and producers. Great chefs are also attracted to the area making Victoria home with the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America (second only to San Francisco). Vancouver Island is also home to a burgeoning wine industry with traditional cideries and many artisan brewmasters. There are more the 40 licensed wineries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands with over 200 wineries across British Columbia.

For further information, see Tourism Victoria


Accommodation during Taste 2016

HOTEL GRAND PACIFIC  463 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 1X3     250.386.0450   800.663.7550
reserve@hotelgrandpacific.com          http://www.hotelgrandpacific.com
The Hotel Grand Pacific, downtown Victoria’s only five star Canada Select luxury hotel, is located in the most gorgeous setting imaginable on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, adjacent to the Parliament Buildings and within strolling distance of museums, galleries, cafes, historic Olde Town and Antique Row.  All guest rooms and suites have private balconies, air conditioning, and high-speed Internet access. 
Rate while available: $162  Please contact hotel directly and quote “JUN16TASTE”. (Rate does not include taxes.)

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Further accommodation options through Tourism Victoria