Must-try Brunch in Victoria
It seems that Victoria takes brunch seriously.
On weekends, you will find locals enjoying the west coast cuisine at one of the many amazing spots around the city. Because the best part of the weekend is, definitely, brunch.
We can not name them all as there are quite a few. But here are some of Victorian favorite brunch spots.
Victoria’s first and foremost all day breakfast since 1991. Located at 101 – 919 Fort Street. They serve a varied fresh homemade style from classic breakfast, french toasts to bennies. If you like bennies you have up to 10 different choices.
Since opening in 2015, the ruby offers a refined take on brunch that blends eclectic southern brunch and lunch fare with the city’s best vinyl collection and downright charming service. Located at 642 Johnson street.
Established in 2010, Nourish lives in an 1888 heritage house turned community hub. They serve a naturally diverse menu that includes thoughtfully sourced whole foods, offering quality meat dishes and vegan meals alike. Located at 225 Quebec Street.
Inspired by recipes from the south, like their house made cornbread, buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken they wanted to create a menu of comfort fare in a rustic-city atmosphere.It is a fun and casual spot, really famous between local but worth the wait.
Beyond the backdrop of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, Aura is an adventure into bold tastes and beautiful platings. You can go for the classic pancakes or you can opt to build your own omelet. Located at 680 Montreal Street.
No matter what are you up to . Brunch in Victoria is a must and as you can see there are quite options for you.
Please note, Greater Victoria’s restaurants are adhering to strict COVID-19 safety guidelines and have adjusted their services to ensure the safety of guests and team members. Please check directly with the establishment you wish to visit for specific COVID-19 measures.
New properties coming soon…
New properties coming soon
We hear you, Victoria. We are excited to announce our newest additions.
Looking for a new place to live for a short-term? Let us know your needs and wants and we will consider your current lifestyle.
If you are new in Victoria, one of our properties can be your temporary apartment, it will give you more time to find a new home. Perhaps you are coming on a business trip, it doesn’t matter if it is a solo trip in a studio or if the whole family is joining you, pet included. Or maybe, you are from Victoria and you need a provisional home to stay while you cannot stay at home.
We are looking forward to hosting you with our new additions:
The Era 1209 – Located at 728 Yates Street
The Jukebox 902 – Located at 1029 View Street
Coming soon to the website
Belvedere 1001 – Located at 788 Humboldt St
Peninsula 210 – Located at 27 Songhees
The Promontory 1207 – Located at at 83 Saghalie Road
Oceana 202 – Located in Sidney 9838
Oceana 203 – Located in Sidney 9838
Oceana 204 – Located in Sidney 9838
Meanwhile, you are more than welcome to check our other properties in our website
David, the Oak Bay Cobbler
Premiere Suites Victoria just wanted to bring some attention to a little gem hidden in Oak Bay! David, the owner and operator of Oak Bay Cobbler, has been working for the last 35 years to help restore Island local’s beloved shoes, purses, and belts. With COVID-19, many local businesses have been struggling, and it is sad to see such a cherished and dedicated craftsman struggle to make it through these last 13 months. The President and Managing Partner of Premiere Suites Victoria has relied on David for the past twelve years.
“For the last 10 or 12 years, I have been taking my shoes, belts, purses and anything else made out of leather to the Oak Bay Cobbler. With COVID-19, I have not been by for a few months, but I recently dropped off shoes that needed a little attention and some Italian boots for David to fix. At that time, David let me know that his business is suffering because of COVID-19. David has punched more holes in my belts, sewn broken stitches in leather jackets and fixed many, many shoes for me. All worth investing a little more money in. David is a great guy, and he is amazing at what he does. Let us help keep him in business and support his family.”. – Rachelle Keeley, President and Managing Partner
Next time you are in or around Oak Bay, think of David, the Oak Bay Cobbler!
Planning your move to Victoria
Are you planning your big move to Victoria, BC? We all know moving can be very stressful, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published in Douglas Magazine, Sue Maitland provides great advice for anyone looking to relocate to Victoria. Follow the link to find some great tips before your move and more information about how to access Maitland’s free information sessions.
So many things to do but so little time!
Summer 2020 has been a little different this time around and you still have time to make the most of it! From beautiful beaches, local restaurants, and breweries to whale watching, hiking trails, and kayaking – there is something for everyone in Victoria. Not sure what to plan? Here are a few links to get you started:
What we are doing at Premiere Suites Victoria
Dear Valued Guests,
Here at Premiere Suites Victoria, we make certain that year-round our guests have a safe and clean home-away-from-home. With the current events around the world, we want to remind you that we are continuing to keep the safety of all of our guests and employees at our top priority. We are taking the threat of COVID – 19 very seriously, and are following proper steps recommended by the “World Health Organization”.
Our team members are taking the following precautions to ensure the health of themselves and the people around them:
· Our housekeeping team is required to wear gloves during each suite clean and dispose of them immediately after use. Hands are to be washed before and after using the gloves.
· Cleaning of suites during a stay is still being done bi-weekly and special focus will be on commonly touched areas, i.e.: handles, keyboard, countertops, phones, remotes, etc.
· Dishes and utensils are being cleaned with the utmost care
· All linens are being washed and dried in high temperatures
· Floors are being disinfected
· The office staff are ensuring that everything in the office is being sanitized properly and frequently
· All sick employees are encouraged to stay home until all symptoms clear
Our team has made hand washing frequently a priority and is taking special precautions in and out of the workplace.
We will also be taking extra precautions with each suite in between clients, by placing Ozone machines in every rental. The Ozone machine of our choice also includes a UV setting that ensures that any harmful bacteria are killed. Please note that we are taking the proper steps to ensure that there are no complications from using the machines in suites.
If you have any questions or concerns about our plan of action, please contact us at (250) 595-5639 or email@example.com
If you have any questions about the COVID – 19 and preventions, please refer to the World Health Organization.
The Premiere Suites Victoria Team
A photo of the Ozone machine below. We are taking extra precautions by placing hightouch items close to the machines.
Everybody is talking about the Black and White
Everybody is talking about the Black and White
Here in Victoria, everyone is talking about the brand new Black and White condo. Located at 1033 Cook St this six-storey development has an eye-catching appearance but still seamlessly blends into the history-rich neighbourhood of the Upper Fort district. Our two new suites are filled with luxurious details. Such as wide-plank white hardwood, heated ensuite bathroom floors, and striking modern kitchens with flat-panel wood-grain cabinetry and quartz countertops. Both of our suites have 9-foot ceilings and an open floor place; creating the perfect place to entertain guests. Guests will be treated like royalty with all the added benefits the Black and White has to offer. Find out more about these gorgeous suites on our website
Dine Around Victoria
Dine Around Victoria 2020
With flurries and sub-zero temperatures hitting Victoria this week, it may take a bit more gumption to leave your comfortable abode – however there is one very good reason to do so! Starting this week on January 17 and running until February 2nd is the city’s most anticipated foodie event – Dine Around Victoria.
Dine Around is an annual event put on by over 60 restaurants in Victoria is an effort to entice locals to try new restaurants and chefs to try new recipes during the industry’s slower months post holiday frenzy and spending. Diners can choose from set price, three-course menus ranging from $20 to $50, with the option to add VQA wine pairings. To celebrate the launch of this event, the Victoria Conference Centre is hosting the Dine Around Kick-off Gala on January 16th. Chefs will be present to discuss their culinary creations, and attendees can try bites from over 50 participating vendors.
Check out this years list of participating restaurants here!
Did you hear that 8 Victoria restaurants have made their way onto Yelp’s list of top 100 places to eat in Canada in 2020? Way to go Victoria! The interesting part is that Yelp created their list by compiling millions of user reviews over the course of 2019 to determine the most popular and highly rated restaurants across the country. So it’s not just Yelp saying we’re good, it’s the thousands of real life individuals who have weighed in with their top picks. One restaurant in particular deserves special mention, as they not only made this list, but they also feature a menu at the Dine Around Victoria event – Olo. Located in Old Town Victoria, Olo features seasonal ingredients sourced right from the island. I just had lunch and my mouth still watered just looking at their Dine Around menu!
989 Johnson St condos are a sight to be seen
989 Johnson St. condos are a sight to be seen
We are so thrilled to welcome three new suites into our portfolio at Victoria’s brand new elite development at 989 Johnson St. What is even more exciting is that one of the suites belongs to our very own Dennis, Premiere Suites Victoria’s Manager of Operations. Dennis has been with us for nearly 10 years and we celebrate with him the acquisition of this stunning new property! Dennis’s suite is already tenanted, but he did take us through our other 4th floor unit. Guests will be treated to fresh new furnishings that adorn this dwelling with concrete and mill work accents. The combination of textures and colours bring a comfortable contemporary feel to the modernity of the two-towered glass structure. Honestly, you have to see these suite to really appreciate how fantastic they are!
Here are a few sneak-peak snapshots of our visit to suite #412:
This chef-inspired kitchen has all the storage you could need
The living room is open concept with the dining area and kitchen and encased by floor-to-ceiling windows on the north and east sides.
Dennis completing his operations inspection of the unit. Yes, that’s a roll-out pantry!
What’s not visible in this picture is the amazing floating vanity undermount lights
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Today we reached a marketing milestone as we celebrate our 3000 Likes and Followers on Facebook. And it got me to thinking that we wouldn’t be where we are today if it were not for these people, and so many others whom support us in so many ways. Our local Victoria branch has grown from a humble beginning of one apartment to nearly 65 incredible units in 30 properties across Victoria. We couldn’t have done it without you, our social media allies, and ALL whom link our vast web of partnerships.
With sincere and deep gratitude, we thank the following whom have supported, us, trusted, us, and advocated for us over the years, especially our OWNERS who trust us with their homes and investments, the GUESTS who trust our name and our quality accommodations, our STAFF who work around the clock to keep operations running impeccably, to SPINNAKERS BREWPUB for keeping our guests’ bellies full and happy, to our RETAIL partners for our beautiful and modern furnishings/decor, the CONTRACTORS whom we trust to fix, update, and revitalize our suites, to the REALTORS, ADJUSTORS, and RELOCATORS for all your referrals, the PROPERTY MANAGERS, CARETAKERS, and STRATAS who support what we do in so many ways, to our MARKETERS who showcase our product, and our HOTEL PARTNERS who ensure we never have to turn away a guest.
Our partners mean the world to us and with this we say a very heartfelt THANK YOU to all.