Looking for a Victoria Airport Hotel? Sidney BEST WESTERN PLUS Emerald Isle Hotel has Vancouver Island at it’s Door

Butchart Gardens

Benvenuto, Italian for 'welcome', is the name the Butcharts used for their original estate, now a National Historic Site of Canada, and still privately owned by family descendants. The Butchart Gardens offers 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. The family's commitment to horticulture and hospitality continues to this day. Just a 15 minute drive, the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle is the closest Best Western to the world renowned attraction.

Mary Winspear Centre

The Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle is located directly across the street from the Mary Winspear Centre and the beautiful Charlie White Theatre. Hosting many conferences, trade shows, antique/collectible and even cat shows...Plus there is music, drama and theatre performances for all ages. Call them directly at 250-656-0275 or visit their website. We offer packages for theatre events and shows - call us for details! 

Church & State Wines and Raptors

Located 15 minutes drive from the Best Western PLUS Emerald Isle, Church & State Wines in Brentwood Bay is the perfect spot for almost any occasion. Join them for a wine tasting at thier wrap around bar, peruse the gift shop for great wine accessories, cheese plates and logo wear, or enjoy a fabulous lunch on the patio prepared from fresh local ingredients by gourmet chefs. Located 20 minutes from Downtown Victoria, 20 minutes from BC Ferries, and only 2 minutes from the renowned Butchart Gardens, this winery must be seen to fully appreciate. Imagine the thrill of watching North America's largest birds of prey swooping untethered overhead while you enjoy the more down-to-earth charms of BC Winery: Church & State. That's what the new "Raptors at Church & State" in Brentwood Bay delivers.



SHAW Ocean Discovery Centre

The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is an aquarium and marine education centre focused on the amazing ecosystem of the Salish Sea. The Centre operates as a not-for-profit community facility that is self supporting through admission fees, grants and donations. The Ocean Discovery Centre is governed, funded and owned by the New Marine Centre Society.

West Coast Trekking

Whether you are seeking a full day of hiking adventure or a beautiful 2-3 hour escape, we are excited to take you out on our remote trails.
Come with us and find the real West Coast! Natural beauty that is almost at the doorstep of the vibrant business in the city. So come on out for a while and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer! Please visit the map section on our website to learn about meeting points or call for meeting requests.

BC Aviation Museum

The BC Aviation Museum Society is dedicated to preserving aircraft and aviation artefacts. We collect, restore and display aircraft and artefacts related to the history of aviation in Canada, with emphasis on British Columbia. The museum is open every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. The British Columbia Aviation Museum is a proud member of: The Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association.

The hours are:

May 1 - September 30   10:00AM to 4:00PM

October 1 - April 30   11:00AM to 3:00PM