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Victoria

HIP, YOUTHFUL, AND A DYNAMIC SEASIDE CITY — THIS IS THE NEW VICTORIA.

The ‘most British city in the Americas’ is now hipster cool, thanks to a booming tech scene and infusion of entrepreneurs. This compact seaside capital is a natural draw for incentive and meeting planners looking to wow their guests. Here, you can swoop in by seaplane. Convene in a castle or a conference centre. Take a kayaking coffee break. Meetings and incentives are unconventional in Victoria, and isn’t that just the point?

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

6,100

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

20,903 sq m | 225,000 sq ft

Victoria Conference Centre

6,782 sq m | 73,000 sq ft |
1,100 Gala

Largest Hotel Ballroom

423 sq m | 4,560 sq ft |
320 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Business Events Victoria

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Pacific Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Are focused on tech and innovation — Royal Roads University and ICT entrepreneurs drive industry thought-leadership
  • Reward a job well done — perfect for incentive groups
  • Seek out destinations with diversity
  • Balance business agendas with recreational pursuits

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Victoria is open for business.
  • Canada's most temperate climate - perfect for golf and outdoor adventures
  • The perfect mix of city hustle and bustle and laid-back attitudes
  • Experts adept at delivering exceptional events and experiences
  • Delegates using your conference to launch their island vacation

Moving your people

Victoria International Airport (YYJ) to your registration desk: 30-minute drive

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and float plane transfer Victoria’s Inner Harbour: 30-minute scenic flight

Once you’re here: ferries, horse-drawn carriage, double-decker bus, zodiac, cruise

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

Coast, Delta, Fairmont, and Four Points by Sheraton are a few of the recognizable brands that greet your guests. Visitors to Victoria can choose lavish hotels, elegant inns, or resorts sitting on a golf course or perched on the shoreline. And true to form for Canada’s fittest city, some hotels have complimentary bicycles for getting around.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

October to April

Weather

Spring

6°C to 14°C

43°F to 57°F

Summer

11°C to 20°C

52°F to 68°F

Fall

8°C to 18°C

46°F to 64°F

Winter

3°C to  8°C

37°F to 46°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit