Welcome to Victoria!
Registration to Defence Basics Workshop is now open.
Check it out here.
The tournament is still several months away. The schedule and flyer are available on ACBL’s website.
In the meantime, you might want to explore your travel and lodging options:
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. As there is no bridge to the mainland, getting to Victoria requires taking a ferry (car or passenger) or flying.
From the Vancouver area, BC Ferries offers regular scheduled service for cars and foot passengers to Victoria (Swartz Bay) and Nanaimo.
The V2V , a passenger-only vessel, leaves Vancouver at 8 am, and arrives in Victoria at 11:30 am.
From Port Angeles, Wa, the Coho Ferry (cars and foot passengers) crosses the Juan de Fuca Strait to downtown Victoria in 1.5 hours.
- Fly to Victoria International Airport (YYJ) on a regularly scheduled commercial airline.
- Fly to Victoria Harbour (right by the tournament venue) on a seaplane from Vancouver (Harbour Air) or Seattle (Kenmore Air).
- Fly to Victoria Harbour (James Bay) from Vancouver via Helijet.
Victoria has many lodging options at a variety of prices (Google “Hotels Victoria”). Below is a list of hotels offering special tournament rates:
Chateau Victoria- Rooms $144 Suites $185
Doubletree by Hilton Rooms $ 175 Suites $195
Hotel Grand Pacific-rooms at $169
Strathcona hotel-a number of rooms and suites starting at $90 and up
- Make sure to ask for the bridge rate when making a reservation!
- Applicable taxes are not included.
- For American players, the US dollar goes a lot further in Canada. For current exchange rates click here.
Things to do in Victoria
When you’re taking a break from bridge, you’ll find Victoria offers many attractions and activities.
Click here to find out more.