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Hemingways by the Sea Bed and Breakfast Victoria BC
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Hemingway's By the Sea is a beautiful Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Victoria British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island. Near the heart of Victoria, our bed and breakfast is located just two blocks from the ocean. From Hemingway's by the Sea, you can walk, take City Transit, or drive the short distance to downtown Victoria and the Inner Harbour (6-minute drive)

Transit Information for Route #25 (Downtown <> Lampson & Bewdley)

Directions from US Ferries (Port Angeles-Seattle Terminal):
Go left around the harbour, west over blue Johnson Street bridge to Esquimalt Road. Go through 4 major traffic lights (excluding crosswalk lights) and turn left at the 4th light onto Lampson and drive south for four blocks to Bewdley Avenue. Turn left on Bewdley. Hemingway's at 1028 Bewdley is on the north side of the street.

Directions from Swartz Bay Ferry (B.C. Ferry Terminal):
Take Highway 17 (Pat Bay Highway) and proceed downtown.
Turn right on either Pandora or Yates Streets and proceed to the Johnson Street (blue) bridge. From the bridge follow Esquimalt Road through four  major traffic lights (excluding crosswalk lights) and turn left at the 4th light onto Lampson. Drive south for four blocks to Bewdley Avenue. Go left on Bewdley to Hemingway's at 1028 Bewdley on the north side of the street.



Victoria Clipper - Seattle to Victoria Ferry Schedule
Phone: 1.800.888.2535
The Victoria Clipper provides high-speed transportation from Seattle to Victoria (2 hours).
The ferry takes passengers only.

M.V. Coho Ferry - Port Angeles to Victoria Schedule
Phone: 1.250.386.2202
The M.V. Coho provides transportation from Port Angeles to Victoria.
Crossing time is 1 hour 35 minutes.
The ferry takes passengers and cars.
7 minutes drive from ferry terminal downtown Victoria harbor to Hemingway's by the Sea.

Washington State Ferries
Anacortes WA Phone: 1.206.464.6400
Sidney BC Phone: 1.250.656.1531
The Washington State Ferries provide transportation from
Anacortes (North of Seattle) to Victoria (Sidney) and serve the American islands
around Vancouver Island. The ferry takes passengers and cars.

BC Ferries - Vancouver to Victoria Schedule
Phone: 1.250.386.3431 or 1.250.656.5571
BC Ferries provide transportation from the mainland of British Columbia
to Victoria and serve the Canadian islands around Vancouver Island.
The ferry takes passengers and cars.

Victoria International Airport Information

Kenmore Air - Float Planes from Seattle to Victoria

Harbour Air - Float Planes from Vancouver and other BC cities to Victoria

Book international flights

BC Ferry in Active Pass

The Coho Ferry to Port Angeles Anchoring in the Inner Harbour Victoria BC


Everyone's tastes are different. To that end, when you are staying at our B&B, please tell us what kind of food that you enjoy, and we will try to recommend a good restaurant to you. Here are some of the better and more consistent restaurants in Victoria:
Fine Dining
Paprika Bistro

Cafe Brio *

Camiles *
Brasserie L'Ecole
The Marina
Nautical Nellies
The Marina
The Blue Crab*
Fish & Chips
Haultains* 1127 Haultain 250-383-8332
Old British Fish & Chips 1507 Pandora 250-598-6112
Asian Food
Sook Jai Thai * 893 Fort Street
Baan Thai 1117 Blanshard 250-383-0050
Shizen Sushi 1706 Government St 250-381-8228
Azuma Sushi
The Noodle Box
Fan Tan Café 549 Fisgard 250-598-0565
Afternoon Tea
White Heather Tea House * 1885 Oak Bay Ave
Butchart Gardens
Murchies 1110 Government St.
The Empress
Il Terazzo *
Lucianos 515 Yates St. 250-388-5824
Zambri's 110-911 Yates 250-360-1171
Green Cuisine
Re-Bar *
Adriana's Cocina *
Casual / Family
Milestones *
Med Grill 1063 Fort St. 250-381-3417
Pagliaccis 1011 Broad Street
reservations not accepted
Local Favourites
Blighty's *
Tapa bar 620 Trounce Alley 250-383-0013
5th Street Bar & Grill *
The Reef
Ross Bay Pub
Canoe Club
Swans Pub *
Spinnakers Brew Pub
Christies Pub
The Beagle Pub in the Cook St. village 250-382-3301
Pennyfarthing Pub
Irish Times Pub
* Local Favourites
The Blue Crab Bar and Grill
The Blue Crab Bar and Grill
The Noodle Box
The Noodle Box
Ferris' Oyster Bar
Ferris' Oyster Bar
Swan's Restaurant
Rebar Vegetarian Restaurant
Rebar Vegetarian Restaurant



Victoria, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island boasts Canada's mildest climate. This area is the sunniest spot in the province and the gentlest in Canada in terms of climate, environment, and lifestyle. There is an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine and only 26 (66mm) inches of rain per year.

Our summers are warm, dry and sunny during the day with sometimes a slight breeze so even when exerting energy you are comfortable. We do suggest packing a sweater and light windbreaker for cooler summer evenings. Average daily temperatures in summer range from a low of 8-10 degrees C. at night to a high of 20-24 degrees C. during the day. Temperatures seldom exceed 24°C. (75°F).

In the winter (Nov - Feb) remember your rain gear and warm sweaters. We will provide the umbrellas.

If you are planning more adventurous excursions, we suggest bringing appropriate gear including rainproof jackets, hiking boots, binoculars, cameras, day packs, swimsuits and towels, or water bottles.



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