posted by: Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel on: November 24, 2020

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Victoria has the mildest climate in all of Canada—an average of 7-9 degrees Celsius—so it’s no wonder that snowbirds are heading west for the winter. The Lower Johnston district is vibrant and diverse, with plenty of historical sights to see, excellent restaurants to dine at, and spectacular views to enjoy. And with its prime location in the LoJo district, right on the inner harbour’s waterfront, Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel is the perfect home base for a wonderful (and warm) winter getaway with everything you need right at your doorstep. Keep reading for three ways to take it all in. 


Dine at The Ruby 

Whether it’s brunch or lunch, the Ruby is known for its unique blend of refined homestyle cuisine. Think breakfast tacos, savoury and sweet waffles, rotisserie chicken, and beef brisket poutine. Plus, they have an excellent and extensive vinyl collection to serenade you and your dinner date. 


Shop at Market Square 

The historic Market Square, which dates back to the 19th century, is home to unique boutiques, artisans, and eateries. It’s the place to go to shop local, or just wander through and appreciate. You’ll find everything here from jewelry, home goods, and apparel to delicious coffee stops. 


Visit the Parliament Buildings 

No trip to Victoria is truly complete without taking a visit to the Parliament Buildings. Dating back to 1893 and an iconic part of the inner harbour, the buildings are architecturally magnificent, built with granite and combining Baroque with Romanesque Revival styles. For the holidays, they are lined with bright white lines, which really showcase their spectacular beauty. 


Along with being conveniently located, Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel has comfortable, stylish, clean, and spacious guest rooms and suites that are outfitted with excellent in-room amenities including a stove-top oven, coffee maker, kettle, and bar fridge. Get in touch to book your stay with our AAA Three Diamond heritage hotel.