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Posted on June 23, 2020

How to Support Local in Victoria, B.C.

Greater Victoria’s tourism businesses are eager to welcome you back this summer and your support is more crucial than ever. Many Greater Victoria businesses have now re-opened and have adopted new protocols, and made changes to their schedules or policies to ensure your safety. As we enter Phase 3 of the BC Restart Plan, we anticipate additional businesses will reopen. Destination Greater Victoria will endeavour to update this page on a timely basis, but please always check with businesses and services ahead of time. See our accommodations listings, transportation listings, and activity and attraction providers listings to start your research, and contact our visitor centre for more information.

 

Restaurants Open for Dine-in

Tip: As restrictions ease and Greater Victoria heads into Phase 2 of B.C.'s restart plan, certain restaurants are offering dine-in with appropriate distancing and cleaning measures in place.

 

Restaurants Offering Delivery/Take Out Options

Tip: Call local restaurants or look for them online. If a favourite restaurant is not listed on an app, do not assume they are closed. If you opt for pick-up, please keep the recommended six-foot distance between you and others in line.

  • Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is offering 10% off all phone-in orders, and providing the option for curbside pick-up or home delivery via Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats to reduce contact.
  • Pizzeria Prima Strada's Cook Street location is open Wednesday to Sunday for takeout.
  • Saveur Restaurant is offering pick-up menu available Wednesday-Saturday, 4-7:30 pm. Call to arrange order pick-up times if you would like to order for Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday. Delivery options available soon through Doordash.
  • Cactus Club is offering order pick up online or delivery with DoorDash for $0 delivery fee.
  • Roast Sandwich Shop is offering up the Good Deed Chicken, a local all-natural roasted chicken for $10. They want to make sure there is good food on every table. Chickens available for pickup from 1-3 p.m.
  • Heron Rock Bistro offering both takeout and delivery. Delivery of food, beer and wine is available to the James Bay, Fairfield, Vic West, Esquimalt, Downtown and Oak Bay areas. Visit their website for hours and special offers.
  • The Dutch Bakery is accepting orders over the phone (250-385-1012) and by email ([email protected]). 
  • The Beagle Pub is offering takeout orders over the phone.
  • Ferris's Oyster Bar and Grill is open for takeout and delivery.
  • Bin 4 Burger Lounge is open for delivery through Skip the Dishes
  • MOD Pizza has takeout and delivery options available
  • Pagliacci's is open for delivery through Doordash or pick up from 5-9 daily.
  • Truffles Catering has ready-made meals available for online order, Monday to Friday
  • Wind Cries Mary is offering takeout Wednesday through Sunday.
  • Varsha Indian Kitchen is offering takeout orders Tuesday to Sunday 3:00-8:30
  • Fol Epi Bakery is offering window service for coffee, baked goods and essentials such as organic eggs, pre-made soup, milk and more.
  • Earls Restaurant is offering online grocery and menu orders through DoorDash and Skip the Dishes; 20% off pick-up orders.
  • Moxie's is offering 20% off Curbside Pick Up, Skip the Dishes and Meal Deals and daily half-price wine.
  • Flying Otter Grill is open for delivery and takeout daily through DoorDash.
  • The Cookie Guy is offerings free delivery and door-drop daily.
  • Virtuous Pie Victoria is open for pick-up and delivery, Wednesday through Sunday through DoorDash, or pre-paid phone orders (250-590-2992).
  • 10 Acres Market is open and offering groceries, ready to eat meals, and 50% off wine.
  • Barb’s Fish & Chips is open for delivery and pick-up.
  • Big Wheel Burger Cook Street Village open for takeout and delivery, seven days a week from 12–8pm. All Big Wheel Burger locations are delivering seven days a week from 12pm–8pm via their app.
  • At the Victoria Public Market, select vendors are open for takeout and delivery.
  • Nourish Kitchen & Café is offering takeout 
  • Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub is now offering takeout and offsales.
  • All three Sizzling Tandoor locations are offering takeout and delivery via UberEats, DoorDash and SkipTheDishes.
  • Lot 1 Pasta is open Monday to Sunday 4–8:30 pm. 15% off takeout through online ordering. Select bottles of beer and wine available. Delivery available through Skip The Dishes.
  • Sakura Sushi Grocery and Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 11am – 7pm for takeout.
  • Clarke & Co is offering a special to-go menu Tuesday to Saturday, 4-8 p.m. 
  • Starbucks has temporarily closed their in-store cafes, but select grocery, retail and drive-thru locations remain open. Visit the store locator on the website for details.
  • Sassy’s Family Restaurant is open for takeout from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • La Roux Patisserie is open 9-5, seven days a week, for takeaway. Limited delivery is available within downtown, James Bay, Ross Bay and Oak Bay.
  • Chucks Burger Bar has online ordering available, as well as accompanying liquor delivery.
  • Menbow Ramen Bar is open for pickup and delivery through Skip the Dishes.
  • Caffe Fantastico offers free neighbourhood delivery on bean orders over $50.
  • SenZushi Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar is open seven days a week. Pickup orders by phone, delivery through UberEats or Tutti. 
  • Noodlebox download the app for quick delivery; see website for details.
  • The Mint offers food and alcohol options for pick-up and delivery through Skip the Dishes and Doordash.
  • Steamship Grill is offering takeout service for pick-up or delivery, call 778-433-6736.
  • Hey Happy is offering curbside pick-up on Fridays in Victoria for a $2 fee.
  • Six Mile Pub & Eatery is open for pick-up or delivery.
  • Frankies Modern Diner's full menu is available through Skip the Dishes and DoorDash, or choose from a slimmed-down takeout menu complete with beer and wine.
  • Harbour House Restaurant is offering takeout and delivery through Skip The Dishes.
  • Pagliacci's is open for online ordering through Doordash.
  • La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop is offering a takeout menu with delivery options available through Skip the Dishes and Doordash.
  • Romeo's is open for delivery and pick-up.
  • Beacon Drive-In is open for pickup and takeaway. Orders for pickup can be placed by phone.
  • The Village Restaurant's V-UNIT links producers/growers to the community, allowing you to get the groceries you need without having to leave the comfort of your home or car. Their ordering system is open 24 hours per day, first come, first serve.
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room is open for takeout. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 7:00 am - 10:30 am for cafe, 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm for lunch and dinner. 

 

  • Breweries

    • Whistle Buoy is open for patio service.
    • Category 12 Brewing is delivering on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - order online.
    • Lighthouse Brewing Company will be offering a delivery service Wednesday through Sunday between 4-8pm with a 6pm cut-off time for same-day delivery service.
    • Phillips Brewery is offering drive-up order service. Honk twice, place your order and they put it in your trunk and you pay by tap. Home delivery service running Wednesday – Sunday between 4-8 p.m. Phone in order to 250-380-1912. Tasting Room now open.
    • Vancouver Island Brewing offers fresh beer delivered to your door. Orders can be placed online for free delivery in Victoria and the tasting room is now open.   
    • Swans Brewery's liquor store has opened an online store. Order online then pick-up between 11am and 7pm daily. Free parking in their hotel zone and curbside pickup, or free delivery within a 10 km radius on orders over $75.
    • Hoyne Brewing offers free local delivery to your door.
    • Moon Under Water Brewery and Pub is offering home delivery for food and beer service available ‪Monday through Sunday via phone orders: 250-380-0706.‬‬‬‬‬‬
    • Ile Sauvage Brewing Co has wild and sour beers available for pickup or delivery, as well as locally made sausage.
    • Canoe Brewpub is open for patio service.
     

    Wineries, Cideries and Distilleries

    • Merridale Cidery and Distillery is fully open! Come wander the orchard or take a walk through our Faerie Garden. Our eatery is wide open to the orchard. Open-air patio and deck are spacious and airy. Open Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. -  6:00 p.m., Friday to Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Blue Grouse Winery has made its wine available to purchase over the phone or via their website, including complimentary delivery within 10km of the winery; drive through pick-up available
    • Enrico Winery's Tasting Room is closed, but they are offering curbside pick-up by appointment. Please call 250-516-8533 or 250-733-2356. We also deliver our products all over Canada and offer free South Vancouver Island delivery on orders of $100 or more.
    • DEVINE Distillery & Winery now offers free delivery to the Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin and Sooke areas. No order minimums required. They have partnered with Special Cases by Tesla Tours to safely deliver orders and a portion of the delivery proceeds go to support the Victoria Hospital Foundation.
    • Unsworth Vineyards restaurant will be offering their takeout menu Friday to Sunday from 12-7.
    • Deep Cove Winery is offering delivery and scheduled pick-ups. Orders can be placed online.
    • Church & State Wines continues to offer retail and delivery service through their online store, as well as service private liquor stores. From May 1-31, the company will donate $1 for each bottle purchased at liquor retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants to the BCHF (Trebella and Black Label Chardonnay excluded).
    • Sheringham Distillery is offering pick-up and delivery services. Hand sanitizer is also available to order online.
    • Rocky Creek Winery is offering three bottle minimum purchase and free shipping for deliveries in B.C.
    • Victoria Distillers has partnered with Nezza Naturals to produce complimentary hand sanitizer for those working in essential services in the Greater Victoria area. Contact [email protected] for information.
    • Sea Cider bottle sales available at the cidery, or free delivery throughout the CRD on orders of six bottles or more. Now open for tastings 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Averill Creek Winery offers free shipping throughout Canada on orders of six bottles or more.
    • DEVINE Distillery & Winery is offering curbside pickup by appointment and delivery. 
    • Blue Grouse Estate Winery tastings by appointment
     

     

    Retail

    • Munro Books offers online shopping and $5 flat-rate delivery anywhere in B.C.
    • Russell Books is still providing great books to the community through a contact-free pickup window. Please phone 250-361-4447 or e-mail [email protected] for more information. They will also continue our shipping service and can offer free shipping on orders over $50 to most places in North America (on orders placed over the phone or on their website).
    • Interactivity Board Game Cafe sell over 400 games like Catan, Dixit, Carcasonne and more. The cafe is closed but you can purchase games and puzzles between 11 a.m and 6 p.m.
    • Cherry Bomb Toys is offering pick-up and delivery of toys to keep you occupied in isolation.
    • Cascadia Liquor Store offers delivery and pick-up daily.
    • Digital Direct Printing is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. All usual printed and large format products and services still available. Please call 250-388-7082 or email [email protected] to make arrangements. Building access is restricted, but pick-ups or deliveries can be arranged.
    • Blue Mountain Solutions provide leadership and team development, operational support and consultancy via Zoom sessions. During these trying times, they are also offering weekly development sessions for hospitality professionals at no cost.
    • Visit Ruffell & Brown or call 250-384-1230 to book an online window covering consultation or arrange a safe showroom appointment. Their repair and service department is open too.
    • Elite Promotional Marketing's showroom is currently closed, but they are fully operational for pick-up and delivery. All of products and services are ready to support your branding requirements.
    • Good Planet’s online store remains open and is processing orders for pickup or delivery. They are offering a store-wide 10% discount on all online orders which can be shipped for a flat-rate fee of $10 (free after $99 in purchases). Free pickup is also available between 9:30 -11:30 Monday to Saturday.
    • Max Furniture is available over the phone or by email for furniture consultations.
    • The Gardens at HCP are closed to visitors, but you can still order plants for pick-up from their Quayle Road location. They are also taking online and phone orders for their big Spring Plant Sale, with scheduled contactless pick-ups.
    • Bastion Books is open for browsing 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a number of safety measures in place. Also offering free delivery for those who prefer to stay home, contactless pick-up and individual browsing by appointment.
    • Red Barn Market is open; check their website for hours of operation.
    • Strathcona Liquor Store is still open, albeit under reduced hours. Online orders available.
    • Finest At Sea Seafood Boutique is open for business.
    • The Bay Centre select retailers open Monday - Sunday from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Uptown select retailers open
    • Oceanside Gifts
    • Frontrunners
    • Artina's Jewellery
    • Global Convention Services & Tents is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for phone or virtual meetings. They provide solutions for restaurant patios as well as converting other business spaces and areas to allow for safe physical distancing as part of your plan for re-opening.
    • Sports Rent is open for curbside sales and limited rentals. 
    • Kane Straith
     

    Virtual Tours and Online Learning

    • Even though their door is closed, Royal BC Museum staff are working behind the scenes to safeguard the collections and develop digital and online programs to keep you engaged with stories of BC history, providing access to museum experts and top-notch programs, no matter where you are in. Visit the RBCM's Learning Portal where you can watch, listen and read about a variety of different topics and areas of interest. 
    • The Bateman Foundation is providing digital resources for parents and children.
    • The London Chef at Home – ingredients are available for pick-up for a virtual cooking class. Cook in your own kitchen with a chef at your fingertips. Registration is available via email only.
    • Every Thursday, the BC Ale Trail is hosting a virtual ‘Hoppy Hour’ led by brewers and breweries across the province via their Instagram channel. 
    • Maritime Museum of BC has a variety of new online content including tours, educational programs for youth, virtual exhibits, and an online gift shop.
    • IMAX Victoria is offering exclusive behind the scenes interviews with the people behind IMAX films and three full IMAX films.
    • EV Tours has created a virtual tour of a walk through The Butchart Gardens. View it here. 
     

    Accommodation

    • Accent Inns is supporting all Essential Services employees by offering an all-time-low rate so that they can be safe and rested during this chaotic time. 
    • Chateau Victoria is offering "The Early Days" 30% off special on spacious 585 sq ft suites with one king or two queen beds. Offer includes parking and is available for a limited time only. Details and booking information at chateauvictoria.com or by calling 1-800-663-5891.
    • The Oswego Hotel is open and offering extended stay and a special compassionate rate for all those in essential services and within the medical community.
    • Hotel Zed is offering self-contained workspace with fast WiFi at a low weekly rate. Exterior corridors mean you can go straight from car to room with contactless entry.
    • Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour is offering a special $59.00 rate for health/ community and essential businesses with valid ID. They are also offering guest rooms as work areas on one-time or long-term basis. Call hotel directly at 250-385-6787 for both programs.
    • Huntingdon Manor Hotel has a discounted compassion rate for frontline and essential workers who are in need of a place to stay. Full kitchens, WiFi and parking included in rate.
    • Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort has a special Community Caregiver rate available. Select Special Rate and enter QWO in the Corporate/Promo/Set# field.
    • The Parkside Hotel & Spa is offering a community rate for essential service workers, and individuals and families in B.C. who are seeking a home away from home.
    • Days Inn Victoria Uptown is offering special rates for all medical and essential workers at just $65 per night. Kitchen suites and extended stay rates are also available. All rooms are accessible by exterior corridor for enhanced social distancing. Please call direct to book at 250-388-6611.
    • Days Inn Victoria on the Harbour is offering special rates for all medical and essential workers at just $65 per night. Kitchen suites and extended stay rates are also available. Harbourview guest rooms are also available for use as a self-contained workspace. Please call direct to book at 250-386-3451.
    • The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Victoria is offering a $79 Compassionate Rate for frontline and essential workers, along with a pickup/room delivery service. Private, clean and secure workspaces are also available for short or long-term needs. Please call (250) 940-3100 for more information.
    • Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville is offering an essential service rate $89/night (+tax). Every suite has a spacious open-air balcony.
    • SookePointe Ocean Cottage Resort is offering an essential service rate – $89/night (+tax). Every suite has a spacious open-air balcony.
    • Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is offering an essential service rate $89/night (+tax) Every suite has a spacious open-air balcony.
    • Coast Hotels Canada is offering deeply discounted room rates to healthcare workers and first responders.
    • Robin Hood Inn & Suites is open and offering special frontline worker rates.
    • The Royal Scot Hotel & Suites is offering special rates for local travellers and essential workers. Suites offer fully equipped kitchens, many with balconies. Call or email to enquire: 1-800-663-7515, [email protected]
    • Oak Bay Beach Hotel is open and offering an Islander Rate for all Vancouver Island Residents.
    • Hastings House Country House Hotel
    • Beacon Inn at Sidney
    • Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour 
    • The Union Club guestrooms are open for members and guests of members starting at $89 per night. 
    • Wild Renfrew 
    • Marketa's Bed & Breakfast is offering discounted rates for local visitors.
    • Villa Eyrie is open to Vancouver Island residents .
    • Westin Bear Mountain Resort
    • Fairmont Empress
    • Pendray Inn & Tea House
    • Inn at Laurel Point
     

    Transportation

    • Harbour Air Seaplanes Daily flight schedules are now in effect for the following routes serving Vancouver Island & the Gulf Islands: Vancouver/Victoria, Vancouver/Nanaimo, Nanaimo/Sechelt, Vancouver/Salt Spring Island
    • Current Taxi is providing near-contactless service with a shield between driver and passenger. 

     

    Activities, Tours & Attractions

     

    Spa, Wellness & Beauty

     

    Gift Certificates

    • Help support Victoria and area small businesses by purchasing a gift card for future use from Support Local YYJ. Great for visitors too - plan and pay for your future trip purchases in advance!

     

    Please note: This blog will be updated regularly to reflect any changes. If you know any businesses we did not mention this list, contact us at [email protected] or [email protected], or tag us on social media with @tvictweeters and we’ll help amplify your message.