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Sustainability Actions

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1. Our in-room and in-suite lamps have energy saving bulbs that last and last and last.For reading lamps we use brighter 23 watt bulbs and for accent lamps we use 15 or 13 watt. 2. For laundry, we use Charlie’s All-Natural Laundry Soap. It’s hypo-allergenic, non- toxic, certified bio-degradable.It is filler-free and highly concentrated; so that we only need one tablespoon per large load. 3. This saves shipping (think ‘carbon output’) as well as packaging, and storage costs for retailers [...]


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In this post you’ll find information about some of the many sights and attractions in and around Victoria, along with photos and descriptions, from our personal experience here in Victoria BC, and surroundings. Abkhazi Garden,  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park, Craigdarroch Castle, the Empress, Government House, the Inner Harbour, Royal BC Museum, Scenic Marine Drive, Terry Fox Memorial at Mile Zero. Binners’ Bed & Breakfast is the perfect central “base of operations” to see and [...]

Scenic Marine Drive

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The seaside views along the jogging- and cycling-friendly scenic marine drive are always interesting, and always different. Stunning homes perch above the

Royal British Columbia Museum

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Rated as one of the top 10 small museums in North America, the Royal BC Museum is definitely a must-see. It is open [... more]


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Canada’s national highway, the Trans Canada (Highway #1) links our east and west coasts. Here, at the end of Douglas Street, is the Mile Zero marker showing the spot where Highway #1 meets the Pacific Ocean. A few feet away stands the memorial to Terry Fox. At the age of 21, Terry Fox became a beloved inspiration to all Canadians because of his determination and his complete sense of giving. A native British Columbian, Terry lost his leg to cancer [...]

The Inner Harbour

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The Legislative Assembly (background) or “The Ledge” as it is referred to locally,  offers interesting free tours of this historic building, designed in British High Victorian Gothic, mid-nineteenth century Italianate and American Richardsonian Romanesque styles. On the tour, you will find out the real story on the life and death of its infamous architect, Francis Rattenbury (who also designed the Empress Hotel). The huge lawn at the Ledge is also a great picnic spot. You can pick up sandwiches and [...]

Government House

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The Rockland District is home to many historic homes and castles including Government House which is the Queen’s residence when she visits Victoria, capital of BC. It is the official residence of British Columbia’s Lieutenant- Governor and where he or she receives foreign diplomats. In recent years, the beautiful gardens including long-forgotten terraces, and a splendid rose garden and pavilion have been brought back to their original grandeur. An impressive wrought iron gazebo was built there for the Queen’s 1994 [...]

The Empress

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The renowned Empress Hotel, near Binners’ Bed and Breakfast Victoria. The grand and venerable Empress Hotel, 100 years old in 2008, with its commanding, historic presence in the Inner Harbour. Need us to reserve you for their Afternoon Tea?   That’s just one of the many concierge services we offer at Binners’ Bed and Breakfast. photo by Binners

Craigdarroch Castle

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Craigdarroch Castle was once the exquisite mansion of coal baron John Dunsmuir.   Since becoming a National Historic Site,  it has been undergoing a beautiful transformation to its original glory. It is open year round for tours and is especially attractive when decorated in the Victorian manner,  for the Christmas season. Craigdarroch has one of North America’s finest collections of Victorian residential stained and leaded glass windows, along with the many varieties of carved woods,  local and exotic,  that were [...]

Spring comes early to Victoria

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Spring comes early to Victoria. There are many early blooming, oriental cherry trees to be seen around town. View Street is an especial treat even now in early March! Our own garden has bulbs of every type and colour. Snowdrops were a bit late because of a colder winter (usually they arrive in late December) and were followed shortly thereafter by the crocuses, and now the early daffodils and hyacinth.    


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Binners & Edward Davidson, Innkeepers

58 Linden Avenue
Victoria BC, Canada V8V 4C8


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