May 14-16, 2008

Victoria (BC), Canada


Landmarks|Transportation| Accomodation|Food|

Victoria has the second-highest number of restaurants per capita of all North American cities!

  • Walking distance from the conference location:
    • UVIC Graduate Students Society, UVIC Grad Centre
    • Felicitas, UVic
    • Martins Place, 3838 Cadboro Bay Road
    • Lin Heung Restaurant, 3749 Shelbourne St
    • Tropical Island Restaurant, 1-3690 Shelbourne Street
  • A short Drive from UVic (and highly recommended)
    • Pure Vanilla 6-2590 Cadboro Bay Road, (250) 592-2896 (Great for coffee, lunch, dessert; listed as one of the 10 best dessert restaurants in Victoria)
  • The waterfront downtown area is home to a wide variety of restaurants and eateries, including several English-style pubs:
    • Chandlers Seafood House, 1250 Wharf St. 385-3474. Voted best local seafood restaurant
    • Irish Times, 1200 Government St, 383-7775. Wonderful pub meals, good beer
    • Ferris' Oyster Bar & Grill, 536 Yates St, 360-1824. A large menu and classy atmosphere
  • For a more eclectic Victoria experience, check out the restaurants that surround Chinatown, offering interesting west-coast fusion:
    • The Mint, 1414 Douglas Street, between Pandora and Johnson, 386-6468. Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine in a swanky atmosphere
    • The Noodle Box, 626 Fisgard St., 360-1312.Serves southeast Asian food
    • Mole, 554 Pandora, between Government and Wharf, 385-6653. A trendy (yet affordable!) new restaurant
  • The best of European Cuisine:
    • Brasserie L'ecole, 1715 Government St, 475-6260. A highly-acclaimed fine dining destination with the atmosphere of a Parisian restaurant. Probably the best food in Victoria.
    • Oh Gelato! Italian Ice Cream, 1013 Government Street. 66 flavours of beautifully-presented gelatos, garnished with bits of fruit or chocolate to illustrate their flavour. Worth a stop to photograph the gelato
    • Rathskeller Schnitzel House, A taste of Bavaria, best German food and beer in town; authentic interior and atmosphere! Live accordion music most nights
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