Hip Rental Apartments in Victoria, Canada, You'll Want to Call Home

Victoria, Canada, is known for its picturesque harbor
Victoria, Canada, is known for its picturesque harbor | Courtesy of Ocean Island Garden Suites / Expedia
Debra Smith

With these hip rental apartments, you’ll live like a local in British Columbia’s capital city, known for its beautiful harbor and vibrant Butchart Gardens.

Escape the cold Canadian winter in mild Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island. During the summer, the city comes alive with young professionals and tourists eager to explore the island’s natural beauty. These apartments are perfect for long stays – or groups that need a little extra space while exploring the island.

1. Songhees Suite at The Union Apartment

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Songhees Suite at The Union Apartment
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Songhees Suite shows attention to detail – from the gleaming new stainless steel appliances in the full kitchen to the modern decor. It’s a one-bedroom apartment, but there is also a sofa bed, if required. The balcony overlooks a formal garden courtyard. Songhees Suite is close to Chinatown for foodies and the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre for concert goers.

2. Cedar Suite at the Union Apartment

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Cedar Suite at the Union Apartment
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Here comes the sun at the Cedar Suite. Enjoy light-filled city views through floor-to-ceiling windows at this centrally located apartment. A glass-topped dinette for four complements the white kitchen, filled with every necessity. Cedar Suite is within walking distance of downtown and Chinatown in the hip Design District.

3. Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites

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Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
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Enjoy the benefits of apartment living within a fully serviced hotel at Chateau Victoria. Inside, there are two-bedroom and Executive Suites – choose one on the top floor for 1,500 square foot (139sqm) walk-out balconies with spectacular views. Children will enjoy the nearby Maritime Museum, Victoria Bug Zoo and Miniature World, all within walking distance. Park your electric vehicle in the underground parking, and enjoy the indoor swimming pool.

4. Royal Scot Hotel & Suites

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Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
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The Royal Scot has earned a cadre of loyal return clients over the years. The oversize suites are fully equipped for long stays, with full kitchens, comfortable wing chairs and dining tables. The beautiful grounds offer a quiet getaway near the Inner Harbour. Enjoy wine and cheese tasting in the evening. A free shuttle can whisk you downtown, or hail a horse and carriage at the front door.

5. James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottages

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James Bay Inn Hotel & Suites
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One of the original hotels in Victoria, the James Bay has retained all of its 1911 charm. Suites and studios in pastel shades have colonial oak furnishings. Edwardian verandas on each floor offer views of downtown and Beacon Hill Park. The two-bedroom butter-yellow cottage on the property is completely self-contained and has a separate living and dining room, perfect for a family or a large group. Watch for the local peacock that strolls the grounds.

6. Robin Hood Inn & Suites

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Robin Hood Inn & Suites
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The Robin Hood Inn is all about the water and great service. This multi-award-winning inn offers free kayaking, stand-up paddleboards and yoga sessions, plus transportation to the ferry and local attractions. The multi-bed suite with three Stearns and Foster queen beds has a complete kitchen with full-size appliances and egyptian cotton towels in the bathroom. Enjoy water sports at the upper harbor, or take a water taxi downtown, 2.5 kilometers (1.6 miles) away.

7. Luxury Condo at the Falls

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Luxury Condo at The Falls
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Watch the action at the Inner Harbour from the walkout balcony at this modern condo. The decor is black, white and grey, with pops of yellow. Tasteful contemporary furnishings, a full kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows are sure to please. Take a dip in the outdoor pool, and enjoy free parking – a rarity in Victoria.

8. Ocean Island Garden Suites

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Ocean Island Garden Suites
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The three self-contained apartment suites of Ocean Island draw their inspiration from international destinations. Lemon-yellow, lime and tangerine walls hold photographs and souvenirs of far-flung countries. The bloom-filled garden is fenced, and pets are welcome. Stroll to Holland Point Park to breathe the ocean breeze, and walk along the seawall.

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