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Accommodation Information

Accommodation thread on the BC Randonneurs Discussion Forum

Accommodation Information for the Start / Finish: Victoria

The official lodging is at the Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre on the corner of Finlayson and Blanshard Streets in Victoria. It is about 1-2 km to the start of the VanIsle 1200 which will be at a 24 hour Tim Horton's (3501 Ravine Way) at the Saanich Shopping Plaza (Directions). There is a bicycle lane on Blanshard Street to/from the Saanich Shopping Plaza.


If you need to store items in Victoria while you are out on the ride please note:

Comfort Hotel and Conference Centre
3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada V8T 5C7
Phone 1: (250) 382-4400
Comfort Hotel Web Site
Special VanIsle 1200 rate (mention BC Randonneurs Cycling Club), Can$109 single/double; Can$5 for extra persons , ie. Persons 3 & 4); Book EARLY!

A google maps search for  hotels near Vernon Ave, Victoria, BC  will give you some other options.  When the map comes up you will also see the Saanich Plaza.  This is where the ride starts.

Accent Inns Victoria
3233 Maple (close to Cloverdale Ave and Blanshard St.)

Cottage Pirouette B&B (Will be giving a discount of 20% off accommodation to riders.)

There are many more Bed & Breakfasts, motels and hotels in all price ranges. Please see the BC Accommodation Guide HelloBC.com or Tourism Victoria.

Accommodation Along the Route:

There will be 4 staffed controls, but no food or rooms for sleeping. Drop bags will be transported to-from Campbell River and can be accessed at approx. 290k; 470k & 950k. Manned control at Gold River (380k) about 100k each way, west of Campbell River (out and back); Rooms at the control motel can be booked by those riders who want one - Gold River Chalet. The other manned control is at Woss (Rugged Mountain Motel & convenience store - about 605k; and on the return about 817k) riders can book rooms themselves. Most convenience stores and cafes north and west of Campbell River close between 8-10 pm. The Port Hardy Inn is almost across the street from the 24 hour convenience store-gas station we use in Port Hardy. About 709k. There is a staffed control at Port McNeill on the return from Port Hardy. Riders can book their own rooms. From Victoria to Campbell River is tourist heaven. So lots of local and tourist traffic. All motels need to be booked early as it is the height of tourist season.

Campbell River

Town Centre Inn (Control)  - staffed drop-bag  

As of December 12th they had all 32/34 room open for July 14,15,and 16th 2014. The room blocks are as follows
13 One queen bed rooms.
6 One queen bed rooms with optional kitchens.
12 Two double bed rooms.
2 Two double bed with optional kitchens.
1 `family room`with 2 queen sized beds,a pullout couch and more floor space.(sleeps 6)

The prices for the rooms are as follows:Tax not included.
All rooms include breakfast vouchers for Ricky's Restaurant or McDonalds.
Single 1 person 1 bed $89.00/per night.
Double 2 people 1 bed $94.00/per night.
Twin 2 people 2 beds $99.00/per night.
Children under 12 no additional charge.
Additional persons charge $10/per night.
Kitchen $10.00/night.
Pets $5.00/per night.
Group Rate $5.00/per room per night with a booking of 5 or more rooms.
Senior Rate 60+ $5.00 off regular rate.
The BCAA/AAA is available with their BCAA/AAA card present upon check in.
The age for the senior discount is 60 years or older.
All discounts are noncumulative .

All Rooms booked in advance require a major credit card to hold room (Visa,MasterCard,American Express)
Persons paying for room with cash or debit will require a $100.00 refundable damage deposit per room.
This also includes Visa/MasterCard debit cards (Ie: TD Visa) or Prepaid Visa or MasterCard

Thank you for your time and inquiry if you have anymore questions you can contact us by email or toll free number listed below.
Office hours are from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm 7 days a week.

Best regards,
Justin Matthews
Front Desk Manager

Town Centre Inn
1500 Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC V9W 3A6
Toll Free: 1-800-287-7107
Phone: 1-250-287-8866
Fax: 1-250-287-3944
E-mail: towncentreinn@telus.net


Gold River

Gold River Chalet  - staffed drop-bag control
Special VanIsle 1200 rate: Can$(89.00) single/double (Mention BC Randonneurs) Book EARLY!


Fisherboy Park Motel & Campground  about 300 metres from the Sayward Control (gas-convenience store) Book EARLY! Rates and reservations see


Rugged Mountain Motel  - staffed control Book EARLY!
Address: 3003 Englewood Dr,
Woss, British Columbia V0N 3P0
Phone: (250) 281-2280

Port Hardy

Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce
Port Hardy Visitor Centre
P.O. Box 249, 7250 Market Street
Port Hardy BC, V0N 2P0
Toll Free: 250-949-6653
Website: http://www.ph-chamber.bc.ca

Port McNeill

Cheryl Jorgenson 
Executive Director
Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce
Port McNeill Visitor Centre
P.O. Box 129, 1594 Beach Drive
Port McNeill, British Columbia V0N2R0
Tel: 250-956-3131
Toll Free: 1-888-956-3131
Website:  www.portmcneill.net


In Port McNeill the Haida Way is offering:

Here's the rates for you for the riders coming up to Port McNeill on July 15th, 2014

Rates with breakfast,
Single occupancy 85.50+taxes
Double occupancies 98.10+taxes

Rates without breakfast,
Single occupancy 80.00+taxes
Double occupancies 90.00+taxes

Please let the guest know these rates will be only offer to direct booking to the hotel and it's not valid for online booking.

If you have any questions, please let me know.


Haida-Way Motor Inn Port McNeill B.C. Toll Free: 1800-956-3373 Phone: (250)956-3373 Fax: (250)956-4710


Jonna Dixon
Black Bear Resort & Spa

Single Queen Bedroom 1 Guest $149 less 10% $134.10+tax per night per room
Single Queen Bedroom 2 Guests $159 less 10% $143.10+tax per night per room
Twin Queen Bedroom 2 Guests $169 less $152.10+tax per night per room
Twin Queen Bedroom 3-4 Guests (4 Max per room) $189 less 10% $170.10+tax per night per room

A complimentary continental breakfast is included with accommodation. All of our rooms are non-smoking and no pets. To guarantee and/or to rent a room at the Black Bear Resort a credit card is required. There is a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to date of arrival or a cancellation penalty of one full night’s rate will be charged. Day spa services are available by appointment at the Black Bear Resort. Our spa guide is available online at http://www.port-mcneill-accommodation.c ... aguide.pdf . If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact us. Spa and Pool facility is for adults only 19+.

Office Hours
Mon-Friday 6am-12am
Sat-Sunday 7am-12am
Check-In Time is after 3pm until 12am
Check-Out Time is at 11am
Office Closes at 12am

Black Bear Resort Ltd.
Box 285
1812 Campbell Way
Port McNeill, BC
V0N 2R0