- Sea birds from the Artic are arriving - our backyard is the Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary
- Salmon Run at Goldstream Park (12 minutes from here) to about the 3rd week
- Bald Eagles starting to arrive at Goldstream Park
- The otters are nesting underneath our dock. The resident osprey and Bald Eagles are catching salmon and trout just off our dock.
- 100's of Bald Eagles - and a few Black Bears - will feast on the salmon at Goldstream and stay through early March
You won't experience this at a hotel. Strangers sitting in our kitchen around a large common breakfast table sharing travel stories. Like in a time not that long ago when the kitchen was the center of family life this too is the heart and soul of our bed and breakfast.
Birds of a Feather offers the hospitality of a small intimate B&B, and the privacy of a hotel with concierge service from locals who live here. Condo-like suites with private entrances were purpose-built for your quiet enjoyment.
Waking up in our honeymoon suite. Pull open the blackout blinds and the dock beckons you down to the water teaming with wildlife at our shoreline. A historic castle once intended as a "safe house" during WW II for King George VI commands the old growth forest on the north shore of the lagoon. An 1860 fort, and west coast Canada's oldest lighthouse are waiting to be explored at the far side of the lagoon where Mount Baker towers in the distant background. Oceanside, locals are already beachcombing the driftwood splattered beaches. We live in a Postcard. Come for a visit and we'll share a local experience it with you.
"It's even better in person," proclaim so many of our guests. Allow us to exceed your expectations as you, Stay and Play™ or simply relax at our modern west coast destination. Sit on our dock, or in our canoe and watch wildlife - otters, seals, swans, great blue herons, bald eagles, osprey, kingfisher and a variety of seabirds - against the backdrop of the downtown Victoria skyline just around the other side of the harbour.
Birds of a Feather was voted "Most Loved" B&B in Victoria BC, and also came in First Place as the "Most Loved" in the overall category "Hotels and B&Bs." Frommer's recommended 2007 - 2014 and selected by CIBC Aventura travel as one of Canada's Top 10 B&B's 2003 - 2014.
Established in 1997 and completely rebuilt in 2006, Birds of a Feather Victoria Bed and Breakfast is a modern B&B with 3 spacious, condo-style suites, each with its own private entrance; completely private and separate from the owner’s living quarters. Perfect for both families and honeymooners (at opposite ends), enjoy hotel privacy with all the benefits of west coast bed and breakfast hospitality. Our unique destination location offers the best of both city and nature, with Victoria’s best attractions just minutes away and a seemingly endless network of hiking trails and beachcombing on our doorstep. Our neighbours include 3 national historic sites: Hatley Castle & Park, Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse
Each suite features a fully-equipped kitchenette and luxury touches such as oversized soaker tubs, rain showers, gas fireplaces and radiant tile flooring and wide-screen TVs. Our Honeymoon has its own private balcony overlooking the ocean lagoon, and all suites have access to the huge rooftop terrace with terrific views of the ocean, Victoria, the Olympic Mountains and beyond. The family suite also has a private balcony with partial lagoon views.
Open year-round. High season rates $175 | $195 | $225 are in effect from May through September. Our low season rates start at $119 for multiple night bookings. Single nights are $139 for all upstairs suites available on a first-booked basis from October through April, EXCEPT holidays: Canadian Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, Valentines Day and Easter. Weekly vacation rental rates are also available year round for the same 3 suites; however, the weekly rates do not include breakfast. There are kitchenettes in each suite.
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(photo above) 7 minutes from the quaint seaside village of Cowichan Bay is Birds of a Feather Cowichan where InnKeepers Sharon and David's love of gardening, hospitality, and kowledge of the local First Nations culture welcome you.