Events at Our Hotel and Lounge

There’s always something happening at the Hotel Grand Pacific! From special events and festivals at the hotel, to featured menus and live entertainment at The Pacific Lounge, there's always an exciting reason to visit us.

Seafood Boil

Seafood Boil at the Pacific Restaurant

Location: The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Available every Friday + Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm PST
Cost: $59/person, minimum two people 
Reservations Recommended: Click here to book online - Patio seating available on a first come, first served basis.

Be sure to indulge in our locally inspired and sourced, Seafood Boil including crab, mussels, clams, prawns, local potatoes, corn and beans.

Jeff Dj Primitive

Soul Sessions with DJ Primitive + Guests

Location: The Pacific Patio, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Every Friday until August 30 
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm PST
Admission: No cover 

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DJ Primitive has been playing lounges, patios, clubs and festivals in B.C. for more than 15 years. His sets feature funk, soul, jazz and disco and are the perfect complement to an afternoon on our patio.

Lust Life Jazz Band

Lust Life Jazz Band

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Every Friday until August 30 
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm PST
Admission: No cover

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Forged on the stages of Victoria's best performance venues Lust Life is a modern jazz band, dedicated to honouring the music and making each piece of music we play memorable. Conceived as a classic Jazz Band in 1994, over the years our repertoire has morphed to include blues, funk, pop, and Latin music.

Vinyl Wave

Vinyl Wave

Location: The Pacific Patio and Terrace, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Every Saturday until August 31 
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm PST
Admission: No cover

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Tom Watson and Dave Mills have been performing together since 1997, originally the lead members of the Timebenders show band, these two have been before many different types of audiences and know what works. Having moved on from the big group, they now are performing the music they love – and it shows!
They both sing and play guitar, with live bass and drums recorded to tracks so the sound is authentic and full, without ever being too loud. Their song selection covers everything from the ’50s to the ’90s with even a few tracks from today's top 40.

Mike Air Photo

Artist in Residence - Mike Lathrop

Location: The East Lobby, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of August 2019

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Born and raised in Calgary, Mike Lathrop moved to Victoria to earn a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria from 1990-94. After working in graphic design, motion graphics video, and internet programming in Vancouver, he returned to Victoria in 2006, and then to painting in 2016. Mike has always felt the impact of the landscapes that surround him, and enjoys exploring the outdoors on Vancouver Island. In his paintings, he captures his feeling of a moment in nature; and attempts to document the motion, the colour, the light, and the overall experience of taking in our natural environment.
Mike lives with his spouse and two children in Victoria, BC. He works at the Open Studio at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre, and sells original paintings and limited edition giclée prints.

Cafe Artist - Michelle Potentier

Cafe Artist - Michelle Potentier

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of August and September 2019

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Michelle Potentier is a Victoria based self taught artist who is a multidimensional painter of a variety of genres & mediums.  

From abstract, expressionism, photorealism, realism, and even visionary art with her oracle spirit paintings that she does custom for her clients. Her mediums include oil, acrylic and watercolour.
 
Her inspiration is “love of the natural world” she says, and one hears the voice of wisdom whispering from it.  Whatever medium or genre Michelle explores to express herself, a sense of spiritual realization presents itself.  


CONTACT THE ARTIST
Michelle’s work can be found at her shop, Little Shop of Strange in Market Square (103-560 Johnson Street).

Email: [email protected]
Instagram:  @ michellepotentierart
Facebook: @michellepotentierart

Susannah Adams

Susannah Adams

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, September 7
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Vocalist Susannah Adams is widely recognised as a dynamic and versatile musician who is consistent in developing her capacity within the jazz genre. Adams has worked with some of Canada’s finest musicians, including Miles Black, Oliver Gannon, Daniel Lapp, Joby Baker, David Restivo and Phil Dwyer.

Craig Henderson

Craig Henderson

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Craig Henderson is a 24 year-old singer/pianist from Victoria, B.C.  Craig performs music reflected by the songs of timeless artists such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and others who have shared the same love of the Great American Songbook.

Vinyl Wave

Vinyl Wave

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Tom Watson and Dave Mills have been performing together since 1997, originally the lead members of the Timebenders show band, these two have been before many different types of audiences and know what works. Having moved on from the big group, they now are performing the music they love – and it shows!

Kristina Helene with Scott McGill

Kristina Helene And Scott McGill

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Kristina is a Calgary born singer/songwriter. She wrote her first song at the age of eight and recorded for her first time in a little garage four years later. She then went on to work with producer Greg Gunhold and was nominated semi-finalist in the ISC (International Songwriting Competition) at the age of 15 two years in a row  and has also won honourable mention awards from the Billboard Music Awards.

Cafe Artist - Photos in Nature by Nancy

Cafe Artist - Photos in Nature by Nancy

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of October 2019

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Nancy is a local west coast nature photographer with a history of photo journalism. Combining a love for nature and a passion for photography was a natural fit. Nancy’s family’s plan was always to eventually move to Vancouver Island, after spending most of their lives on the Prairies. In 2014, they made that dream a reality and settled in North Saanich.
 
While exploring the amazing surroundings, Nancy has come across many of the types of wildlife the area has to offer. A walk with the dog can result in spotting anything from a great blue heron, to a bald eagle, a raccoon, and even a mink.

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Facebook and Instagram: PHOTOS IN NATURE BY NANCY
Email: [email protected]

Lust Life Jazz Band

Lust Life Jazz Band

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Forged on the stages of Victoria's best performance venues Lust Life is a modern jazz band, dedicated to honouring the music and making each piece of music we play memorable. Conceived as a classic Jazz Band in 1994, over the years our repertoire has morphed to include blues, funk, pop, and Latin music.

Cafe Artist - Selina Jorgensen

Cafe Artist - Selina Jorgensen

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of November 2019

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Selina Jorgensen is a Canadian artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. Working in an illustrative style, she creates paintings, wall pieces and illustrations reflective of natural environments.

Inspired by her coastal surroundings, her  imagery explores and celebrates an interconnection with nature through themes of collection, bio-diversity, and spirituality.

Selina is a graduate of the Victoria College of Art (2000) and the University of Victoria (BFA, 2003).

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @Cove_Studio
Facebook: @SelinaJorgensen.VisualArtist

Cafe Artist - Marina Tasman Insley

Cafe Artist - Marina Tasman Insley

Location: Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of December 2019

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Marina Tasman Insley was born and raised in Victoria BC, with Cordova Bay beach as her front yard and the ocean as her playground.

After experiencing a traumatic injury in 2014, and being unable to walk normally for nearly six months, she began exploring her artistic abilities. She credits her parents, Mark and Bev Insley, for this. They encouraged Marina to slow down, breathe, and get in touch with her creative side.

And so, the self-taught artist discovered a new passion for painting with acrylic on driftwood.

Since then, Marina has been using driftwood as her primary canvas. She paints one-of-a-kind landscapes, seascapes, and abstract west coast designs using acrylic paints and bold colours. Each piece she creates is completely unique due to the distinctive textures and shapes found on driftwood.

Marina finds the majority of her inspiration comes from the way she was raised to be active outdoors; skiing, hiking, sailing, surfing, and frequently exploring by way of land, water, and air. Her deep love and respect for earth’s elements and protecting the beauty surrounding us shows in her paintings.

“I just want people to feel good when they see my art. And inspired. Whether it’s tropical palm trees that make you feel good, or humpback whales, or mountains, or a certain colour… Art should leave an impression on us to just feel good, and to do good for our planet.”

 

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Instagram and Facebook: @marinatasmandriftwood

Cafe Artist - Maureen Ness

Cafe Artist - Maureen Ness

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of January 2020

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Maureen’s passion is to explore, paint and present the ocean waves and shore to other people. She is an environmentalist at heart, hoping our shores are going to be pristine forever. Her work is how she expresses these feelings using photography, plein- aire (onsite) and painting from photos in her studio.

 Maureen is a seasoned artist who specializes in creating all different sizes of watercolours and oil paintings from photographs of the Pacific coastal locations on Vancouver Island. She is prolific, with a large inventory of paintings for sale.

 Maureen is no stranger to the Victoria audience as her work has been shown and sold at many prestigious locations around this area. She grew up in Victoria, British Columbia and has spent most of her life developing her interest in art and began painting at the young age of eight years old.

Maureen has been fortunate to study painting over the past ten years with expert painters both locally and in France.

Maureen has sold her paintings to collectors all over the world.


CONTACT THE ARTIST
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @maureen.ness
Facebook: @maureennessart

Cafe Artist - Anne Bowen

Cafe Artist - Anne Bowen

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of March 2020

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Anne was born in England and grew up in British Columbia. The mountains, ocean and forests nurtured a curiosity and love for the natural world. She paints for the sheer joy of transporting herself into a landscape, still life or the connection with an animal she has encountered on her travels. Anne's painting style is constantly evolving; attempting to translate exquisite moments of fleeting light and shadow on her subjects.

Whether representational, expressionistic or interpretative, Anne uses the style or technique suitable for capturing those special moments. The acrylic paint that she uses facilitates spontaneity allowing for both
watercolour effects and textural possibilities. Starting with the classical underpainting and building with many transparent layers; a vibrant palette, strong compositions, subtle shades and contrast combine to create the dynamic and contemporary feel in her work. All artistic endeavors enrich our lives, and Anne hopes to make a contribution by focusing on some of the beauty in our world and sharing it with others.

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @annebowenspaintings

Cafe Artist - Caroline Scagel

Cafe Artist - Caroline Scagel

Location: The Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of April 2020

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Primarily a self taught artist, Caroline has completed courses in Visual Art Media at Langara College, Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and The Vancouver Academy of Art. Her interest in exploring different media and techniques has lead to a variety in art work but with a constant theme of nature and animals. Born and raised on the West Coast, she has had the privilege of growing up surrounded by spectacular scenery.  Currently her studio is nestled in the Gulf Islands, providing endless subject matter to explore and paint on my silk canvas. Painting on silk with silk dye is a vibrant and spontaneous way of capturing a subject. Caroline continues to explore other mediums such as the luminous beauty of painting with wax using Encaustic techniques.

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Email: [email protected]

Cafe Artist - Miesja Mesha

Cafe Artist - Miesja Mesha

Location: Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of May 2020

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Artist Miesje Me-sha grew up on Vancouver Island; she is a self-taught artist who has been creating artworks in many mediums since her childhood.

The artist states; “I paint light to escape the dark in the world. Working with bright colors in an Impressionistic style, with the occasional foray into Abstract brings me great joy. When I discovered Acrylics I found this medium to satisfy my creative needs when trying to capture mood and movement."

CONTACT THE ARTIST
Facebook: @ArtistMiesjeMesha
Twitter: @ArtistMiesjeMesha
Instagram: @artist_miesje
Email: [email protected] 

Cafe Artist - Arden Rose

Cafe Artist - Arden Rose

Location: Courtyard Cafe, P1 Level of the Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: The month of June 2020

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Arden Rose loves painting florals, landscapes and nudes, but her favourite is the portrait. She is fascinated by the role of the portrait in our lives and its representational nature. Her portrait painting method is expressionistic and different from the standard "sitting". 

Arden's aim is to provide you with a piece of art that reflects your true self; that acknowledges your soul, and your vulnerability and the power that is truly you. The portrait becomes your reminder of your truest, deepest self.

The artist's favourite medium is acrylic paint and she often adds collage elements to her work. She continues to explore various painting methods and applications and considers herself an eternal student of the arts.

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