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.

Fondue

The Pacific Fondue

Location: The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Begins Friday, November 1 - served 7 days a week
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm PST
Reservations: Seating is limited, 250-380-4458

Click here for the Pacific Fondue Menu

Back by popular demand!  You asked for it, so we brought it back. The Pacific Restaurant at the Hotel Grand Pacific is excited to be once again offering our unique à la carte or three-course Fondue.


 

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Holiday Lunch

Location: The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Monday, December 9 - Friday, December 20, 2019
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm PST
Admission: $25 plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: 250-380-4458

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The Hotel Grand Pacific is always a special place during the holiday season, but this Christmas we’re offering a special Holiday Lunch Menu in our Pacific Restaurant to help get your office holiday spirit sparkling.




Pacific Christmas Feast

The Pacific's Christmas Feast

Location: The Pacific Restaurant, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th
Time: 3:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: $78 per person, $39 for Children (11 & under) plus tax and gratuity
Reservations: Reservations are limited. Reservations are available as of Sunday, December 1st. Call 250-380-4458 for more details. 

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Feast without the fuss! Relax and enjoy a savory three-course Christmas Feast at the Pacific Restaurant. 

Looking for the whole package? Book our Christmas Package which includes nightly accommodation, a Christmas treat, a nightly three-course dinner (per registered adult), and a daily buffet breakfast (per registered adult).

Click here to book our Christmas Package.

NYE

New Year's Eve Party at the Hotel Grand Pacific

Location: Vancouver Island Ballroom, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Time: 9:30pm – 12:30am PST
Admission: $75 plus tax and fees
Reservations: Click here to purchase your ticket

Join us in the Vancouver Island Ballroom at the Hotel Grand Pacific for our New Year's Eve Party!  The champagne is chilling and the band is warming up their instruments.  Join us as we kick off the start to 2020 in style, toast to the holidays, and dance the night away to the infectious grooves of a 10 piece Latin Dance band! Your ticket includes a glass of bubbly at midnight, light refreshments and reserved seating. 

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

Lorraine Nygaard and Guests

Lorraine Nygaard and Guests

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Happily singing since childhood, Lorraine developed prowess in choirs, and then in regular weekend performance in Vancouver while attending college.  After moving to Tokyo, marrying and raising a family, performing was put on hold, while life experience was collecting.  At the end of her marriage in 2008, she re-discovered herself and steadily blossomed.  The Victoria Conservatory of Music’s jazz program and more choir and solo work led to her debut CD in 2011.

Regular shows on various stages ensued, collaborating with the wondrous talents in Louise Rose, Miles Black, Joey Smith, Kelby MacNayr, Cliff Maddix, Misha Piatigorsky, George Mcfetridge and more.

Casey Ryder

Casey Ryder

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

Casey Ryder is a singer, guitarist & songwriter with a passion for vintage Swing, Blues & Latin styles. You’ve likely heard him with the Swingin’ Bachelors & tenor Ken Lavigne. Enjoy his sweet & sublime sound at the Pacific Lounge, November 9th. 

Jaya Bremer

Jaya Bremer

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, November 16 and Saturday, November 23
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Jaya has been singing since before she had front teeth and that’s no exaggeration (which she didn’t have until 4th grade, but that’s probably a different story). 

Jaya completed a certificate in Jazz studies at Victoria Music Conservatory in 2015, and from there launched herself head first into the Victoria music scene performing as much as possible and in a variety of groups and genres. 

Over the last few years Jaya has increasingly focused on original projects- Wise Child and her self-titled solo project JAYA.  In 2018, Jaya was selected to partake in Banff Centre Singer Songwriter residency, which was the final push to pursue her solo career, and record a selection of songs written over the last few years. 

Shanna Dance

Shanna Dance

Location: The Pacific Lounge, Hotel Grand Pacific
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm PST
Admission: No cover - $20 minimum spend required 

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Shanna Dance,  Victoria's own vocal gem, has a rare and profound ability to instantly capture and embrace an audience.  Covering genres from straight jazz standards to deep soulful R&B music she takes her audience on an exciting and enriching musical journey.  Having been compared to singers such as Amy Winehouse,  Joss Stone, and
even Etta James,  Shanna will amaze you with her moving vocal passion.  She is also known to surprise audiences by performing her own rhythmic percussion accompaniment.

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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