the downton abbey of victoria.

Affordable luxury from $175/night for two, including breakfast.

Victoria… It’s More Than That.

It’s still one of the most British cities in North America, but there’s more to Victoria than tearooms, antique shops and galleries (though there are plenty of those). Driven by the younger generation, the city has sprouted a collection of cool shops, authentic coffee bars and unique restaurants. It also has more cycling routes than any other Canadian city, providing access to most areas to the city. In Victoria you will find some of the most unique and beautiful scenes in BC.

The Priory’s Rooms

Each of the rooms at Joan’s Bed & Breakfast have their own lovely personality.

The Pink Room

Traditional Room

Sleeps 2 guests, queen sized bed and a garden view.


The Dining Room

Dining Room

Free breakfast made Joan herself!

The Library


TV, Books, a comfortable place to relax.

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

Fits 2 guests with a King sized bed.


The Priory Garden

The Priory’s Garden

A manicured garden for you to relax in.

The Great Room

The Great Room.

Featuring stained glass, paintings, and a wee sherry!

The Priory House

The Home built in 1885 by John Teague and originally owned by Colonel E.G. Prior is registered as a Victoria Heritage House.

About the house, the neighbourhood and the people who've lived here.
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In the morning you will enjoy a memorable breakfast cooked by Joan herself served by your attentive hostess in our lovely dining room.


From the many stained windows around the house to the packed library there is no shortage of interesting house features and eclectic ornaments to be found.


All rooms are generously proportioned in the grand old style. Beamed ceilings, highlighted with ornate plasterwork, seven fireplaces, and elegantly furnished rooms will take you back to the life of the late 1800’s high society.

Book your stay, call 250 592-5929

Guest Reviews

"I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts over the years. None bring together Joan's many qualities. The house is a historical treasure."
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"I was looking for a special place to stay for a girls weekend with my daughters and mother, I'm so glad I chose Joan's."
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"We had the good fortune of discovering Joan Brown's B&B. My 10 year old was smitten by the charming mansion and Joan's personality."
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