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642 Johnson Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1M6
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Guests at our Helena hotel enjoy a prime downtown location, located in the Great Northern Town Center and just minutes away from attractions the city has to offer.

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With upgraded amenities and a theme reminiscent of the Great Northern Railroad days our hotel and staff will make you feel right at home when on the road for business or pleasure. Our downtown location makes access to the state capital and Helena area businesses a breeze. With several dining options in the town center you won't have to commute far in the evenings for a great dinner. Helena also offers many family-friendly activities. With Exploration Works and the Great Northern Carousel located a block away we are the perfect location for basing your stay. Carroll College is across the street, and our hotel regularly hosts visiting faculty, students and parents. The world-class customer service of our award-winning hotel makes choosing to stay with us simple.

With convention and meeting space we can accommodate groups of many sizes, and a maximum of 500. Our sales staff has years of experience and will help you every step of the way to make your meeting, convention, or wedding a success.

At this Helena hotel, every staff member is committed to providing the absolute best in service. With spacious rooms, a relaxing atmosphere and a downtown location, the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel has everything guests need for a wonderful stay.

Reserve a well-appointed room in the comfortable the Best Western Premier Helena Great Northern Hotel, where quality and service are top priority! We are getting even better!

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Hotel Amenities

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  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Restaurant on-site, The Ruby on Johnson
  • Exercise facility 24 Hour
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Guest laundry, $2.00, nominal fee 24-hours
  • Safe deposit box
  • Fax services
  • Photocopy services
  • Business center
  • Computer available
  • Dataports
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Stationary bike
  • Treadmill
  • Elevator
  • Interior corridor
  • Porterage/bell services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free wireless internet available in public areas; Free in-room wireless internet access; Free wireless internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Photocopy, nominal fee
  • Photocopy machine
  • Mail services
  • Air-conditioning
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Hair Salon
  • Watch Repair Shop
  • Cash Machine (ATM)
  • Text Message Concierge Service
  • Valet Service on-site. Actual parking lot is off site. $25 fee May - September and $12.50 fee October - April.

Suites: 47

  • Raised toilet with grab bars available
  • Safety bar in shower available
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  • 37-inch flat screen television and cable television in all rooms Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker, Keurig®
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Free local calling
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • AM/FM radio stereo
  • Room service from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Electronic key card locks
  • Full bathrooms
  • Crib available
  • Rollaway beds
  • Upgraded rooms available
  • Kitchen suites with pots, pans and dishes available
  • Desk/work area
  • High-speed Internet access,
  • In-room safe
  • Wake-up calls
  • Sofa bed available studio suites
  • City View
  • Electrical outlet at desk and desk level
  • Kitchenettes available
  • Kettles

Rooms for the Physically Challenged: 2

  • Two queen beds
  • Physically challenged rooms/facilities available
  • Bathtub seat available
  • Bathtub seat available
  • Lowered light switches
  • Larger maneuvering room
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.05 mile(s) from Victoria Conference Centre

Attractions

  • 7 block(s) from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Royal British Columbia Museum, IMAX® Theater, BC Legislature, Miniature World®, Victoria Bug Zoo®, Robert Bateman Centre
  • 2 block(s) from Chinatown, National Historic Site of Canada. Oldest Chinatown in Canada, and second-oldest in North America after San Francisco. Home to Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest street in Canada - measuring less than 3 feet across at its smallest point.
  • 16.80 kilometer(s) from Butchart Gardens, In 1904, Robert Pim Butchart, a pioneer in the thriving North American cement industry, developed a quarry and built a cement plant at Tod Inlet (on Vancouver Island) to satisfy Portland cement demand from San Francisco to Victoria. Jennie Butchart became the company’s chemist. As Mr. Butchart exhausted limestone deposits, his enterprising wife Jennie made plans to create something of beauty in the exhausted pit. Little by little, the quarry blossomed into the spectacular Sunken Garden. The renown of Mrs. Butchart’s gardening quickly spread. By the 1920s more than fifty thousand people visited her garden each year. Their house grew into a comfortable, luxurious showplace, with a bowling alley, paneled billiard room and a wonder of its age, a self-playing Aeolian pipe organ. Today, it houses the Dining Room Restaurant, offices, and rooms still used for family entertaining. In 2004, The Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
  • 1.70 kilometer(s) from Craigdarroch Castle, Built 1890, constructed as a family residence for the wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir and his family. The four-story Craigdarroch Castle still has lavish furnishings from the 1890s and is known for its stained-glass and intricate woodwork. The Castle is currently owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society. Craigdarroch is an example of the bonanza castle, a phrase used to refer to oversized mansions built as symbols of success for wealthy North American industrialists during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • 12.50 kilometer(s) from Hatley Castle & Gardens, When James Dunsmuir purchased Hatley Park from Roland Stuart in 1907, he was British Columbia’s Lieutenant-Governor, and had also been Premier of the province. Son of the wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir, James is said to have demanded of the architect Samuel Maclure: It doesn’t matter what it costs, just build me what I want. What Dunsmuir envisioned was a working farm with a dairy, piggery, stables, grazing and hunting lands, and at the centre of it all, a grand home for his wife to entertain Victoria’s high society and for James to enjoy the life of a country gentleman. On May 1st, 1910 the Dunsmuirs officially moved in to Hatley Castle, then the largest private residence on the West Coast.
  • 6 block(s) from Save on Foods Memorial Centre, The Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is the largest arena in British Columbia outside of Vancouver. It is primarily used for ice hockey, and currently the home of the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League. It is also used for concerts and other special events such as figure skating, curling, plays, trade shows and conferences. The arena has hosted many musical and performance acts, as well as guest speakers, sporting tournaments, and other events.

Dining

  • The Ruby on Johnson, on premises, Full Service, International, Open for: breakfast, lunch, The Ruby serves up tasty signature brunch and dinner, backed by rhythms from their extensive vinyl collection. Based in Victoria, BC, The Ruby brings homestyle cuisine to the plate with fine dining technique and a homestyle vibe. For brunch they serve up Breakfast Tacos, Duck Confit, Smoked Brisket, savoury and sweet waffles, and all the in-betweens for Victoria’s brunch crowds.

Education

  • 10.00 kilometer(s) from University of Victoria
  • 25.00 kilometer(s) from Royal Roads University

Nearby Cities

  • 111 kilometer(s) from Nanaimo
  • 115 kilometer(s) from Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 316 kilometer(s) from Tofino, British Columbia

Recreation

  • 0.8 kilometer(s) from YMCA, Recreation & Fitness Centre
  • 1 kilometer(s) from Thunderbird Park, Thunderbird Park is one of downtown Victoria’s most extraordinary features, the park’s impressive display of poles and big houses has made it a tourist landmark for nearly 60 years.
  • 1.5 kilometer(s) from Galloping Goose Trail, This picturesque multi-use trail, formerly a railway line, moves through urban, rural and wilderness scenery on its 55 kilometre journey from Victoria to Sooke. You can cycle, stroll, run, or even ride a horse through the rural sections. - See more at: https://www.crd.bc.ca/parks-recreation-culture/parks-trails/find-park-trail/galloping-goose#sthash.zflvHcv5.dpuf
  • 2.5 kilometer(s) from Dallas Road, Victoria's scenic oceanfront walkway follows Dallas Road and stretches from the Ogden Point Breakwater to Ross Bay and includes Mile 0, Holland Point Park, Beacon Hill Park, and Clover Point Park.
  • 2.5 kilometer(s) from Ogden Point Breakwater, Located at the start of the scenic Dallas Road waterfront walkway Ogden Point is a deep water port currently operated by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Able to handle large vessels Ogden Point has become a major destination for cruise ships and visiting naval vessels. Enjoy a stroll on the breakwater walkway and a coffee at the Odgen Point Dive Centre and Cafe located next to the breakwater entrance.
  • 5.7 kilometer(s) from Mt. Tolmie Park, Close to the City of Victoria, Mount Tolmie Park offers views of Victoria and the surrounding areas. Stroll through Garry Oaks on one of the many gravel trails throughout the park or just enjoy a drive up the windy road to the summit.
  • 11 kilometer(s) from View Royal Casino, With over 500 slot machines, and table games such as, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em, Blackjack, Roulette, Four Card Poker, EZ Baccarat, and Fortune Pai Gow, View Royal is one casino experience you won’t want to miss out on.
  • 17.80 kilometer(s) from Bear Mountain Golf Course
  • 19.50 kilometer(s) from Olympic View Golf Course

Transportation

  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Inner Harbour/Port Angeles Ferry Terminal
  • 22 kilometers(s) from Washington State Ferries from Sidney to Anacortes, US
  • 25 kilometer(s) from Victoria International Ai
  • 28 kilometer(s) from Anacortes Ferry Terminal
  • 32 kilometer(s) from BC Ferry terminal at Swartz Bay
  • 60 kilometer(s) from Vancouver International Airport via BC Ferry to Mainland