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Duncan British Columbia Hotels & Motels

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The Duncan center is about 18 miles northwest of Butchart Gardens and 21 miles northwest of Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.

The smallest city by area in Canada, Duncan is a quaint gem on southern Vancouver Island. Whether you're traveling the Trans-Canada Highway or planning a romantic getaway, Duncan, British Columbia, is worth a stop. Although the city itself is too small to contain numerous accommodations, the region offers a variety of hotels that give you easy access to Duncan and surrounding communities. More from this guide...

Duncan Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Ramada Duncan 140 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L3P7
  • Low priced Golf Course property
  • 34 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Grocery store right across the street
  • Superior dining
Super 8 Hotel Duncan in Duncan 5325 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan, BC V9L5J2
  • 2-star Highway property
  • 5 suites in hotel
  • No Wifi
  • Wifi quality could be improved
Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn in Duncan 6457 Norcross Rd., Duncan, BC V9L6C6
  • 3 star Highway property
  • 64 rooms in property
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Perfectly clean
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Wessex Inn by The Sea 1846 Cowichan Bay Rd., Cowichan Bay, BC V0R1N0 ~4.10 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Two star Rural hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Popular among couples
  • Great shopping
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn 9573 Chemainus Rd., Chemainus, BC V0R1K5 ~9.45 miles north of Duncan
  • 3 star Rural property
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
Harbour House Hotel Restaurant & Organic Farm : 121 Upper Ganges Rd.
121 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.52 miles northeast of Duncan
  • Affordable Rural hotel
Hastings House Country House Hotel in Salt Spring Island 160 Upper Ganges Rd., Salt Spring Island, BC V8K2S2 ~10.63 miles northeast of Duncan
  • High end Resort hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Salt Springs Spa Re in Saltspring Island 1460 North Beach Rd., Saltspring Island, BC V8K 1J4 ~11.94 miles northeast of Duncan
  • 3 star property
  • 13 rooms in property
Victoria Airport Travelodge - Sidney 2280 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L1X1 ~16.18 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Three Star Airport property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
  • Pub next door
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Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel in Sidney 2306 Beacon Ave., Sidney, BC V8L1X2 ~16.19 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Three Star Airport hotel
  • 10 suites in property
  • Didn't have breakfast
  • Most guests thought the shower was ok
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Sidney Pier Hotel : 9805 Seaport Place 9805 Seaport Place, Sidney, BC V8L4X3 ~16.50 miles southeast of Duncan
  • High end Airport hotel
  • 55 rooms in hotel
The Cedarwood Inn & Suites in Sidney 9522 Lochside Dr., Sidney, BC V8L2N5 ~16.61 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Economy hotel
  • Hotel has 33 suites
Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa in Brentwood Bay 849 Verdier Ave., Brentwood Bay, BC V8M1C5 ~17.54 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Luxury 5-star Resort property
  • 2 meeting rooms in property
  • Great menu
  • Not many options for shopping
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Microtel Inn & Suites Oyster Bay in Ladysmith Bc 12570 Trans Canada Highway Ladysmith, Ladysmith Bc, BC V9G1M5 ~18.12 miles northwest of Duncan
  • Low Cost hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
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Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa 134 Madrona Rd., Galiano Island, BC V0N1P0 ~18.56 miles east of Duncan
  • Expensive Oceanfront property
  • Shuttle to airport available
Quality Inn Waddling Dog 2476 Mt. Newton Cross Roads, Saanichton, BC V8M2B8 ~18.77 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • 30 rooms in hotel
Super 8 Saanichton Victoria Airport - Saanichton 2477 Mt. Newton Cross Rd., Saanichton, BC V8M2B7 ~18.79 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Two star Downtown property
  • 100 rooms in property
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa Victor 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B6R3 ~22.20 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Expensive Golf Course property
  • 156 rooms in property
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Howard Johnson Hotel & Suites in Victoria 4670 Elk Lake Dr., Victoria, BC V8Z5M2 ~23.87 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 8 suites in property
  • Professional service
  • Most guests thought rooms were spacious
Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway in Victoria 829 Mccallum Rd., Victoria, BC V9B6W6 ~23.91 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Mid-scale Suburban property
  • Check-in time: 3:00pm
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria Colwood : 318 Wale Rd. 318 Wale Rd., Victoria, BC V9B0J8 ~25.33 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
Econo Lodge Inn & Suites - Victoria
101 Island Highway, Victoria, BC V9B1E8 ~25.92 miles southeast of Duncan
  • Inexpensive Riverfront property
  • 106 sleeping rooms in hotel
Red Lion Inn & Suites in Victoria 3366 Douglas St., Victoria, BC V8Z3L3 ~27.07 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 15:30
  • Gym closed
  • Most guests had problems with the shower
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Accent Inn Victoria in Victoria 3233 Maple St., Victoria, BC V8X4Y9 ~27.26 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 3 star property
Ramada Victoria : 123 Gorge Rd. East 123 Gorge Rd. East, Victoria, BC V9A1L1 ~27.27 miles southeast of Duncan
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • 3 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests thought parking was inexpensive
  • Fitness room was hot, humid and under equipped
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Duncan is located about 50 kilometers from both Nanaimo and Victoria. Despite its small population of just under 5,000 people, the city serves the larger Cowichan Valley, making Duncan feel more populated than its city limits suggest. In fact, many residents of North Cowichan have Duncan mailing addresses, but they are not counted among the small city's population.

The city is named after William Chalmers Duncan who arrived in Victoria in 1862. Soon after his arrival, Duncan and a hundred other settlers traveled to Cowichan Bay. Duncan settled close to present-day Duncan, and in 1876, his son became the town's first mayor. By the early 1900s, Duncan had a vibrant Chinatown that was the social center of the entire Cowichan Valley's Chinese population. Duncan is also the traditional home of the Cowichan Tribes and features a large First Nations community.

Today, Duncan's tourist slogan is “The City of Totems” thanks to the 80 totem poles scattered around town. The totem poles were erected in the late 1980s. Duncan's other claim to fame is that it's home to the world's largest ice hockey stick, which was officially recognized by Guinness World Records in 2008.

Whatever your reasons for visiting Duncan, it's important to find the right hotel that allows you to explore all the points of interest this unique town has to offer.

When to Visit Duncan, BC

The best times to visit Duncan are from March to May and again from September to November. These shoulder seasons offer mild weather along with bargain hotel rates, helping you save money on your trip. Spring and fall also provide ideal weather for exploring Vancouver Island beyond Duncan.

Given Duncan's reputation as a tourist town, its peak season is in the summer when school-aged children are out of school and families are taking advantage of the city's attractions. If you do want to visit during the busier summer season, try to book your room a few weeks in advance.

Despite Duncan's biting winters, the city serves as a great home base for snowboarders and skiers. Skiing options on Vancouver Island near Duncan include Mount Cain Ski Resort and Mount Washington Ski Resort. Be mindful of the population's penchant for winter sports, however, as hotels tend to fill up quickly and tourists take advantage of rock-bottom lodging rates.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Duncan, BC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Duncan

Duncan by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Duncan, BC. You can use these charts to determine the cheapest months to make a reservation in Duncan for any future trips.

Luxury Hotels in Duncan, BC

Duncan doesn't offer any upscale accommodations, but you can easily find the extra amenities you're looking for by expanding your search to nearby communities.

Situated about 15 miles from Duncan near Spectacle Lake Provincial Park, Villa Eyrie Resort is a stunning accommodation offering everything you need for a memorable stay. Hotel amenities include a full-service spa, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, concierge services, bar, gift shop, free Wi-Fi, luggage storage, event facilities, and free valet parking. The resort also offers an on-site restaurant where you can savor a complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning of your stay.

The guest rooms at Villa Eyrie Resort are just as impressive as its amenities. Every room features a flat-screen TV with cable programming, work desk, refrigerator, espresso maker, free bottled water, rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, and complimentary toiletries. Upgraded rooms add even more amenities, such as a jetted bathtub and spectacular views.

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa is a little farther out, coming in at 17 miles from Duncan, but it's worth the drive. The hotel offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, spa tub, fitness center, concierge services, and a spa. You'll also enjoy free Wi-Fi access, an on-site gift shop, a 24-hour business center, free newspapers, and a laundry service.

Guest rooms at Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa boast flat-screen TVs, premium bedding, down comforters, private balconies, iPod docking stations, separate showers, jetted tubs, and designer toiletries. Upgrade to a villa to enjoy a separate sitting area, fireplace, and minibar.

Budget Hotels in Duncan, BC

Finding an affordable hotel in Duncan is easy because the city only offers two budget-friendly accommodations within its city limits.

Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley is the most centrally located hotel in Duncan. Located on the Trans-Canada Highway, this accommodation offers a 24-hour business center, seven meeting rooms, free newspapers in the lobby, a fitness center, a lobby fireplace, and complimentary Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel also features an on-site restaurant, The Old Fork Restaurant, which specializes in American cuisine. Enjoy a cooked-to-order breakfast for an additional fee.

Guest rooms at Ramada by Wyndham Duncan Cowichan Valley are bright and inviting. Make yourself at home with a flat-screen LCD TV, digital programming, a well-lit work desk, a microwave, a hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Upgrade to an efficiency suite to enjoy even more space and amenities, including a separate living area and sofa bed.

The second option within the city limits is Super 8 by Wyndham Duncan. Also located on the Trans-Canada Highway, this hotel features a 24-hour front desk, business center, ample self-parking, guest laundry facilities, a bar, and an on-site restaurant. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast before exploring the sights. You can always come back to your comfortable guest room and its free Wi-Fi access, cable TV, and coffee maker. Rooms featuring microwaves and ironing facilities are available upon request.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Duncan

Duncan, BC Hotels with Discounts

If you qualify for a special rate, you can save even more money on your trip to Duncan and Vancouver Island. Seniors, AAA/CAA members, military families, and government employees can all book special rates and save as much as 10 or even 20 percent depending on where you stay.

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn offers special rates for AAA/CAA members. The hotel offers a fitness center, indoor pool, spa tub, lobby fireplace, tour assistance, free Wi-Fi, a business center, free newspapers, conference space, and a complimentary buffet breakfast. Guest rooms include mini fridges, flat-screen TVs, deep soaking tubs, safes, coffee makers, and phones with free local calls.

AAA/CAA members can also save at Travelodge by Wyndham Victoria Airport. Located less than 16 miles from Duncan, this Travelodge offers three on-site restaurants, a bar, complimentary breakfast, a seasonal outdoor pool, lobby fireplace, barbecue grills, a 24-hour business center, and free newspapers. Guest rooms feature mini fridges, microwaves, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, toiletries, hairdryers, and well-lit work desks.

Best Value Options Near Duncan, BC

Communities surrounding Duncan offer many midrange hotels that give you extra value for your dollar.

Located in nearby Sidney, Best Western Plus Emerald Isle Hotel features an on-site restaurant that serves cooked-to-order breakfasts for an extra fee. Standard amenities include free Wi-Fi, a lobby fireplace, business center, express check-in and check-out, ample self-parking, and a fitness center. Guest rooms include microwaves, mini fridges, MP3 docking stations, cable TV, hairdryers, toiletries, work desks, and separate sitting areas.

Super 8 by Wyndham Saanichton Victoria Airport is a conveniently located hotel close to the airport. Enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast daily, free newspapers in the lobby, a 24-hour front desk, ample self-parking, and express check-in. Guest rooms are basic but include free Wi-Fi, TVs with satellite programming, hairdryers, work desks, and coffee makers.

If you don't mind staying in Victoria, consider booking a room at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Victoria Colwood. Standard amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, free continental breakfast, on-site shopping, free Wi-Fi, laundry services, ample parking, and a 24-hour business center. The nicely decorated guest rooms feature work desks, flat-screen TVs with cable, hairdryers, and modern wood furnishings.

Top Attractions in Duncan, British Columbia

When visiting Duncan, it's important to plan the perfect itinerary that allows you to see everything this small city has to offer.

One of Duncan's main attractions is the BC Forest Discovery Centre, which chronicles British Columbia's logging history. The 100-acre, open-air museum features an operational railway, bird watching trails, concessions, picnic tables, and a gift shop.

Cowichan Valley Museum is another must-see attraction in Duncan. Operated by the Cowichan Historical Society, the Cowichan Valley Museum collects, preserves, and interprets the area's history and heritage through permanent and temporary exhibits. Permanent exhibits include gallery displays, a recreation of the Alderlea General Store, and a First Nations art gallery.

It wouldn't be a trip to Duncan without locating each of the city's 44 totem poles. Visitors can take a self-guided Totem Tour Walk using a map downloaded from the city's website. You can also visit the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre in Duncan for more information.

Exploring Duncan is always an adventure, but no matter what your itinerary includes, you'll find a quaint locale brimming in charm and beauty. Whether you're looking for a hotel in the heart of Duncan or a luxury resort nearby, you can find the perfect accommodation to meet your needs and budget.

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