Dude, if you showed up on my doorstep, I would totally...
...plump up for a hotel room!
Honestly, this apartment is pretty small, and we don't so much have a couch, as much as a few chairs...and they're rather unsleepable (yeah, I've hit a time or two where she's unconsciously pushed me out of bed¹
And besides; you thought it was expensive/semi-inconvenient to travel to Victoria? I'll see your $50cad to get from Vancouver International to downtown Vic, and raise you either an additional $300 on airfare, or, $67(trans-mainland coach fare), $28.75(ferry) and $107(cross-island coach fare), and expect at LEAST twenty-four hours travel as opposed just going to 'half-it-lacks'.
One good thing about living at 'the arse end of nowhere' is you don't get too many people just showing up on your doorstep...present company excepted, of course!Well, sorta footnote, sorta post-script:
1. Wife retorts: "It was never unconscious." Gotta stop reading my posts aloud for proofreading.