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In Victoria, every corner is filled with potential for a new adventure, a testament to the city’s vibrant spirit.

Victoria ensures you’re in for an impactful visit. Indoor or outdoor, sunshine or rain, the city has a treasure trove of activities from hidden trails to rich cultural history, promising to keep the fun meter soaring.

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Visiting Victoria

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Explore Victoria in a fun new way with an interactive smartphone app. Using your phone as your guide, walk through the city, ...
Victoria Bike Tour
Bike to a variety of Victoria landmarks, including Craigdarroch Castle, Government House, and Fisherman’s Wharf.
Rising Tide Coastal Adventures catch
These waters are known for Halibut, Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Pink Salmon, Lingcod, and more – with any luck,...
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The Royal BC Museum is an experience the whole family will enjoy, located central Victoria BC just across the inner harbour.
Hatley Castle in full daylight, showcasing its intricate stone masonry and imposing towers, set against a well-kept lawn with a visitor in the foreground.
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A FREE outdoor experience. Wonder through the Japanese, Rose and Italian gardens. Hatley Castle Victoria budget conscious and...
Butchart Gardens fountain
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The vibrant colours and meticulous garden will leave you speechless, no matter your age.
A Victoria Walking Tour with a diverse group of tourists in casual attire listens to a guide wearing a fedora and vest as he gestures animatedly in an open courtyard, flanked by charming, multi-story buildings with colourful storefronts and wooden balconies
Victoria Walking Tours, Explore With Food, History & Delight
Discover the charm of Victoria Walking Tours: Explore the historic streets, local cuisine, and sc...
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10 Cheap Hotels in Victoria BC: A Local's Picks for Budget-Friendly Stays
10 cheap hotels in victoria based on price, charm and location. Making for the perfect visit to V...
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The crash site of the Dakota WWII plane crash just outside of Port Hardy
War Bunkers to Crash Sites: A Tour of Vancouver Island's WWII Past
Explore curious sites from WWII on Vancouver Island. Playing a unique role during the conflict an...
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Unforgettable Experiences Around Victoria

Hold your breath, folks! You’re about to embark on a whirlwind of unforgettable experiences in Victoria that will leave you yearning for more.

Get ready to meet the magnificent giants of the ocean on a thrilling whale-watching expedition, where you can watch these awe-inspiring creatures breach the surface in a display of their majestic might.

If you’re up for a bit of an aquatic adventure, kayak your way through Victoria’s tranquil waters, or try your hand at fishing – there’s nothing quite like the thrill of reeling in your own catch!

But wait, the fun doesn’t stop there! Even when the sun goes down, or the tides turn, Victoria keeps the adventure alive with a myriad of indoor experiences.

Tour the city’s fascinating museums and glittering art galleries, or go behind the scenes at a local brewery.

In Victoria, the adventure is as boundless as the Pacific itself!

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Two women, one standing and the other in a wheelchair looking up at the middle of the three Totem poles.

Hotels & Vacation Rentals in Victoria

An abundance of accommodation options awaits you in Victoria, ensuring your stay is just as enchanting as the city itself.

From grand heritage hotels that echo timeless elegance to cozy vacation rentals that make you feel right at home,

Victoria has it all! Each place to stay is a haven of comfort, offering stunning views of the city’s inner harbour and easy access to local attractions. So, prepare to check-in and check out the exquisite taste of hospitality that Victoria, BC is famed for.

No matter what your budget or preference, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable stay. It’s not just about visiting Victoria. It’s about living it!

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Gardens, Beaches and Walking Trails to Explore When Looking for Things to do in Victoria

Victoria is truly a walker’s paradise, boasting an array of scenic walking trails and pristine beaches that take your breath away. Earning its reputation as one of the world’s best walking cities.

Victoria offers routes that meander through lush parks, along the city’s striking coastline, and into its vibrant neighbourhoods. Whether you’re strolling along sandy beaches with the Pacific waves lapping at your feet or exploring beautifully manicured parks brimming with colourful flora and fauna,

Victoria promises an enchanting feast for the senses.

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Thunderbird Park
Indigenous Experiences, Park
Victoria's cultural heritage at Thunderbird Park. From towering totem poles and the Mungo Martin House offering an enriching...
Observatory Victoria
Tour the 100 year old telescope at the Victoria Observatory and the Interpretive Centre at the Dominion Astrophysical Obser...

How to Get Around Victoria

Victoria, the crown jewel of British Columbia, is renowned for its diverse and efficient transportation options, making the journey as remarkable as the destination. BC Transit, the heartbeat of Victoria’s public transportation system, offers expansive coverage across the city, ensuring accessibility for all.

Rideshare options are now available, providing both convenience and sustainability.

If you’re near the water, don’t miss the opportunity to hop on a water taxi – a unique and enjoyable way to navigate Victoria’s stunning harbour.

And for a dose of old-world charm, horse carriage rides and pedicabs offer leisurely tours of the city, allowing you to immerse yourself in the city’s eclectic character and rich history.

Regardless of your choice, travelling in Victoria is more than just reaching your destination; it’s an experience in and of itself.

Water taxi pickle boat filled with people on the water in the Victoria Harbour

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