West Coast Winter Fun for All Ages
With its temperate winters, Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is a premiere Canadian destination over the holiday season. It offers many classic Winter-time Canadian traditions without the biting cold.
Take in two outdoor skating rinks (one at The Butchart Gardens and one at Langford City Centre Park), a multitude of craft and artisan fairs, performances, and festivals. Victoria doesn’t skimp when it comes to Christmas. The evenings are a great time to tour the city for epic Christmas displays with lights, decorations, life-sized characters, and music.
Getting Started with Beachcombing
For centuries, people have scoured the earth’s beaches in a never-ending scavenger hunt. Nowadays, novices and experts alike continue this tradition. Some search for natural objects such as fossils, shells and sea glass. Others bring cameras to snap pictures of the various sea creatures they spot caught in tide pools during low tide. Still others take advantage of technology and with metal detectors they scour the sand for dropped coins, lost rings, and other trinkets and novelties buried or washed ashore. Whatever your quest, here are a few tips to get you started.
Unique Autumn Activities in Victoria this Year
The fall is one of the best times to visit Victoria, BC when the lavish rain forests explodes in a spectacle of colour. You can enjoy the numerous hiking trails or take in Victoria’s rich history by visiting the myriad of historical sites from Craigdarroch Castle to the Parliament Buildings. If you go downtown, don’t forget to check out the many unique shops on Government St. or explore Canada’s oldest China Town. But more than that, Victoria has some great events happening this fall.
Enjoy These Beaches on the West Coast and South Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC is home to incredibly beautiful beaches and good size lakes attracting numerous water lovers and beach enthusiasts from around the world. Some say they are the best beaches in the world! You’ll have to decide on that for yourself.
Whether you are looking to surf, walk along the sandy beaches or enjoy the breathtaking ocean views, Victoria has an intriguing variety of beaches to choose from.
Plan the Perfect Vacation with the Best Victoria has to Offer
Let’s make your next vacation an unforgettable adventure. Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island is regularly ranked one of the top destinations to visit in the world. The friendly population and abundance of things to experience has charmed tourists for over a hundred years.
Exploring Victoria is easy. Walk, bike, bus, or drive – you will not have any trouble moving about the region. So pick the pace that suits you and let’s get going!
Here’s your guidebook to the places you must visit and the things you have to try in Victoria, BC.