Wow your sweetheart with the best of Canada’s Most Romantic City!
It’s time to escape the winter blues and enjoy some quality time with the one you love.
Perfect ambiance, spectacular natural beauty and a wealth of fine dining, shopping and sightseeing await you in Victoria, BC. Pick your favorites from our best-of Victoria list and see for yourself why our city has been named the Most Romantic City in Canada four years running!
Relaxation and Adventure Go Hand-in-Hand on the Gulf Islands!
Are you dreaming of an island getaway? Why stop at one? “Island hopping”, as the locals call it, is a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty and variety of the Gulf Islands.
This archipelago located off the coast of Vancouver Island boasts a wealth of unique, and breathtakingly beautiful, islands—each with their own special flavor. Life is quieter out on the Gulf Islands. Come enjoy the island way of life!
A Bed and Breakfast Offers An Unbeatable Experience
Choosing a Bed & Breakfast for your vacation accommodations can enhance your trip to a new place and make it memorable. The intimate nature of these accommodations, along with unique amenities, truly makes your vacation something to write home about.
B&B’s span a huge array of settings, from historic homes to modern themed accommodations – even tree houses and “glamping” style tents. Your bed and breakfast experience is much more than just a place to sleep. Here’s just a few of the things you can expect from a Bed & Breakfast.
What is the Difference Between a Bed and Breakfast & an Airbnb?
Is Airbnb really all it’s made out to be? One of the best things about traveling is staying in new and exciting places. There are so many options – motels, hotels, or a bed and breakfast – but now contemporary trends in the accommodations industry have travelers opting for services like Airbnb for their lodging. Which raises the question are you really getting the best stay for your money?
Take some time to understand the many differences between an Airbnb and a traditional bed and breakfast before booking your next stay. Here is a quick breakdown of some notable differences between the two.
Beaches You Can’t Miss While Visiting Victoria, BC
Vancouver Island has plenty of nature you can enjoy. The Island is covered in rainforest. Of course, being an island it is surrounded with natural beaches that have all you need for that idyllic and serene vacation you’ve always dreamed about.
In fact, there are so many surreal beaches on Vancouver Island, we’ve had to limit this article to just the southwestern portion of the island. This is the section around the BC capital of Victoria, BC. The following are 5 of the top beaches you can visit while you’re here!
Why You Should Start Staying at Bed & Breakfasts
Bed and Breakfasts (B&Bs) offer a great alternative to the traditional hotel, especially for those looking for a relaxing escape. Guests always get a private bedroom that is cozy, warm, and uniquely decorated. Not too mention, your B&B will likely beat that pricey hotel.
If you are scheduling a trip as a couple, family, or with friends, take note of these 7 great reasons to love your B&B!
Your Guide to Retreat into Nature
Whether you’re looking for a rigorous hike, a serene place to take in the breathtaking beauty of the ocean, or to go exploring and find wildlife, Sooke has it all. From ocean beaches to freshwater pools, whatever your activity level, you won’t want to miss visiting Sooke, BC. And if bike riding is more your thing, be sure to check out the bike park!
Great Victoria Events Happening this Fall
Grab a hot chocolate or pumpkin spiced latte as the cool, as the crisp Fall air starts to descend upon Victoria, BC. Throughout Victoria, the lush green vegetation begins to turn a multitude of shades of red and gold as the leaves are swept into a prismatic torrent of colour that swirls around making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in the fall.
While the cooler weather might make you think it’s time to head indoors again… Don’t be fooled! Victoria stays warm in comparison to the rest of Canada. Not to mention this packed collection of don’t-miss events will get you going!
Soak Up Victoria, BC’s Island Life this Summer
Do you remember as a kid playing “the floor is lava” or “swamp monster” and you’d try to hop from one piece of furniture to the next without touching the floor? It was always an epic challenge to see how many pieces of furniture you could touch. The game usually ended when someone tried to leap a bit too far and ended up falling to the floor where they were inevitably swallowed by lava or the swamp monster.
Well, we have the adult version minus the child-eating monsters, although we do have some beautiful whales in our ocean. When you visit Victoria, not only will you have the opportunity to enjoy the wealth of natural beauty, art, and adventure in Victoria, but there is also a plethora of activities available to explore on the Gulf Islands. Just like playing “swamp monster,” you can see how many islands you can visit while you’re here.
Great Weather, in the Winter, in Canada!?
We’ve just passed the shortest day of the year and summer seems like a distant memory. But you don’t need to be trapped indoors. Did you know that Victoria, BC, while beautiful in the summer, is a treasure trove in the winter?
Most people avoid the off-season in Canada erroneously thinking that the weather will be crummy or they’re afraid the tourist attractions will be closed, but they’re actually missing out.
Victoria, BC is the perfect place to visit in the winter. Here are just a few reasons why: