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.
Places You Must Visit in Victoria, BC
The World-Renowned Butchart Gardens is a large 100-year-old show garden. It is one of the most elegant and impressive gardens you may ever visit. Enjoy regular music and theatre productions in the gardens, or come on a Saturday in the summer to enjoy fireworks.
Chinatown is located on Fisgard Street and you are free to wander the streets. You can’t possibly miss it since it is decorated with Chinese ornaments. It is the 2nd oldest Chinatown in all of North America. While you’re there, experience some tasty and authentic Asian cuisine.
Beacon Hill Park
Beacon Hill Park is chalk full of free entertainment and picnic spots. There is an amphitheatre, cricket field, statues, waterfront, petting zoo, duck ponds, and expansive gardens.
If you are an entertainment enthusiast, visit the Inner Harbour to meet with unique artists and professional buskers. You’ll be blown away by the rich talent and food options.
Royal British Columbia Museum
The Royal British Columbia Museum is located near the Inner Harbour. There are interactive exhibits covering everything from the ice age to the modern age. You’ll especially learn and experience our native heritage. An IMAX Theatre is part of the Museum too!
Victoria Bug Zoo
The Victoria Bug Zoo is open daily apart from Christmas day and New Year’s day. Get a new perspective on bugs. The bravest can even hold a live bug! It’s actually a lot of fun – kids really enjoy it.
The Surrounding Rainforest
You may not know this, but Vancouver Island is home to a genuine rainforest! Nature and outdoor adventure enthusiasts flock here for good reason. The forest is home to many old-growth trees, native plant and animal life, gushing waterfalls, and incredible sights of nature. There are plenty of guided nature tours available for people of any physical ability.
Things to do in Victoria, BC
A whale watching tour should be top on your to-do list. Spending your summer holiday in Victoria BC will give you the opportunity to see the worlds largest mammal in its natural habitat. Have some family fun as you quest for the Orca “Killer” Whales or majestic Grey Whale.
Take a harbour tour through the Inner Harbour and Selkirk Waterway. This is a great way to see Victoria from a new perspective on a small 6-person group tour. Don’t forget your camera!
Galloping Goose Trail
Prefer a self-directed experience? Enjoy getting around the Victoria region on the Galloping Goose Trail. This well-maintained walking, biking, and horse riding trail runs from Victoria to Sooke – 60 km long.
Connect with nature as you enjoy golfing at one of the 18 golf courses in the region! You can choose from a relaxing par 3 to a PGA-level course. There’s golf for any budget and skill.
Some of the best fishing is off the Sooke, BC coast. Only 30 minutes away from Victoria or 20 minutes from The Lodge at Weir’s Beach. Catch your very own salmon dinner!
Enjoy assorted cuisine from casual bistros to elegant dining. Get your hands on famous North American cuisine, European cuisine, Asian cuisine, and West Coast Fusion. If you love tea then you must try a traditional Victorian afternoon tea – you’ll feel like the Queen of England herself!
You can’t go wrong by walking into just about any pub in Victoria. The area is known for its locally brewed ciders, wines, beers, and spirits. Everything you get is so fresh and well-made. You’ll devour delicious food and drink all while taking in some live music.
Wineries and Honey Mead
Vancouver Island has amazing wineries; their wines include cider, grape wine, sweet berry wines, and even genuine honey mead. Just remember to use a cab or tour bus in case you enjoy too much.
Nothing beats the quality and uniqueness of buying directly from the producer. Victoria boasts many farmers markets. These usually have fresh produce, hobby crafts, homemade sweets, and activities. You can visit the following markets: Goldstream Farmers Market, Sidney Street Market, the Inner Harbour, and the Victoria Public Market.
If you enjoy shopping then you should visit the following places: Government Street, Market Square, Fort Street, Lower Johnson Street, Fan Tan Alley, and Bastion Square.
A Great Place to Stay – Bed and Breakfast in Victoria, BC
After enjoying busy day of activities in Victoria, BC, you’ll need a great place to stay and rest. No accommodations in Victoria quite match the luxury, Pacific Ocean views, and affordability of The Lodge at Weir’s Beach bed and breakfast.
The Lodge is centrally located to the regions places to see and things to do. Contact us today and we’ll help you plan your perfect vacation to Victoria, BC!