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Fisherman's Wharf Park - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Fisherman's Wharf Park Night View - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Wildlife Tours Center in Fisherman's Wharf Park,  Vancouver Island
Fisherman's Wharf Park - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
View of the park in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
History Board of Ogden Point Breakwater - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Terry Fox Statue in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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View of a Peacock in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
View of a Peacock in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Two duck swimming in the water - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
View of the park in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Cars parking by the Ocean in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Breakwater Cafe & Bar, Tasting Room in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Breakwater view of ocean and sky in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
View of a lighthouse in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
North American river otter chilling out by the water,  Vancouver Island
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Fisherman's Wharf Park in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Wide view of Fisherman's Wharf Park - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Wildlife Tours Center in Fisherman's Wharf Park,  Vancouver Island
Fisherman's Wharf Park - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Fisherman's Wharf Park - Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Boat lunch & Marina in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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The Empress building in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Statue of a soldier in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Statue of a soldier in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Victoria Capital Regional District View,  Vancouver Island
Victoria Capital Regional District View,  Vancouver Island
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Wildlife in Victoria BC,  Vancouver Island
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View of Garden & a peacock in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
View of a Peacock in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
Prince of Whales, whale watching store in Victoria,  Vancouver Island
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Victoria; The Capital City of British Columbia

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, located on the southern coast of Vancouver Island. It is named after Queen Victoria and is one of the oldest in Canada. It is also the Most Romantic City in Canada and one of the Friendliest Cities in the world. The city has lots of historic buildings; the most famous landmarks are Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. In Beacon Hill Park, you can see the world's tallest free-standing totem pole. The Chinatown of Victoria is the second oldest in North America. The Coast Salish First Nations communities of the area had large populations long before the European people's arrival.
Victoria is known as The Garden City, this beautiful city has annual flower count since the 1970s. Victoria is a popular destination for tourists. Since the city is famous for its art sophistication, many students go to the Victoria College of Art and The Canadian College of Performing Arts. It is also famous for outdoor activities, including high-ranked spots for diving. Victoria is one of the top twenty world cities for quality of life. Also, it is the largest city on Vancouver Island.


Average Weather in Victoria

Victoria is Canada's warmest city, with a Mediterranean climate. It has mild summers and cool winters. The temperature is between 4°C to 20°C ( 40°F to 68°F).

The Best Time to Visit Victoria

The best months to visit Victoria is from March to May and September to November.

How to Get to Victoria?

Victoria Airport Transfers

Victoria International Airport passengers are mostly from Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Prince George, and Vancouver.


Seaplane to Victoria

Harbour Air Seaplanes is south of Greater Victoria, near downtown Victoria and South Vancouver Island.


Ferry to Victoria

Most Victoria visitors that come from US start their journey from Port Angeles, north of Olympic National Park, or departure from Anacortes Ferry Terminal, north of Seattle.

Top 13 Attractions in Victoria

  • Boat excursions in Tod Inlet and Brentwood Bay
  • Window shopping in Government Street
  • Exploring Butchart Gardens
  • Driving through the Scenic Marine Route
  • Visiting Parliament Buildings
  • Visiting art galleries
  • Going to the Fisherman's Wharf
  • Going to West coast beaches
  • Hiking the Mt. Doug
  • Seeing the Miniature World
  • Going Victoria Bug Zoo
  • Going to Inner-Harbour Pathway
  • Visiting Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
Visiting Victoria

Discovering Natural Beauty and Entertainment in Victoria

Victoria is famous for its green space designs, gardens, and parks, and besides all of that, there are entertainment and natural attractions that add to the city's glamour. Victoria is very advanced in art and history. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is one of the most interesting galleries in the city. It has the most inclusive collection of Asian art in Canada. The Royal BC Museum is one of the best cultural institutions in the world.
Victoria is home to 70% of all whale watching tours of BC. While whale watching in Victoria's water, know that there are three resident pods of orca (killer) whales totalling 76 whales. The Jacques Cousteau Society recognizes the area as the most diverse in marine life and the best in Canada's water clarity.
As for entertainment, Victoria is a city that you can always count on for pleasure, from music clubs and cinemas to festivals and events.


Gardens, Parks, and Natural Green Attractions in Victoria

  • James Bay Toddler Park
  • Quadra Park
  • Willows Park
  • Topaz Park
  • Spirit Square Cridge Park
  • Finnerty Gardens
  • Highview Park
  • Gowlland Tod Provincial Park
  • Pioneer Square Fern Street Park
  • Oswald Park
  • Centennial Square Dog Park
  • Victoria Butterfly Gardens
  • Irving Park
  • Terrace Park
  • Horner Park
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Franklin Green Reeson Park
  • GardenWorks – Saanich
  • Garden Centre at The Home Depot
  • Herb Garden
  • Victory Aeroponics Garden
  • Mount Douglas Park
  • Wark Street Commons Community
  • GardenWorks Oak Bay
  • Victorian Rose Garden
  • Neighbourhood Garden of All Sorts
  • Gowlland Range
  • Garden Centre at The Home Depot
  • Spring ridge commons
  • Fernwood Community Garden
  • Japanese Gardens
  • Lowe's Garden Center
  • English Country Garden
  • The Butchart Gardens
  • Rhododendron Garden
  • James Bay Allotment Garden
  • Abkhazi Garden
Victoria gardens

Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, and Water-based Activities in Victoria

Museums and Art Galleries in Victoria

  • The Costume Museum
  • The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
  • Royal BC Museum
  • The National Toy Museum Of Canada
  • Legacy Art Gallery
  • Sean Schuster Fine Art Gallery
  • Central Art Studio & Gallery
  • Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

Entertainment in Victoria

Festivals and Events in Victoria

  • Festival of Trees – November 21-January 6
  • Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens – December 1-January 6
  • Christmas Lights Across Canada – December 6-January 6
  • Chinese New Year – January 26
  • Victoria Yoga Festival & Market - Feb. 14-16
  • Brewery & The Beast Culinary Festival – September 27
  • Salt Spring Island Apple Festival – October 4
  • Art of the Cocktail – October 17
  • Salmon run: mid-late October to early December
  • Indigenous Cultural Festival
  • Victoria International Jazz Fest
  • Canada Day - July 1
  • Symphony Splash
  • Classic Boat Festival - September 4-6 
  • Victoria Beer Week – March 6-14
  • Cherry Blossoms – March-April
  • Victoria Day Parade – May 18

Nightlife and Entertainment in Victoria

  • Quest Reality Games
  • IMAX Victoria
  • Langham Court Theatre
  • THE STRATHCONA Victoria’s Entertainment Centre

Free Attractions in Victoria

  • Visiting Beacon Hill Park
  • Going to Sooke
  • Going to Goldstream Provincial Park
  • Visiting Parliament Buildings
  • Going to Inner Harbour
  • Seeing the rhododendrons at Finnerty Gardens
  • Visiting the gardens of Government House
  • Seeing Victoria's Antique Row on Fort Street
  • Hiking Mount Douglas Park
  • Going to Victoria's Chinatown
  • Exploring the Market Square
  • Seeing ancient totems at Thunderbird Park
  • Storm watching in and around Victoria

Services in Victoria

Public Transportation in Victoria

Public transportation in Victoria includes buses throughout the city and to Sook and Sidney and Victoria Harbour Ferries.


Where to Stay in Victoria

Downtown Victoria is the best place to stay for tourists, but Wharf Street is a good choice if you're looking for sights.

Hotels:
The Parkside Hotel & Spa
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Victoria
Fairmont Empress

Self-Catered Accommodations:
Waterloo Garden Suite
City Life Suites

Hostels:
Strathcona Hotel
HI Victoria Hostel
Turtle Hostel

Guesthouses
Victoria Bed and Breakfast
Heathergate House Vacation Rental
Oak Bay Guest House

staying in Victoria

Shoping in Victoria

Mayfair Shopping Centre, uptown
Market Square, downtown
The Bay Centre, downtown


Food and Beverage Services in Victoria

Victoria Restaurants and Cafes

Restaurant and Café in Victoria

Poncho's Cafe & Catering
Macchiato Caffe
Union Pacific Coffee Shop
Hank's *A Restaurant
Little Jumbo Restaurant and Bar
II Terrazzo


Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, and Bars in Victoria

Bard & Banker and The Churchill
Maude Hunter's Pub
Clive's Classic Lounge
Soumia's Bar & Grill
Vis-à-vis
Moon Under Water Brewpub and Distiller
Macaloney's Caledonian Distillery
Driftwood Brewery
San Juan Vineyard and PARSELL VINEYARD
Renaissance Wine Merchants Ltd

Health and Wellness in Victoria

Sport and Wellness Centers, Spas, and Recreational Therapy in Victoria

Victoria Athletic Club
Island Training Centre
Centennial Stadium
Awakening Wellness Centre
Active Health and Wellness Clinic
Laser Centers for Health Victoria
The Thai Spa
La Charmeuse Day Spa
The Parkside Spa
Spruce Massage Therapy
Sync Therapy
Victoria Massage Therapy

Sport and Wellness Centers and Spas Victoria

What you Can Expect to Do Near Victoria

Hiking on the Grass Lake Trail

Hiking on the Grass Lake Trail

Hiking on Mount Manuel Quimper

Hiking on Mount Manuel Quimper

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Hiking on Mount Empress from Sooke Potholes via Mary Vine and Todd Creek Trails

Victoria Diving

Victoria Diving

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina Whale Watching

Van Isle Marina Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

West Coast Outdoor Adventure Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Cabin Point Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Beechey Head Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Spirit Bay Visitor Centre Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Creyke Point Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Victoria Harbour Ferry Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

Fisherman's Wharf Park Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

West Bay Esquimalt Whale Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

Cattle Point Storm Watching

What you Can Expect to See Near Victoria

Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

McNeil Bay

McNeil Bay

Langford

Langford

Gonzales Bay

Gonzales Bay

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site

Sooke

Sooke

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

The Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum

Miniature World

Miniature World

Willows Beach

Willows Beach

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

Sitting Lady Falls

Sitting Lady Falls

Florence Lake Cave

Florence Lake Cave

Victoria

Victoria

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