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Accommodation

In Victoria and its surrounding communities, there are all sorts of accommodation options for every type of traveller - historic Bed & Breakfasts, five-star hotels and resorts, budget motels and more.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Accommodation options. 

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Adventure Recreation

Victoria is picturesque in every season and a self-guided tour or scenic drive is a relaxing way to experience the coastline and the countryside. Victoria streets and country roads move at an easy pace, ideal for sightseeing.

If you would rather concentrate on the scenery than the road, leave the driving to the experts and take a guided tour. Whether by car, boat, horse-drawn carriage, double decker bus or scenic floatplane, Victoria's tours capture the highlights of the city and the Island. Plus, you can relish in the historical facts and personal stories of the attractions and areas you see shared by your local guide.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Tour options.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Arts & Culture

Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, has a rich and fascinating history. Explore our past and celebrate our rich culture through a variety of galleries, museums, heritage sites and cultural events. 

Click here for a comprehensive listing of  Arts, Culture & History options.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Attractions & Tours

In Victoria there is never a shortage of things to do. Victoria boasts a wide variety of popular attractions to keep you engaged; its impossible to visit Victoria without touring the area.

 Click here for a comprehensive list of Things To Do.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Roam with the Mammoths in IMAX®

Golf

Victoria is a golfer's dream. With a climate that encourages golfing year-round, Victoria and Vancouver Island are home to many of Canada's most beautiful and challenging courses. Victoria is also the gateway to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, 250 kilometres of Pacific golfing paradise from Victoria to Campbell River with 11 gorgeous golf courses to choose from.

Even if your swing isn't quite up to par, golfing in Victoria will provide an experience that will leave your vacation bragging rights intact.

Click here for a comprhensive listing of our Golf options.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop
Thousand Dollar Thursdays
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
    Ends 12-29-2016
  • Venue: View Royal Casino
  • Address: 1708 Old Island Highway Victoria, BC V9B 1H8

History

Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, has a rich and fascinating history. Explore our past and celebrate our rich culture through a variety of galleries, museums, heritage sites and cultural events.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of Arts, Culture & History options.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Outdoors

Victoria is the ideal playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. On land or at sea, outdoor activities are possible year-round in our temperate climate. From ziplining through treetops to crescent moon kayaking, diving, hiking or cycling, visitors will delight in the wild beauty of the Island.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Sport & Outdoors options. 

 

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Roam with the Mammoths in IMAX®

Restaurants

Experiencing local cuisine is an important part of visiting any destination and a gourmet getaway to Victoria will introduce you to more than just food; Victoria's West Coast cuisine will feed your soul.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Restaurant options. 

Upcoming Events

Little Gems 2016: Holiday and Art Craft Fair
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: The Bay Centre - CACGV Community Gallery
  • Address: 636 Fort Street Victoria, British Columbia V8W 3M9
Festive Christmas High Tea at The Teahouse
Merridale's Holiday Dinner Series
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Merridale Ciderworks
  • Address: 1230 Merridale Road Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0
Christmas at the Market
The 2016 Holiday "Pop Up " Market at Bastion Square
  • Recurring every 5 days
    Ends 12-21-2016
  • Venue: Bastion Square
  • Address: View & Government Street Victoria, BC
Pictures with Santa and Cookie Decorating

Sports

Victoria is the ideal playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. On land or at sea, outdoor activities are possible year-round in our temperate climate. From ziplining through treetops to crescent moon kayaking, diving, hiking or cycling, visitors will delight in the wild beauty of the Island.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Sport & Outdoors options.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Royal BC Museum
  • Address: 675 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Live, Local Music on the Rooftop

Transportation

One of the best things about an island destination is the journey itself. Victoria and Vancouver Island are well served by transportation carriers. Whether you are looking for convenience, affordability or comfort, your options are wide open.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Transportation options for Getting Here.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Transportation options for Getting Around.

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees
  • Recurring daily
    Ends 01-03-2017
  • Venue: The Bay Centre
  • Address: 2 - 1150 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M9
Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Fair at Cobble Hill Village
  • Occurs on 12-10-2016
  • Location: Cobble Hill Hall
  • Address: 3550 Watson Avenue Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Robert Burns Whisky Night & Dinner

Whale Watching

The waters surrounding Victoria are home to an abundance of marine wildlife. The orca, or killer whale, is the main whale found in the area, but gray, humpback and minke whales are also sighted. Sea lions, seals, porpoise and a number of marine birds are also residents. Three pods of resident orcas totaling over 80 whales live in Victoria's waters.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of our Whale Watching options. 

Upcoming Events

Ferris Wheel in Centennial Square
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-18-2016
  • Location: Centennial Square
Christmas Lights Across Canada
  • Occurs on 12-08-2016
  • Venue: Parliament Buildings
  • Address: 501 Belleville Street Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
Spirit of Victoria 150: First Night
  • Occurs on 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Inner Harbour
  • Address: Inner Harbour Victoria, BC .
Chinatown Walks - Walking Tours
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
    Ends 05-27-2017
  • Venue: Chinatown Walks
  • Address: 1689 Government Street Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1R7
Wildlife Tour & High Tea
Merridale's Enchanted Courtyard Light Up
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
    Ends 12-31-2016
  • Venue: Merridale Ciderworks
  • Address: 1230 Merridale Road Cobble Hill, BC V0R 1L0

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