As the days get shorter and the occasional cloud reminds you of the umbrella that got lost somewhere in the back of your closet, nothing beats cuddling up to keep the cold out of your bones a little longer. So we put together a few places where you can cozy up and fall in love with fall.
In a Cozy PubKnown for their rainy weather, people from the UK know how to keep their spirits up. Victoria, well-known for its British charm, is packed with wonderful pubs. Grab a pint or ask the bartender to mix up something to warm you to the core at one of these pubs that may make you feel like you're on a different island, half a world away.
On a Cruise
If you would never sacrifice seeing Victoria from all angles, but don't want to brave the chill, head on a Sunset Cruise. Eagle Wing Tours takes visitors out in their covered boats to enjoy the sunset, view Victoria from the Inner Harbour and, with a little luck, you'll also get to meet Victoria's cutest marine residents. It's tough to beat seeing whales dip in and out of the sun-kissed waves.
By the FireDrive every thought of the cold away as you curl up in front of the fire. Pair the crackling blaze with a view and delicious dinner and you're set! Try:
- Curry at the Bengal Lounge
- Farm to Table features at Spinnakers
- Something grilled at Fireside Grill
- Amazing Italian food at Il Terrazzo
- Steak from the Grill at Bella
- Westcoast cuisine from the Beach House
With the Right Beverage
Nothing warms you up like a good book and a great coffee. Enjoy the view of the Oak Bay Marina and a mug of love from the Marina Dockside Eatery or seek out Mirage on Blanchard Street for a truly eclectic and unique coffee shop the locals love.
In a Horse-drawn CarriageCuddled up in thick blankets, you'll not only feel like royalty, but also get a wonderful tour of Victoria. Hop in a horse-drawn carriage and let Victoria's cobblestone streets and Victorian houses warm your heart.