10 Places to Enjoy a Sweet Summer Treat in Victoria, B.C.

The Cookie Guy | Downtown & Uptown

Victoria’s official provider of delicious, soul-warming cookies is, without a doubt, The Cookie Guy. Offering a summer twist on their tried and true offering; enter the most delectable and inventive ice cream sandwiches in the city. Seriously though, these sandwiches are to die for. We don’t expect you to take our word for it. So, check out one of their two centrally located storefronts to experience the deliciousness first-hand. 

The Cookie Guy Victoria


Kid Sister Ice Cream | Fan Tan Alley

In the heart of Victoria’s Chinatown, tucked down Canada’s narrowest street, discover this small-batch ice cream shop. Packing big flavour, Kid Sister Ice Cream is a must-try, from-scratch, ice cream and popsicle joint. With flavours that alternate almost daily, you can try something new each visit!

Insider tip: Kid Sister offers vegan ice cream and paletas daily.

Kid Sister Ice Cream Chinatown Victoria


Perverted Ice Cream | Inner Harbour

Victoria’s newest ice cream shop has ARRIVED. This soft-serve ice cream joint rocks black walls, tinted windows and a cheeky twist on vanilla.  Enjoy the tongue in cheek flavours in this cool joint downtown Victoria, open daily until 11:00 p.m.

Insider tip: The Big V is their vegan option and can be made up with several toppings that are vegan-friendly. 

Perverted Ice Cream Victoria


Chocolats Favoris | Government Street

Whether you love a classic soft serve cone or a #kooky one, Chocolats Favoris on Government street has you covered. From flavours like Watermelon burst, cotton candy, cookies & cream and more, this shop can satisfy some serious sweet tooth cravings and make the perfect prop for your next photo op. 

Insider tip: for a dairy-free option, order a vegan raspberry sorbet cone, it’s dippable!

chocolats Favoris downtown victoria


Mosi Gelato | Lower Johnson

If you’re as passionate about gelato as we are, you have to try Mosi Gelato on Johnson Street. Using locally grown and foraged ingredients to make from-scratch gelato, the quality is evident in each bite. Did you know gelato has less air, is denser and made with less sugar than ice cream? So, what we’re really trying to say is – it’s a guilt-free treat!

Insider tip: Sorbetto is your dairy-free option here!

Mosi Gelato


Beacon Drive-In | Beacon Hill Park

Voted Victoria’s best ice cream 25 years in a row, the Beacon Drive-In knows how to swirl that perfect soft-serve cone. Ideally located by Dallas Road and Beacon Hill Park, you can eat in, or take your cone to wander.

Red Barn Market | Victoria, Saanich & Colwood

Not only does this local market offer killer sandwiches, but you can also get your ice cream fix here too! Offering local Island Farm hard scoops, this is the perfect spot to have dessert while you shop for dinner (we won’t judge).

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Fol Epi | Yates Street

This summer, make it your mission to check out Fol Epi on Yates Street. This organic bakery also whips up house-made gelato, and we can’t stress enough the importance of trying a cone! With beautiful outdoor seating in the heart of downtown Victoria, this is a lovely place to unwind after a day of exploring.

Insider tip: Order one of their sorbetto options to make your sweet summer treat dairy-free.

Image by @fol.epi 


Rogers’ Chocolates | Government

For the most decadent of indulgences, Roger’s Chocolates on Government Street serves up premium, chocolate-dipped ice cream bars all summer long. Their lemon pistachio ice cream is only available for the season and is a must-try!

Roger's Chocolates Victoria

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Pizzeria Prima Strada | Victoria & Cobble Hill

Generally known for their incredible wood-fired pizzas, you can also find delectable gelato at any of their locations (Cook Street, Fort Street & Cobble Hill). Alternatively, gelato pops are available weekly at the Esquimalt Farmers Market on Thursdays from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

Insider tip: Sorbetto is your dairy-free option here!

Victoria Desserts

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