Experiences to Gift This Holiday Season

This season support local and give the gift of an experience! Purchase a pass or a gift card to a local experience, to be used at the recipient’s leisure.

Please note that the businesses mentioned have taken the necessary steps to operate safely and responsibly. Please check with the business you wish to support about seasonality, online ordering, curbside pickup and local delivery. 

Seeing Whales in the Wild

Gift a truly transformative, west coast experience with a gift card for a whale watching tour! Discover whale watch operators here.  

Image by @evanthepirate via @orcaspiritvic

An Afternoon in the Canopy

Gift a fun challenge from WildPlay Victoria or Adrena LINE in the form of a gift card or a season pass that the recipient can use at their leisure! The gift of time outdoors and releasing endorphins, could not be better suited for the year.

Image by @wildplayvictoria

Paddling the Coast

Paddling the coast is a great way to take in the gorgeous sights and sounds around Greater Victoria! Gift a tour or rental from Blue Dog Kayaking, Kelp Reef Adventures, Ocean River Sports, South Island SUP or Cowichan Bay Kayaking.

Image by @domhall_nz

Seeing Victoria by Boat

Gift a tour aboard Victoria Harbour Ferry. These fun boats will motor you around the Inner Harbour or the Gorge, where some of the best views of the city can be seen from the water.

Image by @leannarathkelly

Soaking in Heated Mineral Pools

Give the gift of relaxation and treat a loved one to a treatment or soak at the Boathouse Spa & Bath and Oak Bay Beach Hotel. A soak in the heated mineral pools will surely melt the recipient’s worries away.

Image by @vancouverfoodie of @oakbaybeachhotel

Gifting Bliss

Treat a loved one to a day of bliss at one of Greater Victoria’s wonderful spas.

Image of @spa.magnolia

Being Transported

Gift an experience that transports and transforms when you gift a day or membership at the Royal BC Museum. 

Image by @royalbcmuseum

Savouring Delectable Bites

Afternoon tea is a city-wide tradition in Victoria. It’s charming, elegant and positively delicious! Gift an afternoon of miniature sweets, flowing tea and conversation at The Fairmont EmpressThe PacificAbkhazi GardenThe Butchart GardensWhite Heather Tea Room or Pendray Tea Room. Alternatively, give the gift of Tea-to-Go from The Empress and the recipient can choose where and when to enjoy this delightful tradition.

Image by @alicia_haque

Sampling Victoria’s Culinary Scene

Gift a curated food tour delivered to the recipient’s door by Off the Eaten Track. Alternatively, gift a food tour with A Taste of Victoria Food Tours or Off the Eaten Track, to be used at the recipient’s leisure.

Image by @tastingvictoria

Taking a Walk on the Wild Side

Give an opportunity to walk on the wild side with a pass to Victoria Butterfly Gardens. Here an enchanting afternoon in a tropical environment, filled with tropical flora and fauna, awaits!

Image by @victoriabutterflygardens

Discover Fossils

Gift the experience of viewing and interacting with real-life dinosaur fossils at Dino Lab Inc. From viewing dinosaurs in the prehistoric gallery, witnessing the restoration process and working on fossils that are millions of years old, this is the ideal gift for the future paleontologist in your life.

Image by @colinsmithtakespics

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