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Planning an Extended Stay in Victoria

Posted on September 11, 2020

In Victoria, you'll find great weather throughout the year, a variety of activity options, and plenty of amenities that will make your stay stress-free. Here’s what you need to know to start planning!

Great Weather Year Round

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. As a capital city and government hub, Victoria has all the amenities that you need, plus plenty of activities to keep you busy throughout the year. Best of all, Victoria’s location in a sub-Mediterranean zone means Victoria enjoys the mildest climate and driest summers in Canada. Victoria boasts an annual average of nearly 2,200 hours of sunshine and a frost-free season of eight months. It might not be quite the same as heading south for the winter, but compared to other parts of the country, the weather in Victoria is pretty great!

For more weather information, including current temperatures, click here.

kayaking on the Gorge waterway


Oodles of Options for Your Home Away From Home

Finding a comfortable place to rest your head for an extended stay is very important, with one of the top considerations being the ability to store food and drink, and make your own meals. If that’s high on your list, you'll find a number of accommodations in Greater Victoria that have rooms with kitchens or kitchenettes. And, if you have a furry family member, bring them to Victoria with you, as plenty of our accommodations are pet-friendly, too! Visit our accommodations page to learn more.

Best Western Inner Harbour patio

Oak Bay Beach Hotel room with kitchen


Endless Activity Options

Easily explorable. Endlessly entertaining. Few places are as full of life as Victoria. Strongly tied to the land and sea, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest proudly offers everything a friendly, exciting and welcoming destination should. Enjoy scenic Inner Harbour strolls, centuries-old historical sites, superb local coastal cuisine, and a thriving arts and cultural scene. Victoria is the ideal year-round playground for outdoor adventure enthusiasts, and a warm, welcoming and multicultural city. To find the best activities suited to your interests, visit our See & Do page.

And check out our Deals page for special promotions and package deals to help you save while visiting!

Cedar Hill golfers


Making Safety a Priority

As we all become more accustomed to changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to keep on top of the most up-to-date health and safety information outlined from BC health officials. Always adhere to safety protocols outlined by businesses and participate in activities according to your own personal comfort level. Click here for tips on how to explore safely in Victoria. 

Victoria’s beautiful natural surroundings make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors. Be sure to practice indoor and outdoor safety while exploring the best of land and sea.