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Take a Virtual Visit to Greater Victoria

Posted on April 29, 2020

While we navigate this time of uncertainty together, we know many of you may have postponed upcoming visits to Greater Victoria. Thank you for doing your part by staying home to help flatten the curve. While we all dream of the day when we can explore again, we invite you to discover our city, virtually. Read on to discover local attractions and businesses that have pivoted to bring their offerings to you at home. 

 

Soak in Spring at The Gardens 

Experience the dazzling spring display at The Butchart Gardens, virtually. This National Historic Site is bringing their 55-acre garden to you, through a series of photos on their website and social media channels. They’ll continue to update the images to give you a sampling of spring at The Gardens. 

The Butchart Gardens
Image from The Butchart Gardens

 

Sail Back in Time on the Salish Sea 

Explore the Island’s nautical history and ocean sciences at the Maritime Museum of BC. Discover a variety of new online content including tours, educational programs, virtual exhibits and more. Check them out here. 

Maritime Museum of BC

 

Dive into BC’s History  

Stay connected to BC’s natural and human history through the Royal BC Museum’s online curriculums, learning portals, webinars, videos, archives and more. Keep boredom at bay with their programs for all ages to keep you and your family engaged. Visit the learning portal here.  

The Royal BC Museum
Image by @besu18 via Instagram

 

Join a Whale Watching Tour  

If you’ve ever been curious about what to expect on a whale watching tour or you’re simply looking to reminisce about seeing whales in the wild, hop over to Eagle Wing Tours’ Facebook or Instagram account for a virtual tour! You’ll learn interesting coastal facts from naturalists and be whisked away on an epic day of virtual whale watching off the coast of Greater Victoria. You can start your tour here. 

Eagle Wing Tours
Image by Shoreline Photography via Eagle Wing Tours

 

Cheers BC Craft Beer Lovers 

Each Thursday connect with fellow craft beer lovers and join in on the BC Ale Trail’s Hoppy Hour. Say cheers to brewers and beer enthusiasts from across the province online via their Instagram channel. This is a great way to physically distance yet stay connected to likeminded people. 

 

Watch an IMAX film 

Stay engaged while staying at home. IMAX Victoria is offering video content to keep you entertained and uplifted. Find three full IMAX films and interviews here.   

 

Connect with Nature

The Bateman Foundation is providing digital resources for parents and children. Join their popular Nature X lecture series on Zoom for a virtual experience with related experts. From sea otters to microplastics, discover more about nature here. 

 

Explore the Sights and Sounds of Greater Victoria  

Follow along on FacebookInstagram or Twitter to join us on a virtual tour of Greater Victoria. Be transported through videos and images to inspire your next visit to Greater Victoria. Save posts for later dates, reminisce about trips past by using #MyVictoriaMoment and engage with a community that loves exploring Greater Victoria, just as much as you do!  

Image by @emgemstone