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Why Victoria, B.C. is the Best Place in Canada for a Winter Vacation

Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in Canada. Victoria also boasts an annual average of nearly 2,200 hours of sunshine and a frost-free season of eight months!

Along with favourable weather, Victoria combines the best of land and sea to create a perfect island playground for adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, a natural environment tailor made for everything from hiking, cycling and kayaking, to golfing, diving, fishing, picnicking and even ziplining above the treetops

For so many reason, this is the year to experience winter in Victoria, B.C. Start planning your stay today!

Experience everything Victoria has to offer this Winter

Why Victoria is the Best Place in Canada for a Winter Vacation

Greater Victoria is home to rich heritage, a historic downtown, beautiful natural environment, scenic Inner Harbour and compelling landscapes. We invite you to intimately experience the city this winter and discover first-hand why it's the best place in Canada for a winter vacation.

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Cozy Places to Escape the Winter Chill in Victoria, B.C.

A local's look at 30 cozy places in Victoria to escape winter, from bookshops to pubs.

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2020 Holiday Activities in Greater Victoria

This year’s holiday celebrations may look a little different, However, that doesn’t mean you can’t embrace seasonal cheer! Here’s what’s on offer this winter in Greater Victoria. 

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Planning an Extended Stay in Victoria

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 get started.

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7 Ways to Experience Victoria's Historic Charm

Victoria has a rich and fascinating history that can be seen through amazing architecture, heritage sites, museums, and markets. Read on to discover 7 ways to experience our unique character and culture

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A Weekend Wellness Getaway in Victoria

From the moment you arrive, embrace the serenity that comes with island living as you soak up the intentional pace of life, abundant natural environment and calming vistas. Between relaxing oceanside in mineral pools, meandering among giants in west coast rainforests or paddling out for an epic sunset on the Salish Sea, discover why Victoria offers the ultimate wellness getaway.

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Embrace Winter in Victoria, B.C.

As the seasons change, there's a notable shift in atmosphere as the reality of cozying up and hunkering down for the winter sets in. This year more than ever, there’s a hunger to seek out safe activities to fill our cups and leave us nourished in mind and body. Read on for activities around Greater Victoria that you can safely participate in this year.  

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As Greater Victoria reopens to locals and visitors, we must act responsibly to not undo the great work that all British Columbians have done so far. That's why Destination Greater Victoria and our industry partners are listening carefully to the Ministry of Health and WorksafeBC to ensure proper safety protocols are in place. We will continue to monitor our progress closely and adapt as the situation evolves.

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