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Victoria was recently chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 small cities in the world for our gardens, friendly locals, fresh food, funky neighbourhoods, rainforest hikes and much more.

We’re proud of our cultured gardens, afternoon tea, Canada’s oldest Chinatown and the iconic Inner Harbour, but there is so much more to discover here. Explore the old world charm of our historic downtown with its turn-of-the century architecture, browse our trendy boutique shops, hike our rugged coastlines, or meet some of our wildlife on an ocean adventure!

On land or at sea, amazing activities are possible year-round in our temperate climate. Whether you have explored our shores before or still dream about doing so, there has never been a better time to visit!

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5 Unique Experiences in Victoria to Check Off Your List

A visit to Victoria comes with an impressive choice of activities that will have you feeling relaxed and recharged from the moment you arrive. From the ritual of afternoon tea to exploring the surrounding natural environment, there’s so much to see and do here in Victoria. Keep reading to learn more about the experiences that reflect our rich history and natural beauty.

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3 Ways to Enjoy Victoria Experiences

Home to an array of varied experiences, Victoria is the kind of place where you can do as little or as much as you like in a day. From stunning coastline and cultured gardens to historic downtown filled with trendy shops and bustling pubs and restaurants, no two days spent in Victoria need be the same. Here are three suggestions on how to spend your time in our vibrant city.

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Exploring Greater Victoria: Where to Visit Beyond the Inner Harbour

You’ve had a great breakfast, you’re relaxing into the weekend, and now the only thing left is to plan your day’s adventures. Look no further; here’s our guide to the best of Victoria beyond the inner harbour. Most of these are just half day trips so take your time and explore the nature and history waiting for you at our doorstep.

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4 Places to Recharge in Greater Victoria

Here are four spots outside of central Victoria that will leave you feeling recharged and refreshed.

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Rifflandia Victoria Music Festival

4 Must-Do Festivals in Victoria

Stunning sunsets, local beers and warm starry nights. What’s missing from this picture? Live music, of course! Victoria’s biggest festivals reflect a city that is both vibrant and diverse and gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate. Here are four happening this summer which offer a touch of elegance, loads of fun and a lifetime of memories. Come join the party.

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5 Must-Do Food and Drink Experiences

With a diverse history and culture, and mild sunny climate, there’s no shortage of incredible food and drink experiences waiting for you to savour in Victoria, B.C. Beyond the ritual of afternoon tea, our destination offers up a range of exciting new restaurants, tours and trails, and farm-to-table experiences. Keep reading for a taste of what’s on offer.

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