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Pause A While

Press pause on everyday life and discover extraordinary Victoria

Escape hurried life and pause awhile in Greater Victoria. A place where time falls away and unique experiences leave you relaxed and recharged.

Greater Victoria looks and feels like no other place.

The minute you arrive, you’ll understand why Greater Victoria is a place like no other. Set on the Pacific coast, our harbour city is home to historic landmarks and architecture, manicured gardens, friendly locals, eclectic neighbourhoods and natural wonders. Disconnect from the daily grind and relax into our way of life.

Wide Open Spaces and Places in Greater Victoria

Greater Victoria is home to seemingly endless trails to traverse, outdoor spaces, wide open places and fewer faces. These outdoor activities enable you to soak in Greater Victoria’s beautiful sights and sounds while allowing you to maintain physical distance. Read on to discover what outdoor activities you can partake in. 

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The world can wait

Why Victoria, B.C. is the Ideal Relaxation Vacation

Chances are, any vacation you take will be relaxing to some extent — temporarily leaving work and the usual routine allows most travellers to escape the stresses of their everyday lives. Victoria's focus on wellness, nature and of course, relaxation, takes the city to next-level dream destination if you want to refresh and recharge.

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Patios You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

Victoria, British Columbia is known as a food mecca. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria boasts more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada. With seemingly endless outdoor dining opportunities, alfresco is basically a way of life here. We've put together a list of some patios where you can soak up the sun this summer.

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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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Why others are pausing a while longer

We hiked coastal trails, saw whales and basked in the Island lifestyle. My memories of our family trip to Victoria stick out more than any others because it had a different pace and was ultimately a place we could all relax and explore together.

@stephsnelling

Victoria is still as beautiful as ever, but it also feels energized. We made some great memories during our short stay — walking through the colourful neighbourhood of floating homes, shops and restos that make up Fisherman’s Wharf was def one of them! Have you been to Victoria?

@thecuriouscreature

Like walking on another planet. Mesmerized by the beauty of the tidal pools at Botanical Beach.

@tomparkr

Victoria is such a special place. Have you guys been? It’s warm, charming and full of character. From historical landmarks to parks and forests by the sea, there are so many different things in this city to explore.

@vancitywild