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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.

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56 Hours in Victoria: How to Plan the Perfect Fall Adventure

A 3-Day Itinerary that the whole family will enjoy. Victoria is the perfect destination for a quick fall weekend escape.

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Top 11 Haunted Places in Victoria 

Dying to be scared? Up the fear factor and visit one of the city's haunted sites. Here are some unnerving spaces to add to your to visit:

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Top Places to See Fall Foliage Around Greater Victoria

Fall has arrived and with it have come hues of gold, red and auburn. Here are the top places to see fall foliage in Victoria, B.C.

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Craigdarroch Castle

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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Fall for Fall in Victoria, B.C.

The days are slowly but surely shortening, and the crisp morning air signals that fall is on its way. Autumn in Victoria hints at a noticeable change in atmosphere after the bustling summer months. If you’re decidedly undecided whether to spend your days curled up in indoors or wandering through fall foliage on a forest trail, embrace the impending changing of seasons and experience the best of both with a visit to Victoria this fall.

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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