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Activities & Attractions

Active and educational or relaxing and rejuvenating, Victoria’s got something for every interest—part of why it was voted one of the Top 10 Cities in North America by Travel + Leisure readers in 2015.

Visit the world-class Royal BC Museum, tour 125-year-old heritage buildings, or explore diverse marine wildlife along our coast. Whatever you choose, go beyond seeing and doing to embracing everything life in Victoria offers.

Browse below by interest or activity type and create a truly memorable experience.

A Killer whale coming out of the ocean at sunset.
ATTRACTIONS
Tour the famous Butchart Gardens, discover Craigdarroch Castle and feel the pulse of Canada’s oldest Chinatown—truly a hidden gem. Or escape on the water with world-class whale watching, kayaking, fishing and sailing.
Parliament lit up at night.
ARTS, CULTURE & HISTORY
First Nations, British and Asian traditions echo proudly through Victoria's amazing architecture, heritage sites, museums, gardens, galleries, markets and more. Explore the past and an exciting present in the Pacific Northwest's oldest city.
A walkway over Blenkinsop Lake.
BEACHES & LAKES
Surrounded by the sea is the perfect place to be. And picnic. And swim. And sail. Find fun on the water and stunning natural beauty in Victoria's vast network of bays, coves, beaches and lakes.
A man pouring a beer from a keg, behind a bar.
NIGHTLIFE & ENTERTAINMENT
Find out what makes the city a haven of hospitality and great times well into the night. Check out live music and theatre venues and Victoria's many bars, clubs, pubs and brewpubs.
Top of a stand with "comics, read one today," in a book store.
COMICS, GAMES, PLAY & COLLECTIBLES
From classic toys and games to modern technology and cutting edge gaming, Victoria’s vibrant fan culture and specialized stores attract the creatively inclined from across the Pacific Northwest.
GARDENS & PARKS
'City of Gardens' might even be an understatement. Discover dozens of stately parks and gardens to visit—including some of the best in Canada—while enjoying a year-round mild, coastal climate.
A woman standing on the edge of a cliff, looking at the scenery.
SPORTS & OUTDOORS
Explore rugged shores, towering mountains and lush rainforests. The best of land and sea combine to create the perfect island playground.
Front shot of the Parliament building at sunset.
STATUES & LANDMARKS
As the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, several storied cultures echo through Victoria's museums, structures and historic sites. Discover how people, eras and industries of the past make our modern city a vibrant, fun-to-explore experience.
A man swinging to hit a golf ball at sunset.
GOLF
Victoria is the gateway to Vancouver Island's Golf Trail, a 250-kilometre-long network of 11 scenic courses. Browse golf experiences with some of the best vistas on earth.
Victoria harbour with Parliament, walkways and boats.
ROYAL TREATMENT
Discover what makes Victoria the most British city in Canada, and why it's a popular destination for history buffs and Royal Family fans alike. Visit impressive colonial-era landmarks, architecture and venues with deep ties to the Royal Family.