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Adventure Awaits

What can you do in Victoria, B.C.?

The gentle climate, lush environment, and active communities of Victoria and Vancouver Island create endless opportunities to explore something new every day. Whether you’re making a quick visit or planning an extended stay, Victoria delivers when it comes to adventures.

Woman on a mountain


Victoria is a fantastic place to walk, but for those who like to make a stronger connection with nature, the region has fantastic hiking, biking, and walking trails for hikers of all skill levels. The Galloping Goose Regional Trail offers 60km of mixed-use trails and paths, from downtown Victoria all the way to Sooke. The trails of Goldstream Provincial Park are covered by a lush overhead canopy of old-growth forest, and the spawning salmon in the fall is what memories are made of. For more advanced hikes, the West Coast and Juan de Fuca trails offer multi-day excursions that connect you directly to the heart of nature.



With 10,000 lakes, streams, and rivers, and 3,400km of coastline, opportunities to fish in Victoria and Vancouver Island are rarely more than a few steps away. Try the fishing docks of Elk and Langford Lake, tempting trophy-sized trout and bass out of their hiding spots, or cast a line from the scenic and central breakwater at Ogden Point to reel in a ling cod or rockfish. Charter a boat to discover the fishing holes just off the beaches of Oak Bay, departing directly from downtown, or head to Sooke, just 45 minutes outside of Victoria, to go after the halibut and chinook salmon.



Yes, you can golf year-round here! Check out the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, featuring 250 kilometers of fairways on 13 courses, or book a tee time at one of the municipal or public courses. Choose from oceanfront greens or scenic mountain courses - whatever speaks to you.

If your home track has a reciprocal membership, you might be able to walk right on to one of the local private courses. If a full round isn’t in the cards, Victoria’s executive courses, practice facilities, and pro shops are an excellent alternative.

Ghostly Walks


Explore downtown Victoria on foot, wandering through Canada’s oldest Chinatown and the shops along Government Street. Old-school architecture and modern style blend together perfectly, highlighting the best of then and now. Join local historian, John Adams, on a Ghostly Walk to learn about some of the terrible, tragic, and terrific stories of Victoria’s yesteryears. Or hop on the Victoria Harbour Ferry to cruise around the inner harbour, chatting with passengers or listening to the captain describe the city from this unique perspective.


While exploring Victoria’s downtown core, make sure to stop in and experience some of the many fabulous art galleries. With a focus on First Nations and Coast Salish art, most feature works by Canadian artists in varying media from sculpture to paintings, prints, and photographs.

In the historic Rockland neighbourhood, near Craigdarroch Castle, you’ll find the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Located partially in an 1889 heritage mansion, the gallery features a large collection of Asian art works, a selection of work by renowned Canadian painter Emily Carr, and several rotating exhibits. There’s also a lovely gift shop where you can shop locally-made ceramics, jewellery, and art cards.

And More!

And more! Explore the creepy wonders at the Bug Zoo, the tiny beauty of Miniature World, the immersive exhibits at the Royal BC Museum, the stony steps and fascinating history of Craigdarroch Castle.

Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you’ll find something to quicken your pulse and put a smile on your face in Victoria, B.C.

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