Panorama Sea City, Victoria, British Columbia
ADVENTURE IN BLOOM

Cruise to Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria delivers a delightful blend of British pomp and outdoor adventure. Here you can admire Victorian architecture at Craigdarroch Castle and eat your way around Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Explore 'Garden City' floral displays or go cycling in the 'Cycling Capital of Canada'. From orcas whistling in the harbour to glow-in-the-dark scorpions at the Bug Zoo, Victoria has every adventure covered.
National Language English
Currency Accepted Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Things To Do in Victoria

Parliament Victorian Architecture, Victoria, British Columbia

WALK TO REMEMBER

Parliament Victorian Architecture, Victoria, British Columbia

Parliament Victorian Architecture, Victoria, British Columbia

WALK TO REMEMBER

Step out for a stroll along the boat-lined Inner Harbour, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks. Check out First Nations tribal artefacts at the Royal British Museum. Admire the neo-baroque stylings of Parliament Buildings where the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia gathers. Then marvel at Thunderbird Park’s ornate totem poles.

Garden City Flowers Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

ADVENTURE EDEN

Garden City Flowers Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

Garden City Flowers Butchart Gardens, Victoria, British Columbia

ADVENTURE EDEN

Enter the colourful and aromatic world of Butchart Gardens to wander its 55 acres of flower-lined paths. This National Historic Site bursts with bright blooming tulips, daffodils, roses and hyacinths. Explore its manicured themed gardens – and don’t miss a ride on the hand-carved Rose Carousel.

Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea, Victoria, British Columbia
Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea, Victoria, British Columbia

RAISE A CUPPA TO TRADITION

Indulge in the city’s time-honoured British heritage with classic Victorian afternoon tea at the world-renowned Empress hotel. A beloved tradition for over a century, this quintessential Victoria experience includes a fabulous menu of fine loose-leaf teas served with house-made finger sandwiches, scones and clotted Empress cream.

Local Cuisine Shepherd's Pie, Victoria British Columbia
Local Cuisine Shepherd's Pie, Victoria British Columbia

LOCAL CUISINE

Victoria’s West Coast cuisine showcases local ingredients from the Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley. Savour shellfish fresh from Pacific waters and shepherd’s pie in an English-style pub. Eat Asian noodles in Chinatown and hit Victoria Public Market for handmade cheese and smoked salmon. With over a dozen craft breweries, cider houses, artisanal distilleries and wineries, you certainly won’t be thirsty.

Fisherman's Wharf Shopping Houses, Victoria, British Columbia
Fisherman's Wharf Shopping Houses, Victoria, British Columbia

SHOPPING

Waterfront Wharf Street satisfies all your souvenir needs, while Government Street is known for funky boutiques, First Nations art galleries and famous hand-knit Cowichan sweaters. Lower Johnson Street, nicknamed 'Lo-Jo', houses local designer boutiques and indie stores galore. Check out Victoria Public Market for epicurean goods.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 It’s mandatory in British Columbia to wear a helmet when bicycling.
2 Restaurants typically include a 12% harmonized sales tax to the bill — add 15% extra for exceptional service.

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