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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 biking in the “Cycling Capital of Canada”. From orcas whistling in the harbor 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

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WALK TO REMEMBER

victoria british columbia parliament victorian architecture

victoria british columbia parliament victorian architecture

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 artifacts 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.

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ADVENTURE EDEN

victoria british columbia garden city flowers butchart gardens

victoria british columbia garden city flowers butchart gardens

ADVENTURE EDEN

Enter the colorful 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.

victoria british columbia empress hotel afternoon tea
victoria british columbia empress hotel afternoon tea

RAISE A CUPPA TO TRADITION

Indulge in the city’s time-honored 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.

victoria british columbia local cuisine homemade shepherds pie
victoria british columbia local cuisine homemade shepherds pie

LOCAL CUISINE

Victoria’s West Coast cuisine showcases local ingredients from the Saanich Peninsula and Cowichan Valley. Savor 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 go thirsty.

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victoria british columbia fishermans wharf shopping houses

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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