This capital city marries oceanfront views with British pomp and circumstance.
Boasting Canada's mildest year-round climate, Victoria is a picturesque all-season destination located on rugged Vancouver Island, where natural beauty, Indigenous culture, Victorian-era refinement and a distinctly British sensibility converge. This provincial capital provides access to a variety of outdoor activities both on and off the water. Get a sense of place by surfing on the waves of the Salish Sea, immersing yourself in the rich culture of the First Nations people or strolling through meticulously landscaped gardens lined with colorful blooms.
- Bear Mountain
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Oak Bay
- Victoria West
Experience rugged luxury in one of Canada's best resort communities. Victoria’s year-round temperate climate provides excellent conditions for playing 36 holes at the area’s Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, ripping down trails at Bear Mountain Bike Park and whiling away the day in a hot tub.
Golfing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Victoria's historic downtown core blends majestically preserved Victorian-era architecture into a modern cityscape wrapping around the Inner Harbour. The downtown is also home to Canada's oldest Chinatown and a booming culinary scene.
Dining, Shopping, Tour Operators , Bars, Hotels
A launching point for on-the-water guided adventures, Fisherman’s Wharf is an eclectic collection of candy-colored floating homes, shops and restaurants.
Dining, Shopping, Tour Operators, Hotels
Oak Bay is a picturesque historic neighborhood where protected Garry oak trees line the streets. Only a short drive from downtown Victoria, this coastal community also has a number of pocket beaches along its rugged shoreline.
Dining, Bars, Shopping
Stroll or cycle through waterfront pathways in this laid-back neighborhood, connected to Downtown Victoria by the Johnson Street Bridge. This family-friendly, largely residential area is dotted with bucolic green spaces and sweet little coffee shops. Come summer, make like a local and take a dip in Banfield Park.
Parks, Outdoor Recreation, Restaurants
Stay in The Center of it All
Immerse yourself in your destination at these centrally located hotels.
Plan a Wonderful Weekend Away in Victoria, British Columbia
Explore the City by Bike
Begin your vacation by exploring the city on a bike. Pedal through the winding streets to Fisherman’s Wharf and wander down Fan Tan Alley in Canada’s oldest Chinatown.
Explore the area by land and by sea. After a hearty brunch, satisfy your sense of adventure on a guided tour of the whales that live offshore. Then continue your travels to nearby Sidney for dinner.
Stroll the City’s Gardens
Wind your way through 55 acres of manicured Victorian-era gardens, learn about the province's history at the Royal BC Museum and dine by the seaside at LURE Restaurant & Bar.