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A Look At Victoria

A Look At Victoria, BC
Victoria's reputation for friendliness has spread far and wide, and readers of Condé Nast Traveler recently named it the world's third most friendly city, just behind Auckland, New Zealand and Melbourne, Australia. People who live here have a lot to smile about and they enjoy an exceptional quality of life and a slower pace than you find in most big cities. The moderate weather, active...

A Taste of Victoria

A Taste of Victoria
View Victoria Dining & Restaurant Listings Well-kept secrets that our chefs are offering up for your cooking enjoyment.These recipes are from a number of the participating advertisers you will find within our dining section so you can even try these out beforehand at the restaurants themselves. The area is well known for its exquisite mix of local and international dining options. Vista...

Accommodations in Victoria

Accommodation, Hotels & Resorts in Victoria, BC
Victoria's hotel scene has undergone a wonderful metamorphous in the last few years as the seedy motels are quickly being replaced by wonderful boutique hotels with incredible amenities. Even with the dramatic upgrade in quality, Victoria remains a bargain destination especially in the shoulder seasons. Here are a few suggestions to make your trip to the city special. If budget is not a...

Activities in Victoria

Kayaking is a very popular activity in Victoria, BC.
Choose from sailing and diving, hiking and biking, kayaking and canoeing, watching for whales and birds, fabulous golfing and so much more. The region is home to 50 regional, provincial and federal parks covering more than 7,600 hectares of rocky shores and headlands, old-growth rainforest, Garry oak meadows, mountains, lakes and rivers tumbling towards the ocean. Pick a direction and go....

Adrenalin Adventures in Victoria

Kayaking & Surfing, Chesterman Beach in Tofino
View Victoria's Activity Listings Walk on the edge, zip through the trees, catch wind and waves, land a Chinook salmon – and that's just for starters! On Vancouver Island, every day is an adventure waiting to happen. On the land and in the water, there are just so many invigorating ways to get your blood pumping! Adrena Line has eight ziplines ranging from 150 feet to 1,000 feet long,...

Afternoon Tea in Victoria

Afternoon Tea in Victoria, BC.
View Victoria's Dining Listings The most British city in all of Canada, afternoon tea is a time-honoured Victoria tradition. Many of Victoria's tearooms are housed in heritage homes while others are housed in hotels and a number of the city's attractions. In the downtown area, the Fairmont Empress Hotel has played host to England's most beloved ritual for over a century in the...

Art Galleries in Victoria

Art Galleries in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island
Victoria has always attracted artists from right across Canada, not only to live but to display and sell their offerings. The fine art market is well represented in Victoria, the following are a few galleries worth checking on your next visit. The West End Gallery displays the works of over 40 painters as well as hosting the Annual Canadian Glass Show each summer. A must for all gallery...

Attractions in Victoria

Attractions in Victoria include the Fisgard Lighthouse, part of Victoria's history as a military outpost..
View Victoria's Attractions Listings Got a thirst for an adventure, a hunger for celebration, a curiosity for history? Well then you've come to the right place. Victoria comes alive with festivals, fun and food, and it's one of Canada's top destinations for year-round recreation and culture. Beacon Hill Park is named for the two masts placed at the summit as a beacon for mariners. It is...

Cycling in Victoria

Cycling is a very popular activity in Victoria, BC.
View Victoria's Activity Listings With more cyclists per capita than any city in the country, Victoria is known as the cycling capital of Canada. It's also the hometown of championship racing cyclist, Ryder Hesjedal, winner of the Grand Tour at the 2012 Giro d' Italia. Victoria is a fabulous place to ride a bike, with an expanding network of trails, urban roads with bike lanes and rural...

Dining & Restaurants in Victoria

Dining & Restaurants in Victoria, BC
View Victoria's Dining & Restaurant Listings Brewpubs & British Pubs Victoria has a vibrant microbrewery culture, and you can easily map out your own pub crawl around the craft breweries of downtown. A short ferry ride from downtown or a stroll along the Songhees waterfront brings you to Canada’s oldest brewpub, and a true pioneer of the North American craft brewing movement. At...

Eco Tourism in Victoria

Eco tourism in Victoria, BC.
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings Alive with marine life, the nutrient-rich and sheltered waters around southern Vancouver Island offer up some of the world’s highest density and most accessible whale watching. The waters here are the most accessible and predictable place to see orcas (killer whales) in their natural habitat, along with many other saltwater...

From Farm To Fork in Victoria

From Farm To Fork in Victoria
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings Southern Vancouver Island has long been a place of plenty, and First Nations peoples have thrived off the bounty of the forests and the ocean for generations. Abundant precipitation, a mild climate, clean air, nutrient-rich water and fertile soils combine to make this one of the most productive places on the planet. The historic...

Golfing Around Victoria

Golfing in Victoria and Vancouver Island
View Golfing on Vancouver Island> Perched on the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island overlooking the straits of Juan de Fuca and Haro, the private Victoria Golf Club has more than 100 proud years of golf tradition. Its spectacular 18-hole course challenges with parkland and seaside holes, each distinctive and rewarding. Members of other golf clubs can pay to play the course if...

Heritage Tourism in Victoria

Heritage Tourism in Victoria, BC.
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings Southern Vancouver Island is the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people. Europeans began to explore the Island in 1778, and established a Hudson’s Bay Company trading post in 1843. It came to be known as Fort Victoria, and the settlement became a city in 1862, five years before Canada became a country.  Today’s...

Hiking in Victoria

Hiking in Victoria
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings There is a wide diversity of hiking within a 30-minute drive of the city, ranging from walks on the beach to spectacular viewpoints overlooking the mountains and sea. With more than 60 provincial, regional and municipal parks, there are plenty of trails to choose from and a range of terrain to suit every level of hiker. Here are a...

Hobbies and Handcrafts in Victoria

Shopping in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island
One of Victoria’s most beautiful shops, Button & Needlework Boutique at 614 View Street, offers an outstanding selection of yarns, ribbons, needlework and incomparable buttons from around the world. Find exquisite knitting yarns and notions, and handcrafted one-of-a-kind buttons. Also look for embroidery, crewelwork and needlepoint supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, 9:30am - 5:30pm...

Lakes & Beaches in Victoria

Lakes and Beaches on Vancouver Island
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining, Shopping & Activity Listings Dallas Road The stony beaches below the Dallas Road walkway are tremendous for walking in the wind, with kites and hang gliders soaring overhead. These beaches are also a treasure trove for beachcombers, who find driftwood in all its convoluted shapes and tidal pools at low tide. Willows Beach Willows is a long, broad...

Nightlife in Victoria

Nightlife in Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings Victoria is famous for its robust craft cocktail scene and micro brew pubs, and an assortment of great bars and clubs to kick back and relax or dance the night away. When the sun goes down and the lights go on, Victoria comes alive with music, performing arts, concerts, films and much more. This is a place with a most musical past....

Parks & Gardens in Victoria

Parks and Gardens on Vancouver Island - Butchart Gardens
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining, Shopping & Activity Listings Beacon Hill Park Beacon Hill Park has long been a place to relax and unwind. The park offers an oasis of flowering plants, wide canopied Garry oak trees and the world's tallest totem pole (when it was erected in 1956). The heart of Beacon Hill Park is beautifully landscaped and manicured. Shaded trails lead past a...

Real Estate & Developments in Victoria

Real Estate & Developments in Victoria, BC
View Victoria Real Estate and Development Listingseal Estate and Development Listings As more people are discovering South Vancouver Island, the lure of owning a little slice of this paradise is helping to push demand for real estate and new development. The tranquility and rugged beauty of the South Island, its excellent services and superb lifestyle draws many to retire here, buy a vacation...

Retiring to Victoria

Retiring to Victoria
View Victoria Real Estate & Developments Listings The mildest year-round climate in Canada, the lure of active lifestyles, superb amenities, manageable size and a welcoming atmosphere put Victoria at the top of the list as Canada’s favourite place to retire. Renowned as the best place to escape winter without leaving the country, Victoria was chosen by MoneySense magazine as a top...

Shopping in Victoria

Shopping in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island
Park your car, lace up your walking shoes and get ready to explore. For a refreshing change of pace, the heart of Victoria is a treasure trove of shopping discovery and its intimate little shops prove small is beautiful and bigger is not always better. These diminutive places of discovery are chock-ful with one-of-a-kind offerings, from locally made crafts to treasures from afar. The diversity...

Sightseeing in Victoria

Sightseeing in Victoria, BC
View Victoria's Transportation & Tour Listings Victoria’s location, natural bounty and diverse activity-based services make it a place ideally suited to experience and explore the outdoors. Boat rentals and fishing charters help fishers get a line on the next big catch, while canoes, kayaks, sailboats and windsurfers offer a way to get out on the water. Let somebody else do the...

Spas in Victoria

Spas in Victoria, BC
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings Embark on an invigorating journey into a glorious sense of well being. Southern Vancouver Island's destination spas absorb inspiration from their natural surroundings to relax and rejuvenate mind and body. As a destination, Victoria soothes and invigorates the senses with its ocean air, gorgeous gardens, mountain views and lush...

Top Ten Activities in Victoria

Top Ten Activities in Victoria, BC
View Victoria Activity Listings Explore the Inner Harbour. Lace up your shoes and check out the sights including the Parliament Buildings, the Empress Hotel, and the vendors along the causeway, down along the water. Just steps north is the city’s compact downtown, great for exploring and shopping.  See a real castle. Hatley Park National Historic Site is located on an Edwardian estate...

Top Ten Family Activities in Victoria

Top Ten Family Activities To Do in Victoria, BC
View Victoria Activity Listings Check Out Some Auto Racing  Western Speedway, just minutes away from downtown Victoria, enters its 61st year of Auto Racing at one of the premier motorsports venues in Canada. Why not give this a try with the family!See Victoria by Bike, Scooter or Motorcycle  Cycle BC Rentals carries Canada’s largest selection of rental motorcycles,...

Top Ten Kid Activities in Victoria

Top Ten Things To Do in Victoria, if you are a kid!
View Victoria Activity Listings There is No Such Thing as Too Much Fun  At All Fun Recreation Centre, drive their exciting and challenging 1,400-foot Go Kart track. The fun continues at their softball and hardball Batting Cage, or enjoy their 18 hole mini Golf. Get dirty at their Motocross Dirt bike track complete with bike rentals.Zipline to Your Heart’s...

Top Ten Rainy Day Activities in Victoria

Top Ten Activities on a Rainy Day in Victoria, BC
View Victoria Activity Listings Enjoy Some Spa Time  Since opening in 2004, Le Spa Sereine has provided exceptional service in the heart of downtown Victoria. They offer facial and body treatments, manicures, pedicures, tinting and waxing, all in the comfort of a three-level facility. Take in a Concert  Victoria is home to some of the best performing arts in the country, including...

Touring Around Victoria

Touring Around Victoria on Vancouver Island, BC
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining, Shopping & Activity Listings On the walkway around the harbour, joggers run, parents wheel strollers, jugglers and drummers entertain, and visitors eat fish and chips as they watch the passing parade. On the water, sailboats tie up at the wharves, kayakers and canoeists poke into coves and marinas, float planes come and go as ducks bob in their wake...

Tours & Transportation in Victoria

Tours & Transportation in Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island
View Victoria's Transportation & Tour Listings Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria  Experience The Island aboard one of our “Vintage” Double Decker buses! Gray Line Sightseeing Victoria's Hop- on Hop-off / City Tours are designed to allow our customers complete flexibility to explore the many points of interest Victoria has to offer. The scenery of the surrounding area just begs to be...

Weddings in Victoria

Weddings in Victoria, BC
View Victoria's Accommodation, Dining & Activity Listings From vast windswept seaside beaches to romantic hideaways, Victoria entices with an astonishing selection of places to make your special day truly something to remember. Victoria is home to an assortment of wedding and wedding-related goods and services. You can buy exquisite rings from top jewellers, wedding dresses and...

Whale Watching in Victoria

Whale watching in Victoria, BC
View Victoria's Whale Watching Listings They’re called whale-watching tours, but guests see much more than whales on these adventure sightseeing excursions just off Victoria’s shores. When conditions permit, tours leave daily from Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the Port of Sidney. Qualified operators, Prince Of Whales and Sidney Whale Watching run a range of vessels,...

Wineries Around Victoria

Wineries Around Victoria
View Victoria Dining Listings Although not technically a winery the The Sea Cider Farmhouse & Ciderhouse will give you a wonderfully unique experience you will not soon forget. Located 20 minutes from Victoria it is the perfect addition to your tour of the Saanich Peninsula. View Victoria Dining Listings  

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