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Top Ten Family Activities in Victoria

Top Ten Family Activities To Do in Victoria, BC

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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, scooters and bicycles. Follow their self-guided tour maps to see the highlights of Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, beaches & gardens of Oak Bay, Butchart Gardens and much more! Scooters are automatic, easy to drive and car license acceptable.

Enjoy Victoria’s Local Carnival  In the summer months, the Inner Harbour comes alive with buskers, artists and street performers ranging from balloon-eating jugglers to caped fiddlers. Head down along the Causeway and towards the laughter and cheering along Government Street.

See Canada’s Oldest Lighthouse  Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse are national historic sites with original gun batteries. Built by the British in 1860, it has guided mariners for generations. The former keeper's house contains exhibits, artifacts and display panels.

Bowling at its Best  Want to have fun bowling with your family in a state-of-the-art bowling and entertainment hub? Check out Langford Lanes, where chrome and neon lanes set the tone for this bustling 10-pin bowling facility.

Discover the Past on Victoria’s Popular Walking Tours  Choose from their Ghostly Walking Tours, Chinatown Walks or Discovery Walks. Ghostly Walks have become one of Victoria’s must-do evening activities. Victoria is the most haunted city in BC, and there are some amazing stories to tell of murder, love, eccentric characters, hangings and ghosts. Tours are scheduled year-round.

Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park  At low tide, the pancake-flat sandy beach west of Victoria stretches for 500 metres out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, perfect for building sandcastles and skim boarding. Hike down through the park or turn off at Witty Beach Road.

Experience Whales and Other Mammals  Whale watching excursions are a terrific way to see resident orcas and a variety of marine life. The three orca pods total about 80 whales, and these amazing mammals swim along the shorelines, chasing salmon, socializing with each other.

Miniature World  Over 85 exciting miniature dioramas and displays to explore.  Step into the Story Books of fact, fiction and fantasy. Experience the Great Canadian Railway, the world’s largest dollhouse and so much more.

Hearts and Minds Aflutter  Experience the sensation of being surrounded by thousands of exotic free‑flying butterflies at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. The 12,000-square-foot enclosure was designed to showcase the life cycle and free flight of tropical butterflies and moths.

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