Top Ten Rainy Day Activities in Victoria
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 live music, theatre, opera ballet and dance. Check out the calendars at the McPherson Playhouse, Belfry Theatre and Langham Court Theatre, just to name a few.
Visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Come celebrate the career of Emily Carr, and her connection to the West Coast landscape. The exhibit also touches on Carr’s infuences and inspirations, including the Group of Seven artists and First Nations artists.
Visit a Heritage Estate Experience, discover and enjoy one of Canada’s most beautiful and diverse heritage estates, Hatley Castle. Built in 1908 for coal baron and Premier, James Dunsmuir, this 40-room mansion is a classified heritage building.
Leaf Through the Volumes in Booktown Sometimes there’s just something about wandering around a bookstore and discovering new things that Amazon can’t beat. Visit Munro’s Books on Government Street — recognized as one of the 10 most beautiful books stores in the world.
Afternoon Tea in Victoria Many places in Victoria offer tea, including the Empress, the Venus Tearoom and the White Heather Tea Room. Try each of them. Steeped in tradition since 1908, and enjoyed by famed royalty, and countless celebrities and dignitaries, The Empress is a must.
Take a Winery Tour Enrico Winery, in picturesque Mill Bay (just north of Victoria), offers samples of their award-winning wines in the warmth of their Tasting Room. Nibble on locally-made cheeses and maybe find out about a few hidden gems in the Cowichan Valley!
Roll the Dice! The View Royal Casino is a perfect gaming destination with a wide selection of more than 550 slot machines and your favourite table games. Hop on the free shuttle from several downtown locations.
Check Out the Victoria Public Market Indulge in a first-class public market experience at the Hudson. The Victoria Public Market is a social enterprise complete with beautiful food and wares and lots of events like book signings, movies, music and much more.
Browse Victoria’s Oldest Antiques & Collectibles Mall Vanity Fair Antiques & Collectibles, Victoria’s oldest antique and collectibles mall, features over fifty dealers offering a wide assortment of vintage and antique items, including fine silver, jewellery, art, vintage toys, glass, china, militaria and curios.