Top Ten Kid Activities in Victoria
Zipline to Your Heart’s Content Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours is Vancouver Island’s most exciting zipline adventure tour. Consisting of 8 ziplines, 2 suspension bridges, and a ten-minute ATV ride to the top of the course.
Get Buggy The Victoria Bug Zoo is home to more than 40 fascinating species, including giant walking sticks, praying mantis, hairy tarantulas and scorpions. Knowledgeable "bug guides" reveal this hidden kingdom’s exotic secrets and provide a safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous.
Get Friendly with Farm Animals The Beacon Hill Children's Farm in Beacon Hill Park offers a hands-on experience with a goat pen where you can enter and pet the adorable and playful little guys. The farm also has miniature horses, pot belly pigs, peacocks and rabbits.
Explore Fisherman's Wharf A floating village where piers are the streets with an assortment of float homes and a handful of restaurants for a quick bite including some of the best fish 'n chips in the city. Be sure to watch for the resident seals.
Cycle the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails Built on former rail lines, these two multi-use trails connect Swartz Bay with downtown Victoria and Victoria to Sooke, a total of 84 kilometres. The trails pass along beaches, backyards, farmland, wetlands and country lanes.
Get in the Swim Saanich Commonwealth Place offers a 50-metre indoor pool, shallow tot pool, wave pool, hot tub steam room, sauna and gymnasium. Crystal Pool has a 50-metre pool, two tot pools, 160-foot waterslide, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and weight room.
The Beach Beckons Victoria’s most popular is Willows Beach in Oak Bay, where the shore is sandy and the water is shallow, and perfect for the kids. There’s even a playground, and a concession stand for a snack and refreshment.
Plenty of Play at Beacon Hill Park With playgrounds, a wading pool, sports fields, and wildlife to watch, the park is a great place to burn off some energy. Squirrels, swans and ducks are among the year-round inhabitants.
Discover the Ocean The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is an aquarium and marine education centre on the Sidney waterfront with various exhibits, including touch pools. Kids love seeing hundreds of fish, invertebrates and marine plants recreate the ocean.