Victoria BC – An International city

Victoria BC is an international destination for people seeking culture, fun, food, adventure and night life. Hosting the mildest climate in Canada, this fair weather city has many things to do in walking distance of the downtown area which straddles the Victoria harbour. One of the oldest cities in the northwest, Victoria has many charming brick buildings, colorful gardens and culinary experiences. The harbour front walkway hosts artists and entertainers during the afternoon and evening.

Walking through you will see horse and carriage tours, double decker tour buses, and a steady stream of tourists passing through. On the harbour there are a few different whale watching companies with boats coming and going periodically. Water taxis are also set up to give tours around the harbour. Restaurants and small vendors are at the north side of the walk way offering food and souvenirs. Check out out our list of the top things to do in Victoria as well as Whale Watching and Fishing Charters.

What do travel writers say?

Victoria was rated as the #1 destination in Canada by the 2010 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Vancouver Island was rated the top island in the continental US and Canada and made the top 10 islands in the world by the 2014 Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards. There are many things to do

Food, Wine…

Just north of Victoria is the Cowichan region has burgeoning slow food industry growing as well as many vineyards and small farms that make local products unique to the area.

Vancouver Island Outdoors

Victoria has an international airport and is one of the gateways to the rest of Vancouver Island. Some people come for their whole vacation to Victoria and some spend a day or two here before heading out to discovering the outdoors on Vancouver Island. Check out Discover Vancouver Island for the best of the outdoors. If you are heading to Tofino or Ucluelet check out

Victoria Weather

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More things to do in Victoria BC

Victoria Tours

  • Whale Watching
    Victoria is one of the hotspots for whale watching on Vancouver Island. Scientists from all over the world to study the whales.
  • Fishing Charters in Victoria
    Fall, Winter and Spring fishing in Victoria can be good for Halibut small Chinook salmon. Check out Salmon Eye Charters
  • Wine Tours in Cowichan Region 
    About 45 minutes north is the slow food region and an excellent way to enjoy some fine cuisine.

Free Victoria things to do:

  • Hiking around Victoria 
    Short, Day and Overnight hikes can be experienced with great shoreline and mountain top views.
  • Walk around the Harbour 
    The Victoria harbour area downtown is the central hangout for many of the international tourists coming through. The downtown area is also a great place to dine and shop.
  • Fishermans Wharf
    Floating houses and small shops make this wharf a great place to visit.