Top reasons to visit:

  • Shopping (529)
  • Sightseeing (513)
  • Whale Watching (504)
  • Museums (389)
  • Food (366)
  • Scenery (333)
  • Relaxation (294)
  • Walking (293)
  • Restaurants (240)
  • Botanical Garden (222)

Victoria was highly rated for sightseeing by 90 guests from the United States!

Looking for fun and unique tips from travelers who know Victoria?

How can you enjoy the sights in Victoria while avoiding the crowds?

Anonymous, Unknown location

18 days ago Report

Travel by foot on the Coho (if coming from the states) or drive and park in James Bay area (plenty of free 3-hour spots), then just walk. The city is easy to walk, and you avoid traffic and parking hassles. Take one trip down Government and Douglas streets, then veer off to the sides. Better yet, head for small areas, like Oak Bay.

What's the best way to make the most of Victoria by foot?

William, Canada

11 days ago Report

Walk to the waterways, legislature building, shopping and great selection of restaurants and things to do for everyone!

Why do you recommend Victoria for food?

Holly, Canada

4 days ago Report

Pho Vy for cheap, fast, good quality Vietnamese food, Mexican food truck by the Delta and Rebar in Bastion Square for excellent vegetarian fare.

What effect did the scenery in Victoria have on you?

Harley, Canada

13 days ago Report

It is a beautiful harbour city, inner harbour, drive around the beach area, Beacon Hill Park etc; all worth seeing.

What seafood experience in Victoria is still on your mind?

Angelika, Canada

9 days ago Report

Happy hour at Spinnakers is a great way to enjoy fabulous mussels. And Barb's Fish and Chips is a must!!

Why do people say Victoria can be seen best by foot?

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

You can easily walk around everywhere from downtown to the coast. The coast is a beautiful and leisurely walk.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Victoria.

Deborah, United States of America

20 days ago Report

Being able to spend time with family and friends. All the the different activities you can do. Plus being able to sit outside having a cup of coffee enjoying the view.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Portia, Canada

8 days ago Report

Earls is a fabulous restaurant - Chinese cuisine alongside the BEST steaks - something for everyone. Not a cheap option, but good value for money considering the quality of the ingredients and how well they were cooked. They also have week night deals on different drinks and cocktails which saves a few pennies!

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in Victoria.

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

Cute boutique shops as well as a handful of malls to shop in

What makes the people from Victoria so friendly? Tell us your story.

Anthony, Nigeria

30 days ago Report

I have travelled quite a bit and find that Victoria's biggest asset is her friendly residents.

It's almost unreal!

What is it in Victoria that makes history come to life?

Michael, Canada

4 days ago Report

Well preserved and documented historic buildings and neighbourhoods.

Why is the atmosphere in Victoria something people rave about?

wendy, United States of America

15 days ago Report

It allows you to appreciate the beautiful mixture of European fair and Native with a modern twist. Amazing charming city.

Sheer cliffs or soft sand? What makes the coast perfect for walks in Victoria?

Pamela, Canada

1 day ago Report

Victoria has a costal walk way, we walked from our hotel to the other side. The walk way makes it so easy and the view is amazing

What makes fine dining in Victoria stand out?

Pamela, Canada

1 day ago Report

We ate at many different places, the food was always fresh and very good

What makes Victoria one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Neville, Australia

22 days ago Report

Victoria is a very pleasant city with lots to offer.
Royal British Columbia museum is very interesting allow at least 2 hours. Opposite is BC Parliament Buildings as is the stunning Empress Hotel and the bustling harbour front with lots to photograph. Twenty minutes north is
Butchart Gardens is worth morning visit before all the buses arrive.
  • Hiking 47 endorsements

What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Victoria?

Anonymous, Unknown location

5 days ago Report

Try Beacon hill park its more of a walk but you could spend all afternoon walking around there, or along the coast.
  • Shopping 529 endorsements

Where could you've used an extra hour (or ten) shopping in Victoria?

Anonymous, Unknown location

15 days ago Report

We were visiting craigdarroch castle so had limited time. We did not realise Vancouver island was as big as it is. You need several days just to do the basics. We did not have the time.
  • Nature 143 endorsements

Describe the nature in Victoria.

Teresa, Canada

27 days ago Report

Everything was so green and the gardens were all well-kept. Flowers everywhere.
  • Culture 73 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Victoria?

Tage, Canada

19 days ago Report

have an open mind.

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