Visit Victoria: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Victoria
Butchart Gardens
Experience the dazzling colours of nature in this idyllic corner of Vancouver Island. Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world's premier floral show gardens. Divided into six areas, the lovingly curated Butchart Gardens features an extensive collection of rose varieties, a peaceful Japanese area and an abundance of exotic plants.
Hatley Park National Historic Site
This grand Edwardian estate features 565 oceanfront acres with an amazing view of the majestic Olympic Mountains. It is home to both Royal Roads University and Hatley Castle, which was built in the early 1900s. In addition to the castle museum, Hatley Park has three well-kept gardens and numerous forest trails to explore.
Beacon Hill Park
Located along the shore of the Juan de Fuca Strait, this large public park offers a range of activities and amenities. Head to the coast for breathtaking views, explore the native flora on one of the many woodland trails or take a horse-drawn trip through the park's expansive grounds.
Craigdarroch Castle
historic site
1050 Joan Crescent

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Victoria is just a couple miles down island from home but seems like worlds away. People are so friendly and the whole atmosphere is great
robert
Canada
March 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
I love Victoria...I would love to goes back often,sometime i just miss the view the scenery and just take in all the old style look...Victoria just amazing often we forgot to stop everything and breath in the fresh air....
Nhu y
Canada
March 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
Pubs, Brown's Social House and the Irish Times are both great for food, drinks, service and so much fun.
James
Canada
March 14, 2017
10
Exceptional
The city is easy to get around in by car. City parkades are reasonably priced and there are many restaurants to chose from. The shopping is enjoyable with lots of space for customers.
Cathy
Canada
March 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
Beautiful, vibrant and enjoyable city. It has charm , many excellent restaurants, and a wide variety of things to do and places to visit .
Jim
Canada
March 16, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Victoria

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

9 Wonderful

Score from 604 reviews

$127

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Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites

9.2 Wonderful

Score from 1,026 reviews

$126

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Days Inn - Victoria on the Harbour

8 Very Good

Score from 1,403 reviews

$73

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Hotel Rialto

9 Wonderful

Score from 896 reviews

$97

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Huntingdon Manor Hotel

8.3 Very Good

Score from 1,291 reviews

$105

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Capital City Center Hotel

8.1 Very Good

Score from 1,080 reviews

$66

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Hotel Grand Pacific

8.9 Excellent

Score from 1,268 reviews

$127

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Strathcona Hotel

8 Very Good

Score from 2,427 reviews

$59

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The Craigmyle

8.8 Excellent

Score from 641 reviews

$59

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Recommended in Victoria

Just get a map and head in a different direction each day - who knows what's around the next corner. Be open and accepting to all things - the sights, the sounds, the smells.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Victoria for food?

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

The Harbor Restaurant is a great place to eat good food , and the waiter's are wonderful and very entertaining, had wonderful time. A Must

I always feel relaxed and rejuvenated when I visit Victoria, just a different world... love it..

Walking along the shoreline window shopping and enjoying massages sauna and spa

Go in the off season. Victoria's weather is pretty good all year round

The Parliament buildings and Empress Hotel at night.

Shopping is actually better in naniamo

Ferris downstairs grill

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