Victoria Canada, British Columbia

Top reasons to visit:

  • Sightseeing (327)
  • Whale Watching (290)
  • Shopping (282)
  • Relaxation (191)
  • Walking (165)
  • Food (152)
  • Museums (138)
  • Scenery (126)
  • History (88)
  • Restaurants (86)

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

16 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?

Gillian, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

We took a tour of Victoria on the open top bus. Gives you an overall taste of the city. You can hop on and off all day. |Unfortunately, we were could only go on the last but one bus so stayed on for the round trip which we enjoyed. Would have like to stay in Victoria longer to see some more of the sights.

Why do you recommend Victoria for food?

Holly, Canada

2 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.

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

4 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

19 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.

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

Anthony, Nigeria

28 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 seafood experience in Victoria is still on your mind?

Nicole, Canada

7 days ago Report

Fresh oysters at affordable prices, a buck a shuck at Mock's.

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

Portia, Canada

7 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

4 days ago Report

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

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

Neville, Australia

21 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.

Why is the atmosphere in Victoria something people rave about?

wendy, United States of America

13 days ago Report

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

What effect did the scenery in Victoria have on you?

Sharon, Australia

5 days ago Report

The scenery, gardens, harbour and buildings are all beautiful.

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

4 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.

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

David, United Kingdom

13 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.

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

Julius, Slovakia

7 days ago Report

Hatley Castle, Parliament and Hotel Empress have great atmosphere!

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

Tage, Canada

17 days ago Report

have an open mind.
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What did your kids enjoy the most at the beaches in Victoria?

Holly, Canada

2 days ago Report

Uncrowded, clean, beautiful beaches close to downtown.

Tell us what you really thought about the art in Victoria?

Nicole, Canada

7 days ago Report

I love the mixture of classical and modern elements.
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What was the most entertaining thing you saw in Victoria?

Anonymous, Unknown location

28 days ago Report

Jazz entertainment on the water
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What will make vegetarians' mouths water when they head to Victoria?

Anonymous, Unknown location

20 days ago Report

Re-bar restaurant is a must for vegetarians.

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