Loved this city. Its not very large so its a nice weekend getaway as you can see lots in just a couple days. It was really lovely at night and it was worthwhile to go to the park that takes you down to the beach. There was a lot of kite surfers there and it was a really neat experience.7 months ago
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I actually plan on moving up to Victoria. It’d be great to raise children around such a wonderful and beautiful place. I’ve desperately wanted to see the place for myself and hope on going this year. It is very close to home anyhow, so if I do live there I won’t be far from the ones I love.over 2 years ago
Spent 7 weeks travelling across Canada in October/November 09. Only got to spend one day here unfortunately, took the ferry from Tsawwassen (near Vancouver).
Victoria, BC is an absolutely beautiful city, full of royal architecture and fabulous attractions.
Get to Victoria from the US via ferry for a full experience. Stay downtown near the waterfront (which is gorgeous) and explore the area. The Royal BC Museum is there, along with a stellar wax museum, the Empress Hotel, and just outside the city is the gorgeous Buchart Gardens, which are stop-in-your-shoes impressive.
Victoria rests inside the rain shadow, so the weather is extremely temperate. In spring and summer Victoria is consistently sunny with blue skies with slight breeze coming off the water. Unlike cities further inland, rain isn’t too much of an issue, so you can go pretty much anytime and enjoy linen shirts and shorts while you wander these gorgeous city streets.
If you’re making a trip to BC, definitely plan on spending a lot of time in BC. It’s well, well worth it.over 4 years ago
Okay, so I have a new sister-in-law in Seatle and she says Victoria Island is the place to go. My daughter and I made a pact after last summer’s trip to Ireland that we would go somewhere together every year. Our day to fly comes around and the poor thing is too sick to go, so we postpone. Then we unexpectedly buy a house so I am in the middle of moving and we cancel the trip again. Now we are trying to go for Christmas. Will it be too cold for couple of Native Bay Area California girls?over 4 years ago
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Jin K asks,“I live in Toronto and need to decide whether to move there. I love Toronto but I think it's the 'concept' (of major city?) that I like, things like public library, karaoke, public transit. I'm hoping Victoria isn't all farmland. How do you like it?” over 4 years ago
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Take a whale-watching tour from Victoria to spot orcas (killer whales), humpback whales, gray whales and minke whales. You'll also spot Dall's porpoise and harbor porpoise and enjoy Vancouver Island's spectacular scenery. $98.16
Add a special touch to your visit to Butchart Gardens with Victoria's oldest and best-loved tea tradition. Indulge with afternoon tea served in peaceful surrounds, adding a touch of sophistication to your visit to Butchart Gardens. $84.99
Take a narrated sightseeing tour of Victoria aboard a British double-decker bus and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens. You'll combine two of Vancouver Island's most popular tours in one package, with the option of taking the two tours together or... $67.99
Take a one-way high-speed passenger ferry from Victoria, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington. Sit back and relax on a scenic 2- to 3-hour cruise as you travel between Canada and the USA. Upgrade and add the round-trip option. $88.99
Don't miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent Butchart Gardens, Victoria's most famous attraction. This 55-acre garden of colorful and aromatic flowers is a popular attraction in Victoria that should not be missed. $45.09See All Activities »