Visit Victoria while on your Canadian holiday, the beautiful capital of British Columbia and one of Canada’s oldest cities. This picturesque destination is one of the country’s most charming, as well as one of the most interesting as there’s so much history to discover.
Take a relaxing 90 minute ferry ride from Vancouver and soak up the old-world atmosphere in this lovely city when you arrive. Visit the Inner Harbour and take a stroll along the wharf; see the unusual floating houses and shops that are one of the city’s most popular attractions. This is one of Victoria’s top spots for eating and drinking as there are some great restaurants and bars on the waterfront, perfect for an evening drink whilst watching the sun set. For a special occasion during your holiday, book afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel.
Founded in 1843 and named after Britain’s reining Queen, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, which makes it a city of great historical significance. Discover its fascinating past at the Royal BC museum near the waterfront, and learn about how it’s changed since the time of its native people. Stroll around the city and discover many historical buildings, like the original school and doctor’s surgery, as well as the local market and art galleries.
Victoria is a perfect destination for outdoor lovers; also known as the ‘City of Gardens’, you can explore the best of the city on foot, allowing you to make yourself at home. Take a walk around the Beacon Hill Park and marvel at the views of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State.
Another stunning way to see the city is by boat. Choose from a full day excursion to a relaxing sail around the harbour and see the best of Victoria from the water. Victoria is also home to some of Canada’s most popular wildlife, including whales and harbour seals - there really is something for everyone in this magical city!
Journey back to Vancouver on a floatplane, which is a once in a lifetime experience to end your memorable trip to Victoria. British Columbia is one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces and a visit to Victoria should be high on your Canadian holiday bucket list!