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Victoria Attractions

Victoria is one of the most peaceful and attractive cities in British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, this city is one of the top spots to enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway or an extended stay. Expedia can save you a great deal of money on Victoria tours by offering you huge discounts on hotel stays, airfare, and car rentals.

One of the best tourist attractions in Victoria is the lovely green space known as the Butchart Gardens. Gorgeous flowers and manicured plants adorn the gardens. Paved walking paths will also lead you past enchanting waterways and unique sculptures.

While visiting Victoria, you simply must see the elegant interior of The Empress. This classic hotel still maintains its old-fashioned charm and even offers afternoon tea and snacks inside its tearoom. Completed in 1908, The Empress still stands as one of the most iconic places in Victoria.

Victoria additionally features other impressive historical buildings. A detailed map of the city will help you locate places like Christ Church Cathedral, Craigdarroch Castle, and the Helmcken House.

Visiting the local cultural spots around the city is another great thing to do while taking Victoria excursions. The Chinatown district features traditional Asian sculptures and other art installations and is the perfect location to learn more about the city’s Chinese immigrants. While totem poles displayed at certain outdoor locations around the city tell the story of the region’s native people.

Finding fun things to do in Victoria is easy when you book through Expedia. Many of the featured hotels are located near some of the best Victoria activities and locations.

Things to Do in Victoria with Kids

There's fun for the entire family no matter where you go in Victoria. Here are some family friendly experiences you can try together that'll make your escape unforgettable:

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Leave your wallet in the hotel room. It's a cinch to amuse yourself in Victoria without spending a cent.

Mount Douglas Park - If you're eager to increase the fun factor on your getaway, this is a great place to do it.

University of Victoria - If you're into modern-day architecture, add this attraction to your to-do list.

George Mason's Heritage Home - Amble around this historic site and find out a few secrets from the past.

Chinatown - This is a thriving area where you can absorb the vibe and join in on local life.

Princess Louisa Inlet - Simply being beside the water is sure to leave you feeling calm and relaxed.

Market Square - Arrange a visit and find out the significance of this place to the local community.

Christ Church Cathedral - No matter what you believe in, this site will inspire a sense of reverence.

Cadboro Bay - Throw a ball around with the young ones or just sit back and soak up the sun at this popular coastal spot.

West Coast Trail - It's easy to reconnect with Mother Nature at this picturesque spot.

Beacon Hill Park - If you enjoy hanging out in the garden, this place will delight your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Victoria

Sooke

Nestled amid pristine beaches and lush forests, this little town has a lot to offer thrill-seekers. Hike, surf and kayak your way around this wildlife hot spot.

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Sidney

Sidney is known for its seaside views, and you can plan a trip to Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal and Port Sidney Marina while you're in town.

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Downtown Victoria

On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, this area has a fascinating heritage. Visit a charming location that’s both contemporary and part of an earlier time.

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Langford

The ample dining options and top golf courses are top of the list for many visitors to Langford. A stop by Goldstream Provincial Park or Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club might round out your trip.

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Brentwood Bay

Brentwood Bay is popular for its abundant dining options, and if you're looking for more to see and do, you might think about a trip to Butchart Gardens or Victoria Butterfly Gardens.

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James Bay

Stroll through this neighborhood to see fine homes, cozy cafés and superb water views. Many of the region’s major attractions are within easy walking distance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I not miss in Victoria?

Don't go home without crossing off the following unmissable attractions:

  • Butchart Gardens
  • University of Victoria
  • British Columbia Parliament Building
  • Fisgard Lighthouse

Are there cheap things to do in Victoria?

What can you do in Victoria for free?

You'll barely have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • University of Victoria
  • Sooke Harbour
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf
  • Government Street