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What to Do in Victoria: Must See Attractions

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 are plenty of outstanding experiences in Victoria that the entire gang will love. Here are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.

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

Downtown Victoria

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Downtown Victoria. Make a stop by Victoria Conference Centre or Victoria Royal Theatre while you're exploring the area.


James Bay

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of James Bay. Make a stop by Victoria Harbour or Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal while you're exploring the area.


Inner Harbour

The captivating waterfront views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Inner Harbour. Make a stop by Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal or Victoria Harbour while you're exploring the area.

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Rockland 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 Craigdarroch Castle or Government House.

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Unique features of Fairfield include the historic sites and seaside views. Make a stop by Beacon Hill Park or Cook Street Village while you're exploring the area.

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Saanich East

While visiting Saanich East, you might make a stop by sights like Cadboro Bay and Henderson Park Golf Club.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Victoria on a rainy day?

There's no need to splish and splash your way through a damp day when there are so many great indoor activities like these to enjoy:

What should I not miss in Victoria?

If you'd like to discover the best of this place, add these attractions to your itinerary:

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

Are there cheap things to do in Victoria?

You'll find loads of fantastic experiences here that are perfect if you're sticking to a budget:

What can you do in Victoria for free?

You'll barely have time to fetch your wallet out of your bag with so many wonderful free things to do:

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