Victoria and Vancouver Island Travel Guide
Plan Your Victoria and Vancouver Island Vacation
Victoria, the capital of a province whose license plates brazenly label it "The Best Place on Earth," is a walkable, livable seaside city of fragrant gardens, waterfront paths, engaging museums, and beautifully restored 19th-century architecture. In summer, the Inner Harbour—Victoria's social and cultural center—buzzes with visiting yachts, horse-and-carriage rides, street entertainers, and excursion boats heading out to visit pods of friendly local whales.
Victoria has a vast range of accommodation, with what seems like whole neighborhoods dedicated to hotels. Options range from... read more
Wild salmon, locally made cheeses, Pacific oysters, organic vegetables, local microbrews, and wines from the island's... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
The journey here: Yup, getting here is one of the best things about Victoria. Whether by ferry meandering past the Gulf or San Juan... Read more
Maybe it's the city's British heritage, but afternoon tea—a snack of tea, cakes, and sandwiches taken mid-afternoon, not to be confused... Read more
The thrill of seeing whales in the wild is, for many, one of the most enduring memories of a trip to Victoria. In summer (roughly April to... Read more
You can walk most of the way around Victoria's waterfront from Westbay Marina on the Outer Harbour's north shore, to Ross Bay on the... Read more
Thanks to a Mediterranean climate, rich soil, and loads of sunshine—not to mention dedicated winemakers and appreciative... Read more
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