Sights & Attractions in Victoria and Vancouver Island

Advertisement

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Abkhazi Garden
Called "the garden that love built," this...
Gardens / Arboretums Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
Active Pass Lighthouse
The Active Pass Lighthouse stands on the shore at...
Parks, Nautical Sites Mayne Island
 
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Attached to an 1889 mansion, this modern building...
Museums / Galleries Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
Arthur Vickers Gallery at the Shipyard
This well-regarded gallery displays the...
Museums / Galleries Cowichan Bay
 
Bastion Square
James Douglas, the former colonial governor for...
Squares Downtown Victoria
 
Beacon Hill Park
This 154-acre park links downtown Victoria to the...
Parks Downtown Victoria
 
Bennett Bay
Part of the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve,...
Beaches, Parks Mayne Island
 
Bennett Bay Kayaking
This outfitter rents kayaks and leads kayak day...
Sports Mayne Island
 
British Columbia Aviation Museum
Volunteers passionate about the history of flight...
Museums / Galleries Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre
Kids adore riding the rails at the British...
Museums / Galleries Duncan
 
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park
Easy hikes and a pretty pebble beach are the...
Parks Salt Spring Island
 
Butchart Gardens
This stunning 55-acre garden and National...
Gardens / Arboretums Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Cadboro-Gyro Park
A sandy beach backed by a grassy park with a play...
Beaches Victoria and Vancouver Island
 
Carmanah Walbran Provincial Park
Logging roads west of Port Renfrew lead to this...
Parks Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Centre of the Universe
You can enjoy great views of Victoria and the...
Observatories / Planetariums Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Chemainus Theatre
The Chemainus Theatre presents family-oriented...
Arts / Performance Venues Chemainus
 
Chinatown
Chinese immigrants built much of the Canadian...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Victoria
 
Cordova Bay
A long stretch of sand is the draw at this beach,...
Beaches Victoria and Vancouver Island
 
Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre
The interesting Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre has...
Museums / Galleries Cowichan Bay
 
Cowichan Valley Museum & Archives
This small museum, in a 1912 train station, has...
Museums / Galleries Duncan
 
Craigdarroch Castle
This resplendent mansion complete with turrets...
Castles / Palaces Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
East Sooke Regional Park
Beautiful beaches, hiking trails, and...
Parks Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Emily Carr House
One of Canada's most celebrated artists and a...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Fairmont Empress
Opened in 1908 by the Canadian Pacific Railway,...
Architectural Sites Downtown Victoria
 
Farmer's Market
On Saturdays between mid-May and mid-October,...
Markets / Bazaars Mayne Island
 
Fisherman's Wharf
Victoria Harbour Ferries has its terminal at this...
Marinas / Piers Downtown Victoria
 
Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
The world's best-preserved coastal artillery fort...
Military Sites, Nautical Sites The West Shore and the Malahat
 
French Beach Provincial Park
This provincial park, 13 miles west of Sooke,...
Parks Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Goldstream Provincial Park
Eagles, bears, and three species of salmon...
Parks The West Shore and the Malahat
 
Government House Gardens
Take a stroll through the walled grounds and...
Gardens / Arboretums Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
Gowlland Point Park
The small pebble beach at Gowlland Point Park, at...
Beaches, Parks Pender Island
 
Gulf Islands National Park Reserve
Both North Pender and South Pender host...
Parks Pender Island
 
Hatley Park National Historic Site
Envisioned by James Dunsmuir, a former premier of...
Castles / Palaces, Gardens / Arboretums The West Shore and the Malahat
 
Hilary's Artisan Cheese
This shop draws foodies with its artisanal...
Stores / Malls Cowichan Bay
 
Hope Bay
A waterview café, an artisans' co-op, and...
Beaches Pender Island
 
Japanese Garden
Built entirely by volunteers, this 1-acre...
Gardens / Arboretums Mayne Island
 
Juan de Fuca Provincial Park
Extending from the Jordan River to near Port...
Parks Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Legacy Art Gallery
Rotating exhibits from the University of...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Maritime Museum of British Columbia
In Victoria's original courthouse, these two...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Miniature World
At this charmingly retro attraction, more than 85...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Montague Harbour Marina
You can rent a kayak, boat, or moped at Montague...
Marinas / Piers Galiano Island
 
Montague Harbour Provincial Marine Park
This provincial park on the island's southwest...
Parks Galiano Island
 
Morning Bay Vineyard & Estate Winery
You can sample a glass of Pinot Noir or Rosé on...
Wineries / Breweries Pender Island
 
Mortimer Spit
The sandy beach at Mortimer Spit is a sheltered...
Beaches Pender Island
 
Mount Douglas Regional Park
A footpath and a road lead to the 213-meter...
Parks, Viewpoints Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Mount Maxwell Provincial Park
Near the center of Salt Spring Island, Baynes...
Parks Salt Spring Island
 
Mt. Parke
A 45-minute hike up this 835-foot peak leads to...
Parks, Viewpoints Mayne Island
 
Oak Bay Village
Described as the land "behind the tweed curtain,"...
Neighborhoods / Streets Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
Pacific Northwest Raptors
At Pacific Northwest Raptors, a conservation...
Nature Preserves Duncan
 
Pacific Undersea Gardens
If you want an up-close look at a wolf eel or an...
Gardens / Arboretums Downtown Victoria
 
Parliament Buildings
Officially the British Columbia Provincial...
Government Buildings Downtown Victoria
 
Pender Islands Museum
This historic cottage resort on North Pender is...
Museums / Galleries, Parks Pender Island
 
Plumper Pass Lockup
Built in 1896, this former jail is now the...
Museums / Galleries, Jails Mayne Island
 
Point Ellice House
The O'Reilly family home, an 1861 Italianate...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Victoria
 
Port Renfrew
About 67 miles from Victoria, this tiny fishing...
Towns Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre
This village of cedar longhouses, occupying 6...
Native American Sites Duncan
 
Royal British Columbia Museum
This excellent museum, one of Victoria's leading...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Ruckle Provincial Park
This provincial park is the site of an 1872...
Parks Salt Spring Island
 
Saturna Island Family Estate Winery
When you're visiting Saturna Island, make sure to...
Wineries / Breweries Saturna Island
 
Sculpture Trail
At Hastings House Country House Hotel near...
Arts / Performance Venues Salt Spring Island
 
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
A simulated ride underwater in a deep-sea...
Zoos / Aquariums Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Sidney Spit
In summer, a passenger ferry costing C$19 makes...
Transportation Sites Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
Locals and visitors come to cool off at Sooke...
Bodies of Water Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Sooke Regional Tourism Association
Information Centers Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Springwater Lodge
You can stop for a meal or a drink on the deck at...
Hotels Mayne Island
 
St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
This former convent and school, founded in 1858,...
Religious Sites, Gardens / Arboretums, Educational Institutions Downtown Victoria
 
Teafarm
Can tea grow in Canada? The proprietors of this...
Museums / Galleries, Farms Duncan
 
Victoria Bug Zoo
Local kids clamor to visit this offbeat minizoo,...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown Victoria
 
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Hundreds of butterflies—of 50 different...
Gardens / Arboretums, Zoos / Aquariums Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
 
Whiffen Spit
West of the village of Sooke, you'll reach this...
Bodies of Water Sooke and the Southwest Coast
 
Willows Beach
Close to downtown, this sandy family beach has a...
Beaches Victoria and Vancouver Island
 
Willows Beach Park
This neighborhood park has a nice sandy beach, a...
Parks Oak Bay, Rockland, and Fairfield
 
Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
About 30 minutes west of downtown Victoria, this...
Beaches Victoria and Vancouver Island

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Travel Deals
Forums