Sights & Attractions in Victoria and Vancouver Island

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Things to Do in Downtown Victoria

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Bastion Square
James Douglas, the former colonial governor for whom Douglas Street...
Squares Downtown Victoria
 
Beacon Hill Park
This 154-acre park links downtown Victoria to the waterfront...
Parks Downtown Victoria
 
Chinatown
Chinese immigrants built much of the Canadian Pacific Railway...
Neighborhoods / Streets Downtown Victoria
 
Emily Carr House
One of Canada's most celebrated artists and a respected writer...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Fairmont Empress
Opened in 1908 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Empress is...
Architectural Sites Downtown Victoria
 
Fisherman's Wharf
Victoria Harbour Ferries has its terminal at this fun nautical...
Marinas / Piers Downtown Victoria
 
Legacy Art Gallery
Rotating exhibits from the University of Victoria's vast art...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Maritime Museum of British Columbia
In Victoria's original courthouse, these two floors of model...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Miniature World
At this charmingly retro attraction, more than 85 miniature dioramas—including...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
Pacific Undersea Gardens
If you want an up-close look at a wolf eel or an octopus, check...
Gardens / Arboretums Downtown Victoria
 
Parliament Buildings
Officially the British Columbia Provincial Legislative Assembly...
Government Buildings Downtown Victoria
 
Point Ellice House
The O'Reilly family home, an 1861 Italianate cottage overlooking...
Houses / Mansions Downtown Victoria
 
Royal British Columbia Museum
This excellent museum, one of Victoria's leading attractions...
Museums / Galleries Downtown Victoria
 
St. Ann's Academy National Historic Site
This former convent and school, founded in 1858, played a central...
Religious Sites, Gardens / Arboretums, Educational Institutions Downtown Victoria
 
Victoria Bug Zoo
Local kids clamor to visit this offbeat minizoo, home to the...
Zoos / Aquariums Downtown Victoria
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