Victoria Sights

Miniature World

  • 649 Humboldt St. Map It
  • Downtown

Published 03/10/2015

Fodor's Review

At this charmingly retro attraction, more than 85 miniature dioramas—including space, castle, and fairy-tale scenes, and one of the world's largest model railways—are housed in kid-height glass cases with recorded narration. The level of detail is impressive in the models, some of which date to the site's 1969 opening. Some of the models are animated, and you can start and stop trains and turn dollhouse lights on and off with push buttons. Most people walk through in 30 minutes, but dollhouse collectors, model-train builders, and preschoolers can be absorbed for hours.

Sight Information


Fairmont Empress Hotel, 649 Humboldt St., Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 1A6, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$12
  • Mid-May–mid-Sept., daily 9–9; mid-Sept.–mid-May, daily 9–5

Published 03/10/2015


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