Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
Local Guide to Victoria, BC
Things We Love to Do in Victoria
Get the inside scoop on what to do, see and try with our Local guide to Victoria, BC. We don’t just work here; we live and play here, too! These are some of our favourite spots near our inner Harbour hotel you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of local gems you may not have heard about, but we think they are well worth a visit.
CVS Sightseeing offers Victoria sightseeing with various tours of Victoria including Butchart Gardens Express, Deluxe Victoria City Tour and double decker Hop-On/Hop-Off service visiting all of Victoria’s highlights. Full driver narration on the history, culture and current events throughout Victoria is available on each tour.
Orca Spirit Adventures – Whale Watching
Choose between our exhilarating state-of-the-art zodiacs or the comfort and luxury of our high-speed covered vessels, for a three-hour whale watching and eco-marine tour, with a certified marine naturalist on ever trip!
Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Come experience the best of what Victoria has to offer at Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours. You will experience an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic ziplines ranging from 150 feet to an unforgettable 1000 feet.
An absolute must-see, this world-renowned garden features 22 hectares of spectacular floral displays. A great place to take some special vacation photos.
Royal BC Museum
This museum showcases human and natural history of British Columbia and other cultures around the world. Be sure to check back often to learn about special exhibitions.
Stroll along the docks and enjoy ice cream, whale watching, and lots more. A great way to take in the feel of the city.
Check out the fun boutiques, grab a bite, and kick back in the market courtyard for great people-watching. The Market Square is set on the site of historic Fort Victoria.
Victoria’s China Town
Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and second oldest in North America, after San Francisco’s. This vibrant area is rich with history.
Rocky Horror Picture Show @ The VicOct 30, 2014 7:00 pm — Oct 31, 2014 9:30 pm
LET’S DO THE TIMEWARP AGAIN! Put on your costume and grab your props! Visitors and locals alike are in for a real treat! Rocky Horror Picture Show was meant to be seen live at The Vic Theatre.
October 30 & 31 – 7pm & 9:30pm shows
The Addams Family @ McPherson PlayhouseOct 31, 2014 8:00 pm — Nov 2, 2014 2:00 pm
Celebrate the season with live theatre and everyone’s favourite creepy family – The Addams Family!
This is a benefit in support of Kaleidoscope Theatre.
October 31 & November 1, 8 pm
November 2, 2 pm
Fred Penner SingalongNov 2, 2014 2:30 pm — Nov 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Family friendly fun at the Royal Theatre for the kid in all of us! Enjoy favourites such as “The Cat Came Back” and “Sandwiches”
November 2 at 2:30pm
Winterbrau Beer TastingNov 8, 2014 1:00 pm — Nov 8, 2014 5:00 pm
Seasonal local beer & food tasting hosted at Victoria’s popular waterfront Canoe Brewpub. Tickets are $50.
TEDxVictoria 2014: Pursuit of KnowledgeNov 22, 2014 10:00 am — Nov 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Open Your Mind with TEDx in Victoria!
November 22 @ 10 am
Science in Film: with Bob McDonald LIVE at The VicNov 22, 2014 7:00 pm — Nov 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Fans of the CBC will recognize Bob McDonald as one of Canada’s best-known science reporters and the host of the weekly radio show Quirks & Quarks. Join Bob as he comments on how science is seen on the big screen.
November 22 @ 7pm
Christmas Lights Across CanadaNov 26, 2014 7:00 pm — Nov 26, 2014 10:00 pm
Tonight is the night we light up the provincial Christmas tree outside the Parliament Buildings. Beautiful live music, gorgeous lights and hot cocoa and treats for everyone! The Parliament Buildings are less than a 10 minute walk from our hotel.
16th Annual Downtown Victoria Gallery WalkNov 27, 2014 3:00 pm — Nov 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: Alcheringa Gallery, Couch Gallery, The Legacy Gallery, Madrona Gallery, West End Gallery, Winchester Modern
The Art Lovers DREAM! Travel from gallery to gallery for festive treats and the chance to win some fabulous art. All galleries are within walking distance of our hotel.
November 27 from 3pm until 8 pm
Just For Laughs Comedy TourDec 15, 2014 7:00 pm — Dec 15, 2014 11:00 pm
One of the biggest comedy events to come to our Island. Laugh ’til your sides hurt with some of the funniest people in the world!
November 15 @ 7 & 9:30 pm