Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina
Our Hotel’s Local Guide to Victoria
Things We Love to Do in Victoria
We don’t just work here at our hotel in Victoria; We live and play here, too! These are some of our favourite spots near our Victoria, BC 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 are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
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.
Victoria Symphony SplashAug 3, 2014 1:00 pm — Aug 3, 2014 10:00 pm
A full day of family fun on Victoria’s lively Inner Harbour! People of all ages will enjoy the music activities on the waterfront starting at 1pm. The Victoria Symphony takes the state at 7:30pm with beautiful fireworks lighting up the night sky later in the evening. This is one of Victoria’s biggest summer events!
Night Shift: Meet the VikingsAug 9, 2014 8:00 pm — Aug 9, 2014 11:00 pm
Discover and explore Viking life at the Royal BC Museum. Enjoy music, entertainment, food and fun! Artists and actors will bring the Vikings back to life right before your eyes.
$50/person (10% member discount); 19+ event, ID required.
Yappy HourAug 12, 2014 5:00 am — Aug 12, 2014 7:00 pm
The Pawshist Cocktail party in town! Support the BCSPCA Victoria Branch
Bring your furry friend and enjoy appies, Mission Hill estate wine,
prizes and photo opportunities with your pooch.
$20 early bird tickets on sale until August 1st
$25 event day, at the door. Pooches are free
To purchase tickets:
Visit the hotel at 146 Kingston St. or
Visit the branch at 3150 Napier Lane
or call 250-388-7722
20th Annual Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalAug 15, 2014 — Sep 17, 2014
One of the Victoria’s must-see summer events! A wonderful festival of food, music, entertainment and – of course the excitement of dragon boat racing. Bring the whole family for this full weekend event. Only a short walk (or water taxi ride) from the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel & Marina.