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Local Guide

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

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.

Butchart Gardens

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.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Stroll along the docks and enjoy ice cream, whale watching, and lots more. A great way to take in the feel of the city.

Market Square

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.