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.
The 37th Annual Victoria Classic Boat FestivalAug 29, 2014 — Aug 31, 2014
What could be more ‘Victoria’ than a classic boat festival? Whether you are a long time boating enthusiast, or are just getting your sea legs, this festival has something for everyone. Meet with passionate boat-lovers to learn more about both private yachts and old-school working boats. Spend the day on the lively Inner Harbour before heading back to the Hotel to find the perfect vantage point for the picturesque sail-past on Sunday morning.
Vancouver Island Blues BashAug 30, 2014 — Sep 1, 2014
The Vancouver Island Jazz Society fills our city with an array of local, regional and international blues and R&B musicians for an event like no other! Enjoy the free outdoor performances at Ships Point Picnic Site or explore some of Victoria’s best music venues.
Great Canadian Beer FestivalSep 5, 2014 3:00 pm — Sep 6, 2014 5:00 pm
Prepare your taste buds! The Great Canadian Beer Festival attracts brew-masters and travelers from all over the world for this wonderful outdoor weekend event. Tickets sell quickly so we suggest you visit the website to purchase yours today. You will not want to miss out! Cheers!
Esquimalt RibfestSep 12, 2014 12:00 pm — Sep 14, 2014 8:00 pm
There is no shortage of great places to eat in our city, but once a year Esquimalt Ribfest offers something truly special. Everyone is welcome to this weekend of community fun! Admission is free to enjoy the great music and entertainment. Plus, the ever popular rib cook off!
Our suggestion – Show Up Hungry!
Victoria’s International Chalk FestivalSep 13, 2014 — Sep 14, 2014
This beautiful family friendly event is the largest chalk festival in Canada. Take in the awe-inspiring street art, created by local and international artists alike. Free to attend, Victoria’s International Chalk Festival is just a free shuttle ride away!
35th Annual Victoria MarathonOct 12, 2014
Marathon day is always an exciting time in Victoria. Runners come from far and wide to participate. There is also always a HUGE volunteer presence – this year there will be more than 1100 volunteers making this special event a reality.
Ghost Bus ToursOct 18, 2014 — Dec 30, 2014
Victoria is a city rich with fascinating history. This bus tour brings visitors to some of the most haunted locations around town and includes lots of spooky stories.