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.
The Tragically HipFeb 4, 2015 8:00 pm — Feb 4, 2015 10:00 pm
Canadian rock legends The Tragically Hip at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Tickets $49.50, $79.50, $125.00
Health Wellness & Sustainability FestivalFeb 7, 2015 10:00 am — Feb 7, 2015 5:00 pm
Head into 2015 with a focus on health and wellness. The Health, Wellness & Sustainability is a yearly tradition in Victoria. Join local and international guests and educate yourself on how to start living a healthier life!
Early bird tickets are only $6.
$8 at the door.
Modern Bride ShowFeb 7, 2015 10:00 am — Feb 7, 2015 6:00 pm
A bridal event like no other. This is not a typical ‘bridal expo’. No matter where you stand in the wedding planning process, you are sure to be inspired by the unique options offered at this event. Admission is FREE!
Harlem GlobetrottersFeb 10, 2015 7:00 am — Feb 10, 2015 10:00 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters put on a family-friendly show that you won’t see from anyone else. These are some of the greatest athletes on the planet! Prepare to be amazed by their tricks and get pumped up by their interactive show.
Tickets range in price from $20 to $95
So You Think You Can Dance TourFeb 12, 2015 7:30 pm — Feb 12, 2015 9:30 pm
From the hit TV show to downtown Victoria. An evening that is sure to impress. The Top 10 finalists on So You Think You Can Dance’s 11th season are here to entertain with their most popular routines and lots of new creations choreographed specifically for this nationwide tour.
Tickets between $59 and $83
Night Shift: Wild RomanceFeb 14, 2015 8:00 pm — Feb 14, 2015 11:00 pm
Wild Romance at the Royal BC Museum promises a Valentine’s Day date like no other.
This is an adult only (19+) event that will explore fascinating and little-known details of reproduction, mating and courtship in the natural world.
Seedy Saturday Garden ShowFeb 21, 2015 10:00 am — Feb 21, 2015 4:00 pm
Victoria doesn’t really have a ‘gardening season’ – we do it all year long!
Meet with local gardeners, share tips and tricks, take in a few talks (included in the price of admission) and swap some seeds. There will be plenty of activities for children, too. Bring the family!
Be A Tourist In Your Own HometownFeb 26, 2015 8:00 am — Mar 1, 2015 11:00 pm
Whether you visit Victoria frequently or are here for the very first time – this week will be filled with fun in the Capital City.
Take advantage of great deals on many of Victoria’s most beloved attractions, restaurants, shopping locations and tours.
Victoria Beer WeekMar 7, 2015 8:00 am — Mar 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Local craft beer is the delicious focus of the Victoria Beer Week. 9 days of events focusing on Canada’s favourite drink.
Celtic ThunderMar 11, 2015 7:00 pm — Mar 11, 2015 8:00 pm
Celtic Thunder – music, dance, lights and drama!
Tickets range in price $69.50 – $89.50
Swiftsure International Yacht RaceMay 21, 2015 — May 25, 2015
What an exciting weekend in Victoria! Join us for the 72nd running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race from May 23rd to May 25th. Plenty of family-friendly events will get started on the Inner Harbour on May 21 and will keep you busy throughout the weekend.
Our Living Languages OpensJun 21, 2015 — Jun 30, 2015
First Nations language and culture is alive on Vancouver Island!
The Royal BC Museum (just a short shuttle ride or walk from our hotel) and the First Peoples’ Cultural Council come together to bring visitors an exhibition all about First Nations languages in BC. When it comes to diversity of language, BC is one of the most interesting places in the whole world. You are sure to learn something new!