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.
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!