victoria, bc attractions
Discover local gems & exciting things to do
BC’s capital city is brimming with exciting attractions and things to do. Bring your dog for a stroll along David Foster Harbour Path and stop by Fisherman’s Wharf on your journey. Admire the exhibitions at Royal BC Museum and marvel at Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site of Canada.
Victoria’s year-round events calendar includes festive parades, road races and Canada Day activities; there’s bound to be something that inspires you. Need more tips or suggestions on things to do while you’re here? Ask the team at Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA – we’d love to help.
Orca Spirit Adventures
Distance from Hotel: 22 metres
These three-hour whale watching tours are guided by a certified marine naturalist; choose between a zodiac boat or a covered vessel.
The Butchart Gardens
Distance from Hotel: 20 km
This world-famous, pet-friendly garden showcases over 20 hectares of magnificent plants and flowers.
Royal BC Museum
Distance from Hotel: 1.1 km
The Royal BC Museum showcases human and natural history of British Columbia and other cultures around the world.
Distance from Hotel: 350 metres
Stroll along the docks and enjoy ice cream, whale watching and lots more. A visit to Fisherman's Wharf is a great way to experience the atmosphere of the city.
Distance from Hotel: 1.9 km
Check out the fun boutiques, grab a bite and kick back in the market courtyard for some people-watching. The Market Square is set on the site of historic Fort Victoria.
Distance from Hotel: 3.3 km
Built in the Victorian era, this landmark mansion is a National Historic Site of Canada. Take a self-guided tour before lingering in the gift shop.
Distance from Hotel: 1.9 km
Canada's oldest Chinatown neighbourhood is rich in history; in North America, only San Francisco's Chinatown is older. Spend an afternoon exploring.
Beacon Hill Park
Distance from Hotel: 2.1 km
A quiet retreat within the city, this 200-acre park is as popular with Victoria locals as it is with visitors.
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Distance from Hotel: 850 metres
These architecturally stunning buildings overlook the Inner Harbour and are home to British Columbia's Legislative Assembly.
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Runners will enjoy this picturesque 5K race, which winds through the scenic Saxe and Macaulay Point Parks.
Times Colonist 10K Run
This 10K race offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of downtown Victoria, as well as Dallas Road.
Victoria Pride Parade
Victoria's Pride Parade brings the city together in support of the LGBTQ community, and is a fun and exciting event for the whole family.
Canada Day Celebrations and Fireworks in the Inner Harbour
Join up to 50,000 others as we celebrate Canada Day in the heart of downtown Victoria, with entertainment, activities and fireworks!
Goodlife Fitness Marathon
Challenge yourself amidst breathtaking views at Goodlife Fitness Marathon, the premier running event on Vancouver Island.
Island Farms Santa’s Light Parade
Celebrate the start of the festive season with this nighttime parade - the largest in the country! Your family will have a blast taking part in the afternoon activities as well.
Seafood lovers can celebrate the bounty of the ocean while supporting BC Children's Hospital Foundation at our Seafood Fest..
Experience an evening of sampling delicious margaritas, snacking on our Chef's yummy appetizers and enjoying our beautiful water views while supporting Wear2Start.
Enjoy a night of food, drinks and fun at our hotel - all in support of the BC Children's Hospital!
Victoria Day Parade
This community event features floats, marching bands, performances and much more. It's a wonderful way to celebrate the city.
Oak Bay Tea Party
2021-06-05 00:00:00 - 2021-06-06 00:00:00
This event offers a lot of fun for everyone and helps service organizations, such as the Kiwanis and Lions, raise funds for their many community projects.
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