Our Hotel’s Local Guide to Victoria
Things We Love to Do in Victoria
We don’t just work here at Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel and Marina; 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 in Victoria
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 around Victoria Harbour, 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 near Victoria on Vancouver Island. A great place to take some special vacation photos & Dogs are welcome!
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 – Victoria Inner Harbour
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 – Victoria
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 Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and second oldest in North America, after San Francisco’s. This vibrant area is rich with history.
Victoria Beer WeekMar 3, 2017 — Mar 11, 2017
Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival highlighting the best of BC craft breweries. Events around Victoria will pair local Victoria artisan food vendors with BC breweries for an experience that is sure to delight the senses.Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.
Swiftsure Race WeekMay 25, 2017 — May 29, 2017
This year marks the 74th running of the Swiftsure International Yacht Race. Victoria’s Inner Harbour will be abuzz with fun events for the whole family.
Aboriginal Cultural Festival 2017Jun 16, 2017 — Jun 18, 2017
The Aboriginal Cultural Festival showcases local Aboriginal cultures from British Columbia and hosted in partnership with the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. The 2017 Festival will welcome more than 25 performers to the main stage, celebrating the diverse traditional and modern cultures of Nations from across British Columbia.
Canada Day 150Jul 1, 2017
Canada is turning 150! To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Victoria will be celebrating our nation with a special series of events and activities.
Great Canadian Beer FestivalSep 8, 2017 — Sep 9, 2017
Two days filled to the brim with BEER! Featuring 50 brewers and over 170 beers from across BC, Canada, the US and Europe.
Rifflandia FestivalSep 14, 2017 8:00 am — Sep 17, 2017 5:00 pm
Victoria’s biggest four-day multi-venue music festival is back for another year!