Things to do while you are visiting Victoria BC
We don’t just work here at Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina by APA; We live and play here, too! These are some of our favourite spots near our Victoria 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 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 Festival of TreesNov 15, 2017 — Jan 2, 2018
The Victoria Festival of Trees has become a cherished holiday tradition and the unofficial kick-off to the holiday season in the city. Join us for the 26th anniversary event, vote for your favourite tree, and support kids from your community who need the support and care only BC Children’s Hospital can provide.
Scotties BC Women’s Curling ChampionshipJan 2, 2018 — Jan 7, 2018
Ring in the New Year with 2018 Scotties Tournament of Hearts Women’s BC Women’s Curling Championship.
Queens of the Stone Age: Villains World Tour 2018Jan 22, 2018 8:00 pm — Jan 22, 2018 10:00 pm
Queens Of The Stone Age announce the first 2018 installment of the ongoing and ever intensifying Villains North American touring campaign.
Victoria Beer WeekMar 2, 2018 — Mar 10, 2018
Victoria Beer Week is a nine-day festival of events highlighting a broad selection of BC craft breweries while educating Greater Victoria residents about craft beer. VBW is fuelled by events that pair BC craft beer and local Victoria artisan food vendors, with a clear focus on showcasing quality BC craft beer and educating beer enthusiasts. Smaller tastings, seminars and micro-events happen at various venues throughout the week.
Victoria Dragon Boat FestivalAug 10, 2018 — Aug 12, 2018
Victoria has hosted thousands of paddlers at the Canada Dry Victoria Dragon Boat Festival for more than 20 years. This is one of Victoria’s most spectacular summer festivals and the only dragon boat festival in all of Canada to take place in a working harbour.