We have great restaurants, parks (can you say Butchart Gardens?) and attractions. Check out our insider guide to the best things to do in Victoria, BC!
Rathtrevor Beach is great. But there are other super fun things to do in Parksville and Qualicum Beach too. Explore Horne Lake Caves. See the goats on the roof in Coombs. And more!
Nothing beats biking Stanley Park (and around False Creek) on a sunny Vancouver day! Lots of beaches and parks. A public market and craft brewery too at Granville Island.
Dubbed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria blooms with colorful flowers and show-stopping gardens. Even in November, hanging baskets of pansies brighten the city’s picturesque Inner Harbor.
Where to stay in Victoria, BC? We’ve stayed at several utterly charming Airbnb’s and hotels – like this Art Deco manor and historic B&B.
Pssst… Wanna know the top swimming holes and lakes in Victoria? Here’s our beach chair report on the 7 best beaches in Victoria, BC.
See cool yellow cranes and maritime artifacts in the old shipyard building site outside the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, a great 4-star hotel in North Vancouver.
Would there be bears on our Joffre Lakes hike? We had bears on the brain. Understandable, once you know we live in bear country. And we once had an encounter with four grizzlies.
Black pepper fettuccini in a white-wine cream sauce? Lemon zested veal? No, I’m not in Italy. I’m grating cheese and boiling fresh-made pasta at a Vancouver cooking class!
What fun! Tour the Gorge Waterway on a Victoria Harbor Ferry “pickle boat.” See the tidal falls and learn about the daredevil divers.
Think of pristine wilderness with awesome grizzly bear viewing, fishing, ATVs, rafting, horseback riding and more. Now add the luxury Chilko Experience Wilderness Resort. Nice, eh?