A Local’s Guide to the 33 Best Things to Do in Victoria, BC 

We’re true Victorians now. After living here for seven years – and since first writing this story– we’ve discovered so many more fun things to do in Victoria, BC.

We absolutely love Victoria – and you will too when you visit! We’re going to share all about what to do in Victoria, BC, in a minute.

Okay, let’s jump now to the 33 best things to do in Victoria, Canada!

Smell the roses at Butchart Gardens

For most travelers, visiting the world-famous Butchart Gardens is No. 1 on the list of top things to do in Victoria, BC.




Paddle boarding is one of those super fun, non-touristy things to do in Victoria, BC.

(Credit: South Island SUP)


Take a ride in a pickle boat

As you pass historic homes, working shipyards and kayakers on the water, your “captain” explains the history of the area.

(Credit: Victoria Harbour Ferry)


Kayak Tod Inlet

Rent a kayak (or SUP board) at Brentwood Bay and go for a calm safe paddle to Tod Inlet.

(Credit: Pacifica Paddle Sports)

Swipe up to see all the recommendations!