Things To Do in Victoria
1. Craigdarroch Castle
Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir in the Victorian era, Craigdarroch Castle provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the privileged in the 1890s. Prepare to be enthralled by the authentic furniture, exceptional woodwork and beautiful stained glass in every room. If you are visiting Victoria in the festive season, make your Christmas unforgettable by spending it in this glorious setting.
A hidden gem in British Columbia, Tofino has been a well-kept secret by outdoor adventurers for years. Known as the best surf town in North America, make the most of the milder climate and hit the waves. Other activities include kayaking, fishing and camping. If you get the chance, try storm-watching - we guarantee it will leave you speechless.
3. Butchart Gardens
Captivating over 1 million visitors every year, the beautifully designed Butchart Gardens are one of Victoria’s most beloved areas. Make sure you take the time to stroll around and admire the breath-taking displays of flora as far as the eye can see. Visit in the summer months to enjoy impressive fireworks displays, outdoor concerts and the world-famous Night Illumination displays.
4. Explore Victoria by Seaplane
Take to the skies and see Victoria in a new light with a harbour seaplane tour. There are different options available so you can see the city in your own way – no matter which you choose, you will be inspired by the spectacular vistas of the coastline. To make your experience that little more unforgettable, we suggest you take a flight to the private dock at the Butchart Gardens, where you will enjoy a delectable 3-course meal and private limousine ride.
5. Royal BC Museum
See as one of Canada’s cultural treasures, this museum is the home of British Columbia’s exciting history. Feast your eyes on their vast collections of artefacts, documents and archives – you can easily spend a day here soaking up all the information on offer.