Top Tips for Visiting Victoria
1. Go Glamping
Would you like to stay in the heart of nature but with a luxury twist? Then glamping at Brown’s Bay Resort is the perfect activity for you! These oceanfront tents are fully equipped – did someone say queen beds and a three-piece bathroom? – and feature a lounge to help you make the most of those long summer nights.
2. Visit the Fairmont Empress
The Fairmont Empress is Victoria’s pride and joy and is situated directly on the harbourfront. Why not treat yourself to the ultimate decadent stay while you’re visiting the city? Either way, unwind in the utmost luxury and have a glass of champagne in the gorgeous lobby.
3. Cherry Bomb Toys
A stop here is sure to bring back childhood memories. This toy emporium is full of thousands of offerings from the 1950s to the 1990s – check and see if they have your favourite toy! They also have a little museum on their mezzanine level dedicated to toys in Canada. A fun afternoon for all the family!
4. Visit the Victoria Public Market
Located in the historic downtown Hudson building, the Victoria Public Market offers you the opportunity to sample the best local produce. Indulge in the gourmet food on offer and listen to live music as you browse the countless stalls. There is even a play centre to keep the kids entertained!
5. Check out Willows Beach
Willows Beach is one of the few soft sand beaches in Victoria. The shallow waters create perfect swimming conditions for children and the views are incomparable. If you want to visit at the weekend, make sure you go early – this beach is a real hotspot for the locals!