Top things to see and do in Victoria
Step back in time and experience the old world charm of British Columbia’s capital city. Meander through museums, formal gardens and historic buildings then finish off with afternoon tea at one of the delightful tea houses around the city. If you prefer the great outdoors, fishing, hiking, kayaking and golfing are just some of the activities you can choose from.
VICTORIA INNER HARBOUR
Watch the float planes come and go, or enjoy a mixture of activities in one of the most beautiful harbours in the world right in the relaxed centre of Victoria. In the summer you'll see many talented street performers and artists selling their wares on the waterfront walkway. Stay into the evening to watch as the Parliamentary Buildings light up the harbour skyline.
By road, 20km north of Victoria, you'll find the Butchart Gardens - a sea of splendid blooms, rare tree species, varied foliage and water features await your arrival all throughout the year. Wander the gardens and explore the colours and scents of this enchanting National Historic Site of Canada. Make sure to stop in and check out the well-stocked gift shop.
BRITISH COLUMBIA MUSEUM
FAIRMONT EMPRESS HOTEL - HIGH TEA
Take in the views across the Victoria Inner Harbour by stepping into the charming, chateau-style Fairmont Empress Hotel where you can indulge in high tea tradition. Enjoy a three-tiered selection of finger sandwiches, scones, jersey cream, jams, strawberries, petit fours, tarts, and of course, a wide selection of teas.