Victoria, Canada is a bursting city just waiting to be explored. Located on Vancouver Island the city is filled with natural and man made beauty. Keep reading to find out the best things to do while staying in this beautiful city!
1. Miniature World
Miniature World is a small museum located in downtown Victoria. It features a wide variety of display and exhibits that are handmade and tiny. There are around 46 displays on sight. It is a really fun and out of the ordinary experience in Victoria.
2. Boat Ferries At The Harbor
The Victoria Harbor Ferries offer two different routes. You can either choose a gorge tour, a tour that takes you on an hour and fifteen minute ride to the historic areas of Victoria. Or you can choose a harbor tour which is forty-five minutes and you can see the parliament buildings, floating home communities, etc. Or you can take a water taxi that floats across the water to various tourist locations.
3. Inner Harbour Pathway
Inner harbour pathway is a popular walking area in Victoria. People walk along it to see the boats docked in the harbour, the blooming flowers and the ocean. Often times there are also vendors selling goods along the walkway.
4. Fishermans Wharf Park
At Fishermans Wharf Park you can see an array of colorful floating homes on the water. You can also grab a bite of fresh seafood or any food or ice cream at the kiosks. Fishermans Wharf is also really popular for seeing wild seals and all sorts of marine life.
5. Fisgard Lighthouse On Fort Rodd Hill
Spend your day touring old military bunkers on Fort Rodd Hill. Or check out the beautiful bright red Fisgard Lighthouse, the oldest one of the west coast of Canada. And afterwards you can walk along the driftwood beach nearby.
6. British Columbia Parliament Buildings
Located near downtown Victoria are the Parliament Buildings. They offer guided tours and self guided tours of the building, where you can see the rich history and vibrant architecture.
7. The Oldest Chinatown In Canada
Head down to Chinatown, the oldest one in Canada! Although it is a bit smaller than most Chinatown’s it contains lots of historic elements throughout. There are also plenty of small shops and markets to explore.
8. Beacon Hill Park
The cutest park, especially in the spring and summer! The park is home to many animals, even though it is walking distance from the city. There you can find many ducks in all the seasons, and there are even wild peacocks running around. It is around 200 acres so there is plenty to see.
9. Whale Watch
While places like Alaska are very well know for whale watching Victoria is also really famous for it. The best time to go is around May through October but you really can see whales year round! Victoria is home to humpbacks, orcas, grey whales, etc.