Victoria

Travel Guide
Inner Harbour featuring skyline, a bay or harbour and a coastal town
Surrounded by water, British Columbia’s capital is famous for its marine life and harbour, but there are also excellent museums and heritage buildings to explore.

Situated on Vancouver Island in Western Canada, Victoria boasts the country’s mildest climate and has more sunny days than Vancouver on the mainland. Make the most of the climate by taking part in some of Victoria’s wide range of outdoor activities, such as a harbour walk or whale-watching excursion. On your trips around the city, notice the historic architecture, double-decker buses, teahouses and formal gardens, all testament to this region’s British roots. 

Getting around is easy on foot as most major attractions are in or near the compact downtown area. With miles of bikeways, and bike racks on most city buses, Victoria is also extremely cyclist-friendly.

Walk along the city’s most popular shopping and entertainment thoroughfare, Government Street. It is full of historic buildings and you can learn about what took place behind some of their facades during a ghost walk. In Chinatown Victoria, visit the old teahouses around Canada’s narrowest street. Enjoy a classic afternoon tea at the grand Fairmont Empress hotel.

Go to the Inner Harbour to join a whale-watching tour to spot orcas and seals in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. During the warmer months you can also expect to see humpback, minke and grey whales. Around the corner from the harbour, sample fresh seafood at the colourful floating village of Victoria Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Come back to the harbour at night when the thousands of lights on the 19th-century British Columbia Parliament Buildings give it a fairy tale-like appearance.

Don’t miss out on Victoria’s excellent museums. Learn about the human and natural history of the province at the Royal BC Museum and find a collection of intricately carved totem poles at the museum’s Thunderbird Park. See work by the celebrated Canadian artist Emily Carr at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and get insight into the area’s seafaring history at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, housed in Victoria’s Old Courthouse.

Rent a car to venture farther out and hike to the isolated beaches and forests full of wildlife in Juan de Fuca Provincial Park.

Where to stay in Victoria

Red Lion Inn and Suites
Red Lion Inn and Suites
3 out of 5
3366 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, V8Z 3L3
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs12,820 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,484 reviews)
"Clean and close to downtown. I liked the price and location."

Reviewed on 27 Jun 2022

Red Lion Inn and Suites
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC, V8W1B2
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs20,770 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,094 reviews)
"Excellent Staff, Clean quiet rooms"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2022

Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Empress
4 out of 5
721 Government St, Victoria, BC, V8W1W5
The price is Rs29,169 per night from 20 Jul to 21 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Victoria. Enjoy 2 restaurants, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly , very clean and comfortable rooms. Great location !"

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

Fairmont Empress
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SoLo Suites
SoLo Suites
4 out of 5
590 Goldstream Ave, Victoria, BC, V9B 2W7
The price is Rs15,384 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
Stay at this 4-star golf apartment in Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (262 reviews)
"We had a great time staying at Solo Suites. It felt like our very own condo. Everything was open and bright and clean. Comfy bed, easy check in/out. Like other reviewers have said, the one downfall is the lack of necessities in the kitchen. Only 3 spoons. No scissors. No paper towels. Only one dish ..."

Reviewed on 31 May 2022

SoLo Suites
The Parkside Hotel & Spa
The Parkside Hotel & Spa
3.5 out of 5
810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, V8V5B1
The price is Rs21,995 per night from 3 Jul to 4 Jul
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and a rooftop terrace. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (2,146 reviews)
"Nice hotel, super clean. Big pool, kids love it. The washer and drain room is super convenient. Walking distance to downtown."

Reviewed on 26 Jun 2022

The Parkside Hotel & Spa
Juliet Plus by Victoria Royal Vacations
Juliet Plus by Victoria Royal Vacations
4 out of 5
760 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 0A4
Stay at this 4-star condo in Victoria. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and on-site parking. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the family amenities in their ...
3.7/5 Good! (65 reviews)
Studio moderne au centre-ville
"Agréable séjour dans ce studio/apt 1 chambre (#304). Très bien située, près du centre-ville. Le design est joli. La décoration est recherchée. Belles grandes fenêtres mais la vue est décevante. Comme nous sommes au centre-ville…un peu de bruit à l’extérieur. Nous recommandons sans hésitation."

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

Juliet Plus by Victoria Royal Vacations
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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