Top Ten Activities in Victoria
Go Ziplining Check out Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours and experience the forest canopy as you cross two suspension bridges. Enjoy a fun 10-minute Umimog ride up to the top of the zipline course. A great way to spend the day in 100 acres of coastal temperate rainforest.
See a Real Castle Hatley Park National Historic Site is located on an Edwardian estate with a castle, formal gardens, an old-growth forest with walking trails, and seaside lagoon. You may recognize Hatley Castle from the movies; it has been featured in many films, including the X-Men series.
Whale Watching Experience Head out with Prince of Whales to share whale watching and marine wildlife experiences with guests from around the world on 13 vessels. Pick from a variety of tours ranging from three hours long to a half-day.
Expand Your Mind at the Royal BC Museum A diverse selection of exhibits captivate, inform and entertain as they tell the stories of human and natural history. International exhibitions change every year. A complete listing of activities is in the program guide, available online and at the museum.
Enjoy Good Food, Music and People Watching Mattick’s Farm is a community hub where residents and visitors enjoy food, fresh produce, art and entertainment. It also offers a bakery, artist in residence and community activities for the whole family during your stay.
Visit Canada’s Most Famous Gardens Sprawling over 22 hectares (55 acres) in Brentwood Bay, the Butchart Gardens is spectacular in every season. The Gardens, which began in a limestone quarry in 1904, was recognized as a National Historic Site in 2004, and is visited by nearly one million people each year.
Bike the Galloping Goose Connecting downtown Victoria with the Sooke potholes, this 55-km trail is the perfect destination for a long walk, hike or bike ride. Cross the Selkirk Trestle and stare into the depths of Todd Creek from the Todd Trestle after strolling through lush forests and stopping for a little picnic at Matheson or Thetis Lake.
Take a Fishing Charter Island Outfitters has been offering fishing charters out of Victoria’s Inner Harbour since 1994. With a six-boat fleet and all Transport Canada Approved certified guides, they’ll get you out for an experience of a lifetime.
Double Decker Bus Tours Gray Line Sightseeing Tours has been an instituion in Victoria for countless years. Experience the Island aboard one of their vintage British Double Decker buses!
Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage A great way to see Victoria, also at a leisurely pace, would be by taking a horse drawn carriage tour. Tally-Ho Carriage Tours is Victoria's original horse-drawn tour company and has been creating unforgettable memories for visitors and locals alike since 1903.