Top Ten Family Activities in Victoria
Check Out Some Auto Racing Western Speedway, just minutes away from downtown Victoria, enters its 63rd year of Auto Racing at one of the premier motorsports venues in Canada. Why not give this a try with the family!
Enjoy the Gardens at Horticulture Centre of the Pacific Located just 12km north of downtown Victoria, you’ll find a public garden lovingly cared for by volunteers, staff and students. From their hands-on Children’s Garden to the largest outdoor Bonsai Garden in Canada, you’ll find something to inspire at every visit. They began growing in 1979 and are proud to be a “gardeners garden”, connecting people with plants.
See Canada’s Oldest Lighthouse Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse are national historic sites with original gun batteries. Built by the British in 1860, it has guided mariners for generations. The former keeper's house contains exhibits, artifacts and display panels.
Take a Best of Victoria Tour! CVS Tours provides different sightseeing tours, including the Best of Victoria Tour. This all-day experience includes everything, even your lunch made by the chefs at the Empress Hotel! Highlights include: Craigdarroch Castle, views from Mt. Tolmie, Butchart Gardens, exploring the town of Sidney and so much more!
Discover the Past on Victoria’s Popular Walking Tours Choose from their Ghostly Walking Tours or Chinatown Discover Walks. Ghostly Walks have become one of Victoria’s must-do evening activities. Victoria is the most haunted city in BC, and there are some amazing stories to tell of murder, love, eccentric characters, hangings and ghosts. Tours are scheduled year-round.
Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park At low tide, the pancake-flat sandy beach west of Victoria stretches for 500 metres out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, perfect for building sandcastles and skim boarding. Hike down through the park or turn off at Witty Beach Road.
Mini Golf At Blenkinsop Valley Adventure Golf, putt your way through castles and mill houses, as well as through unique twists and turns on their winding greens! At All Fun Recreation Park, enjoy the challenge of putting Around the World in 18 Holes!
Golf The Blenkinsop Valley Golf Centre is the golf practice range to visit while in Victoria. Offering 60 stalls in their covered driving range, which is family friendly. Mini Golf open March to October. Only minutes from downtown.
Miniature World Over 85 exciting miniature dioramas and displays to explore. Step into the Story Books of fact, fiction and fantasy. Experience the Great Canadian Railway, the world’s largest dollhouse and so much more.
See Victoria by Bike, Scooter or Motorcycle Cycle BC Rentals carries Canada’s largest selection of rental motorcycles, scooters and bicycles. Follow their self-guided tour maps to see the highlights of Victoria, Craigdarroch Castle, beaches & gardens of Oak Bay, Butchart Gardens and much more! Scooters are automatic, easy to drive and car license acceptable.