Top Ten Kid Activities in Victoria
Get Friendly with Farm Animals The Beacon Hill Children's Farm in Beacon Hill Park offers a hands-on experience with a goat pen where you can enter and pet the adorable and playful little guys. The farm also has miniature horses, pot belly pigs, peacocks and rabbits.
Get Buggy Since 1997, the Victoria Bug Zoo has been showing visitors awe-inspiring bugs. A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers and excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around the world.
Explore Fisherman's Wharf A floating village where piers are the streets with an assortment of float homes and a handful of restaurants for a quick bite including some of the best fish 'n chips in the city. Be sure to watch for the resident seals.
Zipline to Your Heart’s Content Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours is Vancouver Island’s most exciting zipline adventure tour. Consisting of 8 ziplines, 2 suspension bridges, and a ten-minute ATV ride to the top of the course.
The Beach Beckons Victoria’s most popular is Willows Beach in Oak Bay, where the shore is sandy and the water is shallow, and perfect for the kids. There’s even a playground, and a concession stand for a snack and refreshment.
Play at Beacon Hill Park With playgrounds, a wading pool, sports fields, and wildlife to watch, the park is a great place to burn off some energy. Squirrels, swans and ducks are among the year-round inhabitants.There is No Such Thing as Too Much Fun At All Fun Recreation Centre, drive their exciting and challenging 1,400-foot Go Kart track. The fun continues at their softball and hardball Batting Cage, or enjoy their 18 hole mini Golf. Get dirty at their Motocross Dirt bike track complete with bike rentals.
Hearts and Minds Aflutter Experience the sensation of being surrounded by thousands of exotic free-flying butterflies at Victoria Butterfly Gardens. The 12,000-square-foot enclosure was designed to showcase the life cycle and free flight of tropical butterflies and moths.
Discover the Ocean The Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre is an aquarium and marine education centre on the Sidney waterfront with various exhibits, including touch pools. Kids love seeing hundreds of fish, invertebrates and marine plants recreate the ocean.
Wander the Streets of Downtown Victoria Downtown Victoria is full of mainstreets, sidestreets, alleyways, squares and courtyards, offering a plethora of treasures and interesting finds. Visit Market Square where you can not only browse local shops and popular eateries in an open courtyard, but you’ll likely come across a free courtyard event! Also visit Munro’s Books on Government Street — recognized as one of the 10 most beautiful books stores in the world.