“My favorite thing to do is go where I’ve never been.”
Victoria, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is one of British Columbia’s most popular and charming tourist destinations – and one of its sunniest too. Known for its British ancestry and natural beauty, the quaint city of Victoria is surrounded by ocean and spectacular mountains.
Victoria is also a popular boating and sailing destination – its Annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race draws boaters from around the world. Victoria also hosts the start of the Vic-Maui Yacht Race, the longest offshore sailboat race on the West Coast. Other popular boating events include the annual Tall Ships Festival and the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, bringing over 90 teams from around North America.
Fun Victoria Attractions & City Sightseeing Tours
Rich in arts, culture, and history, Victoria is home to fine museums and art galleries, castles, historic architecture, parks and beautiful flower gardens. Indulge in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions – Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. It’s a must-do when visiting Victoria. Top attractions include: Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, and the National Historic Sites of Craigdarroch Castle, Emily Carr House, Fisgard Lighthouse and Hatley Park.
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The Best Time To Visit Victoria
Victoria is a great place to visit all year round, but especially during Spring and Fall, March-May and September-October. Summer months are also a good time, but it’s peak tourist season so expect crowds. November has the most rainfall.