Top 6 Things to Do in Victoria

Victoria is the beautiful, historic provincial capital of British Columbia, renowned for its mild climate and breathtaking scenery. A trip to this charming city on Vancouver Island would not be complete without taking in at least some of the stunning gardens and exquisite old buildings for which it is so well known.
Gardens and parks

Gardens and parks

Victoria isn’t called ‘The City of Gardens’ for nothing. The renowned Butchart Gardens is just one of the many beautiful gardens and parks showcasing Victoria’s glorious, year-round gardening tradition.
Historic architecture

Historic architecture

Rich in history, Victoria abounds with beautiful old buildings, many of which are historic treasures open to the public. The Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum, Hartley Park National Historic Site and the Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse are some of Victoria’s many beautiful historic sights.
Whale watching

Whale watching

Vancouver Island whales, seals, porpoises and more abound in the ocean around Victoria, and a variety of operators offer thrilling whale watching tours.
Museums

Museums

For the history buff, Victoria's many museums and exhibitions provide a fascinating and entertaining way to learn more about Victoria. Some of the highlights include The Maritime Museum of B.C. and the Royal B.C. Museum.
B.C. Parliament Buildings

B.C. Parliament Buildings

The beautiful grounds and building of the B.C. Legislature are open to the public year-round for tours and visits. As a visitor you will learn about B.C. government, as well as the architectural history of the building.
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Culture and the arts

Culture and the arts

Victoria has a rich cultural tradition, and boasts many fine theatres, dance companies, art galleries – and of course, the renowned Victoria symphony.