Victoria Holidays

Old English charm on Vancouver Island

Sometimes you just want to suspend your disbelief and believe that somewhere really is as picture-perfect as it seems. With its postcard prettiness and old world charm, Victoria is one of those places. We love the grandeur of The Parliament Buildings and Empress Hotel reflected in the waters of the Inner Harbour, the eclectic street performers and craft shops of Government Street, and the historic buildings turned restaurants of Bastion Square.  

Destination Highlights
  • Tour the Parliament Buildings
  • Whale Watching
  • Visiting The Royal BC Museum
  • Exploring Butchart Gardens
  • Enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Empress Hotel
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -8 hours
  • Currency CAD - Canadian Dollar
  • Visa Information Please ensure you have a valid electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to your departure to Canada. Please check with the Canadian Embassy for all Visa FAQ’s
  • Language English
  • Flight Time Approx 9.5 hours; direct flights from the UK are available
  • Health Information No vaccinations required

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"If you're looking for the quintessential Victoria experience, be sure to stay at Fairmont Empress. The historic hotel holds the prime spot over the inner harbour and the hotel's outdoor restaurant is the perfect spot to watch the world go by."

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