Visit Victoria

City of Gardens

Charming Victoria is the capital city of British Colombia and located on the southern-most tip of Vancouver Island. Known as the ‘City of Gardens’, Victoria’s stunning natural surroundings meld seamlessly with the pretty heritage homes. Tour the grand, turreted Parliament Buildings, and return to take a photo at night when the buildings are lit by over 3,000 lights.

Peruse the aboriginal art in the boutiques that line Government Street, where you can see historic buildings and enjoy entertainment from street performers, or have afternoon tea at the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel. As the sunniest spot in British Colombia, racking up an enviable 2,000 hours of sunshine a year, Victoria is your best bet if you are after some sunshine. 

This is the perfect place to take a whale watching cruise, this is the best way to see the resident pods of orcas or be lucky enough to see a humpback whale breach before your eyes. 

Victoria is a great starting point for exploring Vancouver Island and to combine with Tofino and Ucluelet or even take the Victoria Clipper to Seattle. 

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"If visiting Victoria make time for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress and try the Empress Cake but be sure to pre-book."