“Life is like sailing. You can use any wind to go in any direction.”
– Robert Brault
Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It’s 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. Like Vancouver, Victoria is rich in arts, culture and history. It’s home to fine museums, art galleries, castles, historic architecture, parks and beautiful flower gardens.
Fun Victoria Attractions
Victoria is 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. Indulge in one of Victoria’s grandest traditions – Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress. It’s a little pricey so be prepared.
Other top Victoria attractions include: Butchart Gardens (pictured below), 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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Explore Victoria’s historic sights on a charming Deluxe Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour. Visit Victoria’s beautiful Butchart Gardens. Its botanical gardens is one of the island’s most popular attractions. Enjoy a romantic 3-hour Sunset Sail and Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria. If you’re a beer-lover, you won’t want to miss taking a fun Guided Craft Brewery Tour and Tasting. Visit three craft breweries, meet the brewers and learn all about the brewing process. And if you like wine, go wine-tasting on a Victoria Wine Tour with Private Tastings and Samples. Cheers!
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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.