Activities and Attractions

Lists of things to do and see in Victoria BC

Government House

Government House

Official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of BC. So much to see here, breathtaking views, gardens, lawns, pathways and more.
Phone: 250-387-2080
The Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum

BC's Museum of natural and human history, as well as local First Nations history. It hosts touring exhibits and has BC's largest IMAX screen.
Location: Downtown Victoria/Inner Harbour
Phone: 250-356-7226
Ogden Point/Breakwater

Ogden Point/Breakwater

A deep water port of call for the many cruise ships that arrive in Victoria each year. A lovely scenic walk on the breakwater. Lots of wildlife to view.
Location: The start of scenic Dallas Road.
Seaplanes

Seaplanes

The Seaplanes are a bit pricey, but a really neat thing to do.
Street Performers

Street Performers

Honestly, there are some very entertaining Street Performers, the best ones perform in front of a partial fence that has a cover that looks like a wall right in the middle of The Inner Harbour.
Inner Harbour

Inner Harbour

Pacific gateway to BC and Canada, it is a major tourist attraction but is also a busy working harbour. Always lots of activity to take in.
Location: Downtown Victoria
The Victoria Bug Zoo

The Victoria Bug Zoo

If you have kids, The Victoria Bug Zoo is fantastic!
Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park

Beacon Hill Park is one of our favourite places to be; we are sure that you will enjoy it too. Also great for the kids, with a great climbing tree, playground, and petting zoo.
Royal BC Museum and Imax

Royal BC Museum and Imax

I'll be honest and tell you that most museums are boring to me, but I just love ours. I am a member and revisit the museum at least once a year and have an annual pass to IMAX. I consider the museum a "don't miss" attraction while visiting Victoria.
Location: 675 Belville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2
Fisherman`s Wharf

Fisherman`s Wharf

Lots of family fun at Fisherman's Wharf. Best food is not there though, just a few blocks from there is the "Finest at Sea" retail store and food truck on the right side, fantastic halibut burgers, by far the best in town. Great spot to feed the harbour seals.
Fisguard Lighthouse

Fisguard Lighthouse

The first lighthouse on the west coast of Canada, is a National Historic Site in Colwood, BC. A great spot to learn a little BC history as well as have some wonderful photo ops.
Location: Colwood, BC at mouth of Esquimalt Harbour
Phone: 250-478-5849
The Legislature

The Legislature

The Government Buildings are the dominant feature on the Inner Harbour Waterfront. Year round guided tours are available. Don't miss a Victoria hidden treasure: the Legislative Dining Room for breakfast or lunch. Get your pass from security at the entrance.
Location: Victoria Inner Harbour
IMAX at Royal BC Museum

IMAX at Royal BC Museum

The largest IMAX screen in BC offers educational short films with crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound. Full length feature films are also shown when available. An experience not to be missed.
Location: Downtown Victoria/Inner Harbour
Phone: 250-356-7226
Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Learn about Victoria through various walking tours. You can choose between Ghostly Walks, Chinatown Walks and Discovery Walks, or do all three.
Location: Downtown Victoria
Robert Bateman Centre

Robert Bateman Centre

The Robert Bateman Centre displays the largest exhibit of original works by the worlds greatest wildlife artist.
Location: Downtown Victoria/Inner Harbour
Phone: 250-940-3630
Abkhazi Gardens

Abkhazi Gardens

Exquisite heritage home with an amazing garden. A delightful example of beautiful native landscaping thriving on rocky outcroppings.
Location: Oak Bay
Phone: 778-265-6466
Maritime Museum of BC

Maritime Museum of BC

A great place to learn about the maritime history of this area. There is a birdcage elevator that is "one of top elevator experiences in North America."
Location: Downtown Victoria/Bastion Square
Phone: 250-385-4222
Point Ellice House

Point Ellice House

This National Heritage Site, overlooks the waters of Victorias scenic Gorge Waterway. It holds one of North America's largest collections of Victoriana. Tour the house and then stay for tea.
Location: Victoria, on the scenic Gorge Waterway
Phone: 250-380-6506
Fairmont Empress Hotel

Fairmont Empress Hotel

This hotel sits majestically on the Inner Harbour. Don't miss the famous Afternoon Tea or a fine dining experience in one of the variety of restaurants.
Location: Downtown Victoria/Inner Harbour
Phone: 250-384-4334
Miniature World

Miniature World

This unique attraction caters to all age groups. It is a collection of 85 diaramas featuring educational audio and interactive components that will leave you appreciating the time and effort the artists have put into this museum.
Location: Downtown Victoria in the Empress Hotel
Phone: 250-385-9731
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Victoria's public gallery housed in the Spencer Mansion, is committed to the celebration of art.
Location: Moss Street, Victoria
Phone: 250-384-4171
Bastion Square

Bastion Square

The original site of old Fort Victoria is home to fine restaurants, pubs and cafes. It hosts artisan markets and boasts several outdoor patios in the summer.
Location: Downtown Victoria
Government Street

Government Street

Charming Government Street. Filled with shops, restaurants, pubs and beautiful buildings. something for everyone.
Location: Downtown Victoria
Ross Bay Cemetery

Ross Bay Cemetery

Victorian era burial ground. Enjoy a quiet stroll around tree lined streets while taking in the sculpture garden and ocean vistas.
Vancouver Island Wine Tour

Vancouver Island Wine Tour

Vancouver Island supports a vibrant wine industry. Tours and tastings can be arranged to sample some of the many wines produced on the island.
Phone: 250-661-8844