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Explore The Hands of Time in Victoria!

Enjoy spring weather in Victoria BC on The Hands of Time public art walking tour in downtown Victoria!

(April 2023)


The Hands of Time consists of 12 bronze sculptures that depict life-size hands engaged in activities symbolic of Victoria’s past. The three-dimensional hands vary in culture, age and gender, and quietly convey eras and stories of Victoria.


The artist, Crystal Przybille, created each unique piece depicting hands carving a canoe paddle, holding a railway spike, performing with a fan, carrying blankets, and our favourite, holding a mirror which you will find imbedded into the stone wall on the lower causeway below Government Street, on Inner Harbour walkway. Each piece is cast in bronze finished with dark patina!


The 12 bronze sculptures are located around Victoria’s Inner Harbour, with one art piece at City Hall, The Hudson building, along the Songhees Walkway, and another at the top of Beacon Hill at Beacon Hill Park. The artworks can be found on buildings, lamp standards, rocks in landscaped areas, and on bedrock.


Come and explore The Hands of Time in Victoria and enjoy this fabulous public art walking tour!

Spring is well on its way, which makes right now a great time to begin putting your exciting Spring Break vacation travel plans into place. This year, when you’re looking to enjoy a destination where you can pair impeccable views with sunshine, fresh air, and colorful blossoms, you’ll find it all waiting for you and more in scenic Victoria, BC. It’s a wonderful place for a solo Spring Break vacation or a trip with the entire family. No matter how long you have to spare in the name of fun, how many fellow travelers you arrive alongside, or when you arrive, a Spring Break in Victoria, BC is one that’s sure to suit your travel style. Whether you’re one for time in nature or you’re looking forward to relaxing and unwinding at your own pace, Victoria is a place where you just might find yourself returning in the spring year after year.

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Enjoy Family-Friendly Spring Break Fun at Beacon Hill Park

When you’re ready to get out and explore this Spring Break in Victoria, BC, be sure to set your sights on an afternoon of family-friendly fun at Beacon Hill Park. This is truly a refreshing oasis right in the heart of the city where you can stroll gorgeous pathways dotted with spring blossoms and trees. As you wander along, you’ll run across free-roaming peacocks which is always a treat. If you’re visiting with little ones who have a love for wildlife, make your way to the park’s petting zoo and you’ll have an opportunity to get up close to some truly adorable goats.

Hike Your Way Through a Spring Break Stay

Travelers heading to Victoria, BC over Spring Break vacation who love to lace up their boots and hit the trails will find that Victoria is packed with pathway options to enjoy. From trails that run through lush forests and towards cascades to those that are more city-center, there’s no shortage of options for customizing your trek. Goldstream Provincial Park is a great place to land if you’re looking to hike closer to town. It’s just a 25-minute drive to reach the park which is mazed with trails and a great place to enjoy some wildlife watching as well because it’s home to a robust population of bald eagles.

Make Spring Blooms a Priority

Spring is a colorful season of new floral blooms across Victoria, BC and a top destination to admire them during your Spring Break vacation is The Butchart Gardens. There are literally thousands of flowers blooming here this time of year including fruit tree blossoms with varieties ranging from cherry blossoms to plum blossoms and just about everything in between. You’ll encounter more than 160,000 tulips showcasing spectacular colors as well as Forget-me-not, Hyacinth, and daffodils to name a few of many. As you wander through the gardens, you’ll be right on time to see the 28 varieties of magnolia trees on-site at their seasonal best too. The scenery here is sure to inspire so don’t be surprised if you end up lingering longer than you originally planned!

Spend Quality Time Shopping

If you’re the type of traveler who loves to incorporate some well-deserved retail therapy into your Spring Break stay anywhere on the map, Victoria, BC is a destination that won’t disappoint. While you can certainly find big-name brands of all kinds here, the city is also known and loved for its many local shops to explore. Lower Johnson Street off Government Street is a great place to find boutique storefronts. Here, there are shops featuring everything from eco-friendly apparel and handcrafted jewelry to one-of-a-kind home goods and souvenirs as well. Government Street is a top destination for vintage locales when you’re looking for something renewed or repurposed along the way. No matter where you end up, it’s sure to be a fun afternoon of browsing.

Slow Down and Savor the Moment

While a Spring Break vacation enjoyed in Victoria, BC is a chance to get out and explore everything there is to see and do, sometimes, the best way to enjoy your getaway is to unwind and relax at your own pace. When you’re looking for some well-earned pampering, be sure to book a session or two at one of Victoria’s inviting day spas. Destinations like Willow Stream Spa and Ritual Nordic Spa provide a pristine place to settle in and enjoy a massage, aromatherapy, hot stone treatment, wrap, exfoliating services and beyond. Whether you book a single service or a specialized spa day package, you’ll leave looking and feeling your absolute best.

Book Your Getaway in Style Today

When travel plans bring you to Victoria, BC, the property professionals at Victoria Prime are here to make sure you have stylish and welcoming accommodations to match. Reach out today to learn more about our exciting options available across the city and how we can help you make more of every single vacation moment. We can’t wait to see you here soon!

If you are planning a getaway with you and your partner, you need to go above and beyond the typical vacation. Head to one of the most beautiful places in the entire continent of North America and splurge on a picturesque and outdoor-centric holiday in British Columbia! British Columbia is known for its friendly people, great beers, amazing hikes, bright blue water, lush green pine forests, and mountain peaks. Even if you are not an avid hiker, biker, or watersports lover, you will have an amazing time gazing at the incredible scenery, spending time with your loved one, and partaking in romantic activities that are truly magical. Let’s check out a few things that are must-dos when it comes to planning a romantic date night in Victoria, BC. We guarantee that this will ignite the spark in your relationship and have you coming back for more every single year!

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Take a Picnic Lunch

One of the most exciting activities for you to do with your partner is to bring a picnic to one of the numerous green spaces in the city. Victoria, BC is home to beautiful and pristine scenery that is great for setting the mood, bringing a picnic blanket, and packing your ideal date night foods like cheese, wine, and chocolates. We recommend going to one of the numerous bakeries or cafes in the center of the city, like Bubby Rose’s Cafe, and then bringing your pickings to one of the riverside parks or beaches.

Activities for Couples

Even if you have been together for years, you can partake in a trust-building exercise or couple’s event that will help teach you communication, learn how to work with one another, and solve problems together. We love going to Ocean River Adventures to kayak together with our partner through the rapids. Or head to Quest, where you can test your brain aptitude and problem-solving skills with your partner. The fun and exhilarating evenings are great for having a fun time, putting your brains together, and seeing if you truly work well as a team!

There is nothing more romantic than heading out for a sunset hike where you can see the changing colors of the sky, stay healthy during vacation with one another, and hold hands as you walk up the steep paths in the mountains of British Columbia. We recommend going on a hike near Mount Doug, Mount Tomie, or Macaulay Point Park to see the sunset, share a romantic kiss, and then kick off date night in the city center.

Go Out for a Romantic Dinner

Lastly, you can’t have a romantic evening without going out for dinner in the bustling and busy city of Victoria! There are truly dozens of choices that we think are going to make you fall in love with the city, like Il Terrazzo Ristorante for Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and Pagliacco for a quiet and authentic Italian experience.

If you want something more, then check out Cafe Brio, a cucina rustica restaurant that offers mouthwatering plates, fine dining, and an incredible atmosphere that you won’t find elsewhere. We recommend splitting one of the appetizers, like the beet salad with gorgonzola cheese, greens, walnuts, and honey. You can then split the main porcini mushroom risotto with porcini, king oyster, bear tooth mushrooms, and garlic. Talk about fancy!

Rent a House from Victoria Prime

Not sure where to stay for your upcoming getaway with your partner? Instead of staying in a crowded hotel that is overrun with families, a busy hostel that is too loud for your liking, or a bland B&B that has poor food and a noisy neighborhood, we have a better idea in mind. Check out Victoria Prime, the premier property rental and management business in the ever-busy mountain town of Victoria, BC.

We pride ourselves on putting the customer first—always. That is why we are the top rental agency in the entire province and ensure that people come back for more every single year due to high satisfaction ratings. Instead of just being another number, you are our number one priority; just read our customer reviews and past guest reviews to find out why we are so popular!

Rent one of our luxurious condos, cool apartments, and cozy homes for your upcoming trip. We guarantee the spacious interior, cool amenities, plush bedrooms, and nearby attractions are enough to make you book a house with us in no time at all.