Set amidst some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, offers old world charm and the mildest climate in the country.

With its British heritage worn in full regalia, Victoria beckons with spectacular English gardens and parks, double decker buses, horse drawn carriages, afternoon tea, and heritage buildings. Rated one of the top 10 places to visit in the world by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, it offers adventures from whale watching to legendary salmon fishing to spa pampering.

As with any unique destination, the journey is an integral part of the experience. Travel to Victoria by floatplane, helicopter, by plane or travel by ferry and drink in the beauty of the Gulf Islands en route.

The charm of Victoria will touch your heart.


  • Discover the small town ambiance of Victoria from the seat of your horse drawn carriage or double decker bus
  • Set out on a whale-watching tour to spot Orcas (killer whales) in their natural habitat
  • Explore the breathtaking Butchart Gardens before settling into a gourmet picnic amongst the flowers
  • Visit unique, fully-restored historic venues like a seaside castle, historic hotels, and acclaimed inns
  • Enjoy farm to table dining at a cidery overlooking the ocean or a working lavender farm
  • Indulge in one of Victoria's oldest traditions - high tea at the Fairmont Empress
  • Sip a locally made beer, cider or spirit from one of the city’s boutique producers. The Craft Beer Capital of BC, there’s lots on offer
  • Relish an abundance of creative local cuisine and visit local vineyards for a taste of BC
  • Head out, by floatplane, for a day of unforgettable salmon fishing


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