Victoria, located on the south-eastern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences.
As an island destination, a Victoria vacation offers an escape from the hurried world, and beams with heritage architecture, colorful gardens and traditions like afternoon tea.
Book a stay at the Fairmont Empress Hotel to do it all in style.
Teas & GardensVictoria has long been known as the "City of Gardens" and The Butchart Gardens is the crown jewel.
Teas & GardensVictoria has long been known as the "City of Gardens" and The Butchart Gardens is the crown jewel. Here you'll find a breathtaking 55 acres of gardens year round, boasting countless tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and roses. As well, no visit to Victoria is complete without Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress hotel. Enjoyed by kings, queens, celebrities and dignitaries, the hotel has been practicing this timeless tradition since its opening in 1908.
Arts & CultureAs the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria has a rich and fascinating history. Explore its past and celebrate its present-day rich culture through a variety of galleries, museums and heritage sites. The Royal BC Musuem, Craigdarroch Castle & Hatley Park National Historic Site all come highly recommended.
Wildlife Viewing & ActivitiesThe waters surrounding Victoria are home to an abundance of marine wildlife. The orca, or killer whale, is the main whale found in the area, but gray, humpback and minke whales are also sighted alongside sea lions, seals and porpoise. With its 3,500 kms of coast line, Victoria is also considered to have some of the best kayaking and canoeing in the world.
Adventure ParksAt Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours located in Victoria, experience a fully guided tour that provides an exhilarating ride up to 60km/hr as you soar up to 150 feet off the ground on eight scenic zip lines ranging from 130 feet to 1000. Professionally trained guides emphasize safety and comfort, ensuring a ride full of thrills and fond memories.
GolfingWith a climate that encourages golfing year-round, Victoria and Vancouver Island are home to many of Canada's most beautiful and challenging courses. Victoria is also the gateway to the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, 250 kms of golfing paradise from Victoria to Campbell River with 11 gorgeous golf courses to choose from.
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