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Nearby Attractions - Explore the Garden City!
Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and a popular tourist destination. Indeed, its nickname is “The Garden City”, due to its relatively mild climate and resultant abundance of flowering plants and trees. There are countless things to do, see, and experience here in Victoria.
Many of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods and attractions are within walking distance of our Condos and Bed&Breakfast.
Browse our list of attractions below, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like more information.
There are many things to do downtown. Whether you like art and culture, shopping, food or the outdoors - it is up to you to choose one of the many possibilities.
Take a stroll along the Inner Harbour which is surrounded by The Empress Hotel, Royal BC Museum and British Columbia Legislature. Continue towards Fisherman's Wharf and enjoy excellent fish for lunch. Go on an unforgettable adventure and join one of the whale watching tours that are offered several times throughout the day. For shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs just wander around Government, Johnson, Yates and Fort Street, Pandorra Ave and Bastion Square. You will be satisfied for sure.
Beacon Hill Park
Established in the late 19th century, this beautiful 200-acre park features ponds, gardens, and exotic flora and fauna. Enoy the stunning ocean view from the lookout, follow the peacocks through the beautiful gardens, treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park, or perfect your golf game on the putting green. If you cross the park you reach the waterfront and famous "Mile 0" which marks the start of the 8,000 kilometre Trans-Canada Highway.
Craigdarroch Castle is a must-see attraction for all visitors to Victoria. The castle is a National Historic Site, and was built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir. Marvel over its exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. Climb the 87 steps up the grand oak staircase to the Tower for the best views in Victoria!
Believe it or not, Victoria is home to the oldest Chinatown in Canada and even the second oldest in North America after San Francisco's. With its many well preserved, old buildings it is definitely worth a visit. Concentrated on Fisgard Street between Government and Store Street you find quirky shops and traditional restaurants. Best way to dive into Chinatown is by walking through famous Fan Tan Alley off Pandora Ave. This narrow alley with its tiny shops is definitely a must visit.
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Don't leave Victoria without a walk along its gorgeous oceanfront. Located between Ogden Point Breakwater and Clover Point you can stroll along Dallas Road Waterfront Trail and enjoy the breathtaking views. Depending on the weather you might even be able to swim and enjoy the sun on the beach. To reach the waterfront from downtown Victoria you can cross James Bay neighbourhood via Menzies Street. Or combine it with a visit of Beacon Hill Park and find the oceanfront at the parks end off from Cook Street.
One of Victoria’s most beloved attractions, these stunning gardens are a short drive from downtown Victoria and are open year-round. The Gardens are also known for their environmental efforts, including comprehensive recycling programs and sustainable gardening practices.