A couple cycling the Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria.
Victoria is a city balanced on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, where adventures await on the sea and along rocky coastline. Jump in a kayak and explore the Inner Harbour, head out on the water in search of resident pods of Orcas or jump on a bike and explore BC’s bike capital on two wheels.
Be charmed by Victoria’s Inner Harbour: stroll along the harbour causeway, browse for crafts and watch street entertainers as floatplanes, yachts and whale watching boats come and go against a backdrop of19th-century architecture. Or clip-clop your way through historic Victoria from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. There’s lots to explore at the Royal BC Museum including a real Big House which is a traditional northwest coast First Nations building. After the museum head to nearby Old Town, where eclectic independent shops fill century-old storefronts.
Fancy seeing a whale breaching in the wild? From the Inner Harbour, head out to sea to meet some of the Orca pods residing just offshore. Choose from a fast-moving inflatable Zodiac or comfortable covered boat; either way, you’ll probably see sea lions, seals and sea birds as well as whales in nearby waters.
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In Victoria, join locals for a pedal along the car-free Galloping Goose and Lochside regional... Read more trails or the Seaside Touring Route. BC’s island capital is, after all the cycling capital of Canada with more riders per capita than any other city in Canada. And no wonder: the trails are flat and easy and the landscape is delightful (think rustic trestles, farmland, lakes, forests and seashore). Need some wheels? Cycle BC, Sports Rent, and CycleTreks in downtown Victoria, can set you up.
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Beacon Hill Park is an urban oasis that draws both locals and visitors alike with its open vistas of Juan de Fuca Strait and a wide variety of landscapes and activities. A favourite spot for stormwatching when the weather gets wet and wild, this park offers hours of exploration. Check out wildflower meadows, cliff-lined beaches and rare Garry Oak trees and totem poles; explore the kids water park and watch courtside activities like tennis, lawn bowling and cricket.
Festivals abound in Victoria. If you’re here on Labour Day weekend, celebrate Victoria... Read more with a splash, when the Victoria Symphony plays from a floating stage in the Inner Harbour; some music fans even take in the show from kayaks. Music lovers can also groove to the beats of the Vancouver Island Blues Bash, while the 10-day Victoria International JazzFest will be sure to get your toes tapping.
Getting to Victoria is a big part of the adventure. From Metro Vancouver, choose from ferry,... Read more plane, floatplane, helicopter or whale watching boat. Options from Seattle include commercial flights direct to Victoria, floatplanes or the foot passenger-only Victoria Clipper ferry. The journey, through the scenic Gulf or San Juan islands, can take 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on your mode of transport. Car ferry service is available from Port Angeles, a 2.5-hour trip.
Floatplanes, or seaplanes, provide harbour to harbour service and can be one of the most... Read more memorable parts of a trip to BC. Floatplanes fly from downtown Vancouver, taking off from a dock near Canada Place, and from the Vancouver International Airport, where they moor in the Fraser River. Either way, the 30-minute flight to Victoria’s Inner Harbour offers a breathtaking eagle’s eye view of Vancouver, the North Shore mountains, and the island-dotted Strait of Georgia, before splashing gently down in front of Victoria’s grand Fairmont Empress hotel. It’s an unforgettable way to arrive.
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