People kayaking near Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site
Victoria is a wonderland of adventure and discovery for families looking for a getaway to remember. Take to the sea on a whale watching trip, explore miniature worlds and life under the sea. Ride the harbour ferries and take some time out on Fisherman’s Wharf before setting out again for more family fun.
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.
Ride bikes on the Galloping Goose or Lochside regional trails. The trails connect and go all the... Read more way from Swartz Bay to Sooke. There are no cars and the trails are mostly flat, so the ride is super easy. Head to the Beacon Hill Park petting zoo for a hands-on visit with baby goats. Hungry? The Beacon Drive-In is just steps from the park and features tasty ice cream treats that will impress both young and old. Burn off some energy exploring Beacon Hill Park’s playground – that giant watering can is a kid’s water park.
Offering a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience the beauty and curiosity of a tropical jungle up close. Meet our family with surprises at every turn. You'll encounter tortoises, large iguanas,...
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.
Connect to your cultural heritage. Fall asleep to nature's little sounds and be taken back to a time 50 years ago when soldiers' families inhabited Fort Rodd Hill during their summer camp-out.
Activity Elements include; Monkido® Adventure Courses: dozens of cool games, obstacles and ziplines that wind through tree-tops up to 60-feet above ground.
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Sam’s Deli, in a cool old building near the Inner Harbour, has quick soup and sandwiches... Read more and huge chocolate chip cookies. At the Noodle Box everything from the Cambodian jungle curry to the kids’ plain noodles comes in little to-go cardboard boxes. Willie’s Bakery & Cafe has baked treats and huge pancake and French toast breakfasts. The kids may not like oysters, but Ferris’ Oyster Bar also has big burgers, sweet potato fries and a great kids’ menu, plus there’s a garden out back. Treats? The Soda Shoppe looks like an olden-days soda shop with cones, candies and sundaes.
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Just two blocks from the inner harbour, close to attractions & shopping; over 20 restaurants within fi...
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.
While the Strait of Georgia reaches out below you, majestic mountains and towering skyscrapers beckon on the horizon, Helijet's spacious helicopters fly you to your destination in som...
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