Learn more about attractions, guided tours, parks, and more.
Parks & Wilderness Areas, Cabins & Cottages
Take advantage of the exclusive right to stay overnight in Canada’s best preserved west coast artillery fort! Experience camping in the new way, with a comfy bed. Each furnished oTENTik sleeps six and includes a BBQ, campfire pit and firewood. It’s only a short walk to the spectacular Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site. Available Mid May through September long weekend.
Boating, Fishing, Campgrounds & RV Parks
Welcome to Vancouver Island’s premier RV resort and Marina located just 40 minutes from downtown Victoria. Enjoy the breath-taking natural beauty of the area against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountain Range and the Race Rocks Marine Reserve. Pedder Bay offers full service marina facilities including a fuel dock, three-lane boat launch ramp, boat rentals and guided fishing charters, gear rental, a tackle shop and lots more!
Museums & Heritage Sites, Attractions, Indigenous Culture
See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we’ve been and where we are going. Marvel at the totems, masks and cultural treasures featured in the world-class First Peoples Gallery. Walk through the colourful “language forest” in Our Living Languages and hear greetings in one of 34 Indigenous BC languages. Experience authentic artifacts and highly realistic settings — from the Woolly Mammoth in his rocky, icy world to a tar-scented trip on the HMS Discovery. From May 17 – December 31, discover a powerful culture that rose from the tropical rainforests of Central America thousands of years ago. Explore Maya identity from ancient times to the present day and see how science and belief have shaped the Maya world. See Maya: The Great Jaguar Rises, featuring the world’s largest and most impressive display of Maya objects from Guatemala.
Sightseeing, Bird Watching, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Orca Spirit Adventures is Victoria’s premier whale watching company, offering carbon neutral tours led by captains and naturalists whose knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife is unequaled in the industry. April through October are the peak whale watching months and during this time we boast a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including humpback whales, transient & resident orcas, minke, & gray whales! Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbour porpoises, harbour and elephant seals, otters & marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. Unlucky tour? Join us again using our WHALE GUARANTEE for a complimentary tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life. Choose between a covered vessel with indoor and outdoor viewing areas and the 12-passenger zodiac vessel, for the more wild at heart. For all guests we offer complimentary shuttle pick up from all hotels in downtown Victoria. Tour length is 3-hours.
COMING SOON Motorcycle Sidecar Tours ( guided scenic and historic tours in Victoria and surrounding area )
Boating, Sightseeing, Wineries & Wine Tours, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Outer Shores Expeditions is a small-ship, niche adventure travel company specializing in multi-day wildlife and cultural sailing expeditions to Haida Gwaii, Vancouver Island, and the Great Bear Rainforest aboard our 70′ classic wooden schooner, Passing Cloud. Our small-ship expeditions provide extraordinary and intimate opportunities from April to November, for small groups of six guests to be immersed in the ancient cultures and stunning wildlife of Canada’s Pacific Coast. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!
The Mission of Victoria Carriage Tours is to provide an unforgettable horse-drawn carriage experience for our customers. This will be accomplished by providing our customers with a high degree of quality in our carriages, uniforms, decorations, and other amenities and extras. Key to our success will be our professional, courteous, and informative drivers and tour guides.
Boating, Fishing, Sightseeing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Fantasea Charters: Ultimate Victoria fishing charters and sightseeing tours on Vancouver Island. We offer a variety of services including party cruises, dinner cruises, fishing charters, whale watching, marine wildlife tours, stag and stagette cruises, and memorials. Cruise in comfort as you enjoy Victoria’s ultimate party boat.
Spas & Wellness
The Spa Magnolia is Victoria’s chic urban spa located in the heart of downtown Victoria. Merging luxury with certified organic products we offer the very best in massage, facials, body treatments and pedicures!
Art Galleries, Shopping
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and the fascinating animals that inhabit it. Formerly known as the Robert Bateman Centre, the Gallery of Nature houses the largest permanent collection of his work, as well as a rotation of nature-inspired exhibitions. The Gallery of Nature inspires people of all ages to connect with the natural world through exciting exhibits, kids’ activities and guided tours, along with interactive installations, including a Birdsong Gallery and multi-media video. Come and enjoy the vivid colours, textures and stories of the artwork in a peaceful gallery setting overlooking Victoria’s inner harbour, with a Gallery Shop on the ground floor that offers exclusive signed Robert Bateman prints and merchandise, hand-picked crafts by local artisans and unique, nature-inspired souvenirs.
Paddle’n’Go is a local Victoria SUP company, offering stand up paddle boarding (SUP) lessons, tours, and fitness classes for all levels. We love getting people into the water, connecting with nature and gaining new perspectives on the beauty of Southern Vancouver Island. Safety is a priority in every aspect of our programs. We begin by providing participants with the best gear and high-performance SUP boards. Our professional team consists of experienced SUP Instructors with a profound knowledge base. Team members are Paddle Canada certified.
Breweries, Distilleries & Cideries, Farms & Markets
In business for 35 years, we specialize in Canadian, American and international contemporary and historical fine art.