It’s easy to fall in love with Victoria (or rediscover why you fell so hard in the first place). Though our province’s capital has a sophisticated vibe to it, with its historic buildings and elegant gardens, the city has an easygoing feel—as breezy as the ocean air that whispers through the Inner Harbour. And, after a rather tense first half of 2020, doesn’t a laid-back escape to an old favourite sound enticing?
Victoria, set against the backdrop of dramatic West Coast landscapes, is an old soul with a youthful heartbeat (just enough buzz to keep you energized, but not run you off your feet). Adventure awaits, whether it’s sampling regional fare, taking a ghost tour, or soothing your soul on a forest bathing excursion.
Choose your own adventure: wander the historic neighbourhoods; explore patios, galleries, and gardens (with Covid-19 safety measures in place); or venture to the city’s wide open spaces, where physical distancing is kind of the point. And, with fewer international visitors this year, there’s more room to enjoy the restaurants, attractions, and activities that contribute to the city’s winning trifecta of culture, cuisine, and historic character.
Whether you’re looking for a cosmopolitan escapade or a restorative getaway, here are just a few ideas for your next visit to this beloved oceanside city. Bonus: there are plenty of deals to be found, too. For more information on planning your stay in Victoria, visit tourismvictoria.com/reconnect.