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—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. Doesn’t a laid-back escape to an old favourite sound enticing?
Set against the backdrop of dramatic West Coast landscapes, Victoria is an old soul with a youthful heartbeat. Enough buzz to keep you energized without running you off your feet. Here, you can 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.
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.
Note: This story (originally published in July, 2020) was updated specifically for the unique travel circumstances of 2021. Information is accurate at the time of publication; we recommend you contact businesses directly to confirm availability and familiarize yourself with their COVID policies.