An Insider’s Guide to Victoria

Victoria.  The capital city of British Columbia is a destination for tourists from around the province and around the world, with more than 3.5 million visitors arriving each year. With our reputation for beautiful scenery and genteel English charm, it’s easy to see why so many people come so far to have a relaxing holiday…

How to Get to Victoria

Located at the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, the city of Victoria is accessible by ferry and by air, as well as by highway. Just getting to Victoria can be a joy. Vancouver Island has a unique West Coast beauty that you can’t miss, whether you come to Victoria by air, by sea, or by…

The Best Food in Town

In the past few years, Victoria’s food culture has exploded.  With little bistros and brunch joints gaining critical acclaim, the city is packed full of amazing tastes. Coffee – Victoria has some of the best coffee culture north of Seattle. There are a dozen or more local companies roasting and serving their own beans, leading…

Where to Stay

Victoria has a vast array of beautiful downtown hotels, including a number of options right in the Inner Harbour and the downtown core. During the summer room rates average around $150 per night, though depending on what location and options you choose they can rise dramatically. The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival has negotiated great rates…

How to Get Around

Downtown Victoria is safe, clean, and easy to navigate.  If you’re coming to town for the first time, you’ll be happy to find that maps are plentiful, people are friendly, and the downtown area is full of cool things to see and do. While there is plenty of parking space downtown, most out-of-town weekend visitors…