Victoria BC Tourism

Victoria BC tourism is alive and well.

The city averages over 2,000 hours of sunshine a year which makes it ideal for outdoor activities.

Some of the fun things to do are: walking tours, whale watching, wildlife viewing tours, hiking, fishing, and boating.

Walking Tours
The city it beautiful with many fun sites within walking distance. Walking around the city can be as much fun as taking a guided tour (and a lot less expensive). You can see street vendors, Victoria and more.

Victoria BC Vendor

A Street Vendor

On a recent trip to Victoria on a Princess cruise we walked from the ship to a place called Fisherman’s Wharf and then into town. We probably walked about 2 miles or so. When we were ready to come back we took a taxi and it cost us less the $15 for 4 people!

Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC1

Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC

The Fisherman's Wharf

Whale Watching
For approximately 3 hours you will take a whale-watching tour to spot orcas, humpbacks, gray and minke whales. Commentary is provided b a friendly trained naturalist. He will teach about the behavior, habits and biology of these fascinating giants.

You may also see California sea lions, northern (stellar) sea lions, elephant seals, harbor seals and bald eagles.

Wildlife Viewing Tours
There are more than 1,100 wildlife species in British Columbia and there are many diverse ecosystems. You can talk to locals to find the best (and safest spots) to see the wildlife. You can also consider guided tours to see the wildlife.

Victoria Harbor Ferry Tour
See marine life, sailing and yachts, seaplanes and float home communities. There is also waterside dining, historical landmarks, and first Nations history. This 45 minute tour is great for families.

Victoria Museums
There are many great museums in Victoria. The is the Maritime Museum of British Columbia (displays more than 5,000 nautical artifacts), the Royal BC Museum (human & natural history of the province and more), and the Helmcken house (the oldest house in British Columbia built in 1852).

Royal British Museum Victoria BC

The Royal British Museum - Victoria BC Tourism

All of the museums are within walking distance of the city core.

There are other great sites such as the Fairmont Empress Hotel.

The Fairmont Empress majestically rises over Victoria's Inner Harbour. The hotel has turn of the century architecture and timeless beauty. It is a luxury Victoria resort that showcases the spirit and energy of Vancouver Island in grand style.

The Empress Victoria BC

The Empress Hotel in Victoria

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