Victoria Tourism, Canada

Visit Victoria - Best of Victoria

Victoria is the capital of the Canadian province of British Colombia. It is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and often nicknamed the Garden City owing to the beautiful green spaces in the city and particularly the famous Butchart Gardens. It is often send to be as pretty as a postcard and people from the world over travel to Victoria for a holiday. Victoria tourism experiences are a perfect blend of old world charm and a modern vibe. This seaside city has numerous gardens, waterfront pathways, beautifully restored architecture, chic bohemian bars, world-class restaurants, whale watching tours, yacht clubs and a host of other fun activities to make your trip to Victoria memorable.  Vitoria is rated one of the top island destinations in the Continental US and Canada and is worth visiting all year round. The climate here is the said to be the mildest it in Canada making it a popular holiday spot for those wanting to escape the chilly winters.  Plan a trip to Victoria for your next vacation as the city has so much to offer everyone. For the adventure fiends, your Victoria itinerary planner must include the fun outdoor activities here like golfing, hiking, biking, fishing and sailing. As for those who prefer something less adventurous, Victoria itineraries also make up a plethora of museums, fragrant gardens, heritage buildings, tearooms, antique shops, art galleries, shopping and authentic food! 

Victoria Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Victoria tips for your visit

  • It is mandatory for drivers and passengers in Victoria to use seatbelts when travelling by car.
  • Tourists are permitted to drive in Victoria for up to six months if they hold a valid driver's license from another province, state or country.
  • All cyclists must wear helmets or face fines.
  • The minimum drinking age is 19 years.
  • At bars and restaurants, the norm for tipping is approximately 15-20 % of your bill before taxes.

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Facts and Stats for Victoria*

  • Pollution Statistics in Victoria

    Know the pollution level of Victoria before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.47 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.76 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.64 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.19 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.11 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 8.11 (Very Low)
  • Victoria: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Victoria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Victoria.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.03 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 22.73 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.09 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 44.32 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 19.7 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 65.15 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 92.05 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 36.74 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.23 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.35 (Moderate)
  • Living in Victoria - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Victoria is 195.05 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.51 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.52 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.8 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.7 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 68.2 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 66.98 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.35 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 110.96 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Victoria

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Victoria

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.24 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.75 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.26 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 81.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.89 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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