Victoria Tourism

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! 

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.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Victoria

  • Save 10% Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
    Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists21 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    British Columbia is famous for its abundance of whales, and on this 3-hour educational Canadian cruise, you'll get a chance t...

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  • Save 9% Victoria Whale-Watching Tour by Zodiac
    Victoria Whale-Watching Tour by Zodiac12 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs

    Take the typical whale-watching cruise up a notch with a ride on a Zodiac, an inflatable boat that moves fast across the wate...

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  • Save 7% Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle
    Victoria City Sightseeing Tour with Craigdarroch Castle99 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins

    See the very best of Victoria on a comprehensive city tour that includes a visit to Craigdarroch Castle. During your sightsee...

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  • Save 4% Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
    Victoria Guided Food and History Tour40 Reviews

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    This 2-hour tour begins at the Victoria Public Market and includes stops at The Harmonious Gates of Interest, Fan Tan Alley, ...

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

    • Air Pollution 9.55 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.77 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 34.9 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15.31 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.63 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 20.21 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.73 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Victoria for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Victoria.

    • Burglary and Theft 28.48 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.67 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.1 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 21.1 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.41 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 20.25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 64.56 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.51 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 59.49 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 33.23 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.58 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.52 (Moderate)
  • Quality of Life Index of Victoria is 192.71 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 67.75 (High)
    • Climate Index 92.52 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 16.43 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.65 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.3 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.96 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.95 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 100.41 (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.

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.8 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.39 USD

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