HI-Victoria's Top Picks.
The BC Royal Museum
A 50,000 year anthropological history of the area. This is an excellent interactive museum and is consistantly ranked as one of the top 10 museums in the world! Also housed within the museum is an IMAX theatre running a variety of shows all day long. More information.
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World famous for its beauty and tasteful facilities, this is a great place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. More information
This historic building was built by the wealthy Dunsmuir Family and is adorned with beautiful stained glass, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian era furnishings. More information
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Nearby the region around Victoria are loads of exceptional parks and wilderness for walking and hiking. The Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and West Coast Trail are world renowned. Watch Salmon Spawning at Goldstream Park from October to December.
Beacon Hill Park
This park is a favourite among locals and is home to a petting zoo. From the park you can reach Dallas Road, which has a walking path along the coast, taking in a view of the Olympia Mountains. More information
In the summer:
Victoria really comes alive with outdoor movies, festivals, inner harbour tug ferries, whale watching. More information
Sidney by the Sea
A 35 minute drive or 45 minute bus ride from downtown will take you to the quaint town of Sidney (near Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal). Here you can stroll along the main street and waterfront or catch a boat over to Sidney Spit and enjoy its great beaches. More information
A must whilst in town. The front desk staff are happy to book your Whale Watching tours for you. Not only will you see whales, but porpoises, seals, sea birds, otters and other wildlife are also often spotted on the tours.
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