Victoria BC recreation - a guide
Our guide to Victoria BC recreation includes golf courses, whale-watching, kayaking, tours, hiking and eco-tourism on southern Vancouver Island.
The coastal location of Victoria, its hills and forests, parks and lakes naturally offer a wide range of recreational activities. We have lots of concierge information to browse through at our bed and breakfasts and offer this an an introductory guide.
Here on the Saanich Peninsula is just about all you are likely to want to do but for further exploration it is easy to drive west to the Sooke coastline or north to southern Vancouver Island from our central locations. We can suggest some lovely interesting drives taking you to area attractions.
We hope this provides useful information when planning your visit here. Click on the links below:
Driving tours - tours in the Victoria area, to the Gulf Islands, and on both the east and west coasts of southern Vancouver Island. Scenic air tours suggestions too.
Sidney-by-the-Sea - spend a morning or more in this charming seaside booktown at the north end of the Saanich Peninsula where you can drive to wineries, gardens, farms and coastal communities.
Marine recreation - Victoria marine tours include whale-watching, sailing, kayaking and fishing off southern Vancouver Island.
See this pages for other recreation, like year-round golf, horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking, sports and the pool and gym at Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre.
Parks, beaches, hiking - BC parks, provincial parks and Victoria beaches. Hikes can be easy or arduous - favourites are Gowlland Tod and East Sooke provincial parks.
Some of these are highlighted in our selection of Victoria BC videos.
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Further Victoria BC information
Four more pages may guide your plans:-
- There's information about attractions in Victoria including the Royal BC Museum and Craigdarroch Castle.
- You will want to sample BC cuisine. Our B&Bs have menus from a diversity of Victoria restaurants, not forgetting venues for high tea.
- The Butchart Gardens - no visit is complete without enjoying this premier Victoria BC attraction.
- Then there are Victoria places to visit, our photographic guide highlighting some suggestions.
Victoria BC recreation guide page.