Victoria BC attractions - a tourism Victoria itinerary guide

Victoria BC attractions are many and varied so this itinerary guide should be a handy list. See relevant pages on our website for further information.

We recommend you plan to stay for several days to fully enjoy and relax in the Victoria BC area simply because there is so much to see and do - we have compiled itinerary suggestions for your visit - do look at these which are presented in an easy-to-view visual format. You might like to consider these driving tours of Victoria and southern Vancouver Island.

See Victoria attractions images on Flickr or a selection of Victoria videos.

The following lists are an summary of what you can select from:

Downtown Victoria and surrounding areas

Inner Harbour
Royal BC Museum
Shopping - streets off Government Street
Parliament Buildings
Downtown horse drawn carriage tours
Harbour Ferryboats
Royal London Wax Museum
Undersea Gardens
Market Square
Antique Row
Empress Hotel
Craigdarroch Castle
Government House Gardens
Art Gallery
Beacon Hill Park
Fisherman's Wharf
Point Ellice House
Sight-seeing tours
Victoria walking tours

The Saanich Peninsula and Sidney

Butchart Gardens
Butterfly Gardens
Elk / Beaver Lake Provincial Park
Durrance Lake
Mount Douglas Park
Matticks farm
Saanich Peninsula fruit stands

Dominion Astrophysical Observatory / The Centre of the Universe
Glendale Gardens
Saanich Commonwealth Place
Shopping in Sidney
Sidney Spit via ferry
Golf courses

Touring the East coast of Vancouver Island

Salt Spring Island via ferry
Goldstream Provincial Park
Malahat Drive
Whippletree Junction
Cowichan Bay
or travel by the E & N Railway
Merrydale Cider Works
BC Forest Museum
Vancouver Island coastal communities

Touring Vancouver Island's West coast

Fort Rodd Hill
Fisgard Lighthouse
Esquimalt Lagoon
Hatley Castle and Park
Adrena Zip-Line 
Juan de Fuca Marine Trail
Sooke Potholes
East Sooke Park trails
Whiffen Spit
Vancouver Island beaches
West Coast trail

For children of all ages

Royal London Wax Museum
Miniature World
Undersea Gardens
Victoria Bug Zoo
Maritime Museum
IMAX Theatre
Royal BC Museum
Butterfly Gardens
Thetis Lake Waterslides
Trail rides
Horse carriage tours
Beacon Hill Children's farm
Butchart Gardens
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory
Saanich Commonwealth Place
Mineral World
Fort Rodd Hill
Fisgard Lighthouse
Goldstream Park
BC Forest Museum

Outdoor activities and recreation

Whale watching
Golf (15 courses)

Scuba diving
Horseback trails
Plane or helicopter tour

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