Open March 1, 2002, from 1PM to 5 PM,
Wednesday to Sunday until the end of
September. This wonderful garden should not
be missed on a visit to Victoria.
Art Gallery of Greater
A historic mansion is the home of one of
Canada's leading art galleries. The
gallery boasts a permanent collection of
10,000 works including Canada's finest
collection of Japanese art and an impressive
range of contemporary art. This is a must
see for the Art lovers.
An excellent historical perspective of the
logging and forestry industry in BC with lots to
see and do. Located in Duncan, just north of
Beacon Hill Petting Zoo -
The farm consists of a petting zoo, unique animal
displays such as horses, pigs, peacocks, llamas,
sheep, goats and more. This is a must see for all
Great local theatre productions throughout the
The world famous Butchart Gardens offer
phenomenal garden displays, from the picturesque
sunken gardens to the exotic Japanese gardens.
Beautiful flowers, night illumination, fireworks,
seeds and gifts, wonderful restaurants and the
best visitor services in the region. Don't
A vacation in Victoria
isn't complete without a stop at Victoria
Butterfly Gardens. Stroll amid hundreds of
free-flying butterflies and visit with the
friendliest birds anywhere; all in an enchanting
indoor tropical garden of 12,000 square feet,
designed specifically for housing and breeding
tropical species of butterflies and moths. See
over 30 species of butterflies; truly a
photographer's paradise and a wonderful place
to learn. Bus & RV parking. Visit our web
site and get a l0% discount coupon.
This magnificent gothic structure was built in
1929 with towers rising 122 feet above the street
level. Visitors are welcome to take Self-Guided
Tours of the Cathedral between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30
p.m. weekdays and 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 PM on
Sundays. Visitors are welcome to all of the
services held in the Cathedral.
Visit Victoria's Legendary Landmark. This
castle was built in 1889 built by one of the
wealthiest and most influential men in British
Columbia. The castle is lavish and restored to
it's original charm. A must see for site
Hidden Dragon delights and inspires on journeys
of discovery with wonderful Soft Adventures in
Victoria's Chinatown. Hidden Dragon Walking
Adventures of Old Chinatown explores our East
meets West portal. One experiences the sights,
culture, smells, sounds and history of our living
museum. As the only tour operator based in Old
Chinatown, Hidden Dragon has insight into local
secrets and mysteries like no other. The Hidden
Dragon Dinner Showcase is a celebration of
Chinese culture through the arts, fine dining and
magic. Our world class talent add flavors of the
orient to Victoria.
Discover the Past
Guided tours of historic sites around Victoria.
Famous for graveyard tours that tell the history
With an architecture described as both "San
Francisco" and "English
Gingerbread", all agree that Emily Carr
House is on the must see list of Victoria's
attractions. Centrally located only four blocks
from the Inner Harbour and the Provincial
Legislature, the house offers its visitors a
chance to gain an insight into Canada's first
- and best known - independent artist and writer.
University of Victoria
Finnerty Gardens contain a major collection of
rhododendrons, as well as many other varieties of
plants. The months of April and May are the peak
blooming season and the best time to visit. The
gardens are open to the public every day during
daylight hours. Allow at least one hour to tour
the gardens. No admission!
Fort Rodd Hill-Fisgard
National Historic Site - is a coast artillery
fort built in the late 1890s to defend Victoria
and the Esquimalt Naval Base. The Fort includes
three gun batteries, underground magazines,
command posts, guardhouses, barracks and
searchlight emplacements. There are numerous
interpretive signs and audiovisual stations, as
well as period furnished rooms and friendly,
knowledgeable staff. Visitors can explore gun
batteries and underground magazines built a
century ago, as well as searchlight emplacements,
command posts, and much more.
Galloping Goose Regional
A favorite among the locals of southern Vancouver
Island. The trail winds through Victoria,
Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, and Sooke. It
passes through all types of beautiful and famous
BC landscapes: pristine coniferous forests,
streams, rivers, lakes, meadows and highlands.
You can walk, jog, bike or even ride a horse
along as you explore some of the most gorgeous
terrain Vancouver Island has to offer..
The Governor Generals
residence on Rockland has great gardens to stroll
Our newest, state of
the art casino features hundreds of slot machines
and all of your favourite table games! Plus, play
the Race to Win and you could win a hot new car!
The decor and first rate service combine to
create the perfect ambiance for both the seasoned
players and beginners. For great dining, enjoy
the popular Weinlager and Amici Caffe, our
fabulous onsite, full service, licensed
restaurant. And be sure to check our Casino News
section to see what's around the corner! This
beautiful facility is only a quick 25 minutes
from downtown Victoria or, if you need a ride, we
have a FREE Shuttle Service.
Welcome Aboard the Victoria Harbour
We operate a fleet of eleven, 12 passenger
ferries which travel around beautiful Victoria,
The Italian Gardens, the Japanese Gardens and the
Rose Gardens at Hatley Park, located on the
grounds of Royal Roads University are open to the
general public. Weddings are celebrated
continuously here in the summer months. There are
also approximately 600+ acres of old-growth
forest with hiking and biking trails. Hatley Park
is also home to Hatley Castle. Admission is by
Glendale Gardens and
Browse and enjoy the perennial displays (all
labelled), asiatic and oriental lily collection,
the rose garden, walk lovely forest paths and
rest on shaded benches open all year, dawn to
dusk. Plant lovers should not miss this one.
Imax Theatre & the Royal
British Columbia Museum
Excellent films on a massive IMAX Screen, ten
times the size of most theatre screens. Fantastic
camera work in all films.
The Marine Ecology Centre offers group programs
for people of all ages, covering a range of
interests. You can also enjoy the Centre at your
own pace during our public walk-in hours.
Maritime Museum of British
The History of British Columbia on the
water. Superb displays.
With over 35 independently owned and operated
shops, restaurants, and a nightclub to serve you,
Market Square is sure to be on your "must
see" list when visiting The Garden City.
Whether you're looking for Canadian arts and
crafts or treasures from around the world,
chances are, you'll find it at Market Square.
Located in the heart of Old Town, Market
Square's courtyard is home to concerts,
festivals, and events throughout the year.
Mineral World &
& Scratch Patch is a family attraction on the
waterfront at Port Sidney - a 20 minutes drive
north of Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula. We
are five minutes from the Swartz Bay Ferry to
Vancouver and the Washington State Ferry to
Anacortes (USA). The Scratch Patch is an outdoor
adventure land of gemstones and gold panning,
guaranteed to appeal to the child in everyone.
Mineral World is a large educational gift store
featuring gems, jewelry, stone art, fossils,
crystals, science & nature toys and gifts and
museum displays. Our attraction is near
restaurants, whale watching tours, passenger
ferries to sandy beaches and other museums, put
us on your list - you will be thrilled you did.
Descend into a world where you’ll come face
to face with the excitement, the wonder, the
magic and mystery of the underwater world.
Beneath the surface of the Inner Harbour and see
the largest collection of local marine life to be
found anywhere! The Sea gives up it’s
secrets our unique underwater theatre, watch the
Live Dive Show, meet the diver and visit the
touch & feel tank.
Home of one of the best Rhodo display gardens in
Gold Rush Magnate and Commissioner Peter
O'Reilly acquired Point Ellice House in 1867,
and many among Victoria's social elite
gathered there. The flowers in the luxuriant
heritage gardens surrounding this rambling
Italian home accurately reflect the family's
own notes about their Victorian favourites. This
property is like a verdant jewel amid the
industries and businesses along the Victoria
Quw'utsun' Cultural and
The Centre offers all guests an authentic First
Nations Experience - Interpretive Tours,
Traditional Art Work and Native Food. The
Quw'utsun' Cultural and Conference Centre
is located in the Cowichan Valley, 45 minutes
from both Nanaimo and Victoria in the southeast
corner of Vancouver Island.
Royal British Columbia Museum
& IMAX Theatre
This fine museum display local heritage from
prehistoric times to the present. It boast a
proud history of BC past a present. One of the
finest Museums around and it includes an IMAX
Theatre which should not be missed.
Royal London Wax
World History in wax. Great displays.
Overlooking the sea at the foot of Beacon Avenue,
the museum exhibit models, skeleton and murals
exhibit the remarkable story of whales.
Historical photographs and artifact portray the
early lives of Sidney residents, the Coast Salish
nation, and European and Oriental peoples.
For thousands of years, nature has shaped the
people who have lived in the temperate
rainforests of Vancouver Island. The Sooke Region
Museum is dedicated to explain how this
fascinating process has evolved and to share it
with all who visit our unique facility.
Tally Ho Siteseeing
Victoria's original and oldest sightseeing
company offering a unique experience, without
which no visit to Victoria is complete.
Vancouver Island Brewing
Vancouver Island Brewery began in Victoria in
1984, when a group of "Islanders"
responded to the fleeing of all national and
independent breweries on the island. Vancouver
Island Brewery began brewing handcrafted lagers
and ales with fresh, distinctive flavors for the
West Coast palate.
Public Tours, Guided Tours and Private Tours are
available. Call the company.