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Ranked #1 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Bodies of Water; Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants... more » Owner description: This scenic patch of waterfront is the location of Victoria's many tourist attractions, recreational activities, restaurants and shopping. For a special treat, have afternoon tea at the grand Empress Hotel or board a ferry for a harbor tour. « less
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Ranked #2 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: ; Art Museums; History Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural... more » Owner description: Step inside and experience British Columbia. Since 1886 the Royal BC Museum has preserved and shared the human and natural histories of this province. Discover the famous First Peoples, Natural History and Modern History Galleries – a feast of sights, smells and sounds of British Columbia. The Royal BC Museum is also home to a cultural precinct including the BC Archives, Helmcken House, St. Ann's Schoolhouse, the Netherlands Centennial Carillon, Thunderbird Park and Mungo Martin House/Wawadit’la. « less
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Ranked #3 of 62 attractions in Victoria
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Category: Neighborhoods; Parks
This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
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Ranked #4 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors... more » Owner description: Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public year-round. Visitors are welcome to join one of the regularly scheduled guided tours, stroll through the buildings on their own self-guided tour, or even have a bite to eat in the Legislative Dining Room.Free guided tours are available Monday through Friday throughout the year, and seven days a week during the summer. « less
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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Gardens
Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the... more » Owner description: Government House is owned by the Crown in Right of British Columbia, and is the residence of the Lieutenant Governor of the province. « less
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Ranked #6 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Museums
Owner description: See the definitive collection of original artwork by one of Canada's greatest artists and naturalists. In this exhibit of... more » Owner description: See the definitive collection of original artwork by one of Canada's greatest artists and naturalists. In this exhibit of over 100 pieces spanning seven decades of work and multiple continents, Robert Bateman invites us to explore the magic of Nature. Travel through our eight galleries with Bateman's personal multi-media commentary on a smartphone or tablet, and hear stories from his life and about the creatures he has so closely observed and reflected. Create your own forest of bird songs, curate a digital Bateman exhibit, and our shop of Canadian fine craft selected by Robert and Birgit Freybe Bateman. « less
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Ranked #8 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks
Stately castle once belonging to Joan Dunsmuir.
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Ranked #9 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Other
Owner description: Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This... more » Owner description: Just around the corner from Victoria's Inner Harbour, Fisherman's Wharf is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. This unique marine destination offers food kiosks, unique shops and eco-tour adventures in the heart of the working harbour. Wander down the docks with your lunch, buy seafood fresh off the boat, see moored pleasure vessels and float homes, and watch as fishing vessels unload their wares. « less
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Ranked #10 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Created by the Russian Prince and Princess Abkhazi, this lovely garden spans just over an acre and features native Garry... more » Owner description: Created by the Russian Prince and Princess Abkhazi, this lovely garden spans just over an acre and features native Garry oaks, Japanese Maples and splendid rhododendrons. « less
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Ranked #12 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Lighthouses; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Ranked #15 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Children's Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the famous Empress Hotel. Over 85 miniaturized dioramas.... more » Owner description: Unique Tourist Attraction in Victoria, British Columbia. Located in the famous Empress Hotel. Over 85 miniaturized dioramas. Further adventures, tiny treasures and little pleasures await all who continue into FrontierLand, FantasyLand, the Fields of Glory, the World of Dickens and Olde London Towne of 1670. Special effects in lighting, sound and animation are added to create this miniaturized extravaganza that continues to thrill and delight the young and young at heart! Our latest and greatest creation, "King Arthur's Camelot" is now open, adding 11 new exhibits to our existing collection. « less
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Ranked #16 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Minutes from downtown Victoria BC, people have taken to the trees to test their courage and unleash their wild.Nestled in... more » Owner description: Minutes from downtown Victoria BC, people have taken to the trees to test their courage and unleash their wild.Nestled in spectacular natural settings, WildPlay West Shore's Monkido games entertain and challenge kids, teens, and adults who love to climb, scramble, and zip into outdoor adventures.Playing on the ever-popular Monkido aerial obstacle course ignites primal screams of laughter. Guests bring out the monkey at heart while push their limits by traversing progressively higher and more challenging zip lines and suspended games. Based on the concept of ""monkey see, monkey do"", guests move at their own pace to conquer tightropes, missing plank bridges, swinging logs; soar on ziplines; climb on cargo nets, ascend tree ladders, and more - six to 60 feet (2-18m) above ground!Every tree-top adventure begins with a navigation session that readies you to tackle obstacles and suspended “surprises”. With three courses to choose from (Kids, Buddy and Classic), Monkido is a suitable activity for people of all generations to enjoy a personal or group adventure that will boost self-confidence - and a healthy outdoor lifestyle.Access requirements apply. « less
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Ranked #17 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent... more » Owner description: Welcome to the amazing world of insects and spiders. A visit to this must-see miniature zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and experience multi-legged creatures from around the world in a safe, fun and friendly atmosphere. Get up close and personal with LIVE giant walkingsticks, alien-eyed praying mantids, hairy tarantulas and glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to name a few. Discover over 50 fascinating species including Canada's largest ant farm. The knowledgeable "bug guides" will reveal the exotic secrets of this hidden kingdom and provide a safe animal handling experience for the more adventurous. Imagine holding a tickling 400 leg millipede that stretches the length of your forearm! Bring your camera. It's an unforgettable, hands-on adventure. While in Victoria be sure to crawl, fly or wriggle your way to the Victoria Bug Zoo! « less
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Ranked #19 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks

Point Ellice House is under new management, and has not been run by the Capital Mental Health Association for many years. As a result, the service and experience has greatly... more »

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Ranked #20 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Cemeteries; Mysterious Sites; Landmarks
A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's most prominent families.
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Ranked #21 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Mysterious Sites; Theaters
Owner description: The 1,434-seat Royal Theatre, opened in 1913 as the Victoria Opera House, is a heritage jewel. It is the home of the Victoria... more » Owner description: The 1,434-seat Royal Theatre, opened in 1913 as the Victoria Opera House, is a heritage jewel. It is the home of the Victoria Symphony, Pacific Opera Victoria, as well as a diverse selection of locally produced entertainment. The Royal is also known as Victoria's "home of the stars", offering a showcase for performances from some of the world's greatest entertainers in theatre and dance to classical music and rock 'n' roll. « less
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Ranked #22 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and... more » Owner description: The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and scholarship, we will engage and inspire diverse audiences through exhibition, interpretation and stewardship of the collection. « less
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Ranked #23 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation

BC Ferries is the primary company providing vehicle and passenger ferry service within British Columbia.  The TripAdvisor page entitled Inside Victoria : Arriving & Departing... more »

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Ranked #24 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Ferries/ Boats; Transportation

Black Ball Ferry Line operates the MV Coho passenger & vehicle ferry linking Victoria, BC with Port Angeles Washington. Enjoy a scenic 90 minute crossing and avoid long border... more »

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Ranked #25 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk... more » Owner description: What was once the site of the historical Fort Victoria is now a lively gathering place filled with galleries and sidewalk restaurants. « less
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Ranked #26 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
House belonging to famous Canadian painter Emily Carr.
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Ranked #27 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #28 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #29 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Seaside street lined with shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
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Ranked #30 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Mysterious Sites; Theaters
Owner description: Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of Victoria's community arts scene. Built as part of the... more » Owner description: Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of Victoria's community arts scene. Built as part of the Pantages Theatre chain, this historic theatre is host to local companies including Kaleidoscope Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Blue Bridge Repertory Summer Theatre in addition to presenting many professional theatre and concert performances year round. The McPherson lobby is home to The Gallery at the MAC, a showcase for local and regional visual art. « less
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