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Royal BC Museum
Ranked #1 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: History Museums; Natural History Museums; Art 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 #2 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Bodies of Water
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 #3 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Travelers' Choice® 2013 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks; Neighborhoods
This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
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Ranked #4 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Trails
Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
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Ranked #5 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Movie Theaters
Owner description: With crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, the Victoria IMAX lets you feel like you're really there.... more » Owner description: With crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, the Victoria IMAX lets you feel like you're really there. Six stories high and 81 feet wide, the screen pulls you in! 4 million people locally and almost a billion people around the world have been spellbound by the force and beauty of The IMAX film Experience. Technically advanced and visually stunning, it is the most powerful and immersive movie experience in the world. « less
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Ranked #6 of 62 attractions in Victoria
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Ranked #7 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Government Buildings; Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites
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 #8 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Historic Sites; Architectural Buildings; Gardens; Government Buildings
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 #9 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Castles; Architectural Buildings; Mysterious Sites
Stately castle once belonging to Joan Dunsmuir.
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Ranked #10 of 62 attractions in Victoria
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 #11 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #12 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Owner description: See the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist. In this permanent exhibit of 160 pieces... more » Owner description: See the largest exhibit of original works by the world’s greatest wildlife artist. In this permanent exhibit of 160 pieces spanning seven decades of work, Robert Bateman invites us to explore our relationship with the environment and pay homage to the majesty 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 visit Thinking Like a Mountain, our shop of Canadian fine craft selected by Robert and Birgit Freybe Bateman. « less
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Ranked #13 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Tours; Walking tours
Owner description: Behind Victoria's old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, hangings, murder and... more » Owner description: Behind Victoria's old-world charm lie tales of eccentric characters, heroic deeds, intrigue, love, hangings, murder and GHOSTS!Ghostly Walks tours are scheduled year-round, they last 90 minutes and take place rain or shine. « less
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Ranked #14 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s legal... more » Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, the Maritime Museum of BC represents a rich and vast link to the province’s legal and nautical roots. Here, among a superb array of artifacts, you will find fascinating displays on Pirates, Heritage Vessels, Shipwrecks and Featured Exhibits. It is also home to three very singular sailboats − Dorothy, Trekka and Tilikum − each with their own incredible story of adventure and enchantment. « less
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Ranked #15 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Architectural Buildings

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 #16 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Gardens
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 #17 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 Bug Zoo™! « less
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Ranked #18 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Mysterious Sites; Cemeteries
A Victorian-style cemetery containing the earthly remains of Vancouver's most prominent families.
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Ranked #19 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Ranked #20 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Children's Museums; Specialty 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! 11 new exhibits coming May 2014! « less
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Ranked #21 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Ferries/ Boats

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 #22 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Lighthouses; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Ranked #23 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Ferries/ Boats

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: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #25 of 62 attractions in Victoria
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 #26 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Theaters; Mysterious Sites
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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Ranked #27 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #28 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Symphonies
Soothe your ears with some of the harmonious melodies played by this world-renowned symphony orchestra.
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Ranked #29 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 #30 of 62 attractions in Victoria
Category: Parks
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