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Butchart Gardens (Central Saanich)
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$240* and up
Ranked #1 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family.... more » Owner description: These internationally acclaimed floral display gardens started over 100 years ago and remain privately owned by the family. Jennie Butchart wanted to make her husband's depleted limestone quarry look better and the result is the Sunken Garden. Other gardens include the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden and the Italian Garden. The gardens are meticulously maintained and provide a riot of colour for much of the year. During the summer, special lighting subtly illuminates the gardens, musical entertainment takes place on the Concert Lawn, and there are ten spectacular Saturday night Firework Shows. The Magic of Christmas season also has beautiful lighting and evening entertainment, and an outdoor skating rink. Spring offers hundreds of thousand flowering bulbs and Autumn is the time for dahlias, chrysanthemums and fall colours. The Gardens is open daily, year round. « less
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Inner Harbour (Victoria)
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$41* and up
Ranked #2 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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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Royal BC Museum (Victoria)
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$245* and up
Ranked #3 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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 #4 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Trails; Outdoors
Scenic running and hiking trail along the Pacific.
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Beacon Hill Park (Victoria)
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$27* and up
Ranked #5 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Neighborhoods; Parks; Outdoors
This park holds a tree planted by Winston Churchill in 1929.
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Ranked #6 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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Ranked #7 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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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Whiffen Spit (Sooke)
Ranked #9 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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Government House (Victoria)
Ranked #10 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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 #11 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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Ranked #12 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Hiking Trails; Outdoors
Owner description: West Coast Trail has the reputation of being on of the most excutiating treks in North America, rewarding you with stunning... more » Owner description: West Coast Trail has the reputation of being on of the most excutiating treks in North America, rewarding you with stunning backdrops in a cultural and historical landscape. West Coast Trail is a hiking trail that follows along the southwestern shoreline of Vancouver Island. It has infamous weather, where thousands of people come to storm watch. In fact, the weather and tides have been the demise of many catastrophic shipwrecks up until the late 1800's, making the area known as the "Graveyard of the Pacific". Beached survivors often met their makers once they made it to the jagged shoreline, provoking the government to rough-in a trail that is to this day isolated, physically challenging and potentially hazardous. West Coast Trail is not for the faint of heart, but welcomes those ready to take on the 75km challenge, explore the environment and learn a great deal about themselves, both mentally and physically. Can you conquer it?! « less
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$82* and up
Ranked #13 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Architectural Buildings; Castles; Mysterious Sites; Cultural
Stately castle once belonging to Joan Dunsmuir.
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Ranked #14 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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 #15 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: National Parks; Outdoors
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Victoria Pier (Victoria)
Ranked #16 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Lighthouses; Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Tours; Walking tours; Cultural
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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Fisherman's Wharf (Victoria)
Ranked #18 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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 #19 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
We are temporarily closed as we move to our new location. We look forward to welcoming you in 2015. Thanks for your support!
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Abkhazi Garden (Victoria)
Ranked #20 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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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$27* and up
Ranked #21 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Lighthouses; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesPeek through enormous gun barrels, venture into underground... more » Owner description: Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic SitesPeek through enormous gun barrels, venture into underground tunnels, and find huge hidden searchlights... Come explore Fort Rodd Hill, a 100-year-old coast artillery fort. Fisgard is the oldest lighthouse on the west coast. Step inside, play with its brand-new interactive games and hear the stories of its brave keepers. Special events are planned throughout the year. Only 15 minutes west of downtown Victoria. Free parking. « less
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Ranked #23 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Located at the Victoria International Airport, this museum focuses on preserving historic airplanes and artifacts.
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Alyard Farm (Sooke)
Ranked #24 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #25 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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Government Street (Victoria)
Ranked #27 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Busy street lined with some of Victoria's biggest tourist attractions.
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Ranked #28 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Miniature World (Victoria)
Ranked #29 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
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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Victoria Butterfly Gardens (Central Saanich)
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$139* and up
Ranked #30 of 106 attractions in Victoria Capital Regional District
Category: Gardens; Specialty Museums; Outdoors
Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada.... more » Owner description: Victoria Butterfly Gardens offers a rare opportunity to experience a true tropical jungle in the best part of Canada. Victoria Butterfly Gardens is home to exotic butterflies, tropical ducks, stunning flamingos, rare tropical birds, Chameleons, Geckos, Poison dart Frogs, Tree Frogs, Sulcata and Red Footed Tortoises and giant Koi swimming in the stream and pond.Located just 5 minutes from the famed Butchart Gardens, Victoria Butterfly Gardens is warm and aromatic. The Gardens’ feature over 200 species of orchids, other stunning blooms and thousands of tropical plants, including foods of the world and carnivorous plant displays. This carefully planned combination of trees, bushes, vines and creepers is a balanced jungle-like eco-system that flourishes without the use of herbicides and pesticides. Guided tours are offered daily at no extra charge. These tours will optimize your jungle experiences as you discover the hidden gems within the Gardens.With a chance to shop our uniquely themed gift shop and winner of the 2010 Eco Star award, this is an environmentally friendly adventure that you will remember forever. Open daily except for December 25th, December 26th and January 1st. « less
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