Victoria is the capital of British Columbia in Canada. It sits on the most southerly tip of the Vancouver Island just off the Canadian Pacific coast. Victoria is a city with a population of just over 80,000. It is located about 62 miles from the largest city in British Columbia, Vancouver. By air travel or ferry, Victoria is about 62 miles away from Seattle and 25 miles from Port Angeles by ferry.
Victoria happens to be one of those cities that give visitors and locals alike the chance to experience some of the most breathtaking sceneries that very few of the world’s cities can offer. The following article outlines a few of the good things to do and hotels in Victoria that visitors to this city can enjoy.
1. Outdoor Activities
There is an assortment of outdoor activities one can explore in Victoria. These include whale watching at Prince of Whales or at Five Stare Whale Watching, kayaking, going on various types of adventures (Kelp Reef Adventures, Ocean River Adventures, etc), cycling tours, hiking, air tours and fishing charters.
Every good city must have a few good landmarks that speak volumes historically or otherwise. Victoria is no different in this regard. There are many, many sights and landmarks alike one can experience in the city. The Inner Harbour, Craigdarroch Castle, Empress Hotel, Christ Church Cathedral and Bastion square are just a few of them. The British Columbia Legislature Building is another. As for a couple of hotels in Victoria, the Hotel Pacific and the Magnolia Hotel and Spa rank well among visitors and locals.
Other sites and sights of Victoria include art galleries such as the Robert Bateman Centre, or malls like the Mayfair Shopping Centre. There is also a number of parks like the Francis King Regional Park, Bacon Hill Park, Thunderbird Park (which is an excellent place to visit), et al. The Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Miniature World and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria are just a few of the places with “certificates of excellence”. These are places one simply must make a concerted effort to visit when in Victoria.
These are by far not the only things to do in this wonderful city. They are not even half the amazing things one can do here. These are a few of the landmarks, activities and hotels in Victoria that one can experience to the fullest.