Downtown Victoria is a walkable, family-friendly neighborhood with convenient options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Book your hotel now and use Downtown Victoria as your home base for exploring the sights in and around Victoria.
Sightseeing around Downtown Victoria
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the historic sites and other landmarks offer local lore. Miniature World, Open Space, and Victoria Police Historical Society Museum feature a variety of exhibits. Attractions like Victoria Royal Theatre, The McPherson Playhouse, and Chinatown highlight the local culture. Swing by Helmcken House, Government House, and Craigflower Schoolhouse to learn about local history. Christ Church Cathedral, Bastion Square, and St. Ann's Academy are some of the notable landmarks. Bring the family to Victoria Bug Zoo, Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre, and Victoria Fisherman's Wharf.
Many visitors like to do some shopping while in town, but there are a number of other activities. Pioneer Square, Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum, or Beacon Hill Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. For retail therapy, consider Bay Centre, Market Square, and Westside Village Shopping Centre, and seek out the perfect souvenir. Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Royal Athletic Park, and Black Ball Ferry Line are other spots for some local fun.
A few of the most popular sights in the area include University of Victoria, Fisgard Lighthouse, and Butchart Gardens. You can also head to Pacific Rim College, Royal BC Museum, and The Robert Bateman Centre.
Getting around Downtown Victoria
You can inquire about options for water travel at the port.
The Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) airport is 15.1 miles (24.4 km) from Downtown Victoria. Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) is the next closest airport, 16.8 miles (27.1 km) away.