Rockland is a welcoming neighborhood with many tasty options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. The gardens and parks showcase the area's natural beauty. Rockland's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Victoria area.
Sightseeing around Rockland
The area's storied past is told through its monuments and historic sites, while the museums provide some cultural flavor. Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria Police Historical Society Museum, and Miniature World feature captivating exhibits. At Belfry Theatre, Victoria Royal Theatre, and Royal BC Museum, you'll learn about local culture. Craigdarroch Castle, Christ Church Cathedral, and St. Ann's Academy are monuments worth a look. Swing by Government House, Helmcken House, and Chinatown to learn about local history. Bring the family to Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre, Victoria Bug Zoo, and Victoria Fisherman's Wharf.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Abkhazi Garden, Pioneer Square, or Beacon Hill Park are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Plan to do some shopping while in town? Consider Bay Centre, Market Square, and Westside Village Shopping Centre. Royal Athletic Park, Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, and Black Ball Ferry Line are other spots for some local fun.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as University of Victoria, Fisgard Lighthouse, and Butchart Gardens. You can also stop by Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum, The McPherson Playhouse, and Open Space.
Getting around Rockland
Learn about your options for water transportation at the port.
The Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.) airport is 15.7 miles (25.2 km) from Rockland. You can also fly in and out of Friday Harbor, WA (FRD), which is located 16 miles (25.7 km) away.