Victoria

Victoria, photo by Voyager
Victoria (photo by Voyager)
 

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, located near the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, including its two most famous landmarks — the British Columbia Parliament Buildings and the Empress hotel.

Its beautiful Butchart Gardens are also well known, and it hosts the second oldest Chinatown in North America (after San Francisco’s).

Victoria is popular with boaters for its scenic harbor and beautiful and rugged shorelines and beaches. Tours of the harbor are widely available.

Victoria is easily reached by ferry service from Vancouver and surrounding islands, and also has an international airport.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
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Eleventh Heaven at the Falls

Eleventh Heaven at the Falls offers accommodation in Victoria, 200 metres from Fairmont Empress Hotel. Eleventh Heaven at the Falls features views of the city and is 1.2 km from Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Average score from 23 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$108

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Alexandria

Located 500 metres from Victoria Harbour Ferry in Victoria, this apartment features a terrace with sea views. Guests benefit from patio. The kitchen features a dishwasher. Towels and bed linen are featured in this self-catering accommodation. Average score from 896 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$104

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The Jazz

Located 500 metres from Victoria Harbour Ferry in Victoria, this apartment features free WiFi. The property boasts views of the city and is 700 metres from Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher and an oven. Average score from 482 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$100

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Comfort at the Falls

Located 100 metres from Fairmont Empress Hotel, Comfort at the Falls offers accommodation in Victoria. The property features views of the city and is 1.2 km from Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. Free WiFi is provided . Average score from 12 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$145

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Garden City Oasis Duplex in Rockland

Located in Oak Bay, this holiday home features free WiFi. The property features views of the garden and is 2.6 km from Victoria. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 0.0/10.

$193

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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast

Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast

This Victoria, British Columbia offers uniquely decorated rooms with a wood burning fireplace and small fridge. Free Wi-Fi is available. The Royal British Columbia Museum is 500 metres away. Average score from 152 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$103 - $182

 
$1039.3
Beaconsfield Bed and Breakfast - Victoria

Beaconsfield Bed and Breakfast - Victoria

Built in 1905, this historic adult-only B&B enjoys a garden setting just 5 minutes’ drive from Victoria ferry terminal. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all areas. A flat-screen cable TV is included in each room. Average score from 331 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$89 - $111

 
$899.2
Oak Bay Guest House Bed And Breakfast

Oak Bay Guest House Bed And Breakfast

Offering a daily 3-course breakfast, this Victoria bed and breakfast provides free WiFi in rooms. A spacious terrace provides guest relaxation. BC Ferries Swartz Bay (Victoria) Terminal is 36 km away. Average score from 163 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$89

 
$899.1
Fisher House Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Fisher House Victoria Bed and Breakfast

Located in Victoria, this 1912 heritage home provides free Wi-Fi. A guest terrace is featured. Victoria city centre is 4 minutes' drive away. Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV and an ipod docking station. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$96

 
$969.1
Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Victoria B&B & Vacation Rental

Birds of a Feather Ocean Lagoon Victoria B&B & Vacation Rental

Birds of a Feather Victoria Oceanfront B&B is located in Victoria, adjacent to Hatley Park and various hiking trails. It features a view of the Olympic Mountains and free Wi-Fi access. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$96

 
$969.0
Hotel Rialto

Hotel Rialto

This Victoria hotel offers a restaurant-lounge and a café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary cheese plate, and a daily pastry and beverage. Free Wi-Fi is included. Inner Harbour Centre is 850 m away. Average score from 876 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$100 - $141

 
$1009.0
Helm's Inn

Helm's Inn

Outside of Beacon Hill Park, this all-suite hotel in Victoria city centre offers spacious accommodations with free WiFi. Dallas Road is 15 minutes' walk away. Average score from 49 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$66 - $115

 
$668.9
The Embassy Inn

The Embassy Inn

Located within Victoria's Inner Harbour, this hotel is 190 m from the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. WiFi is provided in all areas. Free underground and surface parking are available. Average score from 731 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$98 - $257

 
$988.9
The Craigmyle

The Craigmyle

Located just 3 minutes’ walk from Craigdarroch Castle, this Victoria heritage property offers a daily breakfast buffet. Free laundry facilities are located on-site, and free WiFi is available in all rooms and common areas. Average score from 689 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$66

 
$668.8
The Gatsby Mansion

The Gatsby Mansion

Built in 1897, this historic Victoria mansion provides free WiFi in all rooms. The Pendray restaurant features traditional afternoon tea service Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00. Victoria’s Inner Habour is just 300 m away. Average score from 157 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$86 - $170

 
$868.8
Haterleigh Heritage Inn

Haterleigh Heritage Inn

Located in Victoria, this 1901 Victorian-style mansion features a guest terrace and shared lounge. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all uniquely decorated guest rooms. The Inner Harbour Pathway is just 15 minutes’ walk away. Average score from 167 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$96

 
$968.7
Marketa's Bed and Breakfast

Marketa's Bed and Breakfast

Showcasing Edwardian décor, this B&B in Victoria city centre is just 10 minutes’ walk from Royal British Columbia Museum. Rooms feature a fireplace and barbecue facilities are located on site. Average score from 287 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$78 - $115

 
$788.6
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Plaza Hotel

BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Plaza Hotel

Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, BEST WESTERN PLUS Carlton Plaza Hotel is located in Victoria. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Cedar Hill Golf Course is 5 km away. Average score from 329 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$90 - $201

 
$908.6
Ocean Island Suites

Ocean Island Suites

This Victoria guest accommodation is situated in an historic home originally built in 1907. It offers quiet, individually decorated suites with fully equipped kitchens and free Wi-Fi. Victoria Harbour Water Aerodrome is 3 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 33 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$92

 
$928.6
Across the Harbour Bed & Breakfast

Across the Harbour Bed & Breakfast

Victoria city centre and Golf Vancouver Island are less than 10 minutes’ drive from this luxury bed and breakfast. Overlooking the harbour, this property offers a daily breakfast and stylish rooms with free WiFi. Average score from 93 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$97 - $86

 
$978.6
James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

James Bay Inn Hotel, Suites & Cottage

Just 1 km from the Pacific Ocean, this Victoria heritage hotel boasts an on-site restaurant and a pub. Free Wi-Fi and a cable TV are featured in every guest room. Free parking is available. Average score from 692 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$74 - $101

 
$748.5
Accent Inns Victoria

Accent Inns Victoria

Located 8 minutes’ walk from Mayfair Shopping Centre, this Victoria hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast. A coffee machine and a fridge feature in all rooms. Average score from 440 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$74 - $103

 
$748.3

Highlights:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
The historic heart of downtown includes the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, The Empress Hotel, Victoria Police Department Station Museum, and the gothic Christ Church Cathedral.

It also includes the Royal British Columbia Museum/IMAX National Geographic Theatre, with large exhibits on local Aboriginal peoples, natural history, and modern history, along with travelling international exhibits.
Combination
Boat Tours
Small harbor ferries (about six passengers) provide transport around and a view of the Selkirk Waterway and Inner Harbour.
Also of Interest:
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Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Natural
Hiking and Trekking
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