The Perfect Day in Victoria
Collected by Nancy Besharah
537 Herald St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S5, Canada
Union Pacific Coffee is a great choice for a caffeine fix and a sweet treat in downtown Victoria. Located near Chinatown, the vibrant setting, friendly service and delicious espresso will revive even the most weary shopper or sightseer.
1624 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z3, Canada
Silk Road Tea was established in 1992 by accomplished tea expert Daniela Cubelic. She creates some of the world's finest organic teas as well as skin-care products made of plant-based essential oils and biodegradable ingredients. With a tearoom...
575 Yates St, Victoria, BC V8W 2Z6, Canada
Bastion Square is located at the original site of Fort Victoria where the Hudson’s Bay Company ran a busy trading post. Today, the square is still lively with restaurants, pubs and cafés, as well as boutiques and pop-up shops operated by local...
50 Bastion Square, Victoria, BC V8W 1J2, Canada
Rebar has been providing delicious and nutritious food and fresh juices to Victorians and visitors since 1988. The predominantly vegetarian menu is so popular, that Rebar published an award-winning cookbook in 2001. A few of my favourite lunch...
1108 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, Canada
Like the rest of Victoria, Munro's is one of a kind. Founded by Jim and Alice Munro (the famous author), it is one of the few independent bookstores left in the city. Relocated to the neo-classical Royal Bank of Canada building, the generous staff...
189 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1, Canada
Victoria Harbour Ferries provide passenger service throughout Victoria's Inner Harbour and neighbouring waterways. During the summer months a guided harbour tour is available featuring picturesque local marinas, floathome villages, Fisherman’s...
728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 3Z5, Canada
Victoria's inner harbour is stunning. Vessels moor next to a two-tired waterfront walkway under the watchful eye of the majestic Fairmont Empress. During summer months, buskers provide entertainment, kiosks display local wares and people watching...
100 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V, Canada
Just behind the Legislative Building and the Royal Canadian Museum is Beacon Hill Park. It's a 200-acre park that's on the shore of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. It was named after two navigational beacons that stood on the highest point in the...
721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
Every book will tell you to have high tea at the Empress in Victoria, and you should. They welcomed our three-generation group, including 2 kids under 6, and had hot chocolate for those who didn't want tea. They also had a full gluten-free option,...
6715 Eustace Rd, Sooke, BC V9Z 0H1, Canada
If you visit Sooke or pass through town on your way up the coast, the Stick in the Mud Coffee House is a great place to refuel. Delicious espresso drinks, fresh baked goods, and an on-site roastery make 'the stick' an easy choice in Sooke.
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