Victoria for Couples
Collected by Max Power
The capital of British Columbia and one of Canada’s largest tourist hotspots, there is no shortage of activities to be had in Victoria. Its fast-paced downtown scene is perfect for those seeking a vibrant nightlife, amazing restaurants, and great shopping, while its more rural areas are home to some of Canada’s greatest nature trails and parks.
Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC, Canada
One of the best ways to embrace the elements in the wild weather of fall and winter on the West Coast is to wrap up and go storm watching—and the best place to do it in Victoria is along the Dallas Road waterfront trail. Take a stroll along the...
1715 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Z4, Canada
The perfect spot for a date or celebratory dinner (or any occasion, really), Brasserie L’Ecole is known for their exquisite service and perfectly prepared dishes. Locals rave about the French onion soup, mussels, and large, Belgian craft brew...
1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada
Canada isn't as renowned for castles as one might think (or at all, in fact), which makes a visit to Craigdarroch that much more intriguing. A prototypical "bonanza" castle, Craigdarroch was born out of the industrial wealth generated by railroad...
3475 Ripon Rd, Victoria, BC V8R 6H1, Canada
Go out on the beautiful Cordova Bay for some small boat sailing. We picked a calm day to learn the ropes inside the safety of the bay and went from zero nautical knowledge to tacking and running in four days. If you can't seem to find your sea...
Langford, BC, Canada
A short hike from Bear Mountain, Goldstream Provincial Park is a temperate rainforest. In warm months, take advantage of the waterfalls to cool off. But from October to December come to see the wild Chum, Coho and Chinook salmon spawning and to...
3 Library Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 1H9, Canada
A well mapped-out trail for bikers and hikers exists from the ferry north of Victoria all the way to the Pot Holes Provincial Park in Sooke, BC. The Galloping Goose Trail winds across all the area's landscapes: through the city streets to the...
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, Canada
Nearly a century ago, Jennie Butchart, wife of cement manufacturer Robert Butchart, transformed a depleted limestone quarry into these stunning, world-renowned show gardens. Allow ample time to enjoy the 22 hectares (55 acres) of floral displays,...
Mount Finlayson, Langford, BC V9B 0A4, Canada
You’ll need up to three hours to hike this popular ascent located less than half an hour from downtown Victoria. Starting from a canopy of Cedars and Douglas Firs, push hard to the lookout south of Bear Mountain. Not recommended for children, it’s...
944 Fort St, Victoria, BC V8V 3K2, Canada
For the freshest farm-to-table and boat-to-bistro dining experience, come to Cafe Brio. Specializing in French cuisine created from regional Canadian ingredients, their simple sauces and delicate preparation let the natural flavors come through in...
1375 Bear Mountain Parkway 21, Victoria, BC V9B 0C9, Canada
For a romantic evening in an intimate setting, visit The Cellar. Book a private wine tasting with one of the Sommeliers, or, if you're there with friends, arrange a dinner party for ten to twenty, in the high-end, yet cozy confines surrounded by...
6181B Old West Saanich Rd, Saanichton, BC V8M 1W8, Canada
This family-owned vineyard is offers not only a great taste of local Saanich Peninsula wines, but also sweeping views of the surrounding area. One of several wineries in the area, de Vine Vineyards is the fruit of John and Cathy Windsor's vision...
Ross Durrance Rd, Highlands, BC V9E 2A3, Canada
Gowlland Tod is a sprawling, beautiful park located in the British Columbia Highlands, close to Goldstream Provincial Park and Bear Mountain, with great stretches of the park overlooking the stunning Saanich Inlet. Hiking, trekking, walking,...
560 Johnson St, Victoria, BC V8W 3C6, Canada
Market Square, a flower-filled courtyard tucked into the middle of heritage brick-and-beam buildings, offers plentiful souvenir shopping as well as coffee, cocktails and opportunities to assemble a tasty impromptu picnic. Its small stage often...
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