Victoria with Friends
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.
1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, BC V9B 6R3, Canada
Warm up on a cold day with a soak in the steaming-hot mineral pool overlooking the mountains at the Sante Spa or relax in the steam and sauna rooms. Book in for an authentic indigenous-inspired treatment, which begins with a "smudging" sage...
Sooke, BC, Canada
Hop on a boat to catch salmon in the waters just off Sooke. The rugged British Columbia coastline is not only great for fishing but also perfect for spotting other West Coast wildlife. A professional guide will lead you to the best spot on the...
Thetis Lake, View Royal, BC V9B, Canada
Thetis Lake Regional Park is a watery getaway just minutes from Bear Mountain. Comprised of multiple lakes, woodlands, and swamp, it has something for every nature enthusiast. The lakes are stocked with rainbow trout for anglers, and are also open...
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...
308 Catherine St, Victoria, BC V9A 3S8, Canada
Spinnakers has been quenching thirst since 1984 with their unique beverages. While they brew the expected craft beers on site, they also make their own sodas, ciders, and other creations. In addition the food and setting are worth sticking around...
Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
An afternoon meandering through the narrow stores of Chinatown feels like a trip back in time. This is the oldest Chinese district in Canada and it's full of historic nooks and crannies to explore. Formerly a derelict gambling district, it has...
911 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X5, Canada
Half way to the harbour we found Jade Mine, a specialty jade shop that primarily sells jade jewelry and pendents. The jade is mined in British Columbia and hand-carved for the store. This three-foot jade eagle might be a bit too elaborate to get...
2955 Phipps Rd #131, Victoria, BC V9B 0J9, Canada
The Noodle Box started life as a street cart in Victoria and now has eight restaurants on the island alone. The never-fail lunch spot has everything from gluten-free noodle to ghost chillis laced boxes and chilled glasses of mead.
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...
685 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 1A6, Canada
Victoria is known for it’s miles of paths and rideable roads. See the area by scooter or bicycle, or follow a guided tour, like the 4-hour Castles and Lakes and 5-hour Seaside Route to Butchart Gardens. Ride rentals are available at Cycle BC by...
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