Skip to content

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Burger Joint
$$
“Address: 102-716 Goldstream Avenue Distance: 4.7 Burgers Extra information: after 9pm burgers are half off with the purchase of a drink. Great deal! ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Located on Highway 101 just west of the Dungeness River bridge. Organic fruits and vegetables, Othello raised hormone and anti-biotic free beef. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Looking to do some hiking with amazing views? Mount Finlayson can be challenging so be prepared BUT the views are stunning.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“I am biased, because I work here! Enjoy the complimentary tickets in your welcome package to see some of Canada's greatest artists. Exhibits range from modern conceptual, to historic, from sculpture and ceramics to video. Something for everyone to enjoy!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Establishment
“If the 55” big screen tv and Netflix doesn’t do it for you then maybe the Ultra AVX or 3D will! Only a 10 minute drive!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Pub
$$
“Victoria's newest premier landmark pub, located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Love this place but best to go early afternoon as there are long line ups in the morning, for a reason. Best homemade jams ever”
  • 59 locals recommend
Irish Pub
$$
“'Winner of Best Irish Pub in North America, we embrace the Irish culture with food for the body, drink for the spirit, and music for the soul. We pride ourselves on providing a true Irish experience since opening our doors in 2004. The traditions of Ireland have been extended to our menu, which has been developed by the philosophy of food for the body, offering Irish classics like bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie and our famous Irish stew. Enjoy a Drink for the spirit with a perfectly poured pint of Guinness or savour Victoria’s best Irish coffee. We boast over 40 taps & the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Canada. Music for the soul is heard 7 nights a week at 9 or Friday & Saturday from 4 to 7. Come for the Guinness, stay for the Craic'”
  • 41 locals recommend
French Restaurant
$$$
“Our favourite restaurant in town. Serving up delicious French food with great wine and beer menu”
  • 76 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
“Best pizza in town, the make wood-fire Neapolitan pizza. They import their dough from Italy. SO GOOD. Please go to their Cook Street location as their Fort Street location has closed. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Has a clearly marked items that are gluten free, vegan etc as well as the best cheese cake selection. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most interesting natural features on the Olympic Peninsula. A nice drive and a great daytrip. The trail down to the spit is paved and stroller friendly, the last 400 feet or so are quite steep however. Great exhibits, reasonable cost to visit (approx. $3 per family), and a wonderful beach with views of the Olympics, Mount Baker, and Canada. I would reccommend grabbing snacks and sandwiches from Rainshadow Cafe and enjoying a lovely picnic on the Spit. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Local beer on tap, outdoor seating and food. In market square, nice place to check out.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theater
“If you are in the mood for a movie, this is the place. It also has AWESOME popcorn with a variety of toppings available. (You can just go in and buy the popcorn, if you want and there is not a crowd in the lobby.) Lots of interesting special showings on the weekend, including old movies and plays.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Browns is as solid as it gets in terms of consistent quality food. A modern Canadian restaurant with an upmarket pub style setting, it is the perfect place to please the whole family. Live sports and plenty of drink specials at this local hotspot.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
$$
“If you enjoy a quirky atmosphere and delicious food this is a great spot, one our favourites. It is a small restaurant so there can be a lineup outside but it never takes too long. Awesome service and great food, save room for dessert! It's a fun experience.”
  • 59 locals recommend