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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.

History Museum
“This museum is well worth a visit. They have done a wonderful job of setting the scene for the region”
  • 201 locals recommend
Park
“Petting zoo, peacocks, lilypads, and the end of the Terry Fox run. A wonderful expansive park right beside the ocean filled with community events, a putting course and gorgeous nature. ”
  • 242 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Every Season is a treat. A winter wonderland at Christmas. With the burst of fresh beginning in the spring. Saturday's in the summer months they have show stopping fireworks. It where you can really grasp the season's changing even in the fall. With a the leaves changes color, beautiful mums and pumpkins of course...”
  • 120 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Visitors can see seals & other marine life along this quaint floating pier with food kiosks & shops.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Enveloping you in lush greens and colourful blooms, The Butchart Gardens is a must-see oasis”
  • 108 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Craigdarroch Castle is a definitive Victorian experience. Built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, this legendary mansion now shines over the city.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. Go early, there is always a line. Massive all-day breakfast menu”
  • 112 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is incredible and the atmosphere is worth writing home to mom about. We are certain you will love it... if you can secure a reservation. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Westshore is a mall located within 15 mins of the property and has multiple stores. Your typical mall with cinemas various fast food, Real Canadian Superstore, Canadian Tire and a Cineplex.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Route
“The Galloping Goose and Lochside Trail is an extensive biking, running and walking system that runs up and down the Sanich peninsula and out to Sooke. Fun way to explore the area”
  • 38 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful provincial park with old groath trees and the iconic Salmon Run ( in late October and November.) Also Close to a great hiking spot Mount Finlayson! ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, a colonial-style cocktail lounge, and afternoon tea. There's also a full-service spa, a gym and an indoor pool”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“Goldstream Provincial Park is situated amid old-growth temperate rain forest. During the months of October to December you can see the world-class salmon spawning stream with 1000’s of returning salmon, and is only a 10 minute drive away!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Beach
“You must visit Dallas Rd. while here in Victoria. It boarders the best ocean views as well as stunning Beacon Hill Park. Lots to see and do here!”
  • 81 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
  • 92 locals recommend