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Things to do in James Bay, West Bay

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
“Founded in 1886, the Royal British Columbia Museum consists of The Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum as well as the British Columbia Provincial Archives. The "Royal" title was approved by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed by HRH Prince Philip in 1987, to coincide with a Royal tour of that year. The museum merged with the British Columbia Provincial Archives in 2003. The Royal BC Museum includes three permanent galleries: Natural History, Becoming BC, and the First Peoples Gallery. The museum’s collections comprise approximately 7 million objects, including natural history specimens, artifacts, and archival records. The natural history collections have 750,000 records of specimens almost exclusively from BC and neighbouring states, provinces, or territories. The collections are divided into eight disciplines: Entomology, Botany, Palaeontology, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Herpetology, Mammalogy, and Ornithology. The museum also hosts touring exhibitions”
  • 202 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful park in the centre of Victoria, Beacon Hill park has gardens, playing fields, a petting zoo, peacocks in the trees, a dog park along the ocean and much more. Located near lovely Cook Street Village.”
  • 243 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Fresh fish n chips! Sitting by the water not fancy, but really fun. Feed the seals. It’s a fun place to go see and enjoy!”
  • 113 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The Speaker and the Serjeant-at-Arms are amongst those responsible for the legislative precinct, which by statute include the Parliament Buildings and grounds. The Neo-baroque buildings face north on Belleville Street facing the Inner Harbour and diagonally across from The Empress Hotel. A statue of Queen Victoria stands on the front lawn as well the British Columbia Legislature Cenotaph commemorating the province's World War I, World War II, Korean War and Afghanistan War dead. Atop the central dome is a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver. Free guided tours of the facility are offered year-round.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Go for High Tea at the iconic Empress which opened its doors over 110 years ago. Today, Fairmont Empress proudly serves freshly prepared scones and tea pastries to over 80,000 guests per year. More than 400 people per day come to enjoy a tradition that commenced when the hotel opened on January 20, 1908. A grand tradition for over a century, the world-renowned Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Reinvigorated in our timeless, sophisticated Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress will continue this quintessentially Victoria experience.”
  • 79 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”
  • 89 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!”
  • 79 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian cuisine in an unforgettable Victoria-meets-New York atmosphere. Very popular, so be prepared to wait. Or get there early. Like 5. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Vegan restaurant. The dishes are very flavorful and hearty. The mac and cheese is awesome.”
  • 48 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“This romantic option for farm-to-fork meals also offers cocktails & garden patio dining.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“From the back of a surf shop parking lot in Tofino, British Columbia emerged a concept – to infuse the experiences of a small family's travels with their West Coast roots, and bring them to life in their beachside surf town … and beyond. Delicious food, cheap prices... With so much hype, it’s rare that a place actually stacks up to the fanfare. This one does.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cafe at the cruise ship terminal. Walk out on the breakwater to the lighthouse”
  • 42 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Victoria is small but always has lots of events going on, wander through the Fairmont Empress hotel, along the many side streets of James Bay, and enjoy”
  • 29 locals recommend
Exhibit
“The Victoria Bug Zoo is a two-room minizoo with informative staff and large variety of insects to see and interact with.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Stopping in Downtown Victoria? Must take a stroll down the Ogden point for best view of Victoria Inner Harbour.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Everything there's to enjoy about seafood comes together in this restaurant. They have sandwiches, great soups and one of the best fish and chips in the city. ”
  • 32 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Tea Room
“Go for High Tea at the iconic Empress which opened its doors over 110 years ago. Today, Fairmont Empress proudly serves freshly prepared scones and tea pastries to over 80,000 guests per year. More than 400 people per day come to enjoy a tradition that commenced when the hotel opened on January 20, 1908. A grand tradition for over a century, the world-renowned Fairmont Empress has served England’s most beloved ritual of afternoon tea to famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike. Reinvigorated in our timeless, sophisticated Lobby Lounge, Tea at the Empress will continue this quintessentially Victoria experience.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
  • 89 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian cuisine in an unforgettable Victoria-meets-New York atmosphere. Very popular, so be prepared to wait. Or get there early. Like 5. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Vegan restaurant. The dishes are very flavorful and hearty. The mac and cheese is awesome.”
  • 48 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This romantic option for farm-to-fork meals also offers cocktails & garden patio dining.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Taco Place
“From the back of a surf shop parking lot in Tofino, British Columbia emerged a concept – to infuse the experiences of a small family's travels with their West Coast roots, and bring them to life in their beachside surf town … and beyond. Delicious food, cheap prices... With so much hype, it’s rare that a place actually stacks up to the fanfare. This one does.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cafe at the cruise ship terminal. Walk out on the breakwater to the lighthouse”
  • 42 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Everything there's to enjoy about seafood comes together in this restaurant. They have sandwiches, great soups and one of the best fish and chips in the city. ”
  • 32 locals recommend

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