As the city's name suggests, Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, proudly embraces its English heritage while exuding a modern youthful exuberance that inspires, delights and enthuses visitors. Sitting on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, the city provides the perfect launch pad to explore the wilderness reserves of the island or alternatively jump on a boat bound for the mainland and explore the bustling vibe of Vancouver.
The cruise port terminal is located at Ogden Point, at the start of the Dallas Road waterfront walk, just south of the city centre.
Sights to See
The imposing Parliament Buildings sit attentively over the marina and boardwalk of the Inner Harbour. Activities include strolling through Beacon Hill Park, marvelling at the unique Pacific Ocean marine life without getting wet at the Pacific Undersea Gardens or learning more about BC history and culture at the Royal British Columbia Museum.
What's for Lunch
Once you've savoured your preferred delicacy for lunch, we suggest high tea and scones in a local tea room and pretend you're in Victorian England for an hour or two.
If you see only one thing...
Check out the Butchart Gardens with around 22 hectares of immaculately-designed gardens.
The Canadian $2 coin is called a toonie and the $1 coin is a loonie - best not to get your toonies and loonies confused.
While the humble tea spoon may be a standard holiday memento, we think an antique tea spoon might be the option in Victoria. Have fun browsing Antique Row AKA Fort Street and pick up a gem.