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Places to Visit in Victoria, BC

Victoria has a thriving tourism industry, thanks to the city’s many exciting attractions. Home to several enriching museums, a handful of amazing historical sites, and a whole lot of natural beauty, there’s enough to see in Victoria to keep you busy for weeks. Book your comfortable room today and let the exploration begin!

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The Butchart Gardens

The Butchart Gardens is a Canadian National Historic Site that showcases seasonal floral displays all year round. There is always something of interest in the various gardens: from the fragrant, winter blooming shrubs, to the fresh delights of spring, to the abundance of summer colour, to the grand finale of autumn.

Royal British Columbia Museum

The Royal British Columbia Museum is a world-class attraction. The museum was founded in 1886, and the archives in 1894. Since their amalgamation in 2003, the two entities have combined to become a collection of the finest artifacts, documents and specimens of BC’s natural and human history. 
  
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National Geographic Imax Theatre

Located next to the world famous Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, come check out the ultimate in film experience—the IMAX Theater. With crystal clear imaging and digital surround sound, come see one of the fantastic IMAX films on the 81 foot-wide, six storey high IMAX screen.
 
For information on show times and listings, please visit:
www.imaxvictoria.com

Miniature World

Further adventures, tiny treasures and little pleasures await all who continue into Frontier Land, Fantasy Land, the Fields of Glory, the World of Dickens and Olde London Towne of 1670. Special effects in lighting, sound and animation are added to create this miniatured extravaganza that continues to thrill and delight the young and young at heart!
www.miniatureworld.com

Fishermen's Wharf

A short walk, or Harbour Ferry ride away from Victoria’s Inner Harbour is Fisherman’s Wharf. Got kids? Then you will want to make Fisherman’s Wharf part of your vacation. Head down to the fish shop where you can purchase fish to feed “Sammy” the seal. Send your children on a Pirate Adventure, or take a marine adventure with Eagle Wing Whale Watching, SeaKing Whale Watching, or Kelp Reef Kayaking. Come for a hot dog at Grilligan’s BBQ, enjoy Fish and Chips from Barb’s Fish and Chips, sip on a hot chocolate from Moka House Bistro, and wrap up with a dessert from Jackson’s Ice Cream, or the Floating Dessert Shoppe. All located in one fantastic, downtown location. For more information, please visit:

The Bug Zoo

Got Kids? Well even if you don’t, but there’s a kid in you, be sure to visit the Bug Zoo before leaving Victoria. Known for its friendly staff, interactive displays, and the incredible experience it offers, the Bug Zoo is a must-see attraction.
Got kids? The Victoria Bug Zoo is just a 10 minute drive or 17 minute bus ride from our hotel, for a truly unique animal attraction. At the zoo, you’ll find over 40 fascinating insect species from giant walking sticks to glow-in-the-dark scorpions, to tarantulas. They’re also home to Canada’s largest ant farm! Known for its friendly staff and interactive displays, the Victoria Bug Zoo is a must-see attraction.  
 
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BC Ferries Service to Victoria, BC

BC Ferries is Vancouver Island’s major connection to the mainland. This car and passenger ferry is known for safety, spectacular scenery and a proud maritime history. BC Ferries offers your link to Victoria from Tsawwassen in Delta (approximately 40 minute drive from Vancouver).
For information on schedules and fares, please visit:
 
www.bcferries.com

Craigdarroch Castle

For history buffs, perhaps no Victoria attraction trumps the stunning Craigdarroch Castle. Located in the heart of the city, just 15 minutes’ drive from our hotel, the massive and majestic Castle was once the home of a wealthy Vancouver Island coal magnate. Now, it’s one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations!
http://thecastle.ca/

Beacon Hill Park

Walk amidst the 200 acre park’s trees, ponds and lakes for a peaceful experience joined by thousands of visitors each year. You’ll find this sprawling and historically important green space on the southern edge of Victoria, just a half hour bus trip or 15 minute drive from our comfortable hotel.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

If art is your passion, set your sights on the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which you’ll find just over 10 minutes’ drive from our hotel. Showcasing pieces new and old, traditional and abstract, the museum’s exciting exhibits are sure to leave you inspired no matter your tastes.
http://aggv.ca/
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