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Visiting Victoria

Want to ride your bicycle? Hundreds of miles of bike paths, a wealth of well-tended gardens, and over 2,000 hours of sun per year make Victoria a scenic cycling sensation. When you're done riding, throw down your kickstand and toss back some tea at one of the city's British-influenced tea houses.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Victoria. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Victoria flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
Want to ride your bicycle? Hundreds of miles of bike paths, a wealth of well-tended gardens, and over 2,000 hours of sun per year make Victoria a scenic cycling sensation. When you're done riding, throw down your kickstand and toss back some tea at one of the city's British-influenced tea houses.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation in Victoria. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do; browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap Victoria flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Victoria

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On My Own to Explore Vancouver

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

First rainy day since the day after I arrived out west. It’s not raining hard, just a light rain, at times just a heavy mist. Breakfast comes with the room but there’s nothing cooked. Still, not a bad cold buffet though including hard boiled eggs,…Read More


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Museum day in Vancouver

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Yet another sunny day and the nicest yet. Linda made omelets for breakfast and we left to pick up Cathy about 11 or so. The drive in to the city to the museum, which is in Vanier Park, was the better part of an hour…Read More


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Lions, Tigers, Bears and Giraffes

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears! And Giraffes!!!!The sky started out overcast but turned out brilliant. What a great day for the zoo! First we had to drive to pick up Linda's sister Cathy and her daughter Megan. We are heading to FortLangley for lunch. We…Read More


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Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

There was frost on the ground this morning, and that doesn’t happen too often round here. We got on the road about 10:30 and took the Inland Island highway to Campbell River. This is a fairly new road, and though there were some glimpses of…Read More


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Shopping Victoria with Ange

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Another sunny day with a chilly breeze. Perfect for walking around. Caught the bus and got to the appointed meeting place to wait for Ange, Murchies Tea and Coffee on Government Street. Again I was surprised that the downtown was not that busy,…Read More


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Chinatown in Victoria

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Weather has much improved. It’s clear, sunny and cold. They’re all complaining about the temperature but it’s colder than usual for here. It’s still warmer than yesterday though. Today’s route takes us on a scenic drive around the Oak Bay area into downtown Victoria where…Read More


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Traveling West in Style

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

I had a huge amount of air miles so for my second visit to Canada's west coast, i decided to book Business Class. That gave me access to the Maple Leaf lounges in various airports in Canada and very cushy seats on board! I left…Read More


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General Info about the Yukon Cruise-Tour

Written by Cantin2 on 18 Jun, 2008

General Info on Yukon TourWe spent three nights in Victoria prior to embarking on a thirteen night Holland America Cruise-Tour of the Yukon. Cruise-Tour #3 can be viewed here. The Cruise: The Zuiderdam was enjoyable – good service, many balconies (ours even had a…Read More


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Getting to Victoria from Vancouver Airport

Written by Cantin2 on 16 Jun, 2008

Our cruise tour was departing Vancouver, a city we reallly love - but we had heard and read such accolades about Victoria.....what were the logistics of getting there - especially after a long day of travel from NY?? My research encouraged me to plan four…Read More


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Galloping Goose Trail

Written by lcampbell on 01 Nov, 2006

Arriving in Victoria from Port Angeles via the Coho Ferry must be the absolute best way to get to the city. From the water, the greatest highlights of Victoria are all before me, highlighted by the glistening water and summer sun. The Empress Hotel is…Read More


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