Overview Victoria

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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Great scenery and cheesy tourist attractions

Written by amandabeth on 02 Jun, 2004

Alan and I took public transit out to the ferry at Tsawwassen. From Burnaby as I was working, but it took 2 hours. More annoying, a few stops before the ferry terminal is a bus stop where the bus just sits for about 15 minutes.…Read More


No Place I would have rather been

Written by syrene on 04 Mar, 2002

I can't begin to describe what it was like being away from home on September 11th. It felt like someone that I loved needed a hug and I couldn't get to them. But that's even a bad analogy. There are no words. I felt like…Read More


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Getting There is Half the Fun

Written by little feather II on 16 Aug, 2001

When we reserved a suite at Trutch Manor Tourist Suites, Marilyn Tipton advised us to make a reservation on the Tsawassan Ferry at least a month in advance. This turned out to be very good advice. We called the Tsawassan Ferry (604-444-28 90)…Read More


Shopping

Written by travel2000 on 18 Apr, 2002

Let’s get this clear: Avoid the tourist rip-off stores on the Government Street promenade. It’s a picturesque scene, but these stores are mostly filled with cheesy Made in Taiwan/China souvenirs. Spend your money elsewhere, unless you just want a few refridgerator magnets or the $5…Read More


West Bay and Songhees Point

Written by travel2000 on 19 Apr, 2002

West Bay and Songhees Point West Bay is a residential neighbourhood across the bay from Inner Harbour. It is reachable by any of the many ferries from the docks at Inner Harbour. There is a pretty marina and outstanding views back towards Victoria city and the…Read More


Christmas at Harrison Hot Springs

Written by Languedoc on 13 Sep, 2000

Probably no resort in British Columbia is loved more than Harrison Hot Springs in the Fraser River Canyon east of Vancouver. It has been the resort of choice for generations of many families in Canada and the US. It is also a very popular place for…Read More


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Victoria--Land of flower baskets

Written by marcopolo on 13 Aug, 2001

Victoria is the principal city of Vancouver Island. It is a sparkling gem in the summer. It boasts historical sites, museums, grand hotels, a bustling harbor, a China Town, and some of the most beautiful vistas on the west coast of the North American…Read More


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Where to Charter Your Boat

Written by marcopolo on 08 Aug, 2001

Based on my research, the best deal for chartering a boat was from the Gulf Islands Crusing School Ltd. The business is run from 2300 Canoe Cove Road and is only a stone's throw from the BC Ferry Terminal. Victoria Airport is only six…Read More


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Victoria, The Garden City''s Public and Private Flower Gardens

Written by little feather II on 16 Aug, 2001

The beauty of Victoria can be seen in its public and private flower gardens. The Butchart Garden was our favorite public garden. Trutch Manor where we stayed for 10 days have beautiful private flower gardens. Both of these gardens offered my husband…Read More


Information about Victoria

Written by kimca on 20 Feb, 2001

I thought I could fill you in a little more about other things Victoria has to offer. Victoria has 4 shopping malls, Tillicum, Mayfair, Eatons Center and Hillside. The Eatons Center is located in the heart of downtown. You can visit the other 3 by taking…Read More


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