With the mildest climate in Canada and plenty of sunshine, it's no wonder Victoria is considered one of the top travel destinations in the world.

Shore Excursion Opportunities
Cruise passengers have countless options for shore excursions including fishing charters, whale-watching excursions, sailing trips and a variety of possibilities for shopping and dining.
  • Sightseeing around the city and surrounding areas
  • Garden tours, including The Butchart Gardens
  • Boating and fishing charters
  • Castle and museum tours
  • Horse-drawn trolley tours
  • Walking and cycling experiences
  • Eco-tours, ocean kayaking, and whale watching

Left: Fairmont Empress Hotel Right: The Butchart Gardens
Dining And Shopping
Victoria is noted for its unique shops that offer antiques, imported goods, First Nations art and designer fashions. Cuisine here is also varied and features fresh local produce and seafood found on the West Coast of Canada.
  • Downtown
  • Antique row
  • Chinatown
  • Sooke
  • Old Town
  • Oak Bay
  • Sidney and the Saanich Peninsula
  • Westshore

Left: Kayaking Right: Horse-drawn trolley rides
Major Attractions
Historic buildings, fascinating museums and breathtaking scenery make visiting Victoria a joy during any time of year.
  • The Butchart Gardens
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Royal British Columbia Museum
  • BC Experience
  • Maritime Museum
  • Royal London Wax Museum
  • Victoria Bug Zoo
  • Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
  • Carr House
  • Craigdarroch Castle Historic House

Left: Golf course
Above: Horse and carriage