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Victoria, British Columbia

The capital of British Columbia is filled with blooming gardens, heritage architecture and historic charm. The heart of Victoria is its scenic harbour and Old Town, compact areas that are made for strolling and easily explored on foot.

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Victoria, British Columbia

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens or the lush and exotic Butterfly Gardens and see how Victoria earned the nickname 'The City of Gardens'.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore Victoria's history on a Grand City Drive. Visit the amazing Craigdarroch Castle with its 39 rooms and five storeys of stained glass and end the day with high tea at the world-famous Fairmont Empress Hotel.
  • Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on a tour of exclusive residential districts, historic Chinatown and Antique Row, one of the many shopping districts.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Victoria is a great culinary hotspot. In addition to the abundance of fresh seafood, its mild climate lends itself to a variety of locally grown produce. For a complete culinary experience, make sure you try a glass of wine from one of Victoria's award-winning wineries.

Local Currency

In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is the official currency. Credit cards are widely accepted and often offer a good exchange rate. In all of Canada, a 5% Goods & Services Tax (GST) must be paid on all transport, accommodation, restaurant meals and just about anything else you purchase, right down to a pack of chewing gum.

Weather in Victoria, British Columbia


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 43.7° 6.5°
Average Low 32.5° 0.28°
Mean Temperature 38° 3.33°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 5.6 in 14.22 cm