posted by: Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel on: January 23, 2019

The weather might be a bit chilly right now, but it’s not going to be that way forever. Before we know it, spring will be knocking on the door, and we’ll all begin looking forward to all the fun adventures that lie ahead of us. If you’re visiting Victoria in the run up to springtime, then you’ll get a sneak peak of all the excitement that can be had in the great outdoors. Vancouver Island is one of the world’s best places for outdoors exploration, and many of its highlights are easily reached from Victoria. We take a look at some of the highlights below.

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Exploring Beacon Hill Park

You don’t need to go very far to enjoy the great outdoors when you’re visiting Victoria. Indeed, after a short walk from downtown, you’ll find yourself in the wonderful Beacon Hill Park. It covers some two hundred acres, and has plenty of footpaths and other amenities to keep you entertained.

At the beach

Plenty of locals and visitors alike consider Willows Beach one of the finest swimming areas in BC. Now, it might all be a bit too chilly during your trip, but you don’t have to go into the water to enjoy the area. Just take a stroll and admire the beauty.

Vancouver Island’s rainforest

If you’re a nature lover, then you’ll want to explore the rainforest. How could you not? Just 45 minutes drive from Victoria is Sooke, a beach area backed by rainforest. Check it out!

After a day of exploring, where will you want to return? That’s right, the best hotel in Victoria. At the Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel, you’ll be able to choose from a range of room types, including queen and king rooms, a suite, or family suite. Whatever room you choose, you’ll have access to all of the hotel’s extensive amenities.

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