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Spring is just around the corner in Victoria and with it comes warmer temperatures and beautiful blooms. After the long winter we’ve had, we couldn’t be more excited for the arrival of spring. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top spring activities in Victoria.
Go for a refreshing walk by the ocean at Ogden Point. This boardwalk stretches for over 850 metres and is an ideal place for spotting wildlife (visitors have seen everything from octopuses to starfish over the years). Though the best time to go is on a sunny spring day, the breakwater is also a fantastic spot to storm watch on a rainy day.
Not far from Ogden Point lies Beacon Hill Park. This is one of the most popular parks in Victoria for a reason. Full of scenic walking paths, a picnic area, a children’s play area, multiple ponds, and a rose garden, Beacon Hill Park can be enjoyed by people of all ages. It is also home to the Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, where young ones have an opportunity to pet and brush goats.
Experience the Inner Harbour from a new perspective on a Victoria Harbour Ferry. The Victoria Harbour Ferry closes over the winter but reopens each year around March 1st, and 2022 is no exception. The Harbour Ferry serves as a water taxi that runs from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm each day. However, they also offer tours of up to 60 minutes.
The Butchart Gardens get all the love in Victoria, but we’re going to let you in on a little secret: the Abkhazi Garden, though more modest in size, is equally stunning. The Abkhazi Garden is a heritage home-turned-teahouse and garden located near Oak Bay. The garden was created by Prince and Princess Abkhazi back in 1946. Today, the garden and teahouse are open Wednesday to Sunday year-round, offering a range of afternoon tea experiences to guests.
If you’re going to be in Victoria this spring, then be sure to partake in the activities above. And if you need a place to stay during your visit, we’d love to have you at the Best Western Carlton Plaza Hotel.