Things to Do in Victoria, BC

Welcome to beautiful Victoria, BC, the capital city of British Columbia and Vancouver Island’s top tourist destination. Check out our top suggestions for Victoria, BC attractions and other fun and interesting things to do during your stay.

Our Location

Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza is ideally located in downtown Victoria, BC, within easy walking distance to boutique shops, weekly markets and stunning restaurants, and less than ten minutes by foot from the gorgeous Inner Harbour, the Royal BC Museum, the BC parliament buildings and other Victoria attractions. To get here, hop on the BC Ferries to Victoria, and take advantage of the regular bus service from the ferry terminal at Swartz Bay to Victoria proper. Full directions are also available here.

University of Victoria

Located in nearby Saanich and Oak Bay, the University of Victoria offers a gorgeous campus and a host of community events and services, guest speakers and performances for the public. Check out what’s happening on campus here.

Butchart Gardens

More than a century old, this floral oasis welcomes millions of visitors each and every year, offering different garden displays, seasonal events, quaint coffee shops, restaurants, and more. For a full interactive map, click here.

Royal British Columbia Museum

A favourite landmark in Victoria, the Royal British Columbia Museum is BC’s premier natural and human history museum featuring permanent and visiting exhibits and displays. To see what’s on display now, click here.

Government House

The official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia and a recognized National Historic Site, Government House is considered the ceremonial home of all British Columbians, and is open to public tours on one Saturday morning each month.