Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Victoria

Miniature World

Tucked along the side of the Empress Hotel, this old-school hidden gem is a must-see, especially if you appreciate the craft of extremely intricate model-making. Lined with dozens of diminutive diorama scenes, divid…
Top Choice Museum in Victoria

Craigdarroch Castle

One of Canada's finest stately home attractions, this elegant turreted mansion illuminates the lives of the city's Victorian-era super-rich. Lined with sumptuous wood paneling and stained-glass windows, the rooms ar…
Top Choice Museum in Victoria

Royal BC Museum

Start in the natural history gallery of BC's best museum and say hello to the hulking woolly mammoth exhibit. From there, wander alongside evocative dioramas, then head up to the First Peoples exhibit with its fasci…
Zoo in Victoria

Victoria Bug Zoo

The most fun any kid can have in Victoria without realizing it's educational. Step inside the brightly painted main room for a cornucopia of show-and-tell insect encounters. New owners have spruced the place up with…
Park in Victoria

Beacon Hill Park

Fringed by crashing ocean, this waterfront park is ideal for feeling the breeze in your hair – check out the windswept trees along the cliff top. You'll also find a gigantic totem pole, Victorian cricket pitch and a…
Historic Building in Victoria

Parliament Buildings

This dramatically handsome confection of turrets, domes and stained glass is the province's working legislature and is also open to history-loving visitors. Peek behind the facade on a colorful (and free) 45-minute …
Museum in Victoria

Emily Carr House

The birthplace of BC's best-known painter, this bright-yellow gingerbread-style house has plenty of period rooms, plus displays on the artist's life and work. There are changing displays of local contemporary works,…
Gallery in Victoria

Robert Bateman Centre

Colonizing part of the Inner Harbour's landmark old Steamship Terminal building, this gallery showcases the photo realistic work of Canada's most popular nature painter, along with a revolving roster of works by oth…
Gallery in Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

Head east of downtown on Fort St and follow the gallery street signs to one of Canada's best Emily Carr collections. Aside from Carr's swirling nature canvases, you'll find an immersive display of Asian art and chan…
Landmark in Victoria

Bastion Square

On the old Fort Victoria site between Government and Wharf Sts, Bastion Square once held a jail, gallows and a brothel. Many of the scrubbed stone buildings are now restaurants, boutiques or offices. There's also a …