Seaside charm with a chill
Victoria, British Columbia
Visit a quaint charming seaside city with all the comforts of a big city. Surrounded by ocean, it offers a rich and interesting history.

Old world charm, new world comfort

Relax in a five star hotel, or a quiet little hideaway in the Inner Harbour. Discover Victoria rich British heritage, quaint shops, and charming streets. Take afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. Visit the world-famous Royal British Columbia Museum and take in the exhibits there.

The joys of a mild winter

Take advantage of Victoria's mild climate and walk along the seashore. Visit the Seaweed Lady in Sooke, put on rubber boots and learn about the ocean's garden in the pools and beaches of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Sign up for a culinary walking tour and experience the tastes of "Canada's Provence."

Surf, sea, and sand

Drive up the west coast of Vancouver Island to Jordan River and Port Renfrew. See the hundreds of plants and animals that live in the tide pools of Botanical Beach Provincial Park. Watch the surf break at Sombrio Beach and hike along the San Juan trail.

If you have one week...

 Travel up to the Cowichan Valley to tour the local farms, wineries, and cideries. Stay in B&B's with stunning ocean views. Slip away to Mount Washington for a ski trip and experience their wonderful coastal snowpack.