"Very Victoria" Top 5 Page for this destination Victoria by Jetgirly
Victoria Travel Guide: 1,639 reviews and 3,438 photos
I lived in Victoria from 1990 to 2004, so I know the city inside and out! There is lots to see and do, for visitors AND for people who have lived here most of their lives (like me!). If you have any questions about the city please feel free to send me a quick VT email!
Some of my favorite things to do in Victoria include shopping, walking along the water and going out for dinner with my friends and family (Victoria has the most restaurants per capita of any city in Canada, and is second only to San Francisco in North America!). I've also visited all of the tourist attractions, from the Royal British Columbia Museum downtown to the Butchart Gardens in the middle of the Saanich Peninsula. Tell me where you're going and I can tell you how to walk there, drive there, or even take the city bus to your destination!
Here's what you need to know when visiting Victoria
Many people haven't updated their tips, but please note that the following attractions / restaurants are closed:
- Folkfest (this Inner Harbour festival amassed too much debt to continue operatingr)
- Crystal Gardens (re-opened as BC Experience in late June 2006)
- BC Experience (closed in September 2006!)
- Sea Land (has been closed for 10+ years)
- Suze Lounge (replaced with Luciano's- Italian cuisine)
- Cheesecake Cafe (replaced with Ric's- steakhouse)
- Elephant and Castle (replaced with Earls)
- Torrefazione Italia (replaced by Starbucks)
There are also some special events in the summer.
The Moss Street Paint-In will also be held around the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and along Moss Street.
The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival is taking place in the Inner Harbour.
Jazzfest performers are being announced as I type!
Symphony Splash will perform in Victoria's Inner Harbour. Get your lawn chairs down there before 9:00 am!
Starlight Cinema normally shows free outdoor movies on the waterfront at the Delta Ocean Point Resort in July and August. See Lure Restaurant at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort for schedule info.
- Pros:Lots of Green Space, Fresh Ocean Breeze, Safe Drivers!
- Cons:Home to "The Newly Wed and Nearly Dead"!
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