Victoria Things to Do
This tiny little lighthouse is located right over near the harbor, just across from the Orient Hotel area. There is a sign out front indicating that this lighthouse contains the Victoria Seaport Museum. Well, let's just say this.... museum is probably a bit too big of a word for the contents of this little lighthouse. It's more like a few "objects...more
If I lived in Victoria-by-the-Sea, I believe I'd take a walk completely around town every single good-weathered day. This charming little place is perfect for a slow afternoon stroll. You can vary each stroll with something different... maybe a trip over to Island Chocolates for some coffee and chocolate, maybe browse for books at the bookstore....more
Victoria's "harbor" is more of a simple community dock. There are spaces for maybe three or four boats, and a few shops out on the deck. Walking out to the dock and spending a little time there is less "something to do" and more "a chance to do nothing but relax". We had glorious September weather, and the seabreeze was refreshing and invigorating.more
Main St., Victoria, Prince Edward Island C0A 1G0
Good for: Couples
We actually stayed at the Victoria Village B&B. One thing that attracted us to the property was that it was owned and operated by a highly regarded chef, Stephen Hunter. It turns out that in addition to the B&B gig, Chef Stephen also serves dinner on some days of the week. (It may very much depend on the season, I suspect that in later fall and...more
The Landmark Cafe is one of the two best places in Victoria for a meal, the other being our bed and breakfast, the Victoria Village Inn. Chef Stephen Hunter, the owner of the Victoria Village Inn, highly recommended that we visit Landmark for a meal during our time in village. For a "competitor" to so highly recommend one's cuisine should tell you...more
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The Victoria Community Playhouse hosts one of the longest-running and active theater troupes in all of Prince Edward Island. Throughout the summer months, the playhouse features comedy, music, story-telling and other theatrical performances. No less than the NY Times has described this little theater and troupe as "a hidden gem".
The historic theater is just abeam our Victoria Village Inn B&B, and right across from the community's bookstore. The building itself was built in 1914, and seats 150 patrons for each performance. While we were in Victoria, the scheduled performance was "Tuesdays with Morrie", written by Mitch Albom. Due to unfortunate scheduling circumstances, we were unable to enjoy a show. But, I can tell you that a nice dinner at the Victoria Village Inn, or at the Landmark Cafe - followed by an evening of theater - would be a perfect evening in gentle Victoria. Be sure to have some coffee or nice after-dinner wine available back at your hotel.
Dress Code: Coat and tie are not required, but you'll want to dress reasonably nice. It's not Broadway, but it's high theater. Not the place for blue jeans. :)Related to:
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Victoria-by-the-Sea is a town that does not have, nor will ever need, any form of public transportation system. A taxi driver would - and probably should - starve to death here. Within the "village limits", there are maybe 8 square blocks. You can literally walk anywhere within a few minutes. And you should. :)
Besides being tres healthy and relaxing, it gives you a chance to meet the locals. But beware, spending too much time out and about around this perfect little village is more addictive than brown sugar. (Any Rolling Stones fans reading my tip?) Walking around town will show you quickly that this is a place you want to be. :)
Victoria’s Glass studio is operated by a mother and daughter artist team. In addition to creating works of art, there is emphasis on teaching any aspect of working with glass. Indoor and outdoor mosaic projects, fused glass, stained glass, glass bead making (lamp working) and sand blasting are our work shop topics. We also have local artist and...more
The Studio Gallery is a higher-end local art shop featuring the paintings of owner Henry Dunsmore, the etchings of well-known Doreen Foster, and the pottery of Emily Dunsmore. Art is in the eye and to the taste of the beholder, and I will tell you that I favored the canvas work of Mr Dunsmore over most other items at the Studio Gallery. His work is...more
This tip is written about the Coach House Antiques, but in reality, I'm really recommending that you pop by and meet Pam Price. Pam is the owner of Coach House, and she also is a local real estate broker. She knows just about everyone and everything about Victoria-by-the-Sea, and she's an interesting person to talk with. So, please DO pop by Coach...more
Victoria Warnings and Dangers
OK, THESE animals may just seem dangerous on first glance. These are Newfoundlands, a gentle giant of a dog species. I swear to you all, THE first time I saw one of these local "Newfies", I thought there was a bear in town. Really.On one of our afternoon walks, we mentioned that we'd seen some dogs that were "as big as bears". The guy laughed and...more
Dangerous? I'm being silly. Victoria-by-the-Sea is a friendly little place, and the locals will get to know you quickly. That would include the local pets, who are apparently as much a part of this community as anyone. You can be chatting with some fellow and you migh mention that you saw a "white cat over across from the Orient Hotel" or something...more
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