Victoria Tourist Traps

  • Whales off the coast of San Juan Island
    Whales off the coast of San Juan Island
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  • Orca Whale swimming close to the zodiac
    Orca Whale swimming close to the zodiac
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  • a Zodiac
    a Zodiac
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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Victoria

  • 1. Attractions

    While investigating my first trip to Victoria, I decided to take the Victoria Clipper out of Seattle. It is the middle of winter, and therefore the ticket price is $70 round trip, so $35 one way...

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  • 2. Whale Watching

    If you insist on going out whale watching (or whale harassing as the locals call it) don't tell any locals that you have done this. People who go whale watching are considered ignorant "ugly...

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  • 3. Empress Hotel

    Tourists will here amazing reviews about tea at the Fairmont Empress. Truthfully, what you are paying for is the novelty of dining in an elegant setting with fine service over looking Victoria's Inner...

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  • 4. Street Smarts

    Government St. is the piece de la resistance of tourist traps in Victoria - littered with knicknack shops selling tiny overpriced bottles of maple syrup and plastic mountie figurines. Avoid purchasing...

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  • 5. Butchart Gardens

    Butchart Gardens are described as a must when visiting Victoria but the truth is that they are just a tourist trap. Overpriced andquite short (all the garden...

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  • 6. Butterfly Garden ripoff!

    Highly touted, much acclaimed, and ardently gushed over, the Butterfly Garden is the single worst tourist trap I have been suckered into for more than 30 years....

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  • 7. Carriage rides

    I know some people think horse and carriage rides are terribly romantic but I just don't (and not just because I was in Victoria with Robert!). And they are...

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  • 8. Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel

    Let me start by saying that the Empress Hotel itself is definately not a tourist trap. It is a beautiful, historic, ivy covered hotel that defines Victoria. By...

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  • 9. Watch out for a campground...

    Watch out for a campground near Tofino called 'Pacific Rim Resort' They claim to have over 500 sites and that they are the Hawaii of Canada. Take a tour of the...

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