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Where to go at Victoria BC

Favorite thing The Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre is located downtown at the Inner harbour at 812 Wharf Street. Phone: +1-800-6633883.
Hours of Operation: Daily 9AM - 5PM.

City Counsil webpage.

Victoria Preference Exploration Map.

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Oct 10, 2012

A map of Victoria comes in handy

Favorite thing Victoria is best explored on foot, and while a lot of the obvious attractions (the Royal BC Museum, the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Building, the Inner Harbour, Government Street, Miniature World, the Bug Zoo, Undersea Gardens, the Wax Museum, Thunderbird Park) are all located within a block or two of eachother, other attractions aren't so obvious unless you have a map.

If you'd like a map of Victoria, you can pick one up for free on board the BC Ferries. You can also pick them up for free at the Visitor Information Centre across the street from the Empress Hotel.

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Jun 20, 2007


Favorite thing This is a map of VANCOUVER ISLAND. Hans and I travelled from Victoria and headed north on Highway 1 to Duncan, Chemainus, then Highway 4 to Port Alberni & Tofino. We backtracked to Parksville and Nanaimo where we took the ferry back to the mainland.

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Oct 22, 2004

A great place to help organize your trip

Favorite thing Whether you check them out virtually before you get here ( or go to their location on the Inner Harbour, Tourism Victoria is a great resource to help you figure out what you are going to do in and around Victoria.

You can book tickets online for popular attractions (like the Eternal Egypt display on right now at the Royal BC Museum) and use their Trip Planner (see the My Trip Planner link) to plan out your trip for free.

Fondest memory You'll find the folks in the Visitor Information Centre helpful even though they are exceedingly busy in the summertime. There are brochures on just about anything you might be interested in and they'll help you with whatever questions you might have about any aspect of your visit to Victoria.

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Jul 21, 2004
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Take a scenic drive from the...

Favorite thing Take a scenic drive from the ferry to Victoria. I can't remember exact roads, but there's a main highway you can take to the city. Instead, take the other highway that goes all along the shore through places like Cadboro Bay and Oak Bay. It's a beautiful drive and an oppurtunity to see some of the nicest homes on the island. It's a well-worth scenic sidetrip!

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Aug 25, 2002

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"Very Victoria"
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"Facing the Weather and the Mountains"
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"A Canadian city with a British twist!"
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"A Trip Home is ALWAYS GREAT !!"
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"Quenching the Thirst of a Glorious Past: Victoria"
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Things To Do in Victoria

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Victoria's Chinatown has the distinction of being the oldest Chinatown in Canada. It is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco. Victoria's Chinatown grew up to house the many Chinese...
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Craigdarroch Castle

As soon as we said we were going to Victoria, everyone who had ever been there told us we had to go to Butchart Gardens, but we did not. The reason for this was that I found so many things I wanted to...
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Harbour ferries

Well known for its charming city center the picturesque harbor, is a manageable on walking and explore the charming harbor and main city streets without paying for needless tours. The harbor area...
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Fisherman's Wharf

FIsherman's Wharf is Victoria's hidden treasure waiting for discovery! It's so close to downtown, and has a vibrant atmosphere with funky floathomes, fishing vessels and marine life! You get a front...
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Market Square

Market Square dates from the late 1800s. This was a time when Victoria was enjoying rapid growth and prosperity due to all the gold prospectors passing through on their way to seek their fortunes in...
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Government House

Government House and Gardens are located in the Rocklands area of Victoria. This area has many stunning houses and beautiful gardens. Government House is the official residence of the Lieutenant...
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Getting to Victoria


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