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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

History Museum
“This museum is well worth a visit. They have done a wonderful job of setting the scene for the region”
  • 201 locals recommend
Park
“Petting zoo, peacocks, lilypads, and the end of the Terry Fox run. A wonderful expansive park right beside the ocean filled with community events, a putting course and gorgeous nature. ”
  • 242 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Visitors can see seals & other marine life along this quaint floating pier with food kiosks & shops.”
  • 112 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Craigdarroch Castle is a definitive Victorian experience. Built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, this legendary mansion now shines over the city.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Jam offers incredible homemade fare in a rustic-city atmosphere. Go early, there is always a line. Massive all-day breakfast menu”
  • 112 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“The food is incredible and the atmosphere is worth writing home to mom about. We are certain you will love it... if you can secure a reservation. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, a colonial-style cocktail lounge, and afternoon tea. There's also a full-service spa, a gym and an indoor pool”
  • 72 locals recommend
Beach
“You must visit Dallas Rd. while here in Victoria. It boarders the best ocean views as well as stunning Beacon Hill Park. Lots to see and do here!”
  • 81 locals recommend
Fish & Chips Shop
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“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
  • 92 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in September. We offer scheduled guided tours and self-guided tour booklets. ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent gastropub overlooking the ocean. This is on the otherside of the Johnson Street bridge, but worth the walk. Try to sit on the upper patio if you are there in the afternoon.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“7-8 minute car ride of 10 minute bus ride from suite--outstanding shopping/food fair”
  • 33 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“It's in a dowtown and near to China Town. There are many restaurant and coffee shop. Come and enjoy”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“I am biased, because I work here! Enjoy the complimentary tickets in your welcome package to see some of Canada's greatest artists. Exhibits range from modern conceptual, to historic, from sculpture and ceramics to video. Something for everyone to enjoy!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Pub
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“Victoria's newest premier landmark pub, located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.”
  • 48 locals recommend