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Lovely Two-Bedroom Garden Suite Awaits You!Spacious, private,well-appointed 2 bedroom & living room suite in owner occupied home, conveniently located in the desirable Hillside/Lansdowne area. Walk to Jubilee Hospital, BC Cancer Agency or Camosun College. Quick bus ride to downtown or U. of Victoria. Private entry to airy, bright living/dining area. Cozy queen and single bedrooms. Newly-renovated bathroom. Garden & patio. Please note: Due to recent BC Covid travel orders we are only accepting bookings from Island Health Authority region.
The Willows, Cook St Village, Fairfield - Perfect!Private bedroom & bathroom in beautiful historical family home in sought-after Fairfield, just a 5 minute walk from the amenities of popular Cook Street Village, and a 20 minute stroll from downtown Victoria. You'll have your own private corner on the ground floor of our house comprising a large bedroom with its own entrance from the garden, en suite shower room, a breakfast nook, and dining & seating areas. Licenced with the City of Victoria (licence no. 37273)
The Fernwood Escape - Minutes from DowntownGreat updated house in the trendy neighborhood of Fernwood located in Victoria, BC. The house is just a short 5 minute commute by car from downtown. Guests stay in 1,400 sq ft of indoor living space and have plenty of outdoor space at there disposal with two decks and lots of lawn area. The house comes well equipped with all the things you would need when your away from home.
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Victoria lives up to its nickname as Canada’s City of Gardens: Green spaces and manicured parks thrive in the seaside capital of British Columbia, where the nation’s mildest weather makes outdoor excursions popular year-round. Hikers, cyclists, and runners find a lot to love in the little city center as well as the surrounding wild areas of Vancouver Island, known for temperate rainforest and driftwood-strewn beaches. Victoria balances its rugged side with a stately downtown famous for a blend of cultures and visible British influences — think double-decker buses, pubs serving fish and chips, and plenty of buildings that mimic castles.
Major airlines fly into Victoria International Airport (YYJ), which is about 15 miles north of downtown Victoria on the Saanich Peninsula. Vancouver, the largest Canadian city on the West Coast, lies 75 miles northeast. Ferries from Vancouver — as well as Seattle and Port Angeles, Washington — offer daily service to Victoria’s Inner Harbor.
You don’t need a car to explore the central city, which is fun to navigate on foot and by bike. Rideshare services and BC Transit buses connect downtown to surrounding communities such as Oak Bay, Esquimalt, and Langford. For easy day trips into Vancouver Island’s great outdoors, you’ll need to rent a car or join a guided coach tour.
In late spring and summer, Victoria experiences a Mediterranean climate, making these typically dry and sunny months the peak times to visit. Spring temperatures reach average highs of 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The breezy coastal weather keeps the temperatures cool from June to September, with highs in the upper 60s and the occasional warm spell climbing into the low 80s. Pack layers in the warmer months, as the evening air often gets chilly.
Rainfall increases through the fall as temperatures drop to the 40s and 50s Fahrenheit. The average high in January is 47 degrees, meaning winter is quite drizzly but somewhat mild. Take a cue from the locals and bring waterproof jackets, fleece shirts, and warm shoes. An umbrella is also a wise idea in the unpredictable cooler months.
The Inner Harbour area is the primary district for sightseeing in Victoria. Here you find many of the capital’s most-photographed landmarks including the impressive neo-baroque British Columbia Parliament Buildings. The acclaimed Royal British Columbia Museum is notable for its exhibits on First Nations culture as well as the native plant gardens on its grounds.
For a breath of salty ocean air, head to this waterfront park, which sprawls out over 200 acres in downtown Victoria. Explore the landscaped gardens with fountains and ponds, hiking trails, and pebble beaches.
Opened in 1904, this 55-acre cluster of world-renowned gardens — ranging from Japanese to Italian styles — welcomes more than one million visitors annually. The 15-mile trip from Victoria’s Inner Harbour rewards you with nearly one thousand varieties of flowers, with the countless summer blossoms and evening concerts drawing the largest crowds.
In the historic James Bay neighborhood, the oldest in British Columbia, a floating boardwalk connects houseboats, seafood shacks, and harborside vendors. The pier is a popular spot for ocean-fresh fish and chips.