Explore Victoria in 3 Hours Or Less - July 2024


Short on time but eager to experience the best of Victoria? Fear not! In just three hours, you can embark on a whirlwind adventure through this charming coastal city, soaking in its vibrant culture, breath taking scenery, delectable eateries, and rich history. From iconic landmarks to hidden gems, here’s a curated list of must-do activities that promise to make every moment count during your brief but memorable visit to Victoria.

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1. Join A Culinary Walking Tour

What better way to experience a city then through it’s food and on foot. Join one of our foodie tours to eat at local hidden-gem restaurants, hear stories and history of the city, and get an insiders guide to the authentic Victoria. Our tours are typically 2 hours long and visit 6-7 culinary stops. Our guests also get our Eat & Shop like a local discount card and get access to our Ultimate Victoria Foodie Map!

VISIT WEBSITE: www.offtheeatentracktours.ca

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2. Take a Harbor Ferry Tour

Glide through the sparkling waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour aboard these iconic, colourful vessels known as “pickle boats.” These narrated tours offer a unique perspective of Victoria’s picturesque skyline, historic landmarks, and bustling harbour. Discover the city’s rich history, marvel at stunning waterfront views, and catch a glimpse of marine wildlife as you enjoy a leisurely cruise with Harbour Ferry Tours.

VISIT WEBSITE: https://victoriaharbourferry.com/


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3. Visit Beacon Hill Park & Empress Hotel Gardens

Take a walk through Victoria’s favorite park, which is conveniently located walking distance away from downtown and from Ogden Point cruise ship terminal. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped gardens, duck ponds, walking trails, and the cutest petting farm! Say hello to the stunning and mesmerizing resident peacocks that stroll and relax around all areas of the park, they might even say hello back (peafowls are very vocal!) You can catch the daily goat stampedes inside the children’s petting farm everyday at 10:10AM and 5:10PM, and trust us, cheering on a group of baby goats running in a herd is one of the cutest sights ever.

VISIT WEBSITE: www.beaconhill.com

Victoria Chinatown Food Tour

4. Explore Chinatown & Old Town Area

Did you know that Victoria has the oldest Chinatown in Canada! A visit to Victoria should absolutely include this delicious neighbourhood. Right next door, Old Town has some of the best shopping in town and very charming historic buildings. Want an insiders look at these areas? Jump on our Hip & Hidden Chinatown + Old Town food tour to truly discover the best hidden gems.

VISIT WEBSITE:www.offtheeeatentracktours.ca

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5. Discover Neighborhoods with Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

Downtown is great but there are other wonderful neighbourhoods in Victoria to explore. The quickest way to get there without a car is by the fun Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. Be sure to get off at the Oak Bay stop to wander this beautiful historic neighbourhoods. Oak Bay avenue is lined with old Gary Oaks and filled with local shops and restaurants. Cook Street Village is an

VISIT WEBSITE: http://sighseeing.com

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