Top 57 Things to do in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria is one of the most peaceful and attractive cities in British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern end of Vancouver Island, this city is one of the top spots to enjoy a relaxing weekend getaway or an extended stay. Expedia can save you a great deal of money on Victoria tours by offering you huge discounts on hotel stays, airfare, and car rentals.

3-Hour Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure
Embark on a whale watching tour aboard an iconic Zodiac boat that is capable of covering 100 miles (161 km) in 3 hours. Wearing a Mustang Survival cruiser suit you are kept warm and safe as the boat speeds across... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$96
per Adult

Afternoon Food & Walking Tour in Downtown
Experience the best culinary hot spots in British Columbia’s capital city on this guided walking tour through Victoria. Visit some of the trendiest restaurants and learn what this island metropolis has to offer as your taste buds savor a variety... Read More

$51
per Traveler

Brentwood Bay Kayaking Tour with Butchart Gardens Visit
Paddle your way through the serene waters of Brentwood Bay in a comfortable kayak that allows you to cruise along the shores of Butchart Gardens in Gowlland Tod Provincial Marine Park. After your kayaking adventure, enjoy a self-guided tour of... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$67
per Adult

Butchart Gardens Self-Guided Bicycle Tour
Explore the stunning flowers, ponds, and lawns of the resplendent Butchart Gardens and go for a scenic bike ride on this active, self-guided excursion to one of Victoria's most famous attractions. Enjoy convenient transportation to the gardens and then cruise... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$78
per Traveler

City Highlights Bicycle Tour
From a stony castle to flower-filled neighborhoods, elegant mansions from bygone eras to spectacular coastal vistas, this engaging and active bike tour covers the highlights of Victoria. Pick up little-known facts, interesting trivia, and plenty of insider tips as you... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$35
per Adult

Comprehensive Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
View the major sites of Victoria during your comprehensive guided tour. Clip-clop past the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbour, the Crystal Gardens, and the Empress Hotel. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$168
per Group

Cowichan Valley Wine & Cheese Tasting Tour
Explore the local charms, beautiful scenery, and boutique wineries of the Cowichan Valley on this tasting tour. Sip on regional varietals at 3 lovely wineries, savor delicious cheeses and charcuterie, and learn about the history of winemaking in the area... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$114
per Traveler

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour
Wind into the rolling hills and fertile fields of the Cowichan Valley, sampling fine wines with award-winning vintners and exploring cellar rooms in scenic settings. With an in-the-know guide to lead you between tastings, explore the terroir of Vancouver Island's... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$90
per Traveler

Craft Beer & Culinary Tour
Join a walking tour to sip craft beers at some of the best brewpubs in the city. With your charming guide, try local ales and sample delicious pub fare during a relaxed and informative stroll through downtown's historic neighborhoods with... Read More

$49
per Adult

Craft Beer Tasting Bicycle Tour
There's no better reward for a good bike ride than a cold beer, and this 2-wheeled exploration of Victoria's craft brew scene is the perfect way to combine the two. Pedal between breweries and pubs as you discover the unique... Read More

$70
per Traveler

Craft Brewery Tour
Dive into the innovative ales and creative concoctions of Victoria's blossoming microbreweries on this guided excursion with behind-the-scenes access. Pop between at least 3 tap houses to chat with brewers, sample an array of beer styles, and chat with fellow... Read More

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$56
per Traveler

Craigdarroch Castle
Take a tour of historic Craigdarroch Castle and learn the story of its principal founder, wealthy coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. Designated as a National Historic Site of Canada, the castle boasts more than 25,000 square feet (2,300 sq m) of... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$10

$9
per Adult

Cruise to Seattle via the Victoria Clipper
Enjoy a speedy, first-class cruise between Victoria and cosmopolitan Seattle. Admire the scenery of the Pacific coastline, discover the shops and venues along Victoria's historic waterfront, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the largest city in the Pacific... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 45 minutes

$99
per Adult

DragonFLY Zipline Adventure
Let your inner thrill seeker loose and soar through the forest canopy, skimming down ziplines over yawning canyons, rushing whitewater, and rocky landscapes. Leap from canopy platforms into the open air to take in the view and feel the rush... Read More

Categories: Adventures

40 minutes

Free cancellation

$24
per Traveler

Eat, Drink & Pedal Bicycle Tour
Hop on a bike to snack your way around town, working off each sweet and savory bite as you pedal between gourmet specialty shops and beloved local eateries. Enjoy tastes of treats like pizza, ice cream, and chocolate truffles, and... Read More

$86
per Traveler

Guided Kayak Tour from Canoe Cove
Dip your paddle into the calm waters surrounding Vancouver Island as you embark on a guided kayaking tour. Circle your way around the area's forested islands, keeping a lookout for splashing seals, adorable otters, and soaring ospreys looking for a... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per Adult

Guided Kayak Tour of Brentwood Bay
There's no better way to enjoy the serene water of Brentwood Bay and marvel at its surrounding forest scenery than from the perspective of a kayak. Dip your paddle into the water and drift along with a knowledgeable guide who... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per Adult

Guided Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour on Brentwood Bay
Navigate the waters of Brentwood Bay on a stand-up paddleboard during this guided tour that lets you get up close to wildlife and catch gorgeous views of the coast. Paddle along the shores of the southern end of Vancouver Island... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$50
per Adult

Harbour Air Seaplanes: Victoria Aerial Tour
Rise into the clouds above Victoria and look down on the coastal island city along the Salish Sea. Enjoy a captivating seaplane ride above the sights, attractions, and stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

20 minutes

Free cancellation

$82
per Adult

Horse-Drawn Carriage by the Sea Tour
Climb into the lavishly decorated carriage with plush seating for a ride by the Inner Harbour and relax as you hear the clip-clop of the horse's hooves on the road. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$75
per Group

Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride in Beacon Hill Park
Relax on a luxurious horse-drawn carriage ride through Beacon Hill Park. Along the way, see Victoria's oldest church, the Church of Our Lord, and the famous Empress Hotel. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$108
per Group

IMAX® Victoria at the Royal BC Museum
Dive into an all-encompassing digital experience at the largest IMAX® screen in British Columbia. Feel the ground tremble as pulse-pounding sounds move you in your seat, and enjoy crisp, expansive, wraparound images that draw you full-throttle into the action. Read More

Categories: Attractions

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$9
per Adult

Introductory Kayak Lesson
Spend a morning out on the crystalline waters of Brentwood Bay in the company of an encouraging kayaking instructor who's dedicated to helping you learn. It won't be long before you're paddling over gentle waves and exploring the bay's pristine... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$59
per Adult

Introductory Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson on Brentwood Bay
Introduce yourself to the joyful art of stand-up paddleboarding with a lesson that takes you out onto the shimmering water of Brentwood Bay. Encouraging instruction, top-rated equipment, and plenty of Pacific Northwest forest scenery make it easy to pick up... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$59
per Adult

Kayaking Tour with Locavore Lunch
Grab a paddle and take to the waters of Brentwood Bay to spend some time looking for wildlife along Vancouver Island's eastern shores. Spot seals, otters, ospreys, and bald eagles with help from an experienced guide, and then recharge with... Read More

$67
per Traveler

Lochside Trail Self-Guided Bicycle Tour
Put your feet to the pedals of a comfortable cruiser bike to spend the day exploring Vancouver Island's Lochside Trail by bicycle. Enjoy convenient transportation from Victoria's Inner Harbour to the town of Sydney and then make your way back... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$62
per Traveler

Monkido Outdoor Obstacle Course & Aerial Adventure
Tackle the outdoors in a fun and interactive new way as you take on the ropes, climbs, ladders, and obstacles of the Monkido course. Strap into a harness and prepare for laughs, thrills, and challenges to test your daring on... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Traveler

Monkido Outdoor Obstacle Course & Aerial Adventure
Tackle the outdoors in a fun and interactive new way as you take on the ropes, climbs, ladders, and obstacles of the Monkido course. Strap into a harness and prepare for laughs, thrills, and challenges to test your daring on... Read More

Categories: Adventures

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$16
per Traveler

Nanaimo River Bungee Jump
Plunge 150 feet (45 m) and nearly touch the Nanaimo River as your bungee cord stretches as far as it can. Unleash the adrenaline as you free fall—safely—in any of 6 different styles. Earn bragging rights with this unforgettable adventure... Read More

Categories: Adventures

10 minutes

Free cancellation

$102
per Traveler

Nanaimo to Cowichan Valley Wine Tour
Wind into the rolling hills and fertile fields of the Cowichan Valley, sampling fine wines with award-winning vintners and exploring cellar rooms in scenic settings. With an in-the-know guide to lead you between tastings, explore the terroir of Vancouver Island's... Read More

$90
per Adult

Primal Swing Giant Pendulum Ride
Experience the bungee-like thrill of swinging from a sky-high platform as you go for an adrenaline-pumping ride on a giant pendulum swing. Strap into the swing with a friend and then wait for your stomach to plummet as you drop... Read More

Categories: Adventures

15 minutes

Free cancellation

$71
per Traveler

Private Full-Day Salmon and Halibut Fishing Tour
Head out into the dark blue waters surrounding Vancouver Island for a full-day fishing excursion to try your luck at catching salmon and halibut. Stop your boat at the perfect spot to intercept species of migrating fish, wait for your... Read More

$748
per Group

Private Guided Kayak Tour
Embark on an exciting kayak tour of Victoria’s beautiful waters on this guided tour through its lakes, inlets, and bays. Witness the local landscape from a revealing vantage point and glide through the calm waters aboard comfortable sit-on-top kayaks, which... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$133
per Group

Private Guided Paddleboard Tour
Take to the water with a private guide for some paddleboarding on the lakes and inlets of Vancouver Island. This tour gives you a great opportunity for a close encounter with marine animals while you paddle through you through the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$133
per Group

Private Guided Rainforest Hike
Vancouver Island offers some of the world's best trails for you to explore, along beautiful coastlines and through lush old-growth rainforests. This expertly guided hike gives you an incredible experience with the giant trees, abundant wildlife, and incredible vistas in... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$118
per Group

Private Hiking, Kayaking & Sightseeing Ultimate Tour
Have an incredible day out with an expert guided tour of the city of Victoria. Enjoy hiking, kayaking, and sightseeing, including visits to Hatley Castle, Kinsol Trestle, Goldstream Park, and Malahat Drive. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$463
per Group

Private Luxury City & Butchart Gardens Tour
Relax on a beautiful drive around the historical charm of Victoria. This tour shows you the major historical landmarks and hidden gems around the city, from the greenery in the former quarry of Butchart Gardens to the Victorian mansion of... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$251
per Group

Private Luxury Victoria Tour
Drive from one exciting destination to another to get a spectacular overview of Victoria. Relax in a luxury touring van as you travel around the city, choosing to personalize your tour to your own interests and desired level of physical... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$173
per Group

Private Minivan: Victoria Intl. Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and your hotel in the comfort of a minivan. For transfers to and from Victoria International Airport (YYJ), the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$149
per Vehicle

Private National Defense Historic Tour
Spend a day exploring some of Canada's National Historic Sites including the luxurious Hatley Castle, the Fisgard Lighthouse—the oldest lighthouse in Western Canada—and Fort Rodd Hill, a 19th century coastal artillery fort. Enjoy convenient transportation through the scenic countryside between... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$306
per Group

Private Session with a Local Photographer
Capture fantastic photographs in the capital of British Columbia as you join a professional photographer for a private photo shoot. With historic buildings, a beautiful harbor, and many stunning parks, there are a number of gorgeous locales where your session... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$250
per Group

Private SUV:  Victoria Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy a relaxed journey in a high-quality SUV between the airport and your hotel. There’s no waiting in a taxi line, and guaranteed fixed rates include flight tracking, 1 hour of wait time, and all taxes, tolls, and tips. Prices... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$199
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Victoria Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and your hotel in the comfort of an SUV. For transfers to and from Victoria International Airport (YYJ), the zones to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$109
per Vehicle

Private SUV: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Victoria International Airport and your hotel aboard a SUV. For transfers to and from Victoria International Airport, the area to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$172
per Vehicle

Private Towncar:  Victoria Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy a relaxed journey in a high-quality towncar between the airport and your hotel. There’s no waiting in a taxi line, and guaranteed fixed rates include flight tracking, 1 hour of wait time, and all taxes, tolls, and tips. Prices... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

45 minutes

Free cancellation

$124
per Vehicle

Private Towncar: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Enjoy convenient private transportation between Victoria International Airport and your hotel aboard a towncar. For transfers to and from Victoria International Airport, the area to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

Free cancellation

$143
per Vehicle

Private Vancouver Island Historical Landmarks Tour
Experience the luxurious Hatley Castle, the natural wonders of Goldstream Provincial Park, the soaring heights of the Kinsol Trestle, and the quaint village of Chemainus on this private guided tour of some of British Columbia's most fascinating historical sites. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$392
per Group

Private Victoria Day Trip
Ferry out to Vancouver Island to spend the day exploring British Columbia's lovely capital city on this private tour of Victoria. With a professional driver behind the wheel, scope out the blossoms and blooms of Butchart Gardens and admire the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$510
per Group

Royal British Columbia Museum
Get an introduction to the lands and people of Canada's Pacific coast at the Royal British Columbia Museum, one of the country's great cultural treasures. Explore the fascinating collection of exhibits within to learn about the natural and human history... Read More

Categories: Attractions

2 hours

$18
per Adult

Royal Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
Journey through the famous sites of Victoria and admire views of the famous Empress Hotel, the Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, the Parliament Buildings, and the Royal London Wax Museum. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$138
per Group

Seawater Instructional Kayak Tour
Paddle across the shimmering water of Brentwood Bay during a guided kayak tour that showcases the stunning beauty surrounding the Saanich Peninsula. A friendly guide shows you proper techniques to ensure you navigate the bay efficiently and get the most... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$63
per Traveler

Small-Group Knife & Fort Culinary Walking Tour
Stroll along historical Fort Street and uncover some of the best hidden culinary spots in the city. On this small-group tour, make 5 stops including a cheese shop, a tea shop, a family owned taqueria, a local bakery, and a... Read More

$34
per Traveler

SpaFinder Gift Card
Pamper yourself with a facial, sweat it out in hot yoga, or ease into a state of calm with a soothing massage—however you find your bliss, the Spafinder gift card can get you there. With more than 20,000 participating wellness... Read More

Categories: Spas & Beauty

1 hour

$37
per Traveler

Vancouver Day Trip & Seaplane Flight
On this excursion from Victoria, take a scenic seaplane flight over the Gulf Islands to Vancouver. After landing in bustling Coal Harbor, spend the day sightseeing in this coastal city and visit the renowned Stanley Park and Gastown. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

7 hours 20 minutes

Free cancellation

$321
per Adult

Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Fill your day in Victoria with luminous color as you walk among more than 3,000 tropical butterflies in free flight. Marvel at tropical ducks, rare birds, and swimming koi at this paradisiacal Victoria attraction. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour

Free cancellation

$13
per Adult

Waterfalls, Coombs Market, & Cathedral Grove Rainforest Private Tour
If you want to experience Vancouver Island's most beautiful scenery, set out for a fun-filled day with a personal guided tour to see the island's nature at its best. A scenic drive lets you see Englishman River Falls, the Little... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$463
per Group

Whale Watching Tour via Zodiac or Motor Yacht
Discover killer whales, along with humpback, gray, and minke whales swimming in the waters surrounding Victoria. Get a close view of seals, sea lions, elephant seals, bald eagles, and other wildlife in their native habitats. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$74
per Adult

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