Top 65 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

$99
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

$53
per adult

Brentwood Bay Kayak Tour with Winetasting & Lunch
Cut through the waters of Brentwood Bay with an experienced guide as you explore Vancouver Island's rugged shores by kayak. After your paddling adventure, head back to shore and cruise to the vineyards of Church & State Wines to fill... Read More

$69
per adult

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, tour the renowned gardens by... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

Brentwood Bay Rolling Kayak Lesson
Spend a day in the calm waters of Brentwood Bay, honing your kayaking skills with an experienced guide as you learn to complete basic self-rescue rolls. Paddle through breaking surf, make beach landings, and practice bracing skills essential to any... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$60
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

$80
per adult

Butchart Gardens Tour via Express Shuttle
Take in the stunning natural beauty of Butchart Gardens, a famous and admired attraction full of floral displays and stone paths. Embark on a narrated trip from Victoria in a luxury bus, and choose how long you want your trip... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$53
per adult

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

$40
per adult

City Tour with Craigdarraoch Castle Admission
Discover Victoria's charming attractions and urban landmarks from a double-decker bus, and complete your city tour with a visit to Craigdarroch Castle, a brooding Victorian-era mansion that's a designated National Historic Site of Canada. Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$37
per adult

Combo Pass: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour plus Activity & Attraction Admissions
Snag a seat on the open-air top of a double-decker bus or a classic, turn-of-the-century trolley for a hop-on hop-off adventure through the charm-filled streets of Victoria. Jump off the bus to explore gardens, art, and architecture at 22 different... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$36
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

$174
per adult

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

$117
per adult

Cowichan Valley Wine Tour
Enjoy a memorable tour of Vancouver Island's beautiful wine country, with visits to both Saanich Peninsula and the Cowichan Valley. Besides a look at the scenic country settings, you also get to see the vineyards that host the island's exceptional... Read More

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

6 hours

Free cancellation

$81
per adult

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

$50
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

$72
per adult

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

$11
per adult

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

$88
per adult

Fly & Dine at Butchart Gardens
Embark on a seaplane journey to beautiful Butchart Gardens. Take in the gorgeous view as you dine on a gourmet dinner at The Dining Room restaurant in the gardens. After dinner, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens before returning... Read More

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

4 hours

Free cancellation

$215
per adult

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

$52
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

$52
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

$52
per adult

Hippo Amphibious Bus Tour
Get up close to the coastal landmarks and inland attractions of Victoria on an amphibious vehicle that lets you experience the lovely Garden City on land and by sea. Aboard an open-air Hippo Bus, ride by landmarks like Bastion Square... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$35
per adult

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
Discover Victoria with the flexibility of a hop-on hop-off tour. With 23 stops at the most important sights, you're free to experience Victoria at your own pace. In addition, enjoy admission to the Robert Bateman Centre, honoring the visionary work... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$28
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

$77
per adult

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

$112
per adult

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

$60
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

$60
per adult

Kayak Rescue Lesson in Brentwood Bay
Hone your kayaking skills and build confidence while learning how to save another person under duress in the water. This kayak rescue lesson lets you perfect your boarding, exiting, and paddling techniques so you can be ready to spring into... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Day Cruises & Water Activities

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$60
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

$69
per adult

Kayaking Tour with Victoria Butterfly Gardens Visit & Lunch
Paddle through the waters of Brentwood Bay as you look for slippery seals and salmon-seeking eagles with an experienced guide. Follow-up your water-bound adventure with a visit to the Victoria Butterfly Gardens, where you can get up-close to the fluttering... Read More

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

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

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

$64
per adult

Northbound Adventure Crossing to Vancouver
Take the scenic route from Victoria to Vancouver aboard the new Salish Sea Dream vessel! If you are looking for an alternative to riding the ferry, this sightseeing cruise is perfect for you. Sit back and relax you gaze out... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 45 minutes

Free cancellation

$168
per adult

Pacific Whale Watching Tour via High-Speed or Zodiac Boat
Embark on the ultimate whale watching experience, take in spectacular scenery, and learn about southern Vancouver Island's unique ocean ecosystem on this informative tour aboard a zodiac or ocean cruiser. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$85
per adult

Private Craigdarroch Castle & Government House Pedicab Tour
Stroll through the halls of 19th-century castle, admire the fields of flowers outside the opulent Government House, and learn about Victoria's dramatic history on this private pedicab tour. Check out historic churches and schools along the way and listen to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$167
per adult

Private Fashion & Historic District Pedicab Tour
Explore Victoria's winding alleyways and charming European-style streets in the comfort of an open-air pedicab. Listen to intriguing commentary from your experienced local guide and driver as you bounce between Chinatown, James Bay, Centennial Square, and downtown Victoria on this... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

Free cancellation

$69
per adult

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

$771
per adult

Private Gardens, Seasides & Painted Ladies Pedicab Tour
Wind along forest paths in a 185-acre (75-acre) park, pose for stunning photos near giant redwood trees and lofty vantage points, and explore the elegant architecture of 19th-century mansions on this private pedicab tour between Victoria's charming neighborhoods and famous... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$83
per adult

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

$138
per adult

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

$138
per adult

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

$121
per adult

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

$478
per adult

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

$259
per adult

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

$178
per adult

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

$316
per adult

Private Pedicab Deluxe City Tour
Explore Victoria from top to bottom as you cruise around the city from the comfort of a private pedicab. Listen to intriguing commentary from your guide as you visit the forests of Beacon Hill Park, the gardens of the Government... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$347
per adult

Private Pedicab Tour with Cruise Ship Pickup
Cruise through Victoria's charming neighborhoods and elegant architecture in a comfortable pedicab on this private excursion. With convenient pickup directly from your cruise ship port, coast around town to admire its sprawling parks, historic districts, and photogenic landmarks. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$139
per adult

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

$404
per adult

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

$19
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

$143
per adult

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

$65
per adult

Shared Coach: Downtown Vancouver - Victoria
Enjoy convenient shared transportation between downtown Vancouver's bus terminal hotel and the downtown Victoria Depot Station. Along the way, enjoy a 90-minute sail aboard a B. C. ferry. The Victoria Depot Station is centrally located and within walking distance of... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

3 hours 35 minutes

$56
per adult

Shared Coach: Vancouver Airport (YVR) – Victoria
Enjoy convenient shared transportation between Vancouver International Airport and the downtown Victoria Depot Station in the comfort of a coach bus. Along the way, enjoy a 90-minute sail aboard a B. C. ferry. Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

3 hours 40 minutes

$56
per adult

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

$35
per adult

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

$39
per adult

Sunset Whale Watching Tour
The San Juan Islands are one of the world's best places to view orca whales in the wild. Enjoy a sunset cruise as a naturalist points out fascinating wildlife including seals, bald eagles, and blue herons. They also explain migratory... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$91
per adult

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

$331
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

Victoria City Tour
Get a great overview of Victoria on this enthralling, narrated sightseeing tour. Hop in a double-decker bus and take in the must-see sights of this beautiful city, including Chinatown, Antique Row, Government Street, and Fort Victoria. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$29
per adult

Victoria Ocean Magic Whale Watching Adventure
All aboard Victoria’s whale watching flagship! Step on board the world-famous Ocean Magic for a 3-hour whale watching adventure where you will explore Haro and Juan de Fuca Strait in search of the magnificent creatures that inhabit this thriving body... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$99
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

$478
per adult

Whale & Wildlife Watching Tour
Discover majestic whales and other marine wildlife such as porpoises, sea lions, seals, and bald eagles aboard an eco-friendly boat. While in the whales' natural habitat, you observe their travel patterns and hear them as they communicate beneath the waves.... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$103
per adult

Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens Tour
Take the scenic route from Victoria to Butchart Gardens aboard our new vessel, the Salish Sea Dream, where you will explore waters local to orca whales and other marine wildlife. After 3. 5 hours of cruising with the wind blowing... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$123
per adult

Whale Watching Catamaran Adventure
Explore the coast of Canada and Vancouver Island—home to one of the largest populations of killer whales (Orcas) in the world. With your marine naturalist guide, watch whales come up for air and slap their tales on the surface. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$80
per adult

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

$76
per adult

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