Victoria Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Victoria; our list of the best things to see, including Butchart Gardens, Emily Carr House and Il Terrazzo.
  • The best place in Victoria: Butchart Gardens

    Butchart Gardens

    800 Benvenuto Ave
    in Brentwood Bay (at the westernmost point of Keating X Rd, 866-652-4422, [27]. A large garden planted in what was formerly a limestone quarry. Quite remarkable. During the summer they have fireworks set to music and during winter evenings, the gardens are lit up and include displays illustrating the twelve days of Christmas. You can reach Butchart Gardens from Vancouver and Victoria on several bus tours and also by public transit[28] from Victoria or the Swartz Bay ferry terminal.
    food nearby
  • Emily Carr House

    Emily Carr House

    207 Government St
    Fee $5, students $3.50, families $15. Emily Carr is one of Canada's greatest and most loved artists. Her house is within walking distance of the Inner Harbour and Beacon Hill Park.
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  • Il Terrazzo

    Il Terrazzo

    555 Johnson St
    [55] Great Italian in a charming patio atmosphere.
  • Pig BBQ Joint

    Pig BBQ Joint

    1325 Blanshard St
    No Vegetarians Allowed!
  • Ocean Island Café Lounge

    Ocean Island Café Lounge

    791 Pandora Ave
    5PM-midnight. dinner from $6-$9. Located inside Ocean Island Inn
  • Canoe Brewpub

    Canoe Brewpub

    450 Swift Street
    Located in the emerging Design District of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, CANOE is a "must experience" brewpub and restaurant featuring waterfront patios and the best western exposure along Victoria's famous Inner Harbour.
  • Government Street

    from the Inner Harbour up to Chinatown
    The best way to go is just to wander the streets but make sure you check out some little gems like Market Square, at the bottom of Johnson St. In the summertime there's live music here.
  • Abkhazi Garden

    Abkhazi Garden

    1964 Fairfield Rd
    Love affairs make great stories, and this one resulted in a great garden. Prince and Princess Abkhazi along with designer John Wade came together and created a garden that took over 40 years to come together on a beautiful property overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains.
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  • Beacon Hill Park

    bounded by Dallas Rd on the south
    The south end is on the waterfront, with walking path and a view of the Olympic Mountains across the strait. Beacon Hill Children's Farm, which features a goat petting area, is located within Beacon Hill Park [26].
    restaurants nearby
  • Pacific Undersea Gardens

    Pacific Undersea Gardens

    490 Belleville St
  • Royal British Columbia Museum

    675 Bellville St.
    (between the Legislature and the Empress hotel, near the Inner Harbour), ☎ +1 250 356-7226. Daily 9AM–5PM. $15 adults, discounts for students and seniors, prices vary for special exhibitions. This tell's BC story, especially from 1850 to 1920. It has amazing exhibits, and is easily worth half a day. There are three permanent galleries: Modern History, story of the European settlement; First Peoples, pre-contact and post-contact; and Natural History, mainly oceans, large animals, and climate. All are explained with phenomenal immersive exhibits. This is one of two museums in Canada holding the 'Royal' designation.
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  • Chinatown

    Fisgard St
    between Store St. and Government St. The street is decorated with Chinese ornaments including The Gates of Harmonious Interest. There are some great Chinese restaurants, Chinese fruit and vegetable stores, bubble tea and coffee shops and Canada's smallest 'road', Fan Tan Alley!
    restaurants nearby
  • Legislative Buildings

    at the Inner Harbour
    At night it is lit up with 13,000 lights. Free public tours are excellent.
    food nearby
  • West Coast Waffles

    West Coast Waffles

    1235 Broad Street Have a great waffle picture? Want to see yourself on this page? Email us your pictures at
  • The Mint

    The Mint

    1414 Douglas Street
    This page represents both our restaurants. The Mint and the Mint for Lunch. Lunch is open 10-4pm and Downstairs is open 5-2am
  • Blue Fox

    Blue Fox

    919 Fort St
    The Blue Fox Cafe is a funky downtown West Coast eclectic, serving fresh homemade style food to a loyal, local clientele for over 20 years. Perennial favourites include eggs benedict, (10 different types), reportedly the best in the city, Moroccan chicken quesadillas, giant homemade veggie burgers and beef burgers!! Emphasis is placed on fresh local products. Coffee is organic. Breakfast is serve
  • Wannawafel


    102-560 Johnson Street, Market Square
    The pleasure of having a Real Belgian Waffle, for the first time Franchised since 2011. Store in Grande Prairie Eastlink Centre Carts in operation: Red Deer, Calgary, Grande Prairie, Penticton and Shuswap Lake.
  • Earls Kitchen + Bar (Victoria)

    Earls Kitchen + Bar (Victoria)

    1199 Government St
    No matter what, you’ll find it here. On every plate, in every drink. In every conversation. In all we do and all that surrounds you. It's called Soul.
  • The Reef

    The Reef

    533 Yates St
  • Swans Brew Pub

    Swans Brew Pub

    506 Pandora Ave
    Victoria's Boutique Art Hotel, full service brewpub and in-house brewery.Visit us at
  • Ulla Restaurant

    Ulla Restaurant

    509 Fisgard St
    Local ingredients, classic flavours, focus on techniques. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 5:30 pm.
  • Sauce Restaurant & Lounge

    Sauce Restaurant & Lounge

    1245 Wharf St
    Delicious tapas style dishes paired with an amazing beverage program and tons of gluten free options. Sauce Restaurant & Lounge ~ Food Worth Sharing.
  • Brown's Social House

    Brown's Social House

    809 Douglas Street
  • The Tapa Bar

    The Tapa Bar

    620 Trounce Alley
    The Tapa Bar offers a fun, lively eclectic atmosphere thats compliments the latin-inspired tapas menu.
  • John's Place

    John's Place

    723 Pandora Ave
    Victoria's favorite diner for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Puerto Vallarta Amigos

    Puerto Vallarta Amigos

    Fisherman's Wharf follow us on Twitter @pvamigos
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Victoria uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.