South Island

You feel it the moment you set foot in Victoria: the warm welcome of old-world charm as it meets urban new-world vibrancy. Rated the world’s 3rd friendliest city (behind Melbourne and Aukland), Victoria is sure to exceed your expectations.

The beauty of the South Island is that it has something for everyone with so many things to do and places to see both in the city of Victoria and the surrounding area.

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Climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage to learn about the city. marvel at the award winning Royal BC museum interactive exhibits. Enjoy lunch at one of the many indoor/outdoor casual bistros or waterfront pubs or cruise on over in a water taxi to fisherman’s wharf for the best fish & chips. You can even feed the harbour seals as they pop their heads up to say hello!

A thirty-minute drive to the west between Sooke and Port-Renfrew you’ll feel like you entered a whole new world with many spots seemingly untouched. Breathe in the fresh ocean air, explore the dramatic coastline or take a moment to sit, relax and watch the surfers ride the waves.

Go for an ocean kayak tour, experience one of the top destinations in the world for orca whale watching, catch the big one on a deep sea fishing excursion, soar above the tree tops on a zip line tour or relax and spend the day surrounded by the beauty of Butchart Gardens, the world’s premier floral show gardens.

Vacations are just better here. 

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