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Photo by: Alex Rau
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South Island

Victoria

Victoria, Vancouver Island’s largest city the world’s third friendliest city according to a in a 2014 Condé Nast Traveler reader’s poll, is place you will hear many different languages spoken walking in the downtown area. Victoria, also known as the city of gardens, is a city with great attractions, whale watching, fishing and a storied history along with many great restaurants and pubs. It is easy to come here for a few days and meet others from around the world, see some Orca whales, catch a few salmon or halibut and have amazing things to see and do. Besides all there is in Victoria you can take a short day trip to visit some top notch wineries and do wine tasting along with some great cuisine. Read more about Victoria here…

Top Things to do in Victoria

Victoria is the most visited city on Vancouver Island and there are many sights and historical places to visit. The inner harbour is bustling with international tourists, entertainers, restaurants, whale watching boats, harbour taxis and….

Hikes around Victoria

There are some great short and medium hikes around the Victoria region. Gowland Todd has incredible views and is a day hike. There are other view points that can be reached by car or hiked such as Mt Tolmie and Mt Doug.. More on short hikes….

Fishing in Victoria

There are is pretty good fishing not too far outside Victoria during some parts of the year for both salmon and halibut. Victoria has protected waters for all who get a little seasick on the open ocean. For more info on fishing Victoria ….

Sidney

Sidney “by the sea” has ferry ports from Vancouver and Washington and is also very close to Victoria’s international airport. It is a small port town that has small shops and restaurants and is worth taking a look at for a few minutes before heading on your way to Victoria or the rest of Vancouver Island. Sidney’s downtown closes down for the open air market during Thursday nights in the summer. Read More Here…

Sooke

About an hour outside Victoria is a small pretty town of Sooke. Sooke has a pretty boardwalk and Sooke potholes regional park is close by as well. French Beach is a nice beach for a walk on the west coast and is just a few minutes from Sooke. Read More Here…

Port Renfrew

At the start of the West Coast trail is Port Renfrew and it is the northern most city on the south west hwy. There are also some great beaches between Sooke and Port Renfrew including French beach and Mystic Beach. Read More Here…