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Explore Victoria

Victoria overview

You can learn about the local heritage of Victoria at top landmarks like Fisgard Lighthouse. Make time to enjoy other local sights such as British Columbia Parliament Building. Victoria is an inviting destination that has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Victoria

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Victoria has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Victoria with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Victoria hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Victoria hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Victoria

Fly in to Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), 15 mi (24.1 km) from downtown Victoria. Friday Harbor, WA (FRD) is the next closest major airport, 16.9 mi (27.2 km) away.

What to see around Victoria

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal
  • • Victoria Harbour
  • • Oak Bay Marina
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Victoria Bug Zoo
  • • Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre
  • • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf
  • • Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
  • • WildPlay West Shore Victoria
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • The McPherson Playhouse
  • • Chinatown
  • • Open Space Arts Center
  • • Victoria Royal Theatre
  • • Victoria Police Historical Society Museum
Recognized for its natural setting with these places to visit:
  • • Pioneer Square
  • • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum
  • • Fisherman's Wharf Park
  • • Beacon Hill Park
  • • Topaz Park
Some popular places to visit include:
  • • British Columbia Parliament Building
  • • Fisgard Lighthouse

When to visit Victoria

Curious about when's the best time to visit? Here are the seasonal norms to help with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 52°F day, 35°F night
  • • April-June: 67°F day, 38°F night
  • • July-September: 70°F day, 46°F night
  • • October-December: 60°F day, 35°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 0.43 inches
  • • April-June: 0.16 inches
  • • July-September: 0.12 inches
  • • October-December: 0.55 inches

Victoria travel guides

Victoria Travel Guides