Sitting on the southern end of Vancouver Island is the lovely city of Victoria, one of Canada's most popular travel destinations. It’s easy to fall in love with Victoria--its exotic landscape, vibrant festivals, and breathtaking inner harbor draw millions of visitors from North America and Europe every year. And because the city is surrounded on three sides by water, Victoria hotels are also a great starting point for aquatic activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing. Head further up the mountain and you'll be treated to a magnificent view of verdant forests, spectacular rock formations, and gorgeous waterfalls.
Hotels in Victoria run the gamut from rich spa hideaways to family-friendly budget rooms. Whatever your budget, you're sure to find a hotel that suits your needs.
A Scenic Walking Tour of Victoria
From your Victoria hotel, you can easily walk to the city’s main attractions. Slip on some comfortable footwear for a jaunt through Chinatown, where you'll find amazing antique shops, art galleries, and Fan Tan Alley--supposedly the narrowest street in all of Canada.
And why would they call it the "Garden City" if not for the city's abundant green spaces? Victoria's lovely gardens are fragrant in the winter, flower-filled in the spring, and colorful in the summer and fall. Be sure to stop by Butchart Garden especially--it's a must-see for "budding" photographers.