Victoria is a vibrant and welcoming city with many areas that are pleasnt to walk, the Parliament Buildings and waterfront as well as the BC Royal Museum being the most interesting.
The Whale watching tours are many and varied and the hikes in the local areas are varied and lovely
Victoria is quite nice, but you can see the major attractions in a day. If you have a car, it is a good base for seeing the southern part of Vancouver Island.
Do not miss Butchart Gardens. The hop-on, hop-off bus tour of Victoria is not worth the money as there isn't that much of interest. Art lovers and wildlife lovers should visit the Bateman Gallery opposite the Parliament Building, near the harbour.
The Beacon Hill Park is beautiful, and the sights such as the legislative building and Empress Hotel are great, and the Royal BC Museum is impressive.
Flights from the harbor on pontoon planes give great views of the area and neighboring mountains and islands.
BUTCHART GARDENS is a must-see attraction. Allow at least half day to full day to enjoy the beauty of nature, and be amazed by its wonderful sights.
Don't miss The Butchart Gardens - Just beautiful. We used the Gray Line bus service - no complaints efficient and friendly service.
Steve the driver is an interesting character, made the bus trip quite entertaining. The blue and Red fish restaurant is the best place for fish and chips - also does a great prawn cocktail. Darcys Pub is a pretty good place to have a beer in the evening.
Butchart gardens is very beautiful. Food at restaurant in China town was great. Buildings on Parliament street are beautiful.
At night at the front harbor is good for sight seeing.