Victoria Canada Vacation Ideas

Here is a look at our top Victoria Canada Vacation Ideas. On Vancouver Island only a short trip from Vancouver lies one of the most outstanding family friendly locations in Canada - rich with heritage, tradition and enjoyable activities sure to delight mum, dad and the kids.

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The provincial capital of British Columbia (BC), Victoria is vibrant and has a style which is lively and upbeat. Victoria was taken from the locals by the British and maintains many of the old buildings and architecture. 

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One of the great attractions of Victoria for families is that everything easy to get to. Most activities are approachable from walking outside your accommodation house. 

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Victoria is definitely an established tourist hot spot with an established and laid back approach to keeping families entertained and happy in a peaceful and wholesome environment. There is nothing to confronting and activities don’t seem as commercialized as in other locations. Victoria seems a world away from Disneyland for example. There is something calming and cozy and refreshing  about spending time on an Island surrounded by such a lot of unspoiled wilderness.

BC Ferries run a shuttle about every 90 minutes to and from the island while there are also opportunities to take a float plane or helicopter. 

Royal BC Museum

Begin by picking up an official family guide here for more tips on attractions that are family friendly in Victoria.

At the Royal BC Museum you can also gain an appreciation of the First People's lives and the rich sustainable culture that had existed for a long time. This part of Canada (now known as BC)  supported the lives of more people than any other part of Canada before colonization mixed things up.  Find out what this was like at the museum. There are also Butterfly exhibits and you can view the “Big House”.

The Inner Harbour

On the inner harbour you can easily explore by foot, but if that sounds too hard you can also get yourself a horse drawn cart. 

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 The area is well known for quality street performances and great places to eat street food, which can become an extremely convenient option for families. Enjoy your tasty morsels as you watch seaplanes, and whale watching boats come and go.

This area is also home to the Old Town

You can Enjoy the history and British legacy including , Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while everyone can enjoy a horse drawn carriage or London looking double decker bus ride around the Old Town including art galleries and the authentic Craigdarroch Castle on the hill. 

The Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island - Canada

Beautiful regardless of the season but in Summer you can enjoy the fireworks on Saturday nights.

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Beaconhiill Children's Farm

Beaconhiill Children's Farm offer a live goat stampede. If you have seen the quite cruel running of the bulls in Spain you have the idea only the goats here seem to enjoy the experience as much as the children.

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