Classic, charming, and steeped in interesting history, Victoria, BC invites you to book a waterfront home or snug cottage and enjoy a relaxing vacation. Sunny holiday cottages in Victoria are conveniently located near museums, historic castles, and food tours. You can easily enjoy Victoria's greatest hits from your comfortable vacation home, whether you choose to take a modern condo or a spacious, free-standing house.
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The Weather in Victoria
Check out the climate diagram for Victoria. July is the warmest month in Victoria with average maximum temperatures of 19°. Conversely, January is the coolest month in Victoria, with temperatures going under 3° The rainiest month is %rainiestMonth% while the driest month is January.
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Victoria's best dining and drinking
Explore the local cuisine on a variety of food tours, like A Taste of Victoria. This tasty two-hour tour of the city includes scenic stops and samples of fine foods and beverages. Ferris Oyster Bar offers juicy seafood in walking distance of downtown Victoria vacation rentals, or visitors can enjoy an elegant country meal at Venus Sophia Tearoom & Eatery.
Visitors staying near South Jubilee can savour delicious cold-pressed juices from Jusu Bar, or take the Victoria Wine Tour to get a taste of history. Head to Clarke&Co for great beer or stroll down to Bard and Banker to grab a pint. Those in search of flavorful coffee near their James Bay or Downtown Victoria vacation home can take a morning stroll to Habit Coffee or Shatterbox Coffee Bar.
Culture in Victoria: Architecture, art, plays, and more
Victoria cabin rentals near James Bay are in walking distance of the British Columbia Museum where visitors can see histories of all kinds. Nearby, the McPherson Playhouse with its stunning red-seated interior features a range of performing arts. Visitors near the Harris Green neighbourhood can see the Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Miniature World, a host of tiny scenes with amazing detail.
Lovers of grand architecture will enjoy British Columbia's Parliament Buildings and early pioneer homes, like Craigflower Farmhouse or Point Ellice House. Craigdarroch Castle, a gorgeous Gothic stone mansion near Rockland neighbourhood, is open for visitors daily, while Hatley Castle, around the western bay, offers elaborate turrets and gardens with peacocks roaming the exterior.
Top Tips: Things to Do in Victoria with Kids
1. The Royal British Columbia Museum
A great place to start, or spend a rainy day. Its child-focused Natural History Gallery displays and details the wildlife of local coastal forests, seashores, and the Fraser River Delta.
2. Whale Watching Adventures
For the real thing, families with kids aged 7 and up can go out to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales in their natural habitat on a whale-watching tour, which departs from Wharf Street in downtown Victoria.
3. Victoria Harbour Ferry
For another aquatic-based experience, riding the Victoria Harbour Ferry is a fun trip for all ages to over a dozen locations around the harbour, including the port area, the BC Parliament Buildings, and seaplane landing sites.
4. Fisherman's Wharf
If you're feeling hungry, fuel up on authentic fish and chips at Fisherman's Wharf, a quirky community of floating homes. If you're lucky, you might see the famous Harbour Ferry Ballet, when these small hardworking vessels perform a choreographed routine on the water set to music!
5. Beacon Hill Children's Farm
For natural animal encounters, the Beacon Hill Children's Farm is only a short walk from Victoria Harbour, and the cute little Victoria Bug Zoo is a unique attraction dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of insects.
6. Beacon Hill Children's Farm & Butchart Gardens
The Victoria Butterfly Gardens is another kid-friendly attraction for nature lovers, with colourful butterflies, birds, and frogs. It's just down the road from the world-famous Butchart Gardens, which is perfect for picnics and walks through its green expanses during the day, or enjoying public outdoor family-focused performances held here on summer evenings.
Waterfront wonders and Outdoor Adventures in Victoria
Stop at Cathedral Grove to see a rainforest of massive Douglas fir trees, listed as one of the “Seven Wonders of Canada.” Enjoy the peaceful serenity of Willow Park or spend a day on the water at Dallas Road Beach. The Butchart Gardens, up north near Brentwood Bay, is a visitor favourite, with brilliant plants so vivid they seem to be right out of Lewis Carroll's “Alice in Wonderland.”
Ghost Walks through old Victoria bring you chilling stories from the city's history, while the Zodiac Whale Watching Excursions take off from Orca Spirit Adventures near Downtown Victoria. Visit the western bay to see Fort Rodd Hill and the west's oldest lighthouse, Fisgard. Meanwhile, horse-drawn carriages (leaving from Belleville/Menzies streets) will take you on a charming By the Sea Tour along Victoria's coast.
Information about vacation rentals in Victoria
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||1,571 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 24%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$95|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Internet, Pets allowed and Pool|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||266 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||365 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home in Victoria?
The starting price for Apartment rental or House rental in Victoria is $95 per night.
What is the typical availability of Apartment rental in Victoria?
October has the highest availability of Apartment rental in Victoria, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities in Victoria?
When looking to book a vacation home in Victoria, the most requested amenities include Internet, Pets allowed, and Pool.
How many Apartment rental and House rental can I find in Victoria?
Victoria has 1,571 Apartment rental and House rental available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Victoria?
If you're travelling with a dog, over 17% of vacation rentals in Victoria are pet-friendly.
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