Popular Accommodations in Victoria (BC)
Highlights in Victoria (BC)
- Listed Parliament Building
- Shopping downtown
- Urban and Natural History at the Royal British Columbia Museum
- 39 rooms in the country house Craigdarroch Castle
Most popular in Victoria (BC)
Vacation rentals in Victoria
If you travel to Victoria, you can choose from a large selection of comfortable holiday accommodations to suit you. Many vacation rentals are housed in magnificent British style buildings. You will also find some apartments in the middle of downtown, which will allow you to reach the museums and theatres in a short time. But you can also rent a quiet vacation rental not far from gardens and parks in Victoria, which is a perfect retreat and starting point for a variety of activities.
Holidays in Victoria
Location and orientation
Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia in Canada. The conurbation with a population of 367,770 comprises not only Victoria City, but a total of twelve other municipalities. The core city is located on a bay of the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding hilly landscape and the Olympic Mountains also have a formative influence on the landscape.
The British Queen Victoria is the eponym of the city and at the same time reminds us of the colonial history of the region.
Top 3 travel tips
The city center Downtown is characterized by many restaurants and shops as well as the pedestrian zone, which entices to extensive shopping. In this part of Victoria you will also find numerous sights, such as the Parliament building, which is now a listed building. From Inner Harbour ferries leave for Port Angeles in Washington.2. Get to know nature and city history in the museum
One of the most important museums in western Canada is the Royal British Columbia Museum, which focuses on the history of the city, natural history and the history of the First Nations. The museum complex consists of several buildings, including the oldest in Victoria, Helmcken House.3. Visit the impressive Irish villa
The country house Craigdarroch Castle is located on a hill in the eastern part of the city. It was built according to the wishes of the industrialist Robert Dunsmuir, who gave the building its Gaelic name, which means "rocky oak square". The house was used in the past as a military hospital, as a college and as a college of music. Today, the building with 39 rooms is a museum that is visited by tens of thousands of visitors every year.