Victoria Inner Harbour

Things to Do in Victoria, British Columbia

Discover the Wild West Coast and the variety of things to do in Victoria, BC, just steps from the Hotel Grand Pacific’s front doors. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is an exciting destination that brings together historic neighbourhoods, outdoor adventures, and a rich culture. Discover the island lifestyle, where life slows down as you breathe in the fresh air and take in some of Canada’s most picturesque scenery.

Located right on the Inner Harbour, the Hotel Grand Pacific is perfectly situated just a short stroll from all that Victoria has to offer. Enjoy the great outdoors with a hike, a round of golf, fishing, or sea-kayaking. Borrow one of our bicycles and explore Victoria on two wheels, or head out on a local ferry to do some whale-watching. There’s simply no end of things to do in Victoria and opportunity for exploration around the Saanich Peninsula.

Butchart Gardens Victoria
Victoria Vancouver Island
Victoria BC Night
Killer Whales

Outdoor Experiences

Boasting a moderate climate and fresh ocean air, Victoria is an outdoor playground begging to be explored. Head over to the Olympic Mountains for a day of scenic hiking or walk to one of  themany beaches for water sports and sunbathing. Some of our favourite activities include paddle boarding, sailing, and kayaking, all depending on your sense of adventure!

Another way to get on the water is to hop aboard BC Ferries or Clipper Vacations Ferries for some whale-watching. The ferries also provide easy access to other West Coast ports.

Victoria Parliament

Parliament Buildings

Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, tour an important cornerstone of the Canadian legal system! Also one of the top attractions in Victoria, the Parliament Buildings offer free guided tours year-round for visitors to learn about the architecture, history of the province, and the Legislature Cenotaph war memorial. Also on site is the Legislative Library, Vancouver Art Gallery, and extensive sculpture program.

Shopping Outdoor

Government Street

Get a true taste of Victoria through our vibrant dining scene, browsing a farmers’ market, or with some of the best shopping on the island. Put on your walking shoes to wander downtown’s charming shopping district, rich with Market Square’s historic buildings and some of the country’s favourite retailers.

Additionally, Hotel Grand Pacific is just two blocks from the city museums, such as the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Emily Carr House.

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Lose yourself amongst Victoria’s glorious parks, boasting manicured flower beds, towering native Garry Oak trees, winding footpaths, and the rhythmic tide of the ocean.

Archeologically rich with ancient First Nations history, Beacon Hill also features two water parks, the First Nations Longhouse, and an open vista perfect of paragliding and flying kites.

Beacon Hill Map

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Island Tour Times

Local experts in tours & transportation on Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands, Island Tour Times is here to be your guide. We are renowned for our high level of customer service and absolutely unique offerings. We design tours for the individual traveler or any sized group, from sightseeing to wine and culinary tours to unique island destinations.

A year-round tour operator, we offer tours keyed to each season. Winter Season, we provide Long Stay Senior Programs, and refresh products annually to encourage repeat customers!

Popular tours include Wine Tour of the picturesque Cowichan Valley and Butchart Gardens. 

Fishermans Wharf Victoria

Fisherman's Wharf

Wander the docks to see local fishermen unloading a day's catch. This working harbour is peppered with an array of casual food counters and unique shops, perfect for exploring on a sunny afternoon.

For those seeking activities in Victoria on the water, Fisherman's Wharf is the perfect launch point for kayaking and whale watching tours.

Fireworks

Events in Victoria

Join us for some of the most popular events in the West Coast!

Exterior Panorama of Victoria Harbour

Local Recommendations

At the end of your day, return home to the Hotel Grand Pacific, where you’ll be welcomed with a smile. Along with all of the traditional comforts and services that our guests have come to expect—room service, top-notch fitness and pool facilities, a knowledgeable concierge, and tempting dining options—what sets us apart from the rest is our service and expert local recommendations for the best things to do in Victoria, British Columbia.

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