Victoria: A Great, Year-Round Canadian Destination

Victoria is a special place in Canada, with mild winters and a a huge array of things to do 12 months a year. Here’s a look at some great options.

Salmon, Bears, and Eagles, Oh My!

Once a year, the Goldstream Salmon Run sees thousands of colourful Pacific salmon forge their way up the world-class salmon spawning stream that is Goldstream – it’s a sight not to be missed! You may get lucky and catch a black bear looking for some lunch. Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, birds and flowers are only a few of the attractions that draw people to
Goldstream Provincial Park.

 *Insider Tip: Few people are aware that as the annual salmon run winds down, an entirely different migration takes place in November, December and January; bald eagles. 

Tee Up Year-Round

In Victoria, we golf 365 days a year. While the weather starts to turn in other destinations, we’re still tee-ing up with panoramic views at Cedar Hill Golf Course and playing the oasis-like course at Olympic View Golf Club outside of downtown.

Take your time and enjoy 18 holes at any of the 11 beautiful courses on Vancouver Island.

Explore On Two Legs

Running along Dallas Road is a favourite pastime for many locals. This uninterrupted 3 kilometre stretch of walkway winds along the length of Dallas Road and offers unapparelled views of the ocean and Olympic Mountain range beyond. 


Wide Open Spaces

With the mildest climate in all of Canada, Victoria remains a top choice to experience the great outdoors year-round. With its parks, beaches, rugged coastline, world-renowned gardens and outdoor patios, Victoria has never been a more perfect place to explore.

Fall Full of Flavour

Twenty minutes outside downtown Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula is an exquisite area of rolling fields, hedgerows, farms and animals. The Flavour Trails showcases the Saanich Peninsula’s unique rural location, food and farm businesses, and activities and amenities in a route that will inspire you to visit the region year-round.

Visitors can cycle or drive the Flavour Trails and meet the growers, harvesters, fishers, chefs and producers who are creating an amazingly rich bounty, right here in our own backyard. Along the route, pick up a fresh Fickle Fig baguette, fruit spread from Fruit Trees and More, Snowdon House dipping vinegar and a bottle of chilled wine from Deep Cove or cider from Sea Cider; you’re ready for your gourmet picnic stop!


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