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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Petting zoo, peacocks, lilypads, and the end of the Terry Fox run. A wonderful expansive park right beside the ocean filled with community events, a putting course and gorgeous nature. ”
  • 242 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Craigdarroch Castle is a definitive Victorian experience. Built between 1887 and 1890 on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria, this legendary mansion now shines over the city.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Beach
“You must visit Dallas Rd. while here in Victoria. It boarders the best ocean views as well as stunning Beacon Hill Park. Lots to see and do here!”
  • 81 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“I am biased, because I work here! Enjoy the complimentary tickets in your welcome package to see some of Canada's greatest artists. Exhibits range from modern conceptual, to historic, from sculpture and ceramics to video. Something for everyone to enjoy!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Love this place but best to go early afternoon as there are long line ups in the morning, for a reason. Best homemade jams ever”
  • 59 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Best pizza in town, the make wood-fire Neapolitan pizza. They import their dough from Italy. SO GOOD. Please go to their Cook Street location as their Fort Street location has closed. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Delicious Vegan restaurant. The dishes are very flavorful and hearty. The mac and cheese is awesome.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Garden
“Truly a gem, no entrance fees, that even few locals know of. A tea house, an amazing costume museum(free) and beautiful grounds to walk around, and of course the history. And usually deer!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Flea Market
“MOSS ST MARKET: a great Saturday morning market with yummy food, produce, entertainment, kids zone”
  • 39 locals recommend
Garden
“The gardens of Government House are open to the public free of charge from dawn to dusk daily. Formal Rose garden, iris garden, heather and rock garden, pond, and Garry Oak walkway are on display. Cary Castle Mews Interpretive Centre and Tea Room are open May through September. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Features as much local, sustainable food as possible. Part of Cook Street Village corridor that leads to Dallas Rd waterway walk. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“"Multilevel, cricket-themed pub featuring craft drafts, varied grub & DJs in the Strathcona Hotel.””
  • 23 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Excellent seafood cuisine with Indonesian and French touches. Probably the best seafood restaurant in Victoria.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Route
“Beautiful walkway overlooking the ocean and the Olympic Mountains. There is also a dog park”
  • 23 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fun petting zoo for kids of all ages. Don't miss the goat stampede at the beginning and end of the day! They release all the baby goats out into their pen it's a production every day of the week. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Larger grocery store= Thrifty Foods plaza 15 minute walk right on Fairfield rd past Moss st. Across from historical Ross Bay cemetery on your right- has a hardware, pharmacy, liquor store, Starbucks, pizza, pet food and more. Ross Bay pub too!”
  • 22 locals recommend