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Best things to do in Victoria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

History Museum
“There are always interesting exhibits at this museum, it's worth a visit. It also has an IMAX theatre, which is the greater Canadian invention in my opinion!”
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Park
“Great for a walk, run, cycle and exploring. The Stanley Park of Vancouver! ”
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Harbour / Marina
“Visitors can see seals & other marine life along this quaint floating pier with food kiosks & shops.”
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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.”
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Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
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Breakfast Spot
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“No need to conduct an opinion poll: the perennial lines in the street outside Jam suggest that this is the best breakfast spot in Victoria. The reasons? Tasteful vintage decor (if you'll excuse them the moose's head); fast, discreet service; and the kind of creative breakfast dishes that you'd never have the energy or ingenuity to cook yourself.”
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Italian Restaurant
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“Intimate, candlelit Italian nook with brick fireplaces, patio seating & a notable wine list.”
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Fish & Chip Shop
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“Many people rave about this restaurant so I have included it, so if you are downtown Victoria, you might want to try it”
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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!”
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Tea Room
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“Amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, a colonial-style cocktail lounge, and afternoon tea. There's also a full-service spa, a gym and an indoor pool”
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Gastropub
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“Excellent gastropub overlooking the ocean. This is on the otherside of the Johnson Street bridge, but worth the walk. Try to sit on the upper patio if you are there in the afternoon.”
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Point of Interest
“Home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, the Parliament Buildings are open to the public from 8:30am to 4:30pm Mondays to Fridays year-round. They are open to the public on weekends from the 3rd weekend in May to the first weekend in September. We offer scheduled guided tours and self-guided tour booklets. ”
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Shopping Centre
“7-8 minute car ride of 10 minute bus ride from suite--outstanding shopping/food fair”
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Shopping Centre
“It's in a dowtown and near to China Town. There are many restaurant and coffee shop. Come and enjoy”
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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!”
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Irish Pub
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“'Winner of Best Irish Pub in North America, we embrace the Irish culture with food for the body, drink for the spirit, and music for the soul. We pride ourselves on providing a true Irish experience since opening our doors in 2004. The traditions of Ireland have been extended to our menu, which has been developed by the philosophy of food for the body, offering Irish classics like bangers & mash, shepherd’s pie and our famous Irish stew. Enjoy a Drink for the spirit with a perfectly poured pint of Guinness or savour Victoria’s best Irish coffee. We boast over 40 taps & the largest selection of Irish whiskeys in Canada. Music for the soul is heard 7 nights a week at 9 or Friday & Saturday from 4 to 7. Come for the Guinness, stay for the Craic'”
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