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History Museum
“This museum is well worth a visit. They have done a wonderful job of setting the scene for the region”
199 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
Night Club
“Best patio in Victoria. Thursday to Saturday there is live music starting at 9ish. Excellent food and drinks. Great view. ”
98 locals recommend
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”
72 locals recommend
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.”
91 locals recommend
Pub
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“Victoria's newest premier landmark pub, located on the corner of Fort St and Government St downtown Victoria, BC. With 30 different beers on tap, one of the most impressive selections of spirits under one roof and live music, the Bard & Banker defines the ultimate pub experience.”
48 locals recommend
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'”
41 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!”
54 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local beer on tap, outdoor seating and food. In market square, nice place to check out.”
64 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Snug, chic haunt pairing regional & international wines with eclectic tapas, including charcuterie.”
61 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“This is a favourite neighbourhood pub that is family friendly. Don't hesitate to sit outside on the patio during the summer. They have friendly staff and delicious food and its located in the quaint Fernwood Square. About a 20 minute walk away.”
57 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great restaurant in Downtown Victoria. Offers casual fare with local ingredients. One block away from Market Square, and LoJo shopping district.”
55 locals recommend
Night Club
“Book ahead for a table next to a window. Patio requires no reservations, and most tables have a great water view. Everything we've ordered here has been exquisite. ”
45 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Located in Victoria's historic Trounce Alley . This super quaint spanish style restaurant is sure to please.”
39 locals recommend
Theatre
“The celebrated Belfry Theatre showcases contemporary plays in its lovely former-church-building venue”
37 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Farm fresh to table, the chef's tasting palette makes for incredible tasting experiences. ”
35 locals recommend