Victoria, BC has long been a hugely popular city for tourists. It offers an unbeatable combination of oceans and mountains which meet to create unparalleled beauty. In addition, the city offers a diverse array of activities which will undoubtedly make your time here (when you’re not golfing) truly unforgettable. If you are like most visitors to Victoria, one visit will not be enough! An excellent resource for information about Victoria is the Tourism Victoria website.
Some of the accolades Victoria has received in recent years:
In 2002, the readers of Condé Nast Traveler magazine ranked Victoria as the fifth best city in the world. Cities finishing ahead of Victoria included Sydney, Australia, Rome and Florence. Pretty impressive company!
The readers of Travel and Leisure magazine ranked Vancouver Island as the best island in North America in 2002.
You are probably getting the idea. If you are coming for a three-day golf school, you may want to add a few days on the start or end of your stay!
People literally come from all over the world to visit Butchart Gardens. With fifty-five acres of wonderful floral displays open to the public and offering spectacular views from the many paths that meander through the four main gardens, even golfers don’t mind spending a few hours walking around without their clubs!
The Royal British Columbia Museum is a place of discovery. Through three unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia, and features periodic exhibitions of international renown.
Aside from the amazing food served on site at Bear Mountain, Victoria has countless excellent restaurants of every culture and price range.
Victoria is home to a growing wine industry. One of the most popular is Church and State Wine which offers award winning wines, tours and tastings.
Victoria’s Inner Harbour
At the heartbeat of Victoria is the Inner Harbour. Offering world-class shopping, too many dining options to count and street buskers to entertain, non-golfers can spend all day wandering around and be completely content. To top it off, Victoria’s Parliament Buildings overlook the harbour and is beautifully lit at night.
World famous for its Victorian hospitality and afternoon tea, the Empress is a must visit during your stay.