Spring is on the horizon, with crocuses, dandelions and daffodils popping up around the city. We know the cherry blossoms are not far behind!
There is no better time to plan a visit to Victoria and enjoy this sensational spring weather. Victoria is the ideal city to visit for outdoor adventures because of our year-round temperate climate and there are more than enough activities to choose from!
Here are just a few ideas to get you started planning:
Sooke and Beyond - Consider a day trip to Sooke and beyond. Approximately a 60-minute drive from downtown Victoria, you can enjoy the rugged west coast beaches and hiking trails. Highway 14 ends in the town of Port Renfrew, where you can hike the trails at Botanical Beach or hike up to Avatar Grove and experience the majesty of the old growth forest.
Beacon Hill Park - If you wish to stay closer to Victoria, the beautiful Beacon Hill Park is only a short 10 minute walk from our Victoria, BC hotel. This lush park features 2 playgrounds, a rose garden, petting zoo and resident peacocks! You can wander down to historic Mile 0 and Dallas Road for scenic views of the coastline!
Victoria Harbour Ferries - The Victoria Harbour Ferries are back in action – a sure sign that Spring is on the way! You can explore Victoria’s Inner Harbour by boat, with a 45-mnute Harbour Tour, historic Gorge waterway cruise, or simple harbour “hop” from one side of the harbour to the other!
Kayak Tours - If you want just a bit more adventure on the water, the kayak tours offered by Kelp Reef Adventures are a must-do! Operating out of Fisherman’s Wharf, Kelp Reef provides fun and educational kayak tours for all levels along the coastline of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. You will be treated to sightings of harbour seals, river otters and more.
These are just some of the many outdoor activities that visitors can enjoy year-round in Victoria, BC.
Start planning your visit to Victoria, BC! Call today and ask about our Spring Fling Package, available from mid-March to the end of April. Or book online for the best available rates at our Victoria, BC Inner Harbour hotel!