When visiting Victoria, BC with the family … it can be difficult to find things to do that will keep all of you interested and amused.  Here are some options for places to go and things to see that might interest the kids and the kids at heart!

  • Canada Day Parade, Sidney, BC

SIDNEY DAYS AND CANADA DAY

JUNE 30 & JULY 1, 2024 Kick off Canada Day celebrations with "Sidney Days" Each year, Sidney kicks off its Canada Day celebrations early with

  • World Ocean Day, Sidney, BC

WORLD OCEAN DAY

JUNE 4, 2024  11:00am-3:00pm SIDNEY, BC Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea 9811 Seaport Place Sidney, BC, Celebrate the ocean with the Shaw Centre for

MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

MAY 20, 2024 FROM 11 - 4 CENTENNIAL SQUARE ONE WORLD MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL Live entertainment, bouncy castles, singing, dancing and more!

  • Fisgard lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

OCEAN DAY AT FORT RODD HILL

JUNE 8, 2024 OCEAN DAY ON JUNE 8, 2024 AT FORT RODD HILL AND FISGARD LIGHTHOUSE NHS For the third consecutive year, as part of

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HIGHLAND GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL

161st Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival on the May long weekend! The longest continually running Highland Games in North America, the 161st Victoria Highland

OPEN HOUSE

The Institute of Ocean Sciences is excited to announce an upcoming Open House on June 8th Where: Institute of Ocean Sciences - 9860 West Saanich

  • Luxton Spring Fair

LUXTON SPRING FAIR

LUXTON SPRING FAIR Victoria May Weekend – Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun May 16, 17, 18, 19, 2024 Free Grounds Admission All Weekend Carnival Midway Rides

VICTORIA DAY PARADE

The Thrifty Foods 124th Victoria Day Parade presented by CHEK TV on Monday May 20, 2024 starting at 9am – Douglas and Finlayson to Douglas

POWER TO SUMMIT

MAY 24 - 26, 2024 A virtual expedition up K2 pushing your limits to fundraise, climb, and work together all in support of Power To

ULTIMATE TOY FAIR

May 25 & 26, 2024 Location:  Pearkes Arena 3100 Tillicum Road 9am-3pm Established in 2008, Victoria's Ultimate Hobby & Toy Fair has helped raise over

ADVENTURE AT THE MALAHAT SKYWALK

The Malahat Skywalk The Malahat Skywalk is one of Vancouver Island’s newest attractions, located about 30 minutes from downtown Victoria near the summit of the

  • Train at Heritage Acres, Saanichton, BC

TRAIN RIDES AT HERITAGE ACRES

Riding the Rails with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers One of Victoria’s least known attractions is the miniature railway run by the Vancouver Island Model

  • Butterfly Gardens, Victoria, BC

VICTORIA BUTTERFLY GARDENS

A Visit to Victoria Butterfly Gardens Victoria Butterfly Gardens isn’t just about butterflies; in fact, it is a complete tropical rain forest experience from the

  • Coles Bay Regional Park, Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria, Parks in Victoria

COLES BAY REGIONAL PARK

A small park in a quiet neighborhood leading down to the Saanich Inlet - that's Coles Bay Regional Park! At just under 9 acres, this

  • One of the Sculptures on Sidney Waterfront Walk, Sidney, BC Visitor in Victoria

SIDNEY WATERFRONT WALKWAY

When arriving and departing Victoria, BC either by air or a BC Ferry to the mainland, you'll pass by the quaint city of Sidney (or

  • Toy Museum in Victoria, BC

NATIONAL TOY MUSEUM

The National Toy Museum of Canada specializes in the preservation and history of old toys. 1410 Broad Street Victoria, British Columbia Tues - Sunday 12:00

  • Fisherman's Wharf Victoria, BC

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Fisherman’s Wharf Park Overlooking the wharf and on the new Harbour Pathway, the park is at Erie and St. Lawrence. A rehabilitated land project, this

  • Topaz Park in Victoria, BC

TOPAZ PARK

Topaz Park is located in the Hillside Quadra neighbourhood between Topaz Avenue and Finlayson Street, along Blanshard Street. It is Victoria's third largest park and includes a variety

  • Beckwith Park, Victoria, BC

BECKWITH WATER PARK

Beckwith Park has many features for the whole family. You can spend the day: Having a picnic. Splashing in the spray park. Playing on the

  • Mountain biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING IN VICTORIA

Victoria has many mountain biking trails - from moderate to challenging.  Check out these ideas: WESTIN BEAR MOUNTAIN RESORT Highlands Valley Loop This family­-friendly loop

  • Colquitz River Trail

COLQUITZ RIVER TRAIL

The Colquitz River Trail is perhaps one of Saanich's least-known public trails. Starting roughly at the western corner of Interurban Road and Burnside Road West,

ROCHE COVE REGIONAL PARK

Roche Cove Regional Park Hike along a cool creek at midday or paddle still waters in early morning light at this serene 163-hectare park. You’ll

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SWAN LAKE CHRISTMAS HILL NATURE SANCTUARY

Swan Lake/Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary This park consists of two distinct areas:  marshy lowlands surrounding Swan Lake; and the rocky, oak-forested highlands of Christmas Hill.

  • Carnavon Park

CARNAVON PARK

Carnavon Park A developed sports park (3.97 hectares), surrounded by residential housing, with playing fields for rugby, soccer, ball diamonds with score/concession building, tennis courts,

  • Centennial Park

CENTENNIAL PARK

Centennial Park is one of Langford's best 'all ages' park.  Located 1/2 way between downtown and Langford Lake, Centennial Park is the perfect place for

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BEACON HILL CHILDREN’S FARM

Beacon Hill Park - Childrens' Farm is an inexpensive and fun way to spend an afternoon outdoors with the kids.  The farms' goats, sheep, bunnies,

CITY CENTRE PARK

Fun for the whole family! Location:  1089 Langford Parkway, Langford, BC Langford’s premier destination for family entertainment and recreation.  With a longstanding reputation for delivering an excellent

SIDNEY SPIT NATIONAL PARK RESERVE

Sidney Spit National Park Reserve is located on Sidney Island, just east of the town of Sidney, BC Sidney Spit is accessible by kayak, canoe

MOVIE THEATRES IN VICTORIA, BC

If you've got a taste for the latest block-buster ... or perhaps an independant film ... or a short but exciting IMAX film ... Victoria

  • Whales

WHALE WATCHING TOURS

Victoria and Vancouver Island is one of the best places in the world to see some of natures most magnificent creatures - whales! There are

  • Horse Drawn Carriage

HORSE DRAWN CARRIAGE TOURS

Horse Drawn Carriages - A Victoria Tradition! For an intimate tour of the city, consider a quaint ride in a horse-drawn carriage.  It's fun for

GYMS AND REC CENTRES

Gyms & Recreation Centres in and around Victoria (See map below for all locations!) 1.  Cedar Hill Rec Centre 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria B.C.,

  • East Sooke Park

EAST SOOKE REGIONAL PARK

East Sooke Park If you want to have a true 'west coast' experience - without going too far away from civilization, nothing beats East Sooke

  • Pebble Beach at Devonian Regional Park Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

DEVONIAN REGIONAL PARK

Devonian Park Entrance and parking lot This great - tho small - park is about a 40-minute drive from Victoria and well worth

ESQUIMALT LAGOON

  Esquimalt Lagoon Esquimalt (pronounced 'Ess-KWI-malt') Lagoon features miles of breathtaking ocean Lagoon Side of the Road beachfront perfect for walks, beachcombing, sand

  • beach at Beaver Lake

ELK LAKE/BEAVER LAKE BEACHES

Elk Lake/Beaver Lake Trail Beaver Lake & Elk Lake are often spoken of together ... they're actually 2 lakes joined together with beaches

  • willows beach

WILLOWS BEACH

Willows Beach A developed waterfront park (1.17 hectare) with large grassed area, change rooms and washrooms, concession and tea room, picnic tables, benches, children’s play

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GYRO PARK

Cadboro-Gyro Park Cadboro-Gyro Park is designated a Community Park with a unique and substantial waterfront that appeals to residents throughout the region. The park is

  • esquimalt gorge park sign, Victoria, BC, YYJ, Vancouver Island, Visitor in Victoria

ESQUIMALT GORGE PARK

Not far from downtown Victoria is the community of Esquimalt where you'll find the lovely and tranquil Esquimalt Gorge Park. Shady Spot for a

  • British Columbia Aviation Museum, Victoria, BC

BRITISH COLUMBIA AVIATION MUSEUM

Attention all Aviation Enthusiasts! The British Columbia Aviation Museum is a major attraction on Vancouver Island, located next to the Victoria International Airport at 1910

  • Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

SHAW CENTRE FOR THE SALISH SEA

The Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea is a not-for-profit aquarium and marine education centre that focuses on the ecosystem of the Salish Sea. Exhibits

  • Miniature World

Miniature World, Victoria, BC

Over 85 exciting miniature dioramas and displays. Welcome to Miniature World -- one of the most popular tourist attractions in downtown Victoria, BC, Canada. Your

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The Victoria Bug Zoo, Victoria, BC

Praying Mantis A visit to this must-see mini zoo offers visitors an excellent opportunity to view and experience live tropical bugs from around

  • Horne Lake Caves

HORNE LAKE CAVES PROVINCIAL PARK

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is located about 2.5 hours north of Victoria. (See map and directions at bottom of post) What to do at

GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK

Goldstream Provincial Park is one of the best known and most frequently visited parks on Vancouver Island. Just 16 km from downtown Victoria, Goldstream Provincial

GALLOPING GOOSE TRAIL

Victoria is a biker's paradise!  Many streets have dedicated bike lanes so getting around town is fast and convenient. If you'd like something different -

  • Victoria Harbour Ferry

VICTORIA HARBOUR FERRYS

A fun and unique way to get around downtown Victoria is by one of the Victoria Harbour Ferries. Victoria Harbour Ferries run two types of

  • ORS Tours

PADDLING TOURS IN VICTORIA

If you'd like to explore Victoria and area from the water whether in a kayak or standup paddle board, here are some great ideas for

  • Port Renfrew

PORT RENFREW

Port Renfrew is a Beautiful Drive and an Easy Day Trip Port Renfrew is situated near the entrance to the Juan de Fuca Strait and

BOWLING IN VICTORIA

If bowling's your thing ... here's where to find it in Victoria: Langford Lanes  - 1097 Langford Parkway  Victoria, BC Miracle Lanes - 2375 Bevan Avenue,

  • mini golf

MINI-GOLF/GO KARTS

If you want something to do with the whole family, here's some suggestions: Fun for the whole family! All Fun Recreation - Permanently Closed 2207

  • zip line

ZIP LINE AND BUNGY JUMPING

If you're into adventures that give you a thrill ... here's some things to consider in Victoria: Zip Line Adrena Line Adventure Tours Tour Facts

  • royal bc museum

ROYAL BC MUSEUM, VICTORIA, BC

A must-do for any visitor to Victoria is a trip to the Royal BC Museum. Located at 675 Belleville St., across from the Provincial Legislature

  • Hatley Castle, Victoria, BC Visitor in Victoria

HATLEY CASTLE

HATLEY PARK NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE AND ... A MOVIE STAR! Hatley Castle James Dunsmuir commissioned Samuel Maclure, a Victorian architect, to design the