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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!

  • Blackberry close up Visitor in Victoria

PICKING BLACKBERRIES – A VICTORIA TRADITION!

Here in Victoria ... well actually most of Vancouver Island ... we're 'blessed' with an abundance of wild blackberries.  They grow wild everywhere and will

  • Train at Heritage Acres, Saanichton, BC

A TRAIN YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

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

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Institute of Ocean Sciences & Pacific Geoscience Centre

The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

  • Swap and shop at Western Speedway, Victoria, BC

SWAP AND SHOP

FINISHED FOR 2017 APRIL 2 - SEPT 24, 2017 The annual Swap and Shop at Western Speedway is back for 2017!  Treasure hunters ... bargain

  • 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 AND SCULPTURE WALK

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 Hours:  Mon - Sat

  • ORS Tours

PADDLING TOURS AROUND 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

  • 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

  • Fisherman's Wharf Victoria, BC

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Fisherman’s Wharf Park [4 ½ acres] Overlooking the wharf and on the new Harbour Pathway, the park is at Erie and St. Lawrence. A rehabilitated

  • 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

  • Scenic Rentals Victoria

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD RENTALS

If you'd love to try SUP-ing (stand-up paddleboarding) but you don't have your own equipment, here's a chance to not only try it out, but

  • 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

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MOTOCROSS

For something a little more exciting for the whole family, why not try motocross while you're in Victoria? Westshore Motocross Park is run by motorcycle

  • 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,

  • 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

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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.

MIGRATORY BIRD SANCTUARIES IN VICTORIA, BC

Victoria is home to a number of Migratory Bird Sanctuaries.  Be sure to check them out - especially during the spring and fall migration! 1. 

  • 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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THE WATERING GARDEN AT BEACON HILL PARK

This spray park in downtown Victoria contains a huge watering can, and standing under it is the equivalent to standing under a huge shower! Since

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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,

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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

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CITY CENTRE PARK

Fun for the whole family! Location:  1089 Langford Parkway, Langford, BC City Centre Park is Langford’s “everything” active entertainment zone, designed and coordinated by the

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

  • Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

THE GARDENS AT HPC

There's a reason that Victoria is called "The City of Gardens" .... we've got a lot of them! Victoria is known for it's variety and

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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

GYMS AND REC CENTRES

Gyms & Recreation Centres in and around Victoria 1.  Cedar Hill Rec Centre 3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria B.C., V8P 3Y3 Telephone: 250-475-7121 Bus Routes:

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

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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

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Feeding the seals in Victoria, BC

For a fun (and free) time for the whole family, check out some of Victoria's 'moocher' seals.  They know how to work the crowd and

  • Harbour Ferries

VICTORIA HARBOUR FERRY – ROUTES & TOURS

A fun and unique way to get around downtown Victoria is by one of the Harbour Ferries. These fun little boats run like a taxi

  • hippo tours, Victoria, BC

VICTORIA HIPPO TOURS

Hippos in Victoria! Welcome to Victoria Hippo Tours, the tour with a SPLASH! Hippo Tours are unique tours that take you around the city, traveling

  • goldstream park

GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK

Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw

  • Hatley Castle

HATLEY CASTLE

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

  • 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

  • Mineral world & scratch patch, Sidney, BC

MINERAL WORLD AND SCRATCH PATCH

9808 SEAPORT PLACE, SIDNEY, BC HOURS:  Seven Days a Week  9:30am - 5:30pm Admission:  Free!  If you want to collect gemstones from the Scratch Patch, you can

  • 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

  • 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

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VICTORIA ECO-ADVENTURE TOURS FOR KIDS

VICTORIA ECO-ADVENTURE TOURS FOR KIDS Victoria Eco-Adventures for kids are designed and geared towards 5 to 13 year olds. Our wildlife tours are exclusively for

  • East Sooke Park

EAST SOOKE REGIONAL PARK, SOOKE, BC

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

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

  • 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

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 -

  • BC Aviation Museum

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

  • Fisgard lighthouse at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site

FORT RODD HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE & EVENTS

Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site. At Fort Rodd Hill, visitors can explore gun batteries and underground magazines built a century ago, as well as

  • Port Renfrew, Botanical Beach, Vancouver Island Visitor in Victoria

PORT RENFREW HIKES AND ADVENTURES

A pleasant drive and day trip is the route to the small town of Port Renfrew. Take a beautiful and scenic drive of approx. 100km

  • Alberni Pacific Steam Train

ALBERNI PACIFIC STEAM TRAIN, PORT ALBERNI, BC

Welcome to the Alberni Pacific "Steam" Railway Alberni Steam Train Come Ride the Rails on the Alberni Pacific Railway. Over the past 20

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BOWLING IN VICTORIA

If bowling's your thing ... here's where to find it in Victoria: Langford Lanes Bowling 1097 Langford Parkway Victoria, BC Langford LanesTen Pin bowling makes

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Mini-Golf/Go-Karts in Victoria, BC

If you want something to do with the whole family, here's some suggestions: Fun for the whole family! All Fun Recreation 2207 Millstream Rd, Langford,

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Auto Racing in Victoria, BC

If you're a fan of car racing, Victoria has their very own track - Western Speedway! Western Speedway, 2207 Millstream Road, Victoria BC V9B 0J7 Telephone: 250-474-4546

  • 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

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