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WHERE TO PADDLE IN VICTORIA HARBOUR

Kayak in Victoria Harbour There are some wonderful paddling opportunities right in Victoria Harbour. Whether you kayake, canoe or stand up paddle board (SUP), whether you're a beginner or an expert, you can tailor a paddling trip anywhere from an hour to a few hours that will be sure to please.  Victoria is a working

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5 UNIQUE PLACES TO SHOP IN VICTORIA

Victoria is a wonderful place to shop and explore!  Here's some ideas for a unique shopping experience:  CHINATOWN - The oldest Chinatown in Canada and the 2nd oldest in North America.  Lots of unique restaurants and shops to wander through. MARKET SQUARE - A beautiful heritage setting with tons of shops to explore. CAPITAL IRON

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5 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN VICTORIA

Sightseeing is great ... but not the best thing when it's raining out.  I've listed our top picks for indoor activities to give you some ideas:  IMAX - Always something good to watch for the whole family.  Each film is approximately 45 minutes and run consecutively, so you can watch one, two ... or spend

ESQUIMALT NAVAL & MILITARY MUSEUM

For the military buffs in the family, the Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum is something to check out! The museum follows the development of the naval presence on the West Coast of Canada. It traces this development from its beginnings in 1848 when Esquimalt Harbour - large, sheltered, and close to Victoria -- began to

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 Norseman Rd in Sidney.   There are many interesting aircraft, engines, pictures, models and artifacts. In the Memorial Room you will find many artifacts from the wars that Canadians fought, either

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 visit here will be a memorable experience for years to come. You'll feel a lasting desire to return! Welcome to the little people's Wonderful World of Smallness, walk down its

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 the world. All the animals are alive and in tanks. Discover over 40 fascinating species including giant walking sticks, beautiful praying mantis, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and Canada’s largest ant

ABKHAZI GARDEN

The Abkhazi Garden is an exquisite heritage home and garden located in Victoria, British Columbia, a city known for its wonderful gardens.   Prince and Princess Abkhazi began creating their garden in 1946.  This was the year they married and settled in Victoria, after living separate lives touched by both privilege and tragedy.  They immediately

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