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Victoria is a beautiful city with plenty of things to do that won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for affordable activities, 15 Things To Do In Victoria BC Today For Under $25 per person of which many are free. Let’s explore what is possible when visiting Beautiful Victoria.
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Hi, I am Gary,
I moved to Victoria in 1978. 45 years later I still love it here and can find something new to do every day. When my kids were young they would often say “Hey Dad we are bored, what can we do”?
I might jump in the car with them and shortly have a brief hike up the 3 little mountains right in the middle of the city or take them for a walk along a number of wonderful beaches. They quickly learned that complaints did not work on dear old dad! My older retiring friends coming for a visit might enjoy a night out dancing with Rosemary and me, music events everywhere, concerts, and very fine dining, or a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens.
Victoria is a beautiful city with plenty of things to do that won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for affordable activities, here are some great options for less than $25 per person. I will do another video more tailored to incredible things to do, albeit a little pricier. But for now, let’s explore what is possible when visiting Beautiful Victoria.
1. Visit the Royal BC Museum – The museum founded in 1886 is British Columbia’s natural and human history museum and archives. It offers a range of exhibits that showcase the history and culture of BC. Attached is the amazing and very large IMAX theatre with daily showings.
2. Take a stroll through Beacon Hill Park –Beacon Hill Park is a 75-hectare park located along the shore of Juan de Fuca Strait. This park has plenty of trails, gardens, and ponds to explore. It’s free to enter and a great spot for a picnic.
3. Explore the Inner Harbour – The Inner Harbour is a bustling hub of activity with street performers, vendors, and a beautiful waterfront. Take a walk around and soak up the atmosphere. There are great restaurants nearby and lots to see.
4. Visit Craigdarroch Castle – This beautiful castle is a historic, Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion. It is a great place to learn about Victorian-era architecture and history. This is a great place for children.
5. Check out the Fisherman’s Wharf – This working harbour is one of the city’s busiest tourist areas. There are many Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls. It is home to a number of shops, restaurants, and marine life with a colony of sea lions nearby. Take a stroll and grab some fresh seafood.
6. Take a hike at Mount Douglas Park – This park offers a range of hiking trails and stunning views of the city. It’s free to enter and a great way to get some exercise. It is one of the small mountains I mentioned taking my kids to at the beginning of this blog. You have a 360 degree view of the lower park of Vancouver Island and of the US San Juan Islands.
7. Visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – This gallery features a range of exhibits from local and international artists. Admission is by donation, so you can pay as much or as little as you like. There are also many other private art galleries such as The Avenue Gallery, Sean Schuster Fine Art Gallery,
Out of the Mist Gallery, and many more….
8. Explore the Government House Gardens – Government House is the official residence of the lieutenant governor of British Columbia.
These beautiful gardens are free to enter and a great spot for a picnic or a relaxing stroll. In summers there are often musical events. There are tours which are free but space is limited and must be pre-booked.
9. Take a ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf in James Bay – This charming neighbourhood is home to a number of shops, restaurants, and marine life.
10. Visit the Emily Carr House – This museum is dedicated to the life and work of Canadian artist Emily Carr.
11. Go for a bike ride on the Galloping Goose Trail – This trail which is part of the Trans Canada Trail, spans 55km and offers stunning views of the city and surrounding areas. The trail is named for a gawky and noisy gas rail-car which carried passengers between Victoria and Sooke in the 1920’s. Now the rails are gone but the level trail provides a a pleasant ride and diverse experience through out the region. Bike rentals are available for less than $25 per day.
12. Check out the Victoria Bug Zoo – This unique attraction features a range of live bugs and insects. Every child will love this place as well as the child within you.
13. Take a tour of the Parliament Buildings – The Parliament Buildings This iconic building is the is a great place to learn about the history and politics of BC. Tours are free on weekdays throughout the year and 7 days a week during the summer. Donations are appreciated.
14. Visit the Victoria Public Market – This market features a range of local vendors selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and more. It’s free to enter, but you’ll want to bring some cash to buy some tasty treats.
5. Take a walk around Chinatown – Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and offers plenty of history, culture, and delicious food. Take a self-guided tour or join a walking tour for a small fee. Don’t forget to walk down Fan Tan Alley and also see the Victoria Chinatown Gallery located there.
With so many affordable activities to choose from, there’s no reason to break the bank while exploring Victoria, BC.
If you want to find out more then feel free to give Rosemary or me a call. Simply book a Phone or Zoom call at this link: https://calendly.com/rosemaryandgary
If you want to see more of Victoria, then have a look at another wonderful tour of Willows Beach in this video below:
Thanks for watching and I will see you next time.