Victoria on Vancouver Island has a diverse range of appealing tourism attractions and activities so it naturally draws a wide range of visitors with something for everyone to do see our guide to Victoria attractions. You can choose from an equally diverse range of accommodations with a Victoria bed and breakfast to suit all tastes and budgets.
This tiny part of BC on southern Vancouver Island is a microcosm of British Columbia, including ocean beaches, pretty lakes, rainforest parks and mountain vistas. There are first-rate attractions such as the Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, Craigdarroch Castle and the Inner Harbour. And many visitors are attracted here by the many outdoor opportunities such as whale-watching, kayaking, sailing, fishing, golf, biking and hiking. There are 48 regional, provincial and federal parks in the Greater Victoria region.
There is much to see and do near our Greater Victoria bed and breakfasts. These local attractions include the Horticulture Centre of the Pacific, the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory/Centre of the Universe. Saanich Commonwealth Place, a swimming and recreational centre of Olympic standards, is minutes from all our B&Bs. Elk Lake/Beaver Lake Regional Park is popular for swimming, rowing, windsurfing, fishing, walking and horseback riding. Nearby you can stroll on an ocean beach or hike through woodland and lakeside trails, tour wild marine parks, visit wineries to sample BC wines, or snack on local fruit at roadside stands.
A moderate Mediterranean climate makes Victoria BC a year-round vacation destination. There is substantially less rain than either Vancouver or Seattle. Summers are pleasantly hot and winters surprisingly mild; so mild, in fact, that a flower count, staged each year by the local chamber of commerce to rub our mild winter in the face of other colder parts of Canada, counts billions of blossoms in late February. The relaxed lifestyle and safe environment also make Victoria a top world travel destination.
Victoria B&B accommodations Something for everyone.
As well as a broad selection of hotels, resorts, motels, vacation rentals, campgrounds and RV parks, there are many Victoria bed and breakfasts. They are a delightful alternative to other accommodation: in our B&B association alone you can choose from a heritage home, waterfront guest house, country manor house, lakeside lodging, country cottage, a farm or a woodland retreat. Some are in peaceful country settings near the Butchart Gardens and others are in Cordova Bay, a small community just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, the ferries and the airport. All include a full breakfast and highly competitive rates.
B&B hosts are a great resource for local information - the real skinny - on what to do and see in Victoria and on Vancouver Island. Our B&B hosts will gladly provide local insights into all attractions and activities. The hospitality goes well beyond a bed and a breakfast; hosts pass on travel tips, restaurant recommendations and local secrets to make the most of your visit to Victoria. It's the special bonus of choosing a Victoria BC bed and breakfast.
But these are all just words. Look at this video to see in pictures what it's all about. And go to our video page for even more reasons why you're in for a treat in Victoria and on Vancouver Island.