Top Five Things to do with an Afternoon in Victoria
Mid-March brings cherry blossoms, blooming flowers, allergies, birds chirping, longer days, and the start of Landsea Tours & Adventures’ most popular tour, the Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour. It’s so popular that last year, we had over 675 tours to Victoria!
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. A scenic hour and a half ferry ride through the Southern Gulf Islands and Active Pass link the mainland with Vancouver Island. Regardless of the time of year, a visit to the world famous Butchart Gardens is on the day’s agenda.
Victoria’s most popular attraction, the Butchart Gardens, spread over 55 acres is truly a sight to see! Founded in 1904, a deserted lime quarry was converted into the stunning sunken garden you see today. This show garden still maintains the gracious traditions of earlier times and boasts all of the modern amenities to make your experience there comfortable and memorable. Don’t forget to pack your camera!
Along with the two-hour visit to the Butchart Gardens, visitors will also have anywhere between an hour and a half to three hours of free time to explore the Inner Harbour of Victoria. There are endless amounts of great things to see and do in Victoria to fill your time. We’ve compiled a list of our top five favourite things to do in Victoria to fill an afternoon.
Walk around the Inner Harbour
Tour the Parliament Building
Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress
Royal BC Museum
Wander through Chinatown