There's so much to do and see in Victoria. Whether it’s strolling along the causeway in the Inner Harbour, enjoying a whale watching adventure, golfing, hiking, biking, fishing, indulging in award winning West Coast cuisine or attending one of the many Victoria Fesitvals & Events, there are no end of delights. Victoria's attractions add up to a trip that's nothing short of spectacular – in fact, this wonderful city was included in the Top 10 Canadian Family Vacations in TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travelers' Choice awards.
Whether you're planning a Victoria weekend getaway or a longer trip, any first-time visit to Victoria should always include some of the city's renowned sites and experiences. It is with good reason that the Parliament building and the Fairmont Empress Hotel are the two most photographed buildings in British Columbia. If you spend any time on the waterfront, you can't miss them as their aristocratic presence dominate the harbour front.
For more ideas & recommendations be sure to read our article "2 Days in Victoria".
Parliament is especially spectacular as evening approaches; its entire façade is outlined with 3,300 lights and creates a wonderful spectacle as it reflects off the still harbor waters. The illumination is a tradition that started in 1897 with the celebration of Queen Victoria's diamond Jubilee (60 years as queen).
The majestic Fairmont Empress Hotel invites you inside for its traditional afternoon tea, cocktails, dinner or even a few nights - stay. One of the quintessential Victoria experiences is enjoying the sumptuous Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel. While there are many lovely tearooms throughout Victoria, the most famous is at the Empress. While there, you can’t help but marvel at the rich appointments as you walk through the lobby. It’s easy to imagine the kings, queens and movie stars who also walked these floors.
And then there are the world famous “The Butchart Gardens”. About 14 miles from Victoria, the gardens display more than a million plants throughout the year. On summer evenings, the gardens are illuminated with a variety of softly colored lights. June through September, musical entertainment is provided free Monday through Saturday evenings. You can even watch fireworks displays on Saturdays in July and August.
Ready to fly to Victoria’s Inner Harbour in under an hour? Book online or call 866.435.9524
Kenmore Air provides daily year-round scheduled seaplane flights to Victoria between Seattle’s South Lake Union terminal or from Kenmore Air Harbor North Lake Washington and Victoria’s Inner Harbour. You can now also fly to Victoria one way and ride the Victoria Clipper Ferry the other way with our new Sea & Sky Package. It's two great travel experiences in one great vacation. Call us today for information and prices.
NEW LOCATION! We are very pleased to announce our new location in the Victoria Seaplane Terminal in the heart of Victoria's Inner Harbour and our partnership with the Canadian seaplane airline, Harbour Air.
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Services available at our new shared terminal include: complimentary drop-off shuttle service to the downtown hotels and offices (within a select distance), complimentary guest phone for local calls, internet kiosk, wireless internet access, local and national Canadian newspapers, gourmet coffee, tea and baked goods and Budget Rent-A-Car services are available. Plus, all Kenmore Air customers receive 20% off food items at the Flying Otter Grill located adjacent to our new terminal (Discount available on same day of travel. Please show your Kenmore Air confirmation).
Partnering with Harbour also means you now have easy sea plane connections to fly from Seattle through Victoria to downtown Vancouver, BC (just 2 blocks west of Canada Place) and to Whistler (May - October). More information can be found here.
Just book your Seattle to Victoria seaplane flights with us and your connecting Victoria to Vancouver or Victoria to Whistler flights with Harbour Air. When you fly to Victoria it's fast, convenient & stree-free!
Click here to see our flights to Victoria schedule. Victoria charter service is also available year-round.