Victoria, known for its old-world elegance, is a city where romance feels right at home. Here, a simple stroll with your honey along the Inner Harbor becomes a memory you’ll treasure forever.
And, if you’re looking to give your date an extra dose of va va voom, we have you covered. Because a brisk fall day is the perfect time to cozy up close.
Romantic Things to do in Victoria
Court with Intention
In the early 1900s, folks knew a thing or two about romance. From the carriage rides to the love letters, courting was elegant. "I love yous" were intentional. “Dates” were planned. Take a cue from the days of old and reserve table at the Fairmont Empress for afternoon tea.
Stroll Through the Garden
For over 100 years, the Butchart Gardens have been home to a stunning collection of native and exotic plants. The 55-acre floral display has been carefully developed to feature year-round blooms. The twisting trails throughout its grounds invite lingering walks — especially during fall with the grounds are less crowded and the colors abound.
Focusing on native British Columbia wines, Stage Wine Bar has created one of the best wine selections in the city. Rounding out the menu with exquisite global pours, the focus here is always on pleasure. The staff is attentive. The small plate selection is delectable. Plus, toasts are highly encouraged.
Enjoy a Massage with a View
Located beside Victoria’s Inner Harbor, the Inn at Laurel Point offers stunning views of seaplanes as they land and take off. The Asian inspired rooms (especially in the Erickson Wing) are light, airy, and so comfortable you might consider staying permanently. Slip into your plush complimentary robe. Savor an exquisite in-room dining experience. Then request a rejuvenating in-room massage for you and your other half.
More Things to do in Victoria
As one would expect of a city where cobblestone streets still linger and gardens are meticulously manicured, Victoria’s swanky cocktail scene specializes in creative, tasty libations.
Eat and walk your way through British Columbia’s iconic capital, while soaking in Victoria’s breathtaking views, quaint neighborhoods, and thriving food scene.
Remarkable architecture, lush gardens, and a plethora of delectable eateries dishing up some of the best eggs Benedict you’ve ever had make Victoria a must-visit destination.