Victoria is a city rich with historical architectural and beloved rituals – not the least of which is tea. From afternoon tea to high tea, Victorians and visitors celebrate the indulgent reprieve from the hustle and bustle of life.
As summer evenings turn to crisper days and golden hues fill the sky, we Seattle dwellers are looking for an easy weekend getaway loaded with color, tasty bites, fun activities, fabulous libations, and great views. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there’s no better place than Victoria, B.C. Just a 45-minute flight from downtown Seattle, the B.C. capital offers a mix of old world charm, contemporary convenience, and lush foliage.
Victoria’s old-world charm is part of the BC capital’s heartbeat. But there’s more to this city than flower lined light posts and quaint carriage rides. Its walkable streets have become a trendy shopping hub, especially for Americans who enjoy a favorable exchange rate.
Vanilla? If that’s your scoop. But these Pacific Northwest ice cream shops are dishing up a flavor-packed array of cold treats that go way beyond the bean. Discover six of the best ice cream joints in the San Juans, Victoria, Vancouver, and Seattle.
When it comes to the perfect guys weekend getaway, squad goals include car-free bar crawls, hangover cure brunches, and some speedy adventures. Which is why Victoria’s the perfect destination for everything from your bachelor party to your annual boys-only vacation.
The captivating providence of ancient Egypt has descended on the old-world elegance of Victoria, B.C. May 18 – December 31, the Royal BC Museum is hosting the Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs. Featuring more than 300 original artifacts, this is the first time a North American audience have access to this staggering exhibition.
Known for its exquisite tea scene, immaculately manicured gardens, and collection of castles, Victoria’s pedestrian-friendly streets have long been the ideal for lovers and elderly grandmas. But this Vancouver Island gem is also the ultimate girls’ weekend getaway destination.
The real beauty of this BC capital gem is its immersive qualities. The elaborate exhibits let you wander through time. From the ice age to the quaint cobblestone streets, you can walk in the footsteps of the original settlers and First Peoples.
10 Reasons to Visit Victoria this JanuaryWhether you’re visiting for a quick day trip or you’re enjoying B.C.’s Capital for a long-weekend getaway, Victoria offers a wide variety of things to do and see. Use these ideas to get started this January!
Not quite sure how you’re going to celebrate the New Year? Want to kiss 2017 goodbye in style? Whether you’re looking for a celebratory New Year’s Eve bash or a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of life, Victoria offers a bit of everything to revitalize your soul.
Victoria, BC invites you to get lost in one another. Here street corner kisses are a natural occurrence, meals are designed to be lingered over and drinks are meant to be savored. This is a city for lovers to reacquaint themselves and new crushes to grow close. All you need is 24-hours and one great itinerary.
There’s more to Victoria than the Fairmont Empress and Parliament Buildings. While both of these iconic landmarks are certainly deserving of a visit, B.C.’s quaint capitol is loaded with Instagram-worthy destinations.