If you’re Victoria bound, then you won’t want to miss this. These 5 experiences are ones you’ll want to book in for your adventure on Vancouver Island. From the great outdoors to an urban adventure, there is really something for everyone to do in Victoria.
[This blog post is sponsored by Destination Greater Victoria. As always, all opinions are own.]
5 Experiences Not to Miss in Victoria, British Columbia
1. Head out on the ocean to spot the whales.
As I learned more about the company and their effort for conservation and safe whale watching, I can confidently say this is the company to book with. Their insight into the ecosystem and professionalism in delivering both a safe and fun experience was a highlight of my trip. There is something so special to see these whales in their habitat and there couldn’t be a more epic setting than British Columbia.
2. Enjoy a spa day at a mineral pool with a view.
Their spa treatment menu has a range of experiences, so you can book in a treatment to your liking and then enjoy the three mineral pools afterward. It’s the perfect city escape and minutes from downtown.
3. Self-guided brewery hopping.
4. Epic brunching with farm fresh ingredients.
One of my favorite spots I went to was a local spot called Nourish Kitchen & Café. The setting is charming, inside an 1888 heritage home where each level has been tastefully decorated. Their food? Amazing. I’d come here straight away for your first brunch, lunch, or breakfast (however you enjoy it!.)
5. Kayaking the Salish Sea.
Somewhere between all of the eating you’ll be doing, a welcomed activity is getting out on the sea. Kayaking was my mode of choice (though you can do SUP) for getting a dose of exercise. I booked a tour with Ocean River Sports who took me out onto to the water for a few hours of scenic adventure.
Yes, it was great to burn a few calories, but the views and opportunity to see wildlife up close was what made this experience memorable. Bald eagles swooped down into the water, harbour seals swam around the boat, and the fresh sea air set the scene. It’s an opportunity to get into the great outdoors that makes Victoria incredibly scenic.