Victoria combines a charming blend of classy sophistication and rugged adventure in British Columbia’s capital city. Perhaps it’s the salty coastline, the bustling harbour, the bicycles peppering the streets, the many trails carved into the surrounding mountainous region and along the ocean shores that make Victoria the ultimate summer getaway. The Canadian city boasts of an array of adventures, tailor-made for anyone, from intrepid explorers to families seeking pleasant outdoor activities to moderate, popular escapes.
You can find a surplus of outdoor activities in and around Victoria! However, the city’s lifestyle and architecture may emulate a more laid-back England, but it’s collection of avid cyclists resembles Holland. More people prefer to get around by bicycle here than in any other Canadian town or city.
But the adventure doesn’t stop there! You can find many hiking trails snaking through hills, mountains, and along the coast near Victoria, which offer views of the ocean, the Olympic Mountains, and more. Find stunning coastal hikes in East Sooke Park and enchanting forested walks in Goldstream Provincial Park.
After you’ve cycled and hiked, give your legs a rest and give kayaking a go. Paddle the Inner Harbour or Brentwood Bay, and let the ocean air transport you to total bliss. You can paddle board around Victoria as well.
When you want to rest, you can go on a whale-watching cruise, and get the chance to spot humpbacks, orcas, and more aquatic wildlife. Cap off your adventure-filled days with a craft beer and a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants dotting downtown Victoria.Read More