Pre & Post travel

Victoria is the ideal destination for pre & post travel.

Whether you’d like to squeeze in some shopping or explore the great outdoors, Victoria boasts the mildest climate in Canada and offers year-round outdoor adventures with endless entertainment.

  • Enjoy whale watching and thrilling eco-adventures
  • Experience a culinary adventure coupled with a microbrewery, winery, cidery or distillery tour
  • Enjoy a golf getaway at our stunning and award-winning courses.
  • Hike along internationally acclaimed trails or sail among our idyllic islands
  • Kayak along rocky shorelines or scuba dive in waters rich with marine life—rated second only to the Red Sea by the Cousteau Society
  • Visit our world-renowned gardens and museums, and learn first-hand about Victoria’s history and heritage
  • Indulge, relax and rejuvenate—pamper yourself with a West Coast spa retreat
  • Hop aboard a double-decker bus for a tour of the city or enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea
  • Partake in one of our many events & festivals or search our calendar of events to find out what’s happening in town
men hiking in Mount Douglas

Take time to explore a little more…

Easily accessible from Victoria, these destinations offer wonderful and varied possibilities for both pre and post trip exploring:

Vancouver Island

Nestled along Canada’s West Coast, the Vancouver Island region is a paradise of tranquil islands, pristine coastlines, and emerald forests, where the ever-present Pacific Ocean shapes the scenery and softens the climate.

Lush old-growth rainforests, sparkling wave-swept beaches, majestic snow-capped mountains, sun-dappled lakes, rolling vistas of farmland and vineyards—it’s one awe-inspiring view after another. Whether you’re strolling on a beach, watching an artist at work or savouring local seafood, you’ll feel the magic of this place.



Vancouver is consistently rated as one of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. The host city of the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games, it’s a city that combines awe-inspiring beauty, world class restaurants and multicultural cosmopolitan sophistication.

Nestled between rugged Coastal Range Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver is a clean, green paradise full of amazing attractions, museums, galleries and public markets just waiting to be explored.



Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia—just two hours north of Vancouver—Whistler is Canada’s premier, year-round destination.

Consistently ranked the number one mountain resort in North America, Whistler features two lift-accessible mountains, epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, more than 200 shops, 90 restaurants and bars and accommodations galore. Hike meandering trails, relax at world-class spas and test ride what is arguably the best mountain bike park in the world. Whistler has everything to allow you to have the time of your life.



Seattle sparkles with views of Puget Sound, snowy mountain ranges and a dynamic downtown. The heart of Seattle buzzes with the bustling Pike Place Market, its flourishing food and wine scene, compelling cultural experiences and an eclectic arts community.

Discover all Seattle has to offer by staying downtown in one of the many hotels and explore the walkable metropolitan area. You’ll find quaint coffee shops tucked next to revered restaurants and phenomenal shopping spots amongst postcard perfect views.

Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.