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Fun Things to Do in Victoria, BC

When you stay at the Days Inn Victoria On The Harbour, you are staying in the very heartbeat of this vibrant city, close to shopping, dining, and world-class tourist attractions.

Book your stay with us today for our best rates and explore the best of Victoria.

Victoria Inner Harbour

Vendors, buskers, and festivals, oh my! The very heart of Victoria, especially during the spring and summer months, the Inner Harbour is a thriving waterfront promenade filled with street food vendors, jugglers, portrait artists, live entertainment acts, musicians, artists, and more. Find grass lawns and sightseeing benches for resting, patios for dining and entertainment in every direction along the horseshoe-shaped Inner Harbour.

Royal BC Museum and IMAX Theatre

Steps from our hotel, the Royal BC Museum is one of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures, housing permanent and temporary exhibitions that highlight inspiring stories of British Columbia and the rest of the world beyond our coast. You can also enjoy fascinating and exciting IMAX films showing on the province’s largest IMAX screen with crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound.

The Butchart Gardens

Beautiful in every season, this stunning garden has grown into one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. With family-friendly features, evening concerts, fine dining, cozy coffee shops and more, you’ll love getting lost among the flowers.

Miniature World

It’s the greatest little show on Earth ... literally! Located in downtown Victoria, this small wonder is filled with more than 85 exciting miniature dioramas and displays, all with astonishing detail.

Craigdarroch Castle

A very short drive takes you back in time for a glimpse at the lavish lives of the Victorian era at Craigdarroch Castle, a National Historic Site. Built in the 1890s by a coal Baron during the reign of Queen Victoria, this exquisite castle tells a fascinating story about an intriguing family.

Whale Watching Tours

There are several highly reputable whale watching companies that operate out of Fisherman’s Wharf, a short walk from our hotel. Ask our friendly front desk staff for recommendations.

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fresh seafood, funky boutiques, much-deserved ice cream and several marine adventure outfitters call Fisherman’s Wharf home. Just around the corner from the Inner Harbour, this is a waterfront treasure just waiting to be explored.

Victoria Bug Zoo

Big bugs, little bugs, red bugs, blue bugs! Learn everything there is to know about the world’s tiniest - and strangest - creatures at the amazing Victoria Bug Zoo, about a 10-minute walk from our hotel.

Victoria Butterfly Gardens

This is a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and peace of a tropical jungle, up close and personal. Located near Butchart Gardens, this gorgeous oasis features rescued tropical animals of all kinds, including flamingos, rare tropical birds, poison dart frogs, tortoises, turtles, giant Koi and thousands of free-flying butterflies.

Tally-Ho Carriages

Horse-drawn carriage is a truly unique - and may we say, romantic - way to see Victoria. Take a ride around Beacon Hill Park, downtown Victoria or the city’s waterfront in a sparkling white-and-red carriage with Tally-Ho Carriage Tours.