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Where to stay in Victoria

There are 589 holiday homes available in Victoria, and we’re confident you’ll find a property that fits your budget for your next vacation. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of short term rentals from leading travel websites like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway, Booking.com, and many more. Affordable vacation rentals in Victoria start at a nightly rate of $22, with 20% of properties priced under $86 per night. Whether you’re travelling on your own, spending quality time with your significant other, or planning a trip for a group of 11 family members or friends, we can match you with a rental in Victoria that meets your needs. Plus, staying in Victoria will give you close access to popular local attractions like Thunderbird Park and Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature. Finding your dream vacation rental at a reasonable price has never been this easy! Start planning the trip you’ve been itching to go on with VacationRenter.

Where Is Victoria in Canada?

Victoria stands proud as the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia. As the southernmost major city in Western Canada, the city stands 100km from the mainland city of Vancouver, 100 kilometers away from Seattle by airplane and ferry, and 40 kilometers from Port Angeles, Washington by ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

What Is Victoria, British Columbia Known For?

The “Garden City” is not a unique moniker when it comes to naming several international urban centers and metropolitan cities. However, due to the sheer number of several manicured parks and green spaces, Victoria is certainly worthy of the name. The capital city of Canada’s British Columbia, Victoria is the southernmost major city in Western Canada. One of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria is a bustling metropolis of both old and new. Photogenic, safe, and considered one of the most liveable cities in the world, Victoria is comprised of restored 19th century architecture and modern buildings. Despite being a small city, Victoria combines the best of both worlds, with several activities catered towards exploring the nature around the city including hiking, biking, sailing, kayaking, and whale-watching. Armed with a huge list of amenities and a uniquely relaxed city pace, Victoria opens its arms to hordes of international tourists and fellow Canadians.

Things to See in Victoria, British Columbia

  • Royal British Columbia Museum: Take a step back into the past to explore the natural and human history of the province within the culturally explorative Royal British Columbia Museum. Consisting of three permanent galleries — Natural History, Becoming BC, and the First Peoples — the museum paints a detailed picture of the yesteryears of the province. With over seven million objects on display, including over 750,000 natural history specimens, varied artifacts, and archival records within the British Columbia Provincial Archives, visitors can trace back to the bygone times of British Columbia. Embark on a tour, watch a film in the onsite IMAX Victoria theatre, or soak in the information independently by marveling at the several educational exhibitions on show.
  • Beacon Hill Park: Situated along the shore of Juan De Fuca Strait, Beacon Hill Park is one of the most popular things to see in Victoria. Popular amongst both tourists and locals, the park offers a wide range of amenities including several woodland and shoreline trails, a waterpark, playing fields, tennis courts, ponds, manicured gardens, and a petting zoo. For the young, whether it be in age or at heart, there are also two playgrounds. Along with the natural beauty found within the park, Beacon Hill offers some rather interesting man-made features to spectate at too; including The Cameron Bandshell, the site of several summer concerts, a pebbled bridge erected in tribute to renowned BC artist, Emily Carr, and the world’s fourth-largest totem pole.
  • Craigdarroch Castle: While it may be very unlikely to find Julia Roberts in a bookshop in this area of town, Notting Hill still has its very own unique set of charms. Known for its vibrant cultural display every summer — in the form of the iconic Notting Hill Festival — Notting Hill is a wonderful melting pot of diverse and colorful international cultures, with old school English charm. The lines of terraced houses splashed in vibrant shades and wide variety in quaint shops brings color to the otherwise grey streets of London.

Popular Destinations Near Victoria

  • Saanich: Named after the Saanich First Nation, loosely translating to “emerging people,” Saanich is a place that has travelled light years beyond emerging. As one of the most populous municipalities on Vancouver Island, Saanich is a complementary blend of both rural and urban; containing all the best features of nature, contradicted against the modernity of a city landscape. Set against the background of green land and blue water, visitors utilize all the city has to offer including shopping centers, restaurants, bars, museums, art centers, golf courses and much more.

Best Neighborhoods in Victoria

  • Downtown Victoria: As the city center and central business district, the downtown area is extremely popular amongst tourists and locals. Downtown offers many hotspots to keep you busy including movie theatres, hotels, nightclubs, bars, shops, pubs, restaurants, the largest sports-entertainment multiplex on Vancouver Island and much more. Whether you want to walk through Bastion Square, the city’s professional district, attend a festival in Centennial Square, or explore the charming and quaint Market Square, downtown is the very epitome of “business in the front, party in the back.”
  • James Bay: Close to the downtown district, James Bay is a place of stunning waterfront beauty, as well as several amenities. Notable places of interest include Fisherman’s Wharf, an active marina, the commercial James Bay Village and the hub of Victoria’s tourist industry and home of the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Inner Harbour. With all the activities of the downtown area at your fingertips, James Bay provides a welcome sanctuary and refuge from the bustle of the main city center, as well as the quaint charm of a whimsical fishing village.

Home-types in Victoria

Victoria has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Victoria:

Points of interests in Victoria

Victoria has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Victoria: