With the spring drawing in and the summer just around the corner, we can only look forward to the warmer days and hope for some relaxation of regulations and return to a more normal life.
Thinking forward to those summer days with the sun out and you have a free day… we have listed the top 5 things that we would do on that day! Get ready to live out your dream day in Victoria:
5. Fairmont Empress
Comparable to castles, Fairmont properties are the castles of Canada. Opening in 1908 and following a multimillion-dollar restoration, the hotel looks better than ever. Over 80,000 people enjoy Tea every year at the Fairmont Empress, with visits from royals and celebrities. The food however is the biggest draw, with fresh and local ingredients making the delicious sweets and savories so desirable! Local berries make the jam for scones and lavender from the rooftop garden adds some beautiful scents.
A perfect day for couples, relax with good food and company in luxury. The Fairmont Empress also suits the needs of the tiniest travelers aged 5-12 years old, experiencing the elegances of the famous ‘Lobby Lounge’ to feel like young royalty.
4. Malahat Skywalk
An exciting new tourism project on behalf of Southern Vancouver Island, the Malahat Skywalk is an accessible 2,133-ft (650-m) treetop walk through magnificent arbutus forest. A walk beneath treetops and over scenic features leads to a spiral ramp taking you up to a sightseeing lookout 131ft high. With views of Finlayson Arm, Saanich Peninsula, Mount Baker and the distant Coast Mountains, you will be wanting to stay up here for hours.
Complete with a Welcome Pavillion including café, kids’ playground and picnic area, you can grab a snack and let the kids play while you soak up the natural beauty and fresh air.
3. Springtide Whale Watching
Take it back to the basics of nature and encounter Orca and Humpback Whales Springtide’s Ocean Cruiser with a guaranteed Sightings Policy. With 360 Degree Views, a heated Cabin, and Large Safe, Indoor and Outdoor Viewing Decks, you will be in awe of the beauty, fresh air and the wild outdoors while searching for marine life.
2. Stand Up Paddle boarding
Operating year round, Palli Palli (formerly SUP Victoria) is your one stop shop. Victoria is a beautiful location for SUP – paddling next to seals and otters on crystal clear waters is a great pass time.
Offering introductions for the first timer as well as touring, there is something for everyone no matter your experience level.
Paddle boarding is one of those super fun, non-touristy things to do in Victoria, BC.
They will deliver paddle boards to you, so you really do have the freedom to SUP whenever, wherever.
1. Rockstar Nights
At the end of your nature charged or food filled day, why not head out for some evening entertainment at Distrikt Nightclub at the Strathcona Hotel. Rockstar Nights is a fun filled live band evening, hosted by SuperSauce. Rockstar Nights involves live music, live band music bingo featuring the new Rockstar Bingo music app as well as a fun and engaging environment. Topped off with great food and drink and some ‘game surprises’ during the night, join this fun filled live night every Thursday at 8PM PST.
During Covid, the game currently is being held as a livestream on Twitch, with the band performing at Distrikt and streaming right to your sofa – watching live music and playing along to Rockstar Bingo. When restrictions get lifted, this will be the top show in Victoria BC for live entertainment and music bingo!