Victoria, located on Vancouver Island, is the beautiful capital province of British Columbia. Known as “the Garden City”, Victoria is a picturesque city and a popular tourism destination.
Your ship will dock at the Ogden Point Cruise Terminal in the Outer Harbour area of Victoria, which is located just over 1 mile from the Inner Harbour and downtown areas. The Victoria Cruise Terminal is the busiest cruise ship port-of-call in Canada.
Victoria is a very walkable city. The Inner Harbour and downtown core are best explored on foot, but there are several other types of transportation, such as horse drawn carriages or double-decker buses, that will match your preferred pace.
Butchart Gardens is definitely a must-see attraction in Victoria. It is a breathtaking 55 acres of blooming roses, bushes and trees that houses 900 varieties of bedding plants and is tended by 50 full-time gardeners. The gardens have also been named a national historic site of Canada. Over one million visitors head here each year to get a glimpse of the rotating color palettes of legendary blooms in the five gardens, including the Japanese, Mediterranean, Rose, Sunken, and Italian. You should also visit the Ross Fountain, Star Pond, and Carousel Ride.
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Tea at the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel
Horse-Drawn Trolley Ride
Royal BC Museum (history)
Beacon Hill Park