Getting to Victoria: There are two main ways to travel to Victoria. Whether it be sailing or flying, the journey starts with scenic panoramas and lots of fun travel adventures. The West Coast is beautiful with its year-round snow-tipped mountains and breathtaking seascapes. Board the many ferries from the mainland of British Columbia across Georgia and Juan de Fuca Straights; possibly catch a glimpse of a pod of whales or dolphins playing or eagles soaring above. Some of Victoria’s arrival destinations include the Inner Harbour, Sidney, Swartz Bay, and Victoria International Airport.
Flying into Victoria often provides connections from Vancouver BC or Seattle Washington. Take in these stunning coastlines views and mountain backdrops from the air on one of the many floatplane and helicopter rides or regular airline trips.
While in Victoria:
Take a shuttle from the airport, a taxi or use the local bus transport system to get to the city. It is a short 30-minute jaunt from the airport or the ferry terminal. Many car rental companies offer excellent deals as well.
The best way to discover Victoria is on a double-decker bus. These unique sightseeing buses offer the breathtaking scenic tours and a narration of historic events that make Victoria a truly interesting experience.
Horse drawn carriage rides in the Inner Harbour provide a more romantic and fun alternative to see the city. But the most rewarding experience is on foot. Come and walk along the many paths and walkways our unique garden city has to offer and leave the hectic daily pace behind. Take it easy and learn the art of gearing down and stopping to “smell the roses”.