To help you in planning your trip to our whale-watching paradise, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite web sites where you can find valuable information about accommodations, transportation and other tourist related Victoria businesses. Enjoy!
Premiere Travel Partners
For a fast trip from Seattle to Victoria, Victoria Clipper is simply your best choice! Reach Victoria, BC from Seattle’s Pier 69 (or vice versa)- in under three hours! Two high-speed catamarans, capable of carrying 300 passengers each, are used for this passenger-only ferry service.
As Vancouver Island’s largest charter transportation company with over 140 vehicles available, we offer charters and rentals for all types of groups and events – from small elite tours to large conferences.
CVS Sightseeing is our preferred tour partner, offering the best scheduled sightseeing options to Butchart & Butterfly Gardens
Deluxe Victoria City & Hop-On, Hop-Off tours and many more!
Relax…enjoy the journey. Year-round transportation between Vancouver & Victoria including seasonal Cruise Ship Terminal services. Travel Easy in the comfort of our coach and get ready to enjoy a wonderful 95 minute cruise through the Gulf Islands onboard BC Ferries (ferry fare will be added). We offer “open return” on our frequent departures between Vancouver & Victoria.
Experience a century of historical charm, breathtaking views, and Old World elegance or slip away for a wilderness adventure. Situated overlooking Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour, The Fairmont Empress has been the heart of Victoria for almost 100 years. Partake in the ritual of Afternoon Tea, dine in the award-winning Empress Room or savour the renown curry buffet and a signature martini in the Bengal Lounge. Or find your energy at the Willow Stream Spa.Five Star Whale Watching is the Fairmont Empress Hotel in-house whale watching company!
Founded in 1879, the Union Club of British Columbia is a landmark institution in the heart of downtown Victoria. With an imposing neo-Georgian design inspired by the classic clubs of London, this heritage building has always offered premier service, amenities, companionship, and exceptional comfort. And because of those virtues, the Club has consistently attracted a diverse and impressive membership – the type of community movers and shakers who have been at the heart of the business, political, and cultural life of Victoria from its early colonial beginnings. Our impressive list of Members represents a legacy of leadership that has helped Victoria to become one of the most attractive and sophisticated cities in all Canada..
Situated one block from the world famous Inner Harbour. The Legislative Buildings (beautiful by day and spectacularly outlined by thousands of lights at night), the Royal British Columbia Museum and downtown shopping… are all within walking distance. Every suite offers all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen with stove and microwave, and all have separate bedroom, living room and eating areas.
Relax in a magnificent country estate in Deep Cove in North Saanich, Victoria that’s perfect for vacation rentals, family reunions, weddings and other occasions. Victoria Garden Estate is in a highly desirable area – enjoy the secluded setting with its flower gardens and blend of cultivated and natural landscape. Walk trails to the nearby ocean, drive around the Saanich Peninsula, visit nearby attractions or just relax in the house and our 13 acre grounds.
Welcome to the Butchart Gardens, fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display, offering spectacular views as you stroll along meandering paths and expansive lawns. In 1904, Jennie Butchart began to beautify a worked-out quarry site left behind from her husband’s pioneering efforts in the manufacture of Portland cement at Tod Inlet, Vancouver Island, Canada. Her venture has become a family commitment to horticulture and hospitality spanning over 100 years, and delighting visitors from all over the world.
The Royal BC Museum Corporation is one of Canada’s greatest cultural treasures. The museum was founded in 1886; the Archives, in 1894. In 2003, these two organizations joined to become British Columbia’s combined provincial museum and archives, collecting artifacts, documents and specimens of British Columbia’s natural and human history, safeguarding them for the future, and sharing them with the world.
The largest IMAX® screen in British Columbia measuring 61’h x 85’w (18.59m x 25.9m) combined with crystal clear images and wraparound digital surround sound, offers you an incredible immersive cinematic experience.