Only a short distance but a world away from Seattle, Victoria, B.C. combines modern, world-class attractions with its legacy as the provincial capital of British Columbia. The city core is peppered with heritage sites, like the Parliament Buildings, The Empress Hotel, Craigdarroch Castle and Beacon Hill Park. The city’s gateway for those arriving by boat is the Inner Harbour, right downtown with easy access on foot to many main attractions and tour operators.
From Seattle, Victoria is doable in a day, and, even better, over a few days. The Clipper Vacations pier on downtown Seattle’s waterfront is home port to the Victoria Clipper V, which makes daily trips to Victoria and back. The Victoria Clipper V is a 170-foot-long high-speed catamaran that holds 525 passengers on the scenic sailing up Puget Sound and across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Victoria.
On a day trip to Victoria, explore the city’s walkable downtown, enjoy Afternoon Tea at The Empress, visit the Royal B.C. Museum, take a walking tour of the city’s food scene or heritage sites or ride a double-decker bus to the famous Butchart Gardens. Whatever you choose, check the Clipper Vacations website at clippervacations.com for a money- and time-saving package combining passage on the Victoria Clipper V with an attraction of your choosing. Discover more about Victoria at tourismvictoria.com.