Winter Weekend in Victoria, British Columbia

by Northwest Travel & Life Staff

Regardless of how you travel to Victoria on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island—seaplane or ferry—a weekend of exploring this provincial capital is in store. In winter, crowds have thinned, but the weather is typically mild. 

The Fairmont Empress Hotel greets you as you enter the Inner Harbour. This historic hotel is without question the Grand Dame of Victoria hotels; if you have never experienced it, you owe it to yourself to check in.

Once you settle in, you have multiple choices of how to explore the city. A favorite is a foodie tour. With an Off the Eaten Track tour, you’ll sample fare from chocolatiers, breweries and eateries. 

Another way to explore Victoria is by taking a late-night Ghostly Walk through Trounce Alley or Old Towne to hear spine-tingling tales of murder and mystery. Or take to the city streets on your own schedule. Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley, and the Inner Harbour are fascinating places to explore. And no trip to Victoria is complete without a visit to the impressive B.C. Provincial Museum, right across the street from The Empress

Check to plan your Victoria getaway.