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The Best in Downtown Victoria, BC Hotels
The Royal British Columbia Museum
The Royal British Columbia Museum is a place of discovery. Through three unique galleries, the Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia, and features periodic exhibitions of international renown. Highly realistic and inviting displays, such as the Ice Age and Coastal Forest dioramas, provide visitors with a sense of having truly experienced the authentic settings of many exhibits.
The Butchart Gardens
World Famous family gardens celebrating its 100th year in bloom. Fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display are open to the public, offering spectacular views from the many paths that meander through the four main gardens.
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
6,400 Yards, Par 71, Rating 72, Slope 131
Set atop a plateau overlooking the spectacular southern Gulf Islands, Arbutus Ridge Golf Club is a beautiful course that will please the eye as much as it pleases your discerning golfing appetite. Between the precision requirements of the opening hole of Arbutus to the raw power demands of it’s famous 18th hole, you will find a fantastic variety of rolling terrain, tree-lined fairways, manicured greens and breathtaking views that help make the Arbutus Ridge course a must-play of the south island.
The Butterfly Gardens
Enjoy hundreds of exotic free-flying butterflies, brightly coloured fish, tropical birds, hundreds of ornate plants including an exquisite orchid display. Meander along the pathways or take a free guided tour. A family treat and a photographer’s paradise. Explore a world of butterflies, plants, fish, and birds, en route to Butchard Gardens.
Craigdarroch Castle is a beautiful historic Victorian-era mansion, built in the 1890s by wealthy BC coal baron Robert Dunsmuir. It is now owned by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society and almost totally funded by its 150,000 annual visitors.
Walking tours leave every night during summer at 7:30 from the Visitor Information Center on Wharf St. Other tours are aso available and they can custom design a tour for groups.
Point Ellice House
1867 Heritage House and Gardens. Overlooking the waters of Victoria’s scenic Gorge Waterway, Point Ellice House is where the ‘locals’ go to enjoy Afternoon Tea!
Royal London Wax Museum
While you are looking at them, they are looking back at you! In Victoria’s world of wax, you can visit the famous and infamous, from royalty to rogues with the real and the unreal. Feature scene: Event of the 20th Century.
The Art Gallery Of Greater Victoria
Six contemporary wings feature more than 30 exhibitors a year with associated programs and special events. See the work of Emily Carr on permanent display, a king-sized doll house, North America’s only Shinto Shrine which complements the finest collection of Japanese art in Canada, and an impressive range of contemporary art.