Victoria & Vancouver Island Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Victoria & Vancouver Island

If you have extra time, Goldstream Provincial Park is worthwhile.
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    Things to do in Victoria & Vancouver Island
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    The Inner Harbour is Victoria's primary tourist neighborhood. The harbor itself – home to various fishing boats and colorful floating homes – is framed by wide pedestrian streets, often frequented by street vendors and buskers. Numerous cafes and restaurants line the sidewalks and provide the perfect locale to savor an afternoon cup of tea

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    Parliament Buildings
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    1 to 2 hours
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    Sightseeing, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
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    The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are hard to miss. These neo-baroque structures with their impressive blue dome face off against Victoria's famed Fairmont Empress Hotel and make an excellent backdrop for an Inner Harbour stroll, especially at night when the facade is dressed in lights. But if you want a closer look at the

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    Goldstream Provincial Park
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    #5 in Victoria & Vancouver Island
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Free
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    Located about 11 miles northwest of the Inner Harbour, Goldstream Provincial Park houses a stunning array of flora and abundant natural beauty across its nearly 1,000 acres. But the real reason to visit this public wildlife area is rather fishy: Spend some time by the Goldstream River from late fall to

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    Sooke
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    #11 in Victoria & Vancouver Island
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    More than Full Day
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    More than Full Day
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    This little community on the southern tip of Vancouver Island makes for a quaint and quiet alternative to Victoria. Sooke's sheltered harbor is filled with fishing boats rather than tourists, and its numerous parks provide a scenic backdrop for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Recent visitors enjoyed the East Sooke

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    1 to 2 hours
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    1 to 2 hours
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