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- Royal Jubilee Hospital
- Butchart Gardens
- Victoria Bug Zoo
- University of Victoria
- Government Street
- Abkhazi Garden
- Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
- British Columbia Parliament Building
- Bear Mountain Golf and Country Club
- Victoria Conference Centre
- Bear Mountain Golf Club
- Royal BC Museum
- Royal Roads University
- Esquimalt Lagoon Migratory Bird Sanctuary
- Cordova Bay Golf Course
- Camosun College - Interurban Campus
- The McPherson Playhouse
- Hatley Castle
- Victoria Royal Theatre
- Uptown Center
Where to stay in Victoria
These stunning waterside gardens on Brentwood Bay (north of town) are a major go to point in the summer especially. They were put together on the site of a disused quarry and now feature hundreds of species of flowers and shrubs—many exotic. Be sure to check out the Italian and Japanese gardens and see the Saturday fireworks and concerts. Buses run from town regularly, while those staying at the Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa have close access. Beacon Hill Park
Just south of downtown is this most pleasant of city parks. It has lawns right out of England, complete with ponds, flowerbeds and benches and the views of town and sea from its lookouts are spectacular. There are also miles of paths in here along with side attractions such as a petting zoo (in the Beacon Hill Children's Farm) and a massive totem pole. Royal British Columbia Museum
One of the top museums in the country, Royal British Columbia Museum near the ferry terminal boasts amazing collections and exhibits. It relays the history of British Columbia through a trio of galleries: the First Peoples, Modern History and Natural History. There is also an IMAX theatre on site, along with numerous totem poles in the associated Thunderbird Park.Eating and drinking and shopping nearbyHead for downtown and the waterfront for the best of the restaurants and English pubs in Victoria; there are literally hundreds. Fisgard Street has a Chinatown and many international eateries surrounding it. Head to nearby Government Street for the best of the shopping—the harbour end is the most touristed, while the pedestrianised Market Square is good for boutiques. Two good accommodation options in the thick of it are the three-star Harbour Towers Hotel & Suites and four-star Inn at Laurel Point.Public transportYou can get to Victoria from Vancouver via passenger or vehicle ferry/bus combination through BC Ferries. They dock at Swartz Bay Terminal, about 30 minutes from town by bus. Getting around town itself is easy enough on foot and is the best way to explore downtown and the harbour area, which is close-knit and some of the streets are traffic-free. The town is also bike-friendly with miles of lanes and many bicycle rental shops, while scooter hire is also fun. BC Transit buses run to the environs.
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