Fun Things to do in Victoria, BC

Known as “The Garden City,” this Vancouver Island city is the capitol city of British Columbia and home to the impressive BC Legislature Buildings. You can get to Victoria from the mainland via the BC Ferries, providing regular daily service between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, or from Washington, USA, via the Clipper ferry service. Arrive by air into the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) or chartered float plane service from select B.C. cities.

Victoria provides fantastic eco-tourism opportunities, dining, shopping and recreational activities for all ages. Book your stay at our Victoria Harbour hotel today and see what this beautiful coastal city has in store!

Our Location

Days Inn Victoria Uptown is located just north of the city centre, in the Upper Harbour District. Our Victoria Harbour hotel is easily accessible from the downtown core and Inner Harbour area via public transportation or by car, and just minutes by foot from where the popular Galloping Goose Trail crosses over the water to West Victoria. We are approximately 10 minutes from Royal Jubilee Hospital and within walking distance to the Gorge Road Hospital.



The city’s most vibrant visitor attraction is the gorgeous Inner Harbour, where you will find everything from buskers to tour outfitters, seasonal festivals, great restaurants and live entertainment. But the Inner Harbour isn’t the only fantastic thing about Victoria - get out there and explore everything this Vancouver Island city has to offer!


Head into downtown Victoria for some great open-air shopping, as well as some indoor retail therapy at The Bay Centre indoor mall. You can also take a stroll along the Inner Harbour to find buskers and street artists selling one-of-a-kind items and art, including on-the-spot personal portraits. Find charming boutiques featuring local products in the heritage brick-and-beam buildings at Market Square near the Johnson Street Bridge.

Whale Watching Excursions

The waters off Victoria are home to the majestic southern resident Orcas as well as transient Orca pods, making this city a popular whale-watching destination. In fact, you may even see the Orcas spiking and breaching on your way over to Vancouver Island from the mainland on a BC Ferry! But if you would like to take an organized whale watching tour out of Victoria’s Inner Harbour, there is no shortage of qualified tour operations to choose from - check out this comprehensive list and don’t forget your camera!

Days Inn Victoria Uptown Blog

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