Victoria Harbour Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

Vacation Travel Guide
Victoria Harbour showing a bay or harbour and heritage architecture

Old meets new as historic architecture, traditional fishing boats and contemporary performers crowd together at one of Victoria’s liveliest spots.

Come to Victoria Harbour to experience the spirit of the city at its most dynamic. Get a sense of the area’s modern atmosphere and culture as well as its history. Watch street performers flaunt their skills, visit some of Victoria’s most significant buildings and browse the markets for the perfect souvenir. All this against the backdrop of the sparkling waves, topped with vessels of all kinds.

Delve into Victoria’s past by exploring the manicured grounds and ornate architecture of the Parliament Buildings located on the Inner Harbour. The buildings date back to the end of the 19th century and still house the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia today. Nearby, look for the beautiful Empress Hotel, another iconic Victoria building. Visit the Royal British Columbia Museum to learn more about the harbor’s history, going back to its importance to Esquimalt and Songhee First Nations people long before the Spanish arrived.

At the market, pick up some snacks to nibble while shopping for gifts. Pause to watch street performers singing, dancing and even painting. When your feet get tired, treat yourself to a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or head out to sea on one of the boat tours that leave from the harbor. More adventurous options, such as kayaking and whale-watching trips, can also be arranged.

Though always animated, Victoria Harbour turns into a particularly hectic hub of celebration during important Canadian dates. In late June and early July, the harbor buzzes with festivities to mark Canada Day. Labour Day is also particularly lively. The harbor plays host to a series of events throughout the year, including an annual yacht race and a wide range of music and arts shows.

Make sure you look into what is on before you visit, as the program of seasonal activities is diverse. In particular, check the market times. Although markets usually take place during the last few days of the week, an atmospheric night market also takes place occasionally.

Top things to do in Victoria Harbour

Top Hotels Close to Victoria Harbour

Strathcona Hotel
Strathcona Hotel
2.5 out of 5
919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Located in Downtown Victoria, this hotel is steps from Victoria Bug Zoo, Greater Victoria Public Library, and Bay Centre. Miniature World and Victoria Conference ...
4/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Proximity to downtown and the waterfront."

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2021

Strathcona Hotel
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Empress
4 out of 5
721 Government St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $332 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
This family-friendly Victoria hotel is located on the waterfront, just steps from Maritime Museum of British Columbia and Victoria Bug Zoo. British Columbia ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (967 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, amazing staff and great location. Would stay again for sure."

Reviewed on Nov. 29, 2021

Fairmont Empress
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hotel Grand Pacific
4 out of 5
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $203 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in James Bay, this romantic hotel is steps from The Robert Bateman Centre, Victoria Harbour, and Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal. Government Street and ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (999 reviews)
"It was fine"

Reviewed on Nov. 28, 2021

Hotel Grand Pacific
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Victoria Harbour

Strathcona Hotel
Strathcona Hotel
2.5 out of 5
919 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $92 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Strathcona Hotel
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Empress
4 out of 5
721 Government St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $332 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Fairmont Empress
Hotel Grand Pacific
Hotel Grand Pacific
4 out of 5
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $203 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Hotel Grand Pacific
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
740 Burdett Ave, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $158 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Chateau Victoria Hotel and Suites
Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
425 Quebec St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $143 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Royal Scot Hotel & Suites
The Magnolia Hotel and Spa
The Magnolia Hotel and Spa
4.5 out of 5
623 Courtney St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $244 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 20
The Magnolia Hotel and Spa
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
1234 Wharf St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $194 per night from Jan 1 to Jan 1
Victoria Regent Waterfront Hotel & Suites
Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour
Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour
3 out of 5
427 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $151 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Days Inn by Wyndham Victoria On The Harbour
Embassy Inn
Embassy Inn
3 out of 5
520 Menzies St, Victoria, BC
The price is CA $152 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 11
Embassy Inn
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.