Visitors enjoying their first time in Victoria can be overwhelmed by the sheer number of activities, but there are a handful of ‘bucket list’ tours absolutely worth checking out at least once.

Here are a few of our favourites, the ones guests enjoy again and again.

Butchart Gardens is possibly one of the best-known of Victoria’s attractions. These century-old gardens bring over one million visitors a year to see over 900 plant varieties in uninterrupted bloom between March and October.

Craigdarroch Castle may seem small by European standards, but when it was built in the late 1800s it symbolized the wealth and power of Robert Dunsmuir. Overlooking the City of Victoria, the castle offers incredible views and happens to be nearby Government House, another property with spectacular gardens and views.

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about whale watching tours and Victoria’s Inner Harbour, but we can talk about that in more detail another time 🙂