Things to Do in Victoria with Children

Top Family Friendly Things to Do & Kid Activities in Victoria, BC

Things to Do in Victoria with Kids

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  • Tyrone E
    Caulfeild, Canada4 contributions
    just like walking the sea wall - from the town side across the johnson street bridge towards Esquimalt.
    Written October 17, 2022
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  • MississaugaBee
    Toronto206 contributions
    Beacon Hill Park is a roughly 200 acre urban park in downtown Victoria, BC. It has many diverse ecological areas with a myriad of gardens, plants, animals, and trees as well as pathways, a kid's zoo, sports areas, meadows, and even totem poles. We spent about four hours here and didn't see it all. Even a short visit would be relaxing and informative.

    We hiked from the top of the park amongst the geographical diversity to the Terry Fox Statue and then along the ocean shore walkways. Everything was an adventure.

    Don't miss the peacocks or the quiet solitude of the Moss Lady Sculpture.

    Beacon Hill Park is a jewel and Victoria residents must ensure it is never subject to development!
    Written November 4, 2022
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  • Julia C
    Fredericton, Canada124 contributions
    Great natural history museum with a strong focus on BC and it’s history - very well planned and interesting exhibit.
    Written October 28, 2022
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  • MississaugaBee
    Toronto206 contributions
    The BC Legislative Building is a terrific lesson in both architecture and history. The building and grounds sparkle during the day and light up at night. This isn’t a stuffy old edifice; instead, it brings the history of BC to life from portraits of BC legislators to murals on the ceiling.

    We spent about 1.5 hours looking around and then had a delightful lunch in the old school dining room. Don’t miss the Legislature’s dining room, likely the best in the city, even if you have to cut back on seeing the Legislature itself.

    The grounds are thoughtfully landscaped and the statues from a bygone era are exceptional. There are free tours of the building however, a self-guided tour is very informative.

    We visited just after Queen Elizabeth died and the Legislature had a tasteful memorial with the opportunity to prepare a letter of remembrance. The many photos of Her Majesty taken during her visits to BC and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Window stained glass window were poignant given her passing.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • Elizabeth B
    6 contributions
    Beautiful drive. Some very beautiful homes, especially in the Uplands area. There are deer everywhere and not at all afraid of humans. All drivers are very polite and pedestrian street crossing is very safe! We saw three separate Pianos outside in various areas. There are all-painted differently from the others and in working order.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • ManitobaNic
    Manitoba422 contributions
    Walked briefly down to fishermans wharf. It was off season but still very busy with people.
    Passed by flowers and holly growing.
    Public bathrooms available.
    Water taxi.
    My second time being here.
    Floating houses now have their walkway labelled "do not enter"
    Written December 7, 2022
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  • Caroline C
    North Vancouver, Canada8 contributions
    The place is really small (2 rooms), but you get to see a variety of spiders and insects. I went with my 12 year old and she felt too old for the place. I thought it was pretty cool. We stayed for about 45 minutes, so it felt a bit overpriced for our experience, but I imagine going with a younger child and definitely getting my money’s worth. Tour guide Emma was very knowledgeable and her enthusiasm for the zoo residents was contagious. A great visit for younger (<10) children.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Catherine W
    Chippenham, UK251 contributions
    We walked round the coast to these breakwaters which are amazing. The views are beautiful as the sun goes down.we even saw a cruise ship arrive just before dark. It didn’t stay long as it had disappeared by 9 am the next day when we went whale watching!
    Written October 6, 2022
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  • MississaugaBee
    Toronto206 contributions
    Miniature World consists of many different dioramas, model replicas of things such as historic London, circus life, doll houses, the tall ship era, fairy tales, Camelot, and the railway coast to coast in Canada. By and large, the detail and workmanship is excellent throughout.

    Project yourself mentally into the dioramas and you know what it must have felt like to be there.

    The best exhibits in my view were the BC portion of the model railway, the extensive circus, the old cities and ships, Camelot, the auto diorama, and the dollhouses. There was a tremendous amount of skill demonstrated by the creators. The varied lighting was interesting.

    The worst part was the space exhibit when you enter; it was inferior to the others and made a poor first impression as did the dark and unimaginative foyer. The other downside was excessive room given to world war 1 and 2 dioramas; they were nicely constructed but did not really fit the overall theme of the rest of the displays. The order of the dioramas needs improvement.

    Was it worth spending time here? Yes, very unique place but you have to enjoy dioramas. Would I go back? No, not unless there was some new material. Was it a good value? The tickets should have been lower cost but still reasonable.
    Written October 18, 2022
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  • Ang5411
    Prince George, Canada2 contributions
    Good wholesome food, great desserts, attentive staff and a fun place to see and experience. Reservations are required and easy to make with a phone call.
    Written September 25, 2022
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  • Keith J
    Llanelli, UK396 contributions
    We were in this area regular during a recent visit to Victoria, it was really nice seeing the building lite uo during the evening.
    Written October 2, 2022
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  • Jackpot
    Saanich, Canada21 contributions
    I recommend the Coho. The service is always good. The Black Ball ferries employees run an efficient operation, and a lot of us rely on it. In particular, when driving between Vancouver Island and "points south" (e,g, Oregon and California), the Coho allows motorists to skip the heavy I-5 traffic through greater Seattle, and instead meander along the more relaxing Hwy 101 from Port Angeles to Olympia. Yes, the Coho often does park vehicles tightly on the car-deck, but this represents proper concern for the need to be thrifty with resources. I feel that the fares charged by Black Ball are reasonable, and that their management deserves credit for keeping the business on a sound footing.
    Written September 3, 2022
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  • Dr Tim T
    Sarasota, FL916 contributions
    Enjoyed visiting this cathedral! Make sure you look back and see the organ console! We were lucky to hear the organist practicing! Beautiful stained glass and architecture!
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Susan F
    6 contributions
    As lovely as ever but sad to see it so empty of buskers and businesses. Clear that the pandemic did a lot of damage.
    Written May 28, 2022
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  • Debbie D
    Leduc, Canada99 contributions
    Spent a little time browsing the fun little shops in Fan Tan Alley. Although it is interesting finding parking can be a bit of a chore and isn't cheap. We made the best of it and walked several other blocks as well to see everything that was nearby.
    Written September 27, 2022
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