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Enjoy Victoria on a Budget

Victoria is a picture-perfect, intimate city on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Small enough to walk and bike around, it’s a haven of neat cafés, interesting museums, great bargain stores, fantastic pubs, and affordable restaurants. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of a cheap vacation to Victoria is the richness of its natural landscape, making it a playground for low-cost and free activities like mountain hikes and kayaking, visits to coastal bays and harbors, and spotting the abundant wildlife.

Things to see in Victoria

For a peek into Victoria’s past without breaking the bank, head to the Parliament Buildings where you can take a free tour led by costumed Victorian characters. This entertaining half-hour or so is a treat for the history buff, and the buildings look wonderfully elegant when lit up at night. The Maritime Museum has a low entry fee and explores the coastline’s historic shipwrecks, piracy, and nautical adventures. Highlights include 400 model ships from 1810 and a canoe that almost circumnavigated the globe. Fan Tan Alley is a must-visit for any traveler on a budget vacation in Victoria. This narrow passageway cutting through the city’s historic Chinatown is lively and bustling day and night. It’s the best place to purchase trinkets, and great used goods at discount prices. For stunning views of the ocean, wildlife, and quiet, unspoiled beaches, hike or drive the Scenic Marine Route, an unforgettable coastal trail.

Cheap hotels in Victoria

This city is no stranger to visitors of all kinds, so you’ll find that discount hotels in Victoria are well-equipped and full of modern comforts. You can expect affordable accommodation in Victoria to come with a hearty breakfast, and free WiFi is generally available as standard. Laundry services and parking facilities are usually provided also, and some Victoria budget hotels and hostels will even have a restaurant and bar, a garden and picnic area, a swimming pool, and an airport shuttle. If you’re prepared to shop around, you may chance upon a spa, a nightclub, or a roof terrace too.

Where to stay in Victoria

Sidney is an energetic seaside town with a wide range of budget accommodation. Home to many amazing water-based activities and sports, it also has sandy beaches, and a vibrant local craft scene at Sidney Street Market. Downtown Victoria is where you’ll find the best bars, restaurants, and cheap hotels in Victoria. There are also great vistas and walks here. Saanich is a budget-friendly alternative to central Victoria. Sandy beaches, a long shoreline, and plenty of budget Victoria hotels sit out here on the coast. Visit the area’s many parks, and keep an eye out for Cadborosauras, a mythical sea creature reportedly living in Cadboro Bay.

How to get to Victoria

Victoria International Airport takes regular flights from Vancouver, and other major Canadian and US cities. The airport is around 30 minutes north of the city and cheap transit buses will take you downtown. There are also efficient minibuses which are a cost-effective way to reach destinations further afield. For a scenic route to Victoria, take one of the frequent boats from Vancouver or Seattle, both of which are served by many low-cost airlines. Buses, such as the Greyhound, arrive from nearby big cities and are cheap and comfortable. Victoria is a very walkable city, but you can also rent bikes or use the low-cost bus network to get around.

Victoria travel guides

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