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Family friendly travelling in Victoria

With its array of museums, educational activities, wildlife, and plentiful nature, a family vacation to Victoria offers endless appeal. This beautiful city sits in a stunning bay surrounded by ocean and mountains. Whale watching, kayaking, windsurfing, and a host of other water-based activities are right on your doorstep. Kids and adults alike will also love learning about Victoria’s rich history, which they can explore to their heart’s content in the wonderful museums and historical attractions around the city.

Things to see in Victoria

Bring the kids to an amazing 3D show at Victoria’s IMAX Theater. With interactive movies on wildlife, history, and space, as well as current blockbusters, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled adventure. Children’s tickets are discounted too. Prepare to be dazzled by the exhibits at Miniature World. Here, you can take a tour through the Great Canadian Railway, the Wonderful World of the Circus, and Olde London Town. It also houses the world’s smallest operational sawmill. Set against the ocean’s crashing waves, Beacon Hill Park is a lush verdant space with towering totem poles, as well as a children’s farm and an excellent petting zoo with a host of animals. For another exciting family trip, head to the Victoria Bug Zoo, an entire attraction dedicated to the area’s fascinating insect life and sure to keep little ones thoroughly entertained.

Family-friendly hotels in Victoria

Family hotels in Victoria offer excellent service and provide all the comforts and amenities you need to take the stress out of your vacation. With so many families visiting the area year-round, you can rest assured you’ll be looked after. Most family-friendly hotels in Victoria offer complimentary cribs, rollaway beds, and childcare services. You’ll find swimming pools, great breakfasts, and restaurants with children’s menus in the majority of Victoria family-friendly accommodation. Other handy bonuses include free WiFi, parking facilities on site, laundry services, and an airport shuttle for direct transportation.

Where to stay in Victoria

Some of the best family accommodation in Victoria is based in Saanich, a peaceful coastal district with many parks and beaches. Tell the kids to keep an eye out for Cadborosauras, a mythical sea creature living in Cadboro Bay. In James Bay, the Olympic Mountains form a spectacular backdrop, with many hotels benefiting from scenic views. The oldest neighborhood on Canada’s west coast is the ideal spot for a relaxing vacation. The kids won’t get bored in the vibrant and energetic Downtown Victoria, with hotels to suit every need. Great museums, a tree-lined harbor, and plenty of attractions will keep the whole family entertained.

How to get to Victoria

Victoria International Airport sits about 30 minutes north of the city center. Vancouver is the best airport for visitors arriving on long-haul flights, however Victoria serves a number of Canadian and US cities too. If arriving from Seattle or Vancouver, take the kids on a ferry ride to Victoria, a very efficient service and an exciting experience for younger travelers. You can either take a minibus to your Victoria family hotel for a low-cost option, or hop in a taxi for ease and convenience—especially appreciated by families traveling with strollers and heavy bags. Victoria is safe to navigate on foot or bike, and there is also an affordable and reliable bus service.

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