Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.

Here are some things to do:

Royal British Columbia Museum

Beacon Hill Park

Craigdarroch Castle

British Columbia Parliament Buildings

Inner-Harbour Pathway

Chinatown, Victoria

Victoria Bug Zoo

Miniature World

Thunderbird Park

Emily Carr House

Fisherman's Wharf Park