Just Moved To Victoria – Best Experience for Newbies

Well, have we got a deal for you… Everything you might have not had time for, you can do a lot of this weekend. We guarantee that you won’t get through all of it, but we got the essentials covered in this post for you – pick your favourite options! If you haven’t already, you will fall in love with Victoria really soon. Our multi-day, curated experience for those who just moved to Victoria, BC.

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Transportation? Solved. Discount on Car Rentals

Don’t have a car? No problem! Budget Rent a Car has a great deal for those who want to roam around the Peninsula this weekend. If you prefer to not rent a car, CVS tours is offering 50% OFF guided transportation to The Butchart Gardens from Downtown Victoria.

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Sea Cider - Visit the Orchard

Sea Cider. This spot is worth checking out even on your own. They hold various events during the year like the Wassail (Blessing of the Orchard). If you’re riding solo and can’t drink, you can pick up a few bottles of cider for future get-togethers.

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Stop at the Gardens

After you walked around the beautiful farm and indulged in cider and amazing charcuterie, our next pick for you (no surprise here) is The Butchart Gardens. The Butchart Gardens’ ever-changing landscape is in full bloom even in the winter. The Indoor Spring Prelude Garden allows you to get a glimpse of the soon arriving spring.

The Gardens at HCP is one of those hidden gems that not everyone discovers. The Horticulture Centre of the Pacific is a non-profit botanical garden and Horticulture College. This is our 40th Anniversary as the garden was founded in 1979 by a small group of garden enthusiasts and local horticulturists who saw the importance of creating a space of learning and sharing. Gardens of HCP is open from 9-5 every day and the admission is only $2!

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Stop for Coffee, stay for the treats! - Free Coffee with your own mug

On your way back to the city, stop by at Country Bee Honey Farm for a coffee! Don’t forget your mug, you won’t get your caffeine intake without your own reusable liquid holder. Welcome to the sustainable businesses of the island, that are passionate about saving the environment, one cup at a time. Try all the honey and stay for a delicious treat from Mosi Bakery then visit the animals in the garden; goats, sheep, peacocks, ducks, and chickens!

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Now that you're off the beaten track already...

… and you really want to get to know the neighborhood, take a walk with Off The Eaten Track. Their amazing guides will make sure that your Chocolate and Churches Tour is a true Victorian Experience. Owner Bonnie Todd is a foodie and traveler whose passion for uncovering delicious things in her own backyard or across the globe is built into each food and drink experience she has created.

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The Afternoon Tea as we like it

One of these 5 days, we absolutely recommend trying Victoria’s signature afternoon delicacies, the afternoon tea! Many locations offer it in town, but our favourite is definitely the Hotel Grand Pacific Afternoon Tea. Their selection of truffles is to die for!

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The 'Leg'

Right next to the Hotel, you can (easily) find Victoria’s most famous Landmark, The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia (commonly referred to as the ‘Leg’). They are offering free guided tours every day during Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

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