Victoria BC Extended Stay
British Columbia's capital city of Victoria is on the southern
tip of Vancouver Island off the Mainland coast but it's well
worth the journey.
Victoria is a city of over 350 thousand, but this pales to the
number of tourists who flood here yearly. 3.5 million visitors
arrive by plane, seaplane, ferry or high-speed hydrofoil to
enjoy the temperate climate, amazing ocean and mountain vistas
of this quaint capital. And while many crowd the front desks
of its numerous hotels, smart travelers are opting for
extended stay accomodations as the preferable, stress-free
option. Many extended stay accommodations exist in and around
the city so whatever your expectation, you'll be able to enjoy
the privacy and comfort of your own home despite the fact that
you left it behind hundreds of miles ago.
Victoria has consistently ranked as one of the top 20 tourist
destinations worldwide. The Port of Victoria alone welcomes
over 20 cruise ships that make 200-plus calls yearly to the
Ogden Point Terminal, Here are some of the reasons why this
Pacific Coast city is so popular...
As a tourist-oriented city, Victoria has the requisite
attractions: a beautiful legislature, The Empress, a historic
hotel, the Royal British Columbia Museum, Madame Tussaud's Wax
Museum, the submerged Undersea Gardens, even the 6-story high
screen of the National Geographic IMAX theatre. But there's
more to this idyllic port-town than meets the eye. Beacon Hill
Park, the 200 acre park that is sandwiched between the city
centre and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, features beautiful
picnic areas, duck ponds, rose gardens, playing fields and a
small petting zoo. If you're vacationing in the spring, be
sure to visit the newborn baby goats that frolic, jump and
play as they happily share their pen with visitors. Looking
for amazing shopping? The city centre is home to the Bay
Centre, a beautiful 4-story mall. Within walking distance,
Government Street is perpetually abuzz with street
entertainers and busy souvenir shops, Lower Johnston Street
features eclectic boutiques and Trounce Alley is home to
ultra-chic designer shops.
With one of the highest bar and restaurants per-capita ratios
on the continent, Victoria has no problem satisfying any and
every palate. Whether heated patios, rooftop vistas or
ocean-side window seats, the dining experience here is as
beautiful visually as it is gastronomically. And it's just as
diverse as the city's tourist population. From authentic
Italian at Olde Town's Il Terrazzo to West Coast Fusion at the
breathtaking hotel-top Vista 18 to the dazzling,
knife-juggling culinary displays at Japanese Village, there's
a dining experience here that will permanently make its way
into your vacation memories.
Victoria's strong British heritage is visible in the number of
bars and pubs that pepper the city and its municipalities.
Downtown, favourites include The Bard and Banker, Smiths and
Darcy's. Be sure to venture into the suburbs for some even
quainter experiences. Cook Street Village's Beagle Pub; Oak
Bay Village's Penny Farthing; Fairfield's Ross Bay Pub; Gordon
Head's Maude Hunters...
This is a show town, too. Check out live theatre at The
MacPherson Playhouse, catch the ballet at The Royal Theatre or
enjoy a concert at the Save On Foods Memorial Centre.
There's a reason why they call Victoria the Jewel of the
Pacific. Victoria's exteneded stay accommodations include...