Enjoy a Day Trip to Victoria
Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina is perfectly suited for the outdoor adventurer, but if you have someone in your group who prefers a more urban adventure, or you need a break from the great outdoors, a day trip to Victoria might be the perfect solution. A quick 45 minute drive will land you right in downtown Victoria, with a variety of options to explore!
Things to do in Victoria
Enjoy Good Eats
Start your day with a mouthwatering breakfast or brunch at Jam Cafe. With amazing and adventurous daily specials, and classics such as eggs benedict and gigantic pancakes, there is truly something for everyone. Favourites include their cinnamon bun pancake, and the Charlie bowl. Plan ahead as sometimes there is a line to get seated. It’s worth the wait!
There are a wide variety of options for lunch and dinner. For an on the go bite, check out the popular burritos at Tacofino. If you’re looking to dine in, Bin 4 is a local burger joint that offers intriguing monthly specials as well as delicious classics for lunch and dinner. If you’re hankering for pasta, be sure to check out Victoria’s most popular Italian food spots, Pagliaccis, and for amazing seafood, check out Finn’s right on the water.
See the Sites
In downtown Victoria, there are lots of different places to explore. The historic Empress hotel and the parliament buildings are central to downtown overlook the Inner Harbour. If you’re exploring these spots in the summer, there are often a variety of different buskers and vendors where you can buy local indigenous art and try out local fare. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the well known busker who plays the violin dressed as Darth Vader. In between the Empress and the Parliament Buildings is the Royal BC Museum, which offers interesting exhibits for all ages.
While all of these options are kid friendly, kids might particularly enjoy Miniature World and the Victoria Bug Zoo, also central to downtown. Once you’ve explored a bit, hop on a water taxi to Fisherman’s Wharf. Here you can grab an ice cream and explore the colourful boat houses.
Shop Until You Drop
There is a wide variety of options for shopping in Victoria including small businesses, local art, malls, and bigger chains. Popular spots downtown include The Bay Centre Baggins Shoes, Lululemon, Munro’s Books, MEC, and Eddie Bauer. Mayfair mall was recently renovated and offers a wide variety of shopping options. Other malls in Victoria include Uptown, Tillicum and Hillside.
The location of Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina offers access to the best of both worlds, fishing and hiking are right at your fingertips, and a day downtown is just a quick drive away. Book your stay today!