Tips For Visiting Victoria, Canada

What To Bring

• Appropriate clothing.
• Backpack for day trips.
• Bank card.
• Camera.
• Credit cards.
• Spending money.
• Summer hat. (spring/summer)
• Sunglasses. (spring/summer)
• Sunscreen lotion. (spring/summer)
• Umbrella. (except in summer)
• Video camera.
• Wallet with ID and passport.

What To Wear

  Summer
• Hiking shoes.
• Sandals or walking shoes.
• Shorts.
• Summer hat.
• Sweater or light jacket for evenings.
• Swim suit.
• T-shirts.

  Spring/Fall
• Hiking shoes.
• Jeans.
• Long sleeve shirts.
• Sweater.
• Walking shoes.
• Warm hat.
• Waterproof fall jacket.

  Winter
• Ear warmers.
• Hiking shoes.
• Jeans.
• Long sleeve shirts.
• Sweater.
• Walking shoes.
• Warm hat or toque.
• Warm waterproof jacket.
• Winter boots.
• Winter gloves.

Visitor Centre

Go to the visitor centre at 812 Wharf Street
You can do these things there:
• Purchase tickets.
• Make reservations.
• Arrange transportation.
• Get local advice and information.

Money

Canadian currency is in dollars and cents.
100¢ = $1
Coins: 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, $1, $2
Banknotes: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100

Provincial Sales Tax: 7%
Federal Goods and Services Tax: 5%

Metric System

In Canada we use the metric system.
For metric conversion click here!

Things To Do In Victoria

• Canoing and kayaking.
• Fishing.
• Go for a drive.
• Hiking in parks.
• Rent a bicycle.
• Rent a scooter.
• Restaurants.
• Ride a tour bus.
• Ride the Harbour Ferry.
• Sailing tour.
• Shopping.
• Swim at a beach or recreation centre.
• Tourist attractions.
• Whale watching.

Best Time of Year to Visit

Summer (June to August) is the best time of year to visit Victoria, as we have awesome weather then.

Typical Weather

For weather information, click here!

Canadian and Local Laws

Alcohol
• Legal age is 19 years.

Bicycles
• Bicycles need lights at night time.
• You must wear a helmet on bicycles.
• You cannot ride a bicycle on the sidewalk.

Driving
• You have to wear a seat belt in cars.
• You cannot use a cell phone while driving.
• City speed limits 50km/hr (31m/hr).
• School zone speed limits 15km/hr (9m/hr).

Firearms
• You cannot bring a firearm into Canada.

Fishing
• You need a fishing license when fishing.

Motorcycles
• You must wear a helmet while riding.

Smoking
• Legal age is 19 years.
• You cannot smoke indoors in public places.
• You cannot smoke close to doorways.
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