Victoria, British Columbia Cruise Port

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martinfrohlich says ...
This was only about 2.5 hours at night. Not much to see, walked to downtown, which was...
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About Victoria, British Columbia

With the mildest climate in Canada, this cultured capital stimulates guests with both outdoor adventures and a dynamic art scene. 


What people said about this port:

"We did a tour of Butchart gardens and it is amazing." in 10 reviews.

"Yea at the Empress Hotel and back on board because time was so short." in 57 reviews.

"Beautiful city, want to go back and see more Victoria is a typical city." in 109 reviews.


1378 reviews and tips of Victoria, British Columbia




Lisabb70
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
4-6 cruises

We loved Victoria! We did not book an excursion, as nothing really appealed to us. We figured we would explore on our own, and honestly, we figured it would be somewhat of a boring town. It also was an evening port stop, from 6:00p.m. - 11:30p.m. We got off the ship and all the tour companies are there trying to recruit you to their tours. We ended up meeting a pedi cab guy who had a double pedicab (yes, he pedaled and dragged around 4 adult size people.) Our pedi can guide was awesome!! He was funny, told us so much about the city, let us off anywhere we wanted to get off for pictures, gave us great suggestions, and was just amazing! We fell in love with Victoria! The tour was 2.5 hours and then we got to shop and have dinner and just hang around and get to know the city. We would go back to Victoria any time!

Visited: Jul 02, 2017

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fbcmusicman
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Victoria is a beautiful city. We took the $10 shuttle into the city and walked around and did some shopping. My wife can now say she had been to Canada.

Visited: Jul 29, 2017

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kim7253
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

We didn't do an excursion here. There was a shuttle just as you got off the ship that would take you downtown and we just walked around all the shops. It was especially nice to finish up some souvenir shopping.

Visited: Jun 17, 2017

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BomberChief
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Use your credit card for purchases as the exchange rate will be calculated automatically. Beautiful city. The shuttle bus that cost $11.00 US per person Round Trip is available at the pier. Good value. They have one drop off and pick up point in downtown Victoria on the corner of Government & Fort streets. Easy walk from there to food, sights or shopping.

Visited: May 28, 2017

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Cleone
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
7+ cruises

IF you don't go to Butchart Gardens, go the the large city park, Beacon Hill Park. It is absolutely lovely, free, and quiet.

Visited: Jun 24, 2017

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lasprite
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Pretty. The hop-on-hop off buses, and tour buses, leave from in front of the Empress, but don't go as frequently as one might expect from Euro experiences. We lucked-into a CVS tour bus with only 8 people and a good guide, that went to all the places we wanted, incl. the "Castle," (really a manor-house), and the view point, with a bonus ride through lovely area of big homes in Oak Bay. Tip: the pub up the street from the Empress that is supposed to be Irish is not traditional, more a gastro-pub (with Nachos, o'mi'gosh!) and the "Irish Stew" isn't.

Visited: Apr 07, 2017

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