Getting around Victoria
The list of transportation options as well as the activities that you will find below gives you only an overview of what Victoria can offer you. Please have a look at the ''Getting Around Victoria'' section of the Tourism Victoria Website for more transportation options and on the general Website of Tourism Victoria to discover many more points of interests and activities offered in the area!
Victoria being a human scale city, walking is definitely the best way to discover Downtown Victoria as well at its beautiful Inner Harbour.
The CUA 2020 headquarter, the Fairmont Empress Hotel, is located within walking distance from many point of interests including:
- Right across Victoria's Inner Harbour!
- Victoria Convention Centre: 100 meters / 1 minute
- Royal BC Museum: 170 meters / 2 minutes
- Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre: 300 meters / 4 minutes
- Legislative Assembly of British-Columbia: 750 meters / 10 minutes
- Emilie Carr House: 900 meters / 11 minutes
- Chinatown: 1 km / 13 minutes
- Market Square (for great shopping!): 1 km / 13 minutes
- Fisherman's Wharf: 1.5 km / 20 minutes
- Government House: 2.2 km / 30 minutes
- ... and only a few minutes away from the best restaurants in Victoria!
Even in Victoria's centre is better discovered by foot, some attractions are more easily accessible by car or by bus, such as:
- Craigdarroch Castle
- Butchart Gardens
- Thetis Lake Park
- Saanich Peninsula Wineries
- Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
- Vancouver Aquarium
Victoria has over 200 bike path. Click here for more information.
Victoria also has self-service bike rental. Click here for more information.
With more than 14 stops next to some of Victoria's best attractions, the water taxis service of Victoria Harbour Ferry, will give you the opportunity of discovering the city from a different perspective.
Click here for all stops list.
Clck here for the rate list. The rates are according to departure / arrival stops.
Payment is accepted only by debit or credit card directly to the driver. Cash is not accepted.
Victoria has a high efficient public transportation system, the Victoria Regional Transit System, powered by BC Transit. The VRTS serviced the Greater Victoria Area including, the airport and the different ferry terminals
A daily pass (dayPASS) is available at a cost of 5 $. You can buy it directly from the bus driver (with the exact change only).
Click here for more information.