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With some of the most moderate weather in Canada, Victoria boasts an annual average temperature of 14 C, falling below zero on average only twice a year. With its mild weather and staycation feel, it’s no wonder so many visitors are inspired to move here.

Separated from British Columbia's mainland by the Johnstone and Queen Charlotte Straits to the northeast and by the Strait of Georgia to the southeast, Victoria boasts a temperate climate with mild winters and dry summers.

Temperatures here are rarely too hot or too cool. Average winter temperatures range between 8 C and 4 C, with average summer highs around 22 C. Packing light almost always works when travelling to Victoria.

If you’re headed here in December, just be sure to pack an umbrella. December is this island’s rainiest month. July, on the other hand, is the driest in Canada.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Victoria

Victoria delights all five senses. Year-round golf, breathtaking ocean and mountain views, above and underwater gardens and delicious (yet affordable) cuisine make Victoria one of the finest tourist destinations in the world.

In Victoria, you can pack your vacation full of attractions and activities, or you can simply choose to sit back and relax, wandering the historic neighbourhoods as you please.

Adventure seeking travellers and leisure travellers will enjoy the range of outdoor and indoor activities Victoria has to offer. These include kayaking, biking, walking trails, whale watching adventures and even dinner cruises off the coast of Vancouver Island.

Golf courses here feature lush greens that remain “green” all year, complemented by scenic seascape and mountain views. And the many public and private gardens located throughout the region are known as some of the most beautiful in North America.

Want to see it all? Take a tour! Victoria is home to numerous tour operators who offer island tours by car, double-decker bus, boat, float plane and even horse drawn carriage. You can also embark on a themed tour, like the popular “ghost tours” and British culture tours.

Victoria Hotels

Accent Inns Victoria
With our “smack in the heart of it all” location, you’ll need to make a few decisions...
Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel
In the city center, Best Western Plus Carlton Plaza Hotel is in an area with good shopping...
Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Located within seconds of the city's Inner Harbour...


Victoria vacation offers