Are you planning a family trip to Victoria, BC? After you’ve made a reservation on a passenger ferry from Vancouver to Victoria, you’ll want to find some child-friendly options for recreation. The good news is that the city isn’t lacking in options. The city is delightful and the sights will make for a trip to remember. We’ve compiled a list of a few places you might want to look up when you get into town.
When you hear the name “Fisherman’s Wharf,” you probably don’t immediately think of child-appropriate activities. That’s where you’re wrong though. The wharf is a floating food court that is located right next to a playground. Grab some ice cream at Jackson’s or lunch at Barb’s Fish & Chips and then take in one of the marine adventures available. The whole family will enjoy the whale watching experience that guarantee sightings of these tremendous creatures.
Every kid loves stopping at a candy store and Victoria has plenty of them. Both English Sweet Shop and Oh Sugar are popular with visitors. The former offers a large selection of sweets imported from Britain. Oh Sugar sells everything from licorice to nonsensically giant candy, alongside retro favorites, spicy candy, and sour candy. Your children won’t be able to resist the fun.
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
The butterfly garden is an indoor facility that is filled with hundreds of butterflies of all sizes and shapes. You’ll see them flying through the air and flitting along, perfect for taking some amazing photos. In addition to the butterflies, the gardens also have turtles, flamingos, birds, and a few exhibits. There’s also a gift shop where you can pick up fun t-shirts, toys, jewelry, and more.
Royal British Columbia Museum
If you’re interested in learning more about the culture and history of Victoria, this museum is perfect. Adults and kids alike will find themselves spending hours taking in the exhibits. Your kids can explore a life-size town set in the gold rush or you can check out the assortment of totem poles and information about the First Peoples of the province. There are also animal exhibits, musical exhibits, and more. It’s a fantastic place to cap off a trip to Victoria.
Make sure to reserve a spot on a passenger ferry from Vancouver to Victoria to start your trip off on the right foot. At V2V Vacations, we offer daily service and luxury amenities for the trip.