Destination guide

Travel to friendly Downtown Victoria

Enjoy the museums and other features of Downtown Victoria. This city's gardens, local tours and whale watching attract many visitors, and its walkable and welcoming location add to the charm. British Columbia Parliament Building and Fisgard Lighthouse are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Downtown Victoria

Are you hoping to find attractions to see while you're in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Downtown Victoria a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Victoria Bug Zoo (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre (0.5 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Victoria Fisherman's Wharf (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gorge Vale Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Victoria Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Henderson Park Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Downtown Victoria

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Victoria is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Butchart Gardens (10.6 mi / 17 km)
  • Pioneer Square (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Beacon Hill Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Holland Point Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Victoria

The nearest airport is in Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), located 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 304 house rentals near Downtown. From 262 Condos/Apartments to 26 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • James Bay: 375 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 24 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 25 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 319 vacation rentals
  • Brentwood Bay: 21 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Chinatown: 1,008 home rentals
  • The McPherson Playhouse: 1,009 home rentals
  • Pacific Rim College: 1,010 home rentals
  • Christ Church Cathedral: 995 home rentals
  • Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum: 1,000 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 262 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 26 lodging choices
  • Studios: 26 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 6 lodging choices

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 45 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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