Victoria Vacation Rentals
Feel like a true Victorian staying in your Victoria Vacation Rental! Blend into the culture and beautiful natural surroundings of Victoria BC as a resident and not just as a visitor on vacation. By renting a furnished vacation rental home in one of the world's loveliest cities, you can live in a well-furnished home and soak up the unique ambience of a vibrant modern city. Victoria BC has multitudes of shopping malls, galleries, fine restaurants and English pubs, all within a setting of natural splendor where forests and mountains meet the ocean. You can walk out your door and, within minutes, immerse yourself in an unspoiled ocean surrounding, with pristine sand and rock beaches, bordered by a primeval temperate rainforest blanketed with giant cedars and firs.
Victoria, BC is a medium-sized city of about 300,000 people situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is readily accessible by air from Vancouver and by regularly scheduled ferries, both passenger and vehicle, from the mainland of B.C. and the State of Washington.
In Victoria BC's inner harbor in you can enjoy access to many activities such as whale-watching, kayaking or sight-seeing around the majestic Empress hotel, the Parliament buildings and the numerous world class museums and galleries. Within easy walking distance is Beacon Hill Park, by the ocean, with its totem poles, flower gardens, old growth trees and the petting zoo. Victoria BC is also renowned for its spectacular one of a kind gardens, the most renowned of which are the Butchart Gardens. There are also many other notable mentions such as the Japanese garden at Hatley Park National Historic Site (a filming location for the X Men), the Abkhazi garden in Fairfiled, the private preserved garden of the late Prince and Princess Abkhazi.
Victoria BC has many shopping amenities, specialty stores, brand-name department stores, big box outlets and supermarkets. There is a wide-range of high quality restaurants, English- or Irish-style pubs, specialty restaurants and convenience food outlets.
The region boasts many fine, professionally designed golf courses which are open year-round, while scuba enthusiasts can explore the breakwater by the harbour. For cycling enthusiasts, The Galloping Goose Trail is a 55 kilometer (33 mile) cycle route extending from downtown Victoria and proceeding along the old rail line west to Sooke BC, all at no more than a 3% grade. Within a 45-minute drive west of the city, you can enjoy Nature's Gallery, East Sooke. Enjoy the hiking trails through pristine rainforest to the ocean's edge in East Sooke Regional Park, watch for bald eagles or charter a fishing boat and fish for salmon and halibut.
For more information, visit Victoria BC Information