Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and a popular tourist destination. Indeed, its nickname is “The Garden City”, due to its relatively mild climate and resultant abundance of flowering plants and trees. There are countless things to do, see, and experience here in Victoria, and the Craigmyle places them all within your reach. Many of the city’s most fascinating neighbourhoods are even within walking distance of the hotel. Browse our list of attractions below, and don’t hesitate to let us know if you’d like more information.
Craigdarroch Castle (0 km)
Situated right in our backyard, Craigdarroch Castle is a must-see attraction for all visitors to Victoria. The castle is a National Historic Site, and was built by wealthy coal baron, Robert Dunsmuir. Marvel over its exquisite stained-glass windows, woodwork and period antiques. Climb the 87 steps up the grand oak staircase to the Tower for the best views in Victoria!
Belfry Theatre and Fernwood Village (1km)
Located in a historic former church, this theatre is a non-profit organization committed to producing thought-provoking performances and to championing Canadian talent.
This historic neighborhood offers a real community feel, as well as shops and eateries surrounding the main square.
Downtown Victoria (1.5 km)
An exhilarating adventure awaits you on one of these fantastic tours. Prince of Whales Whale Watching offers a range of fantastic tours, which range from three hours to full-day excursions. Ask us about discounted tours available through the hotel.
Cook Street Village (2.3 km)
Located within the Fairfield neighbourhood of the city, Cook Street Village offers an array of eclectic restaurants and shops and a fantastic, welcoming atmosphere. Organic food markets beckon with fresh, local produce and organic deli items. Gather with friends at one of the three coffee houses in the Village.
Beacon Hill Park (2.3 km)
Established in the late 19th century, this beautiful 200-acre park features ponds, gardens, and exotic flora and fauna. Treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park, or perfect your golf game on the putting green.
Royal BC Museum (2.2 km)
The Royal BC Museum is dedicated to exploring and sharing the rich natural and cultural history of British Columbia, through research, exhibits, and activities.
Butchart Gardens (23 km)
One of Victoria’s most beloved attractions, these stunning gardens are a short drive from our hotel and are open year-round. The Gardens are also known for their environmental efforts, including comprehensive recycling programs and sustainable gardening practices.
Oak Bay Village (2.5km)
Just a short drive from downtown Victoria, you'll find a little piece of heaven we call Oak Bay, the oceanside community that is considered the most "British" neighbourhood in Greater Victoria. Established by wealthy city residents anxious to escape the mud flats of the Inner Harbour, Oak Bay still retains a distinct genteel flavour, reflected by its village shops, restaurants and tearooms.
Additional landmarks and attractions near the hotel include:
- Downtown Inner Harbour (2.6 km)
- Afternoon Tea at the Empress (2.2 km)
- Robert Bateman Centre Gallery (2.2km)
- University of Victoria
- Camosun College
- Royal Jubilee Hospital (2.2 km)/li>