|| british columbia | Vancouver Island
|Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is an ocean-going city, surrounded on three sides by water. Friendly and unhurried, Victoria is a fun city to visit with kids, especially in summer when it’s still daylight at 9:00pm. Traveling around Victoria couldn't be easier, so let the kids decide whether to ride the charming pint-sized harbour ferry, munch on scones in a tea room, go whale watching, play in Beacon Hill Park or stroll around the Inner Harbour.
Ferries to Victoria - A most pleasureable way to arrive in Victoria is to take the ferry. Ferries from Port Angeles and Seattle dock in the Inner Harbour at Victoria. The trip itself is fun - we took the car ferry from Port Angeles, a 90 min. trip. Click here for the Port Angeles and Seattle ferry schedules. Tip: When you travel from the U.S. to Victoria, everyone in the family will need a passport or birth certificate (kids under 16) to enter Canada.
Afternoon tea is a delightful tradition in Victoria, complete with scones, crumpets, sandwiches, sweets and pastries.
James Bay Tea Room - The James Bay Tea Room (in an old fashioned black and white house) is just blocks from the Inner Harbour, on the corner of Menzies St. and Superior St. Along with the afternoon tea menu, there’s kid’s tea with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, apple and orange juice instead of tea, plus scones and sweets.
Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in Victoria, but you'll need a fun place to stay.
Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels for Victoria, all styles and price ranges, near to places you'll want to explore.
|Victoria family hotels