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Victoria

Victoria, British Columbia
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.
Victoria BC Photo Album
    Inner Harbour
    Downtown - Museums
    Oak Bay
    Around Victoria
   

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.

   

Fun food

     

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.

family hotels victoria, bc

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
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Victoria with Kids
Lhasa Hetherington

Traveling to Victoria with toddlers and babies, this guidebook is ideal for the stroller set: outdoor activities, nature walks, playgrounds, where to get snacks, what to do on a rainy day, and more. (Chapter book)

 

     
Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World
Jo Ellen Bogart, Maxwell Newhouse

Discover one of Canada's best-loved artists, Emily Carr, who captured the majesty and mystery of British Columbia in her paintings. Immense cedar forests, shimmering sky, monumental totem poles, reflect Emily's kinship with her homeland (she was born and lived in Victoria). (Chapter book, illustrations)

 

 
Emily Carr
     
 
The Ferryboat Ride
Robert Perry, Greta Guzek

All aboard! We're off on a ferryboat ride around the island, in pictures and rhymes. "Do you believe in ferry tales, of seeings pods of flying whales?"

And also, The Ferryboat Ride Colouring Book, perfect to bring on your trip.

 

 

 

(More children's books on other British Columbia pages)
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