Find the best place to stay — Victoria

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Victoria:

  • Downtown: 363 holiday homes
  • Westbay Marine Village: 21 holiday homes
  • James Bay: 353 holiday homes
  • James Bay: 377 holiday homes
  • Cordova Bay: 36 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Victoria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Victoria. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Craigdarroch Castle: 905 holiday lettings
  • Lochside Regional Trail: 938 holiday lettings
  • University of Victoria: 903 holiday lettings
  • Fisherman's Wharf Park: 914 holiday lettings
  • Olympic View Golf Club: 942 holiday lettings

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with suitable for kids in Victoria?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with suitable for kids among our 563 holiday homes with suitable for kids available in Victoria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Victoria, BC, Canada your home away from home

    Victoria is a delightful Victorian city on Vancouver Island. Proud of its British heritage, this busy port city has retained its colonial character in the architecture and gardens. Victoria makes an ideal base for exploring this scenic, sparsely populated island.

    Things to Do in Victoria, BC

    Walking tours and horsedrawn carriage rides are an excellent way to admire the beautiful architecture in Victoria, such as the ivy-clad Empress Hotel and the Clock Tower. A boat trip from the inner harbour is a good way to enjoy the scenery and wildlife and trips visit the nearby Gulf Islands. Whale watching trips are available along with kayaking, sailing and fishing trips. Visitors can even go diving from Sidney-by-the-Sea just north of Victoria holiday rentals. The island has many stunning beaches, and although it is often too chilly for swimming, surfing and long beach walks are popular. Inland hikers can explore the Cowichan Valley and Strathcona Provincial Park a little further away.

    Places to Visit Around Victoria, BC

    Places to visit around Victoria include the Royal British Columbia Museum which has three galleries laid out telling the story of BC history. One of the most popular places to visit from Victoria holiday apartments is the Butchart Gardens. These stunning gardens are laid out in a former quarry and are easy to reach by bus or on a tour. The Abkhazi Gardens took 40 years to create and have stunning views across the Strait of Juande Fuca to the Olympic Mountains in Washington State, USA.

    Weather in Victoria, BC

    Victoria holiday rentals on Vancouver Island have a temperate climate with some of the mildest weather in Canada. In summer, average daytime highs reach 20°C (68°F), and around 11°C (52°F) at night. In winter, temperatures in Victoria stay generally just above freezing with daytime highs averaging 5-8°C (41-47°F). The city has showers throughout the year, heaviest in winter. Snow is almost unheard of in Victoria, but may fall on the higher elevations further north.

    Travel to Victoria, BC

    The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Victoria is Victoria (YYJ) International Airport which has both domestic and international flights arriving daily. It is 14 miles northwest of the city of Victoria, on the Saanich Peninsula. For the convenience of visitors there are direct shuttle buses to the downtown area as well as taxis. The journey takes about 30 minutes. Another alternative is Vancouver International (YVR) Airport. However, this option involves a ferry crossing to reach Vancouver Island.

    Attractions in and around Victoria

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Victoria? Local attractions include The Gardens at HCP. Don't miss landmarks such as Fisgard Lighthouse, and unique cultural highlights such as Chinatown and Open Space Arts Center. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, experience the natural beauty of Pioneer Square, Thunderbird Park - Royal BC Museum and Fisherman's Wharf Park. You could easily spend a day shopping at Market Square, Bay Centre and Government Street. Fun activities in the city include Victoria Clipper Ferry Terminal, Victoria Harbour and Oak Bay Marina. While in town, your visit can also include popular attractions such as British Columbia Parliament Building.