Fun activities during your cruise stop in Victoria, British Columbia
If you’re thinking about booking an Alaskan cruise, then you should know you’ll be in for the vacation of a lifetime. There are so many options for unique and exciting stops on cruises to Alaska that you’ll want an expert to help you choose the right itinerary for you. For instance one option to consider is an itinerary that stops in the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia.
This beautiful destination was visited by European explorers who later found gold in the midst of the wondrous natural setting. Ever since, it has become a bustling area that is now home to almost 345,000 residents.
And although you may not find this precious metal during your time there, there are plenty of activities you can take advantage of depending on how much exercise you feel like getting.
Consider adding these low-, medium- and high-energy British Columbia excursions to your cruise:
1) Whale watching
What could be more relaxing than being out on the open water and witnessing killer whales, Pacific grey whales, humpback whales and tons of other marine wildlife like harbour seals, Steller and California sea lions, bald eagles and harbour and Dall’s porpoises in their natural habitat?
2) Walking and hiking through East Sooke Regional Park
Stroll through beautiful open fields, take a hike along the water and you’ll be amazed at how scenic this 3,500-acre park is. You can enjoy all the fauna and foliage, have a picnic or read in one of the many meadows. No matter how intense you’d like your hike to be, there is something here for everyone.
3) Cycling through various bike trails
Victoria is known as the cycling capital of Canada and there is a reason for that. There are a ton of trails, rural routes and urban roads that you can conquer in this city. Avid riders can hit the Saanich Peninsula and the West Shore while those who want something a bit more leisurely will enjoy the Galloping Goose Trail and Seaside Touring Route.
4) High Tea at the Empress Hotel
If you’re a bit more into elegance, don’t miss Afternoon Tea at the famed Empress Hotel overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbor. Enjoyed by royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike this is Victoria’s grandest tradition.
5) Butchart Gardens
Indulge your inner nature lover with a visit to the breathtaking Butchart Gardens. This 55-acre group of floral display gardens in Greater Victoria is one of the best horticultural arrangements in the world and it hosts over 1 million visitors each year.
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