Victoria and Vancouver Island in general are renowned for their outdoor beauty and nature, enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. There is no shortage of scenery or activities to be done, from relaxing cycles to adventurous kayaking.
Here are a few such outdoor adventures that are sure to delight and want you coming back for more.
There is no shortage of amazing wildlife on Vancouver Island. People come from afar to not only enjoy the tranquil scenery, but also to see animals in their natural habitat. There are many to be seen just walking around, or you can take one of many different wildlife tours.
While the summer might be the best time to see the most wildlife, as there is the salmon run which includes orcas, bald eagles, wolves, and bears chasing them, throughout the year there are some great animals to be seen. Here are just a few that you could encounter while staying at Salish.
Victoria and Vancouver Island offer golf experiences with some of the best vistas on earth. A pleasant climate and breathtaking seascapes draw golfers from around the world to play on beautiful and challenging courses.
While staying at Salish, explore the courses nearby and enjoy a golfing experience you’ll never forget.
Just be sure to check the golfing schedule before booking and observe all safety precautions when traveling!
The Cowichan Valley is one of BC’s most unique and beautiful areas, brimming with beauty and personality. You could plan a whole trip around this area alone! (after exploring Victoria of course).
With so much to do and see, we couldn’t possibly fit it all into one post, but we have selected some of our highlights for the best things to do and see in the Cowichan Valley, which is just an hour or so away from Salish.
With its proximity to a bounty of fresh seafood and fish, it’s no wonder a highlight of Victoria’s food scene is its fantastic array of sushi restaurants.
Whether you’re looking for creative modernist cuisine, authentic traditional sushi, or the Pacific Northwest’s own unique take on fusion; you’ll be sure to find something to whet your appetite in Victoria.
We know our travellers are often looking for delicious dining options, and we have you covered with our own picks for the best Sushi restaurants in Victoria.
It’s okay to admit that 2020 wasn’t a great year for romance for many of us — but that doesn’t mean you can’t start 2021 off by visiting one of the most romantic destinations in Canada this Valentine’s (or bookmark this for ideas for a special 2022)!
Here at Salish we often get couples from across BC travelling to our idyllic RV haven to make the most of all Victoria has to offer, and to spend some quality time together.
For those people, and anyone else planning Valentines In Victoria, here are our top suggestions for romantic dates in Victoria.
Travelling to Victoria in the winter is a genuine trip to Eden, no matter where you’re coming from. With its idyllically temperate weather and stunning scenery, it is befitting of its reputation as the ‘Garden City'.
It offers so much for visitors who want something different for their winter getaway. So whether you’re planning a small trip this winter after a long year, or already looking forward to next year’s winter vacation, here is a guide to what you can expect to see and do in Victoria during the winter.
An RV journey to Salish can seem like it's all about the destination, about getting to explore the joys of the Canadian Pacific Northwest, and about settling in to your luxury RV haven before heading out again!
But, there are also going to be long hours on the road, time spent passing by beautiful sights and anticipating the holiday to come, so we think it’s good to have a plan on how to make those hours on the road as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
Known as the cradle of Canada’s ‘craft beer revolution’ and one of the most storied brewing hotspots in North America, Victoria has a long history of noteworthy craft brewers.
Beginning with what was Canada’s first brewpub Spinnakers (which opened in 1984) and stretching to a recent blossoming collection of forward-thinking modern breweries, there’s something to be found for aficionados and rookies alike.
Coming up alongside Victoria’s equally renowned local food movement, Victoria’s craft brewery scene has always placed an emphasis on taste and locality, offering an experience that visitors won’t soon forget, truly a moment to savour, and drink it all in!
To help you do just that, we’ve profiled 5 of our favourite must-visit craft breweries in Victoria, with instructions on how to find them.
Victoria is famed for its glittering coastline - and alongside it, a fantastic selection of freshly caught seafood.
With all those amazing ingredients at their doorstep, it’s no wonder many of Victoria’s best chefs and restaurants choose to spotlight seafood, and we don’t think it’s possible for anyone to visit us at Salish and not be lured in by that siren temptation! The only question remains, which seafood restaurant to choose? Here are our top seafood restaurants in Victoria, from fine dining to gourmet casual.