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!
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.
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.
Located on the southernmost point of Vancouver Island, the picturesque township of Esquimalt may be small in size, but it carries a rich history and plenty of sights and activities to take in. We thought it would be a good idea to take closer look our beautiful corner of the Island.
The name Esquimalt is taken from the original indigenous name of “es-whoy-malth”, meaning “the place of shoaling waters” and that should give you some idea of the kind of coastal beauty to expect!
A peninsula overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Gorge Inlet, Esquimalt offers scenic water views from its beaches, harbour, and walkways, opening out into lush green spaces as you move further inland with acres of parkland accompanied by heritage buildings, cultural sites, as well as all the modern-day recreational facilities a traveller could ask for in the form of shops, restaurants, and golf courses.
There is something for everyone in Esquimalt, here are a few activities to do when you visit.
Vancouver Island has some of the most exquisite scenery in North America, and cycling your way across coastlines, forests, and mountain ranges is an exquisite way to enjoy it. Let the world come to you at your own pace, and stop to enjoy the views along the way.
Here’s our guide to some of the best cycling trails on Vancouver Island, as well as some other must-see places and activities you can take in while you’re there.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the true wonders of the world—and nothing showcases these qualities better than the array of National Parks the region as to offer—which is what makes our location here at Salish the perfect spot for RV holidays.
From here you can easily reach any number of amazing National Parks, and we’ve highlighted three of our favourites: Pacific Rim, Olympic, and Garibaldi.
With one of the most mild climates in Canada, even Victoria's "chilly" winter months have plenty of outdoor and indoor activities for all ages to take part in. Here we've collected a list of some of the most popular places and events in the city for you to explore during the winter — let us know which ones are your favourites!