Victoria Daily Life Walking Tour, Victoria (Self Guided)

Victoria is a major tourist destination located in British Columbia and is known to contain some of the finest British style architecture in Canada. The tour below will take you through some of the day to day routine of the locals, so enjoy!
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Victoria Daily Life Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Victoria Daily Life Walking Tour
Guide Location: Canada » Victoria (See other walking tours in Victoria)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Author: alice
First Metropolitan United Church

1) First Metropolitan United Church

The First Metropolitan United Church is both a major tourist attraction and a popular congregation among the faithful. The building was constructed in 1915 and came to have its present name after the merger, in 1997, of the Metropolitan United Church and the First United Church. Besides its regular services, the church organizes many interesting activities for locals like seminars, musical and children’s events, social events, etc.
Wellburn's Market

2) Wellburn's Market

Wellburn's Market is a place mostly visited by locals. It is where fresh fruits and vegetables, snacks, bakery and other foods are bought and sold. They have a friendly and well-informed staff. The market is sure to give you a glimpse into the daily life of the inhabitants of the area.
Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 10:00pm
George Jay Elementary School

3) George Jay Elementary School

George Jay Elementary School is a very old local school in Victoria, its history going back to 1909. It used to be one of the biggest elementary schools in British Columbia. The school continues to attract students. A book about the history of the school was recently published.
Royal Athletic Park

4) Royal Athletic Park

Royal Athletic Park is a multi-purpose, fully lit stadium. It is primarily used for baseball, soccer, softball and football, but also hosts special events, such as the annual Great Canadian Beer Festival.

The park has a permanent seating capacity of 4,247. Depending on its configuration and the event, it can hold a larger capacity, often listed as a max capacity of 9,247. Temporary bleachers were added to expand seating for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup games. An announced total of 14,500 was later altered to 10,500, as temporary grandstands were not erected behind the goal on the east side.

Opening hours: Monday – Tuesday: 6 pm - 7 pm; Wednesday – Thursday: 4 pm - 8 pm; Friday – Sunday: 11 am - 8 pm

"(The above description is based on Wikipedia under Creative Common License)"
Sight description based on wikipedia
Roxy Theater

5) Roxy Theater

Roxy Theater is a local movie theater popular among locals. It has a pretty interesting program and all the regular facilities of a movie theater. Also, they have some discounts for weekends.

Walking Tours in Victoria, British Columbia

Create Your Own Walk in Victoria

Create Your Own Walk in Victoria

Creating your own self-guided walk in Victoria is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Downtown Nightlife

Downtown Nightlife

Victoria's nightlife is diverse and bursting with vitality. We propose that you take a walk through some of the most interesting nightclubs in Victoria and choose the one that suits your taste the best.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a popular tourist destination in large part for its marvelous Victorian architecture, such as the stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion, museums, galleries and other attractions attesting to the city's British colonial past and more. Follow this orientation walk to see some of Victoria's main tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Victoria Kids Entertainment Tour

Victoria Kids Entertainment Tour

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and a major tourist destination. There is a range of fascinating attractions for your children. Just take the tour below and visit some of these attractions that will entertain your children for sure.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Best Known Religious Sights of Victoria

Best Known Religious Sights of Victoria

Victoria located in British Columbia has a rich history and interesting people to tell it. It also has some outstanding religious sights. We offer, below, a tour that will take you through some of the most interesting religious places in Victoria.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Beautiful Architecture Walking Tour

Beautiful Architecture Walking Tour

Victoria is among the most British of cities in North America. It is famous for its green areas and beautiful gardens and parks. There are some outstanding architectural structures that you can visit too. In the tour that follows, take a look at some of the most visited architectural sites in Victoria.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Best Museums and Art Galleries of Victoria

Best Museums and Art Galleries of Victoria

Victoria has some of the most interesting and fascinating museums dedicated to history, nature and arts. It is also a city with the most amazing and interesting art galleries, featuring art work from different times and places. Take the walking tour below to see some of the most famous art galleries in Victoria.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Victoria for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Victoria has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Victoria, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.