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Experience Victoria, BC Like a Local

Victoria, BC is a vibrant city bursting with local charm and hidden gems waiting to be explored. Read on for a list of our favorite local spots that capture the essence of Victoria’s unique culture and beauty. From picturesque beaches and viewpoints to delectable eateries and cultural hotspots, Victoria has something for everyone. Whether you’re a local looking to rediscover your city or a visitor eager to experience the best of Victoria, these places will showcase the rich diversity and character that make Victoria a truly special place.   Cold Comfort Ice Cream. Credit: Cold Comfort. 1. Cold Comfort Ice Cream 1115 North Park Street | 11-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminalLocated just outside of downtown Victoria in the Fernwood neighborhood, Cold Comfort Ice Cream is a beloved artisanal shop known for its inventive flavors and high-quality ingredients. From classic favorites like vanilla bean and chocolate to unique creations like lavender honey and Earl Grey, their menu caters to a wide range of palettes. With gluten and vegan options available, they have something for everyone. We recommend trying one of their homemade ice cream sandwiches, made with fresh-baked cookies and delightful ice cream flavors. Fan Tan Alley. Credit: Destination Greater Victoria. 2. Fan Tan Alley 50 Fan Tan Alley | 19-minute walk from Black Ball’s terminalSituated in the heart of Victoria’s Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley is known for being the narrowest commercial street in North America. It was once the main route into Victoria's Chinatown, the oldest Chinatown in Canada and second oldest in North America. As you walk down this narrow street you can find quaint shops selling jewelry, clothing and other knick knacks. Munro's Books. Credit: Munro's Books. 3. Munro’s Books 1108 Government Street | 13-minute walk from Black Ball’s terminalMunro’s Books stands as a literary haven and cultural landmark. Nestled in a historic building, Munro’s is known for its vast collection of books spanning various genres, from bestsellers to rare finds. The bookstore’s cozy interior, complete with wooden shelves and inviting nooks, creates an immersive and welcoming atmosphere for book lovers of all ages. Founded in 1963, Munro’s Books continues to uphold a legacy of promoting literature and fostering a deep appreciation for the written word within Victoria’s vibrant literary community. Gonzales Observatory. Credit: Gonzales Neighbourhood Association. 4. Gonzales Observatory 302 Denison Road | 13-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminalA hidden gem that even some locals may not know about, the Gonzales Observatory used to be a weather station in Victoria but now is a heritage building and landmark. Perched atop Gonzales Hill, this observation point offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Salish Sea and the Olympic Mountains in the distance. Depending on the time of day, you may be able to spot the MV COHO! The Ciderhouse at Sea Cider. Credit: Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse. 5. Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse 2487 Mount St. Michael Road | 30-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminalLocated just outside of Victoria in Saanichton, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is a picturesque cidery known for its exceptional craft ciders and stunning orchard setting. Situated on a historic farm with scenic ocean views, Sea Cider offers a unique experience for visitors to explore the cider-making process amidst lush apple orchards. The cidery’s dedication to using locally sourced, organic apples results in a range of delicious and innovative ciders, from traditional dry ciders to experimental blends infused with local flavors. With guided tours and a charming tasting room, Sea Cider provides a delightful escape into the world of artisanal cider-making. Brasserie L'Ecole. Credit: Brasserie L'Ecole. 6. Brasserie l’Ecole 1715 Government Street | 19-minute walk from Black Ball’s terminal Nestled in a historic building, Brasserie L’Ecole is a beloved eatery renowned for its authentic French cuisine and charming bistro ambiance. The menu features a delightful selection of French-inspired dishes crafted with locally sourced ingredients, showcasing the chef’s skills in creating traditional flavors with a modern twist. From mouth watering steak frites to decadent seafood platters, Brasserie L’Ecole delights guests with its diverse and delicious offers, making it a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike. They do not take reservations, so be sure to arrive at 5:30pm to put your name down on the list... Trust us, it’s worth the wait! Willows Beach. Credit: Destination Greater Victoria. 7. Willows Beach 2452 Esplanade | 19-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminal Situated in the Oak Bay area, Willows Beach offers stunning views of the Salish Sea and nearby islands, making it a popular spot for picnics, sunbathing, and leisurely walks along the shore. The beach is lined with lush greenery and towering willow trees, adding to its serene charm and providing shade on hot summer days. With calm waters ideal for swimming and kayaking, Willows Beach is a beloved local treasure. Macarons. Credit: Bon Macaron Patisserie. 8. Bon Macaron Patisserie 1012 Broad Street | 13-minute walk from Black Ball’s terminal Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Bon Macaron’s charming storefront invites guests into a world of sweet indulgence. Each macaron is meticulously crafted using traditional techniques and premium ingredients, resulting in a perfect balance of delicate shells and fillings. From classics like chocolate and vanilla to unique creations like passionfruit and goat cheese, Bon Macaron’s diverse selection offers a delightful experience to all taste buds. If you’re feeling inspired, you can enroll in a macaron making workshop, where you will make 30-40 of your own macarons! For more information, check out their website. Goodside Pastry House. Credit: Goodside Pastry House. 9. Goodside Pastry House 1805 Fort Street | 13-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminalGoodside Pastry House is a special treat for pastry enthusiasts, offering an exquisite range of baked goods and sweet treats. Their menu boasts a variety of options, from flaky croissants and danishes to decadent cakes and tarts. Using high-quality ingredients and expert techniques, Goodside Pastry House delivers a delightful experience for those seeking quality pastries. Be sure to arrive early, as they sell out quickly! Sunset at Island View Beach. 10. Island View Beach 3215 Island View Road | 29-minute drive from Black Ball’s terminalIsland View Beach is a picturesque coastal area located in Central Saanich, just north of Victoria. This sandy beach stretches along the eastern shore of the Saanich Peninsula and offers stunning views of Haro Strait, Mount Baker, and the Gulf Islands. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, relax on the sandy beach, or explore the tidal pools teeming with marine life. Island View Beach is also a popular spot for picnics, birdwatching, dog walks, and water activities. Habit Coffee. Credit: Habit Coffee. 11. Habit Coffee 552 Pandora Avenue | 17-minute walk from Black Ball's terminalHabit Coffee is a beloved coffee shop that's known for its exceptional coffee and cozy ambience. Founded in 2005, Habit Coffee has become a go-to spot for locals and visitors alike, offering a welcoming atmosphere and expertly crafted coffee beverages. The menu features a variety of coffee options, including espresso drinks, pour-over coffee, and cold brews, made with locally roasted beans for freshness and flavor. The cafe's rustic decor, comfortable seating, and friendly staff create a relaxed environment perfect for enjoying a morning pick-me-up or catching up with friends over a cup of coffee. Tora Tiki. Credit: Tora Tiki. 12. Tora Tiki 714 Cormorant Street | 20-minute walk from Black Ball's terminalThis exotic oasis transports guests to a Polynesian paradise with its colorful decor, bamboo accents, and tiki-inspired artwork. The menu features a wide selection of creative cocktails, including classic tiki drinks like Mai Tais and Zombies, as well as signature concoctions with tropical flavors and exotic garnishes. Tora Tiki's vibrant interior and upbeat music contributes to its fun and festive vibe, making it a popular destination for those looking to escape to a tropical getaway without leaving the city. Sample of beers from Whistle Buoy. Credit: Whistle Buoy Brewing Company. 13. Whistle Buoy Brewing Company 560 Johnson Street, Market Square Lower Courtyard #63 | 16-minute walk from Black Ball's terminalSituated in Market Square in downtown Victoria, Whistle Buoy is a prominent craft brewery known for its innovative brews and inviting taproom atmosphere. Founded by a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, Whistle Buoy focuses on producing high-quality, small-batch beers that showcase a range of styles and flavors. The brewery's taproom offers a cozy and welcoming space where patrons can sample a rotating selection of beers on tap, from hoppy IPAs and refreshing lagers to rich stouts and sour ales. With a commitment to creativity and quality, Whistle Buoy has become a favorite for beer lovers seeking unique and flavorful brews in Victoria.

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18 Must-See Stops Along Highway 101 (From Washington to Oregon)

Embarking on a road trip through the state of Washington and Oregon along Highway 101 promises to be a delightful journey filled with diverse landscapes and coastal wonders.  With towering evergreens and rugged Pacific coastline, charming towns, and natural wonders, Highway 101 has it all. Read below for a list of our favorite stops along the way!View our interactive map with stops along Highway 101 here. Sunrise in Port Angeles, WA. 1. The City of Port Angeles On the Northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, Port Angeles is a charming town that serves as a gateway to Olympic National Park. The town itself features a vibrant downtown area with shops, restaurants, and art galleries, creating a welcoming atmosphere for both residents and visitors. 2. Hurricane Ridge Before you head out of Port Angeles, be sure to venture 5,200 feet to Hurricane Ridge, about 45 minutes from downtown Port Angeles. Renowned for its accessibility and stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island, Hurricane Ridge is a hot spot in Olympic National Park.  Clallam Transit operates a shuttle to Hurricane Ridge from downtown Port Angeles for only $2 USD round trip in the summer season! Please visit Clallam Transit's website for a current shuttle schedule.  Please Note: The Day Lodge atop Hurricane Ridge is not currently operational due to a fire in 2023.   3. Madison Falls Trailhead Located 20 minutes from Black Ball’s Port Angeles terminal, this year-round trail is a great spot for a short, leisurely walk. The path meanders through a lush temperate rainforest, leading visitors to the stunning Madison Falls. The falls cascade over moss-covered rocks, creating a serene and picturesque setting that’s perfect for a peaceful break in your journey. For optimum waterfall viewing, we recommend visiting during springtime. Dock at Lake Crescent. 4. Lake Crescent and Marymere Falls Located about 30 minutes from Port Angeles, Lake Crescent is a pristine and captivating glacially-carved lake renowned for its crystal-clear blue waters and scenic mountainous backdrop. Surrounded by lush forests, the lake offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, boating, and fishing. We recommend taking the trail to Marymere Falls (1.6 miles | 2.7 kms round trip), which is a short hike beginning at Lake Crescent Lodge, or trying the Spruce Railroad Trail (bike friendly!) to Devil's Punchbowl. 5. The City of Forks - Home of the Twilight Saga Famous for its natural beauty, Forks gained additional recognition as the setting for the “Twilight” series. Visitors can explore the town's connection to the series, including sites like Forks High School, and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking in nearby rainforests, and exploring the coastline. Sunset at Rialto Beach. 6. Rialto Beach Just outside of Forks, Rialto Beach is a captivating stretch of coastline known for its wild, untouched beauty. With towering sea-stacks, driftwood-strewn shores, and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Rialto Beach offers a serene stop on your journey. 7. Hoh Rain Forest The Hoh Rain Forest, located in Olympic National Park, is a captivating temperate rainforest renowned for its remarkable biodiversity. The Hoh Rain Forest receives an annual average rainfall of over 140 inches (3.5 meters), fostering a lush undergrowth of ferns, mosses, and vibrant wildflowers. Explore the network of hiking trails, such as the Hall of Mosses (a 0.8 mile / 1.2 km loop), to marvel at the ethereal beauty of this ancient, enchanting ecosystem. Please Note: A national park pass is required for entry. Ruby Beach. 8. Ruby Beach Ruby Beach is a picturesque destination nestled along the rugged coastline of Olympic National Park. Known for its sea stacks and tidal pools, the beach displays the captivating natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean. While there, visitors can explore the beach, marvel at unique rock formations, and experience stunning sunsets. The beach is easily accessible by a short trail from the parking lot. 9. Kalaloch Big Cedar Nature Trail The Kalaloch Big Cedar Nature Trail is a short, interpretive loop trail within Olympic National Park offering a gentle stroll through an old-growth forest dominated by magnificent western red cedar trees. Lush undergrowth adds to the enchanting ambience as you meander through this pristine nature setting. The “Big Cedar”, a colossal tree that stands as a testament to the region’s rich biodiversity and the resilience of the ancient forests, is a highlight of this trail.  The Tree of Life at Kalaloch Beach. 10. Kalaloch Beach and the Tree of Life Kalaloch Beach is a pristine stretch of coastline that features expansive sandy shores and stunning tidal pools. A popular destination for beachcombing, birdwatching, and storm watching during the winter months, Kalaloch Beach embodies the allure of the Pacific Northwest. The beach is home to the “Tree of Life”, a Sitka Spruce that is hanging onto the cliffs on the side of the beach with its root system exposed. If you have the chance, we also recommend staying at Kalaloch Lodge — A popular lodging spot on the Olympic Peninsula.  11. Lake Quinault and Quinault Rain Forest Nestled within the Quinault Rain Forest, Lake Quinault is a tranquil gem surrounded by lush greenery and snow-capped peaks. The Quinault Rain Forest (one of the wettest places in the continental United States), envelopes the lake, showcasing towering trees, vibrant mosses, and diverse wildlife. Hiking trails like the Quinault Loop Trail (a 4 mile | 6.4 km loop) offer immersive experiences, allowing adventurers to discover the rainforest’s ancient charm, elegant rivers, and the sheer majesty of a temperate rainforest ecosystem. Annual Kite Festival in Long Beach. 12. Long Beach Long Beach offers an expansive, sandy coastline and vibrant seaside town charm. Famous for its 28-mile continuous beach — the longest in the United States — Long Beach provides a picturesque backdrop for activities like beachcombing, kite flying, and horseback riding. The town’s lively atmosphere is complemented by its iconic boardwalk, featuring shops, galleries, and seafood eateries. Visitors can explore the Lewis and Clark Discovery Trail, visit the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse, or attend the annual Washington State International Kite Festival. 13. Astoria Astoria, Oregon, is perched on the northern tip of the state where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Rich in maritime history, this charming town boasts Victorian architecture, a vibrant waterfront, and iconic landmarks like the Astoria Column, offering panoramic views. The Columbia River Maritime Museum delves into the region’s seafaring past, while the Astoria Riverwalk provides a scenic stroll along the river. You may recognize Astoria from classics like “The Goonies”, which was filmed in the area. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 14. Cannon Beach Located along the Oregon Coast, Cannon Beach is a coastal haven known for its breathtaking landscapes and artistic ambience. The iconic Haystack Rock, rising dramatically from the shoreline, anchors the expansive sandy beach, drawing photographers and nature enthusiasts. This charming town features art galleries, boutiques, and quaint eateries, creating a delightful atmosphere for visitors. The scenic Ecola State Park offers hiking trails with panoramic views, while Tolovana Beach provides a quieter retreat. Cannon Beach is a beloved destination for those seeking natural beauty. 15. Tillamook Creamery The Tillamook Creamery, nestled in Tillamook, Oregon, is a destination for cheese enthusiasts and visitors alike. Renowned for its high-quality dairy products, the factory offers informative self-guided tours where visitors can witness the cheese-making process, from milk to packaging. The observation deck provides panoramic views of the bustling facility, and the tasting room allows for a delightful sampling of Tillamook's diverse cheese varieties. With a rich history dating back to 1909, the Tillamook Creamery is not just a culinary haven but a cultural experience that showcases the craftsmanship and passion behind one of America's most beloved dairy brands. Devil's Punchbowl. 16. Oregon's Devil’s Punchbowl Devil’s Punchbowl in Oregon (not to be confused with Devils Punchbowl at Lake Crescent in the state of Washington) is a geological marvel that enchants visitors with its dramatic chasm and swirling waters. Formed by the collapse of two sea caves, this natural wonder creates a mesmerizing circular bowl where the ocean surges in, creating turbulent whirlpools and powerful displays, particularly during high tide. The surrounding park features scenic viewpoints, offering breathtaking panoramas of the rugged coastline. 17. Dune Country - Oregon's Sand Dunes Dune Country unfolds as a mesmerizing stretch along the coast where immense sand dunes meet the Pacific. The Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, a sandy playground stretching over 40 miles, captivates with towering dunes and undulating landscapes. Adventure seekers revel in dune buggy rides, sandboarding escapades, and tranquil hikes through the sandy expanse. Wind-sculpted dunes create an ever-shifting canvas, offering an otherworldly experience. The area’s unique ecology includes pockets of lush forest interspersed within the dunes. Whether for thrilling recreation or serene exploration, Dune Country beckons, revealing the dynamic beauty of nature on the Oregon Coast. Thor's Well. 18. Thor’s Well Thor’s Well stuns with its mesmerizing and seemingly magical display. Located near Cape Perpetua, this bowl-shaped sinkhole appears to drain and refill with the ocean’s surging tide. During high tide or stormy weather, waves surge into the opening, creating a captivating illusion of a bottomless well. Visitors are drawn to the dramatic spectacle, especially at sunset when the well glows with ethereal hues.

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