Captain's Log

7 Adult Halloween Activities in Victoria For 2018 Tag: tourism

Halloween isn't just for kids! If you're a horror movie buff, hobbyist historian, thrill seeker, party lover, or just like a good Oktoberfest drink, Victoria has a lot to offer you during the entire month of October. We've collected some of the best adult activities centered around Halloween in Victoria BC for 2018.

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Relaxing Group Dining in Downtown Victoria Tag: tourism

Anniversary? Family reunion? Graduation? Office celebration? Birthday party? Hosting visitors from out of town? Time to book a restaurant.

Victoria is famous for its wide array of dining spots, boasting one of the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada if not the world. But if you've ever made a group restaurant booking, you know the pains that can come with it: Getting a convenient time on the date you want, making sure there's enough space, dealing with tiny tables shoved together, yelling to be heard over the hubbub... the list can go on.

Luckily, there's a group dining option that skips all the headache and throws in tranquility, privacy, and beautiful scenery. Read on and let us show you.

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Whale Watching in Victoria BC Tag: tourism

Bull killer whale approaching a whale watching boat in the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Victoria BC in the summer of 2004. Credit Kevin Stanley on Wikimedia.

It's August, which means it's time for festivals, BBQs, swimming, tourism, and other activities that squeeze out the last of summer, including one of our favourites: Whale watching!

Victoria has its own pod of resident killer whales — also known as orcas — which is one of the largest in the world. The sheltered waters of the Juan de Fuca strait also means a variety of other whales come to visit and play, including humpback whales, porpoises, and grey whales. August is one of the best times of the year to see all three.

In this post we invite you to learn a little more about these majestic creatures, and why the Fantasea offers an experience you won't find with any other whale watching company in Victoria.

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The Best Seats For Victoria Symphony Splash Tag: tourism

Attendees for the 2008 Symphony Splash in the Inner Harbour leading up the Legislature.

On August 5, tens of thousands of people will be heading to Victoria's Inner Harbour for the 29th Annual Victoria Symphony Splash. More than 40,000 audience members from all over the world come to watch the Victoria Symphony orchestra on a floating stage right in the middle of Victoria's Inner Harbour. There are featured young soloists, an opening act performance, local food vendors, a family zone, a downtown parade of the orchestra, fireworks and cannons, and much more!

So where's the best place to claim a seat?

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Pacific Marine Wildlife in Victoria Tag: tourism

Sleeping sea otters holding hands, photographed at the Vancouver Aquarium.

In our last blog post we covered some of the different birds you might see out on the ocean around Vancouver Island — but what about other marine life? On our popular wildlife sightseeing cruises you can see orcas, sea lions, porpoises, otters, and more. Come with us and learn a little more about these majestic creatures.

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