Photo by Destination BC/Reuben Krabbe
Seven years and counting, Amazon Canada ranked Victoria the most romantic city in the country. And while it’s pedestrian-friendly streets, epic food scene and historic buildings are swoon-worthy in their own regard — there’s nothing quite like a sunset to encourage a little canoodling.
The following dreamy locations are the perfect place to watch the sun go down.
Where to Watch the Sunset in Victoria
Victoria’s Inner Harbour
Ringed by historic buildings, like the Fairmont Empress and the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria’s Inner Harbour is the ideal location to watch the sky turn pink and purple.
Ogden Point Breakwater
This easy walk is just 1.6KM round trip, stretching on a cement walkway from Dallas Road out towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca. At its furthest end rests a lighthouse, but all along the way you can stop to enjoy picturesque views.
Stretching from Ogden Point Breakwater to Clover Point Park, there are countless magical places to stop and watch the day end. One of the best parts about this road is you can often find a relatively isolated spot, giving you two some privacy.
Clover Point Park
This windswept oceanfront park is known for its striking views, kite flying enthusiasts, and windsurfing crowd. At sunset, walk to the park’s southern-most tip at the far end of the peninsula to enjoy uninterrupted views.
Macaulay Point Park
Despite being nearly 19 acres, Macaulay Point Park remains a hidden gem. Squirreled away in Esquimalt on the southern side of West Bay, its shores face the Strait of Juan de Fuca. And for those who don’t want to wander downhill, the historic gun emplacements built to protect the fort offer equally as beautiful of an outlook.
Whether you drive or hike to the top of Mount Douglas, be sure to get there in time to catch the sun as it sinks over the city. With a 205-meter elevation, it offers one of the region’s best panoramic views.
The easily navigable trails at this Esquimalt park make it a beloved spot for wedding photos. With a mix of grassy lawns and manicured flowerbeds, it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a picnic prior to watching the sun slip beneath the horizon.
More Fun Things to do in Victoria
There’s more to Victoria than the Fairmont Empress and Parliament Buildings. While both of these iconic landmarks are certainly deserving of a visit, B.C.’s quaint capitol is loaded with Instagram-worthy destinations.
When you have just a day to soak up the majestic beauty of Victoria, B.C., don’t let a second go to waste. Hit the streets. Immerse yourself in the culture. And, don’t forget your camera. You’ll want it on this photo walk.
This 24-hour birthday fly away will give you, your friends and your family a taste of Victoria’s rich history, cutting-edge technology and rocking good time vibe.