Beyond Ordinary on Vancouver Island
Photo by Tom Chudleigh
Meet new friends, stay in a place you’ve never dreamed existed, and give yourself a thrill.
Free Spirit Spheres
Arguably Vancouver Island’s most unique lodging choice, the three spherical lodging options at Free Spirit Spheres are a mix between Hobbit holes and treehouses. The spheres sleep between two and three people, each offering whimsical window views into the forest.
Victoria Bug Zoo
Home to more than 50 different animal and insect species — including praying mantis, scorpions, tarantulas, and Canada’s largest ant colony — the Victoria Bug Zoo’s knowledgeable tour guides are always ready to introduce you to the zoo’s most current residents, sharing a wealth of information and safe bug handling tips.
Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours
Photo by Tourism Vancouver Island/Ben Giesbrecht
Located on the southern side of Vancouver Island, Adrena LINE Zipline Adventure Tours will get your juices flowing. The exhilarating rides can get up to nearly 40 miles per hour as you soar 150-feet over the ground on eight separate scenic ziplines that range from 130 feet to 1,000 feet!
More Fun Things to do in Victoria
7 Epic Victoria Sunset Locations
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.
Victoria’s Best Toast-Worthy Pours
Victoria may be best known for its afternoon tea and historical charm, but it’s also ground central for British Columbia’s craft beer revolution. The quaint BC capital is home to a variety of craft breweries, where you’ll find full-bodied pours loaded with complex flavors worthy of raising a glass…or two.
Victoria’s Best Car-Free Day Hike
Fondly nicknamed the “Garden City,” Victoria’s lush landscape is home to a wide variety of breathtaking outdoor spaces, including the 200-acre Beacon Hill Park.