Piece of history, place of beauty
Fitting that a city named for an English queen bears the architectural legacy of her nation. Victoria provides a glimpse of the Old Word as epitomized by the afternoon tea served at the Empress Hotel. Arriving by seaplane affords you a better view than aboard any boat and gets you there in less than half the time. Step off the plane, onto the dock at the Seaplane Terminal, and clear customs in the shadow of the Parliament House.
Victoria is absolutely lovely with a compact downtown where you’ll find history mixes easily with modern trends. Classic pubs serve pints at one corner with a craft brewery open nearby. Parks, museums, and even castles are all found within the city with incredible hiking opportunities available just outside of it.
Effective April 1, 2022, the Canadian government dropped the requirement for fully-vaccinated travelers to provide a negative COVID test to enter Canada by land, water, or air. Travelers will not need a booster shot to be considered fully vaccinated. You must still use ArriveCAN within 72 hours before your arrival to Canada, and you may reference our step-by-step guide for assistance. Please arrive at check-in prepared with the following documents:
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Year-round service to the Victoria Seaplane Terminal from either Kenmore Air Harbor or Lake Union. Our fleet includes six-passenger de Havilland Beavers and our larger Otters. Looking for something more personal? The Cessna 180 is a two-passenger floatplane that is a most economical charter option. Sorry, no complimentary baggage storage on-site.
A walk around downtown will show why Victoria has been described as being more English than England. If you want elegance, there’s tea at the Empress Hotel. For a more casual afternoon, there’s a thriving pub scene. History buffs can tour the castles or if you’d prefer more natural beauty, Victoria has a well-earned reputation as the City of Gardens because of its ideal growing climate.