We noted earlier that Victoria’s Polar Bear Swim takes place in Elk Lake on New Year’s Day. But what sane activities are offered by Victoria in 2014?
The Scottish and Chinese communities both had an important role in the development of Victoria and they welcome you to their New Year festivities.
* Bring some tartan (optional) to celebrate Robbie Burns Day at Craigdarroch Castle on 25th January. They’ll even give you a Haggis recipe.
* Celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Horse, with a procession in ChinaTown (where else?) from noon on 31st January.
For the rest of the year your starting point will be the Victoria BC guide prepared by experienced innkeepers from the Best Inns of Victoria association. They have pooled their knowledge to help you plan a wonderful visit. The nine sections of this guide include Attractions, Festivals and Events, Outdoor Activities, Tours, Gardens, Arts and Culture. Particularly useful is the Victoria 2014 events calendar.
As tourism regains strength after the recession, new attractions are opening which may have been on hold for a while. Victoria will be bustling with activity yet just outside our small city are places of beautiful solitude.
Select a variety of bed and breakfast accommodations. You will find that your hosts can offer local insights to make your visit to Victoria in 2014 memorable.