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Visitors love about Victoria. Here in the Garden City, kayakers of all skill levels are able to rent kayaks in small or large groups, and experience the city from the water. For more advanced kayaking, nearby Sooke (just 40 minutes from the city) offers guided tours of BC rugged coastline.

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Gardens & Parks
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Beacon Hill Park’s Children’s Farm

Beacon Hill Park is an easy 15 minute walk from the Empress. Along with great playgrounds for both big and small children, a duck pond and beautiful walking trails, the park is also home to Beacon Hill Children’s Farm.
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Victoria is one of Canada's most cycling-friendly cities with its beautiful scenery, harbour and temperate climate, making it a year-round cycling destination.
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Emily Carr House

Visit the birthplace of Emily Carr, one of Canada’s most famous artists and writers.