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Victoria offers a great intro to British Columbia's blend of stunning scenery and unique culture. Get to know it with a car from DriveNow.
Boasting an unmistakable British influence combined with a uniquely Canadian emphasis on nature and friendliness, the city of Victoria should be high on any traveller's checklist. As the capital of British Columbia, this city is full of fascinating history and located on the incredibly scenic Vancouver Island.
Before you get into Victoria itself, you'll be greeted by the welcoming environment of the Victoria International Airport, where you'll find a range of shopping and dining options, as well as the British Columbia Aviation Museum, should you want to get a head start on your sightseeing.
Upon doing any research of Victoria and Vancouver Island, you'll quickly realise that the area has a huge amount of activities to offer, all within a decent driving distance. To assure that you have the perfect Victoria car hire ready for you when you land, DriveNow provides a simple, worry-free car rental experience at Victoria Airport.
For more than a decade DriveNow has developed solid relationships with major car rental brands right around the globe including top Canadian providers such as Hertz, Budget and Avis.
By booking ahead with DriveNow, all that's left to do is hop on that flight to Victoria, relax, and then head to the arrivals area, where your rental car company of choice will be waiting to give you your keys.
Located on Canada's lush West Coast, Victoria prides itself on its temperate climate, quaint historical architecture and hip arts scene. Whether your interests lean more towards the outdoors or lie mainly in culture, Victoria has something for everyone.
To get a feel of British Columbia's intriguing combination of natural history, human history and first nations culture, consider spending a few hours at the Royal BC Museum. There, you'll find informative exhibits on British Columbia's diverse natural habitats, along with the stories of both the province's aboriginal peoples and its European settlers. Don't forget to check out the museum's compelling temporary exhibits featuring everything from art to war history.
Getting to the true heart of Victoria requires a leisurely stroll alongside the city's picturesque Inner Harbour. A lively area, blocks away from some of Victoria's best and most historic shopping and dining, the Inner Harbour is a perfect place to watch the boats and people come and go, and maybe even enjoy entertainment from buskers or festivals. If you're feeling adventurous, the Inner Harbour is also where ecotourism and whale watching tours tend to leave from.
To fully appreciate Victoria's lush greenery and beautiful seaside, a visit to Beacon Hill Park is highly necessary. Spread over 62 hectares of land, you'll find manicured gardens, a petting zoo, fields of wildflowers and even a water play park.