About Victoria

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia. Locals and visitors enjoy the moderate sub-Mediterranean climate, award-winning restaurants, and a wealth of outdoor activities.


Flowers in Beacon Hill Park                                              Oysters at the Bard and Banker                                                         Dallas Road Beach

Photo credits: Tourism Victoria

Tourism Victoria: What to Do & Where to Eat

Our favorite food and drink spots near the Hotel Grand Pacific

Coffee Shops in James Bay (walk in under 20 minutes): 

Imagine Studio Café: 31 Erie St.
A funky-hygge place.

Moka House Coffee: 19 Dallas Rd.
Next to Fisherman’s Wharf so you can get your caffeine fix after touring the wharf and seeing the float homes.

Discovery Coffee: 281 Menzies St.
High-quality coffee and unusual doughnut flavours (no need to go to Portland).

James Bay Coffee and Books: 143 Menzies St.
Used Books for sale, and tea leaf readings on Sunday afternoons.

Cafes, Bistros, Restaurants in James Bay (walk in under 20 minutes):

$-$$ Fisherman’s Wharf: 1 Dallas Rd.
Check out the float homes, go whale watching or kayaking and then eat!
Smoke and Anchor for pulled pork or seared wild tuna
The Fish Store for delicious seafood and gluten-free batter
Lots more to choose from.

$$ Nourish Kitchen & Café: 225 Quebec St.
Whole, unprocessed, natural, organic and seasonal ingredients in an 1888 heritage building with a beautiful patio too!

$$$ Blue Crab Seafood House: 146 Kingston St.
Sophisticated seafood restaurant on the waterfront

$$ Il Covo Trattoria: 106 Superior St.
Rustic Italian and a lush garden patio

$$ O Café and Bistro: 500 Oswego St.
Locally-sourced, globally-inspired sharing plates, with live music Wednesday and Sunday nights

$$ Breakwater Café-Bistro-Bar: 199 Dallas Rd.
Great after a walk along Dallas Rd. and the Ogden Point Breakwater. Bring a jacket for the breakwater if it’s windy.

$$ Heron Rock Bistro: 435 Simcoe St.
Delicious food, great prices, and live music Friday – Monday nights.

$-$$ The food trucks behind the Royal BC Museum: 675 Belleville St.
Tour the museum and eat alfresco out back at the food fair on wheels