Why not plan a family Staycation this March Break?
March Break will not look the same as in past years, but there are still lots of ways to spend time with loved ones and have a great time! If you’re looking for something to do with your family, why not take a staycation and re-discover all the wonderful things that downtown Victoria has to offer?
Many downtown businesses rely on tourism. They employ locals and help our local economy by keeping more money here in Victoria. With COVID still part of our lives and the lockdown still in effect, tourism is virtually non-existent right now. It’s a great time to act like a tourist and support some fantastic tourism-focused businesses from downtown. If you’re looking for great deals for locals, check out iminvictoria.com and enjoy the savings!
Check out our new video for some suggestions of how to celebrate family time and Spring, while also supporting downtown businesses!
The Parkside Hotel & Spa is the place to be to relax and have a get-away without leaving the city! They have a wonderful selection of one- and two-bedroom suites, complete with kitchens and private balconies. They are also one of the few pet-friendly downtown hotels, so let them know if you want to bring a companion with you. Once you check-in, you won’t want to be anywhere else. Check out their great ViCation deals here!
The Victoria Bug Zoo opened in 1997 and has been delighting visitors and bug-fans ever since. With roughly fifty fascinating species, including giant walking sticks, beautiful praying mantis, glow-in-the-dark scorpions, hairy tarantulas, and Canada’s largest ant colony, this mini zoo is a must-see! Don’t forget your camera to document this unique experience!
Board with Friends Cafe is the perfect place to eat, laugh, and connect with family over a game of Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, or another wonderful board game! Have a favourite game? Want to try something new? They have you covered! They also offer $5 off coupons for every sixth visit and have first responder & military discounts!
Curious Comics is Vancouver Island’s Premier Comic and Game Shop. They have a huge selection of toys and games from all of your favourite fandoms, including Star Wars, Stranger Things, and Marvel. They also stock comics and graphic novels for everyone, from the newcomer to the aficionado. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy, so what are you waiting for?
Frankie’s Modern Diner serves fresh Italian food at its finest. Everything is made from scratch, in-house, and by hand! They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including all your favourites. Plus, all the Junior Menu items on their kid’s menu come with dessert! Their menu is specially designed to make sure everyone can enjoy a meal together, so come see what happens when you mix fresh food with a whole lot of love!
Are you looking to document your memories of your wonderful staycation? Camera Traders has you covered! They sell new and used, digital and film, cameras and accessories, as well as equipment for developing your own photos! Just think how special these photos will be, looking back. Don’t miss out on capturing your laughs, fun moments, and good times together, and stop by Camera Traders for all your photography needs!