We want everyone to enjoy their downtown experience, and encourage the use of active and sustainable modes of transportation when possible. We’ve listed transportation options to help you make the most of your visit. 


It’s easier than you think. Check out our walk, transit and bike scores if you don’t believe us:


Downtown Victoria is ideal for walking. Curious about this city’s history? Check out our self-guided walking tours. For those with a sweet tooth, here are two guest blogs on candy shop walking tours of candy shops Part One and Part Two.

Biking is hugely popular. There are a few bike lanes now, and more on the way. Grab your helmet and hey, it never hurts to brush up on your bike skills.

Don’t have a bike? There are many options to buy a bike, rent a bike, or rent an electric bike.

Victoria’s bus service is perfect for commuters and visitors. Check the BC Transit schedule and also NextRide, which gives you your bus’ real-time arrival.

In town to visit? The Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus is an excellent way to explore the city.



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Carsharing is gaining popularity as an affordable and convenient alternative to private vehicle ownership. It’s more sustainable and reduces traffic, congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, the two Victoria providers are local co-operative Modo and Zipcar.


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Offered mid-February to the end of October (weather permitting), the Harbour Ferry is a stunning and fun way to take in our beautiful harbour and city coast.


You prefer to drive but parking’s a challenge? Check out the information here for help, and also our parking page can save your day.  There are electric vehicle charging stations and many parking spots for people with disabilities.