Downtown Victoria is the local destination that’s as unique as you.
Meaning, You’ll find yourself here. And here are the many options to help find your way downtown, any day, any time. 

So, what’s your best bet for getting to or around downtown?

We want everyone to enjoy their downtown experience, and encourage the use of active and sustainable modes of transportation when possible. Why? Keeps us all healthier, reduces traffic, congestion and demand for parking, making it more enjoyable for us all to enjoy being downtown.

There are so many options to find your way here and to get around once you arrive. We’ve rounded them up here to help you plan…

 

Did you know Downtown Victoria has amazing walk, transit, and bike scores! Check us out Downtown Victoria:

 

Yes, we’re a walker’s paradise! Once you’re here, the best way to explore the city is on foot. How else can you get into those secret and amazing alleys?

Here is a guest blog on walking tours of candy shops! Part One and Part Two.

 

For many individuals and families, biking’s an affordable, efficient and responsible way to get around. It can be daunting at first, but here’s a manual to brush up or learn some new cycling safety skills.

Please enjoy information on current bike lanes and other city cycling information.  

Don’t have a bike? There are many options to buy a bike,  rent a bike or rent an electric bike. You can also power up a u-bike you spot on the sidewalk, and you’re set!

Victoria’s bus service is popular for commuters and visitors alike.  BC Transit offers many schedules, and the App is great. They have even created NextRide, an SMS feature to get your bus’ real time arrival time.

Adults using a bus pass can take up to four kids 12 and under on the bus for free. Use your monthly pass, U-PASS, BC Bus Pass, and/or Eco Pass. You can also buy a day pass on-board for $5.

If you’re wanting a fun way to explore the city, there is also the Hop-On Hop-Off double decker bus. Perfect for visitors and fantastic for people with kids as well.

Carshare

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Carsharing’s an affordable and convenient alternative to private vehicle ownership. It’s more sustainable and reduces traffic, congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. There are lots of carshare vehicles downtown, in a variety of makes and models. Currently, the two Victoria providers are local co-operative Modo and Zipcar.

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.

Or why not take a boat? Offered mid-February to the end of October (weather permitting), the Harbour Ferry is a scenic and relaxing way to explore our stunning harbour and city coast.

 

 

When you’re in a rush, missed your bus or just want to get home safely, taxis can be just what you need. And if your car is downtown and you want it to get home with you, opt for driver services. They get you and your vehicle home safe and sound.