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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

How much does it cost to travel to Victoria?

You should plan to spend around $186 (CA$250) per day on your vacation in Victoria. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $28 (CA$37) on meals
  • $38 (CA$51) on local transportation
  • $231 (CA$311) on hotels

A one week trip to Victoria for two people costs, on average, $2,597 (CA$3,503). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Victoria cost?

A one week trip to Victoria usually costs around $1,299 (CA$1,752) for one person and $2,597 (CA$3,503) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Victoria on average costs around $2,597 (CA$3,503) for one person and $5,194 (CA$7,006) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Victoria will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Victoria on average costs around $5,565 (CA$7,507) for one person and $11,131 (CA$15,014) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Victoria has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Victoria expensive to visit?

Prices in Victoria are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within North America, which is known to be an expensive region, Victoria is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Saint Louis or Duck.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Victoria Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Victoria?

The average Victoria trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Victoria travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) CA$311 ($231)
Local Transportation 1 CA$51 ($38)
Food 2 CA$37 ($28)
Entertainment 1 CA$63 ($46)
Tips and Handouts 1 CA$1 - 2 ($0 - 1)
Alcohol 2 CA$11 - 33 ($8 - 24)
Accommodation Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Victoria is $115 (CA$156). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Victoria is $231 (CA$311). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Victoria

Looking for a hotel in Victoria? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Victoria based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $177. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Victoria is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $38 (CA$51) per person, per day, on local transportation in Victoria.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Victoria can vary, the average cost of food in Victoria is $28 (CA$37) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Victoria should cost around $11 (CA$15) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Victoria is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Victoria typically cost an average of $46 (CA$63) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Victoria is $0.94 (CA$1.26) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Victoria is 10% - 20%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $16 (CA$22) on alcoholic beverages in Victoria per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Victoria
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $5.25 (CA$7.08) on bottled water in Victoria per day. The public water in Victoria is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Victoria On a Budget
Victoria Victoria, B.C., Canada
The capital city of British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is positioned near the southern edge of Vancouver Island. It's a wonderfully pleasant city and has been nicknamed the Garden City because of its vast green space and public gardens. There is a population of just over 80,000 in the city proper and almost 350,000 in the greater metropolitan area. Dating back to 1843, it's also one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. As such, it has many historic buildings and beautiful architecture. It also has the second oldest Chinatown in North America, following San Francisco's.

Victoria has a temperate climate. The winters are mild and wet while the summers are cool and dry. During the winter months the average daily high is about 46 degrees Fahrenheit and the average daily low is just under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The summers have an average high of about 68 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of just over 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is no shortage of sights around Victoria. There are many beautiful parks and gardens in the area, with some of the most popular and impressive being Beacon Hill Park, Butchart Gardens, and Abkhazi Gardens. If the weather isn't ideal, there are many museums around town as well. These include the British Columbia Aviation Museum, the Royal British Columbia Museum, Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum, Miniature World, and the Victoria Bug Zoo. The Legislative Buildings are beautiful to see as well and light up at night with over 13,000 lights.
The oldest part of Victoria is the Inner Harbour. The city spreads north and east from there, with some growth in West Victoria. The Inner Harbour is where most visitors spend most of their time. The area has impressive architecture, horse drawn carriage rides, and double decker tour buses.

Downtown Victoria, also called Old Town, is the commercial and social center of the city. It's also one of the most popular areas to visit with many museums, shops, restaurants, and old buildings.

Chinatown is interesting but small. It covers two square blocks and is the second oldest Chinatown in North America.

James Bay, Ross Bay, Rockland, and Oak Bay were the areas where aristocracy once retired. Today they're beautiful residential areas with homes that have views of the surrounding area. Fernwood is another quaint residential area with much character. It has tree lined streets, great restaurants, and boutique shops. Victoria West was once the city's industrial zone, but has become one of the city's trendiest areas for young professionals. Saanich is in route to the ferry terminal and is a suburban residential area that is a pleasant place to live.

There are also some wonderful activities you can enjoy on Vancouver Island and in the city of Victoria. Some of the more popular options include whale watching, wine tasting, hiking, and boat cruises.

The city's nightlife is really centered around the downtown area where you'll find the highest concentration of bars and clubs. Taxis are usually reasonably priced, so if you can't walk to your destination, they offer a good option later at night.
Food and Dining
Dining in Victoria is an experience in and of itself. The city has the highest number of restaurants per capita in North America. You'll find no shortage of options with everything from pubs, seafood restaurants, international fare, and outdoor cafes available. Whatever your style and budget, you're likely to find something absolutely delicious and uniquely Victorian. It's a microcosm of the west coast restaurants in Canada.

Most people head to Vancouver Island and Victoria via BC Ferries. There are ferries that depart from Tsawwassen, to the south of Vancouver, and arrive at Swartz Bay, which is a half hour drive from Victoria. It is best to make reservations in advance during the peak season, although it is not always necessary.

Most people explore Victoria on foot, particularly the downtown area, which is compact and pleasant to walk around. There are buses that travel around the town and island. They are reasonably priced and offer a good option if you don't have access to a car and aren't open to walking. Victoria is also one of the most accommodating cities to bikers in Canada. Biking is a great way to experience much of the city.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.