Discover a selection of 316 vacation rentals in Downtown, Victoria that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $79 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Downtown. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Downtown Victoria - where cosmopolitan meets colonial

If it's Old English charm you're after, then you've come to the right place. Downtown Victoria is the buzzy heart of the capital of BC. Despite its colonial facade, this place is young at heart, with hip districts like Lo-Jo - Lower Johnson Street. Start your Canadian adventure by booking Downtown Victoria vacation rental close to all the action. Perched at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, its scenic waterfront position means it's a great base for hiking, sailing, and whale watching. But don't miss a traditional high tea, a nod to its former British Empire days.

Things to do

From historic houses to high tea, Victoria ticks all the boxes

For a small city, Victoria is crammed with cool attractions. Book a Downtown Victoria vacation rental and have the best of the city on your doorstep. For those with a botanical bent, Butchart Gardens is a must-see, as it's one of the world's finest show gardens. You can't miss the gargoyles and turrets of Craigdarroch Castle, an ornate Scottish Baronial mansion-turned-museum which looks like a backdrop to a horror film. If that's too scary for little ones, take them to the National Toy Museum of Canada, or the Royal British Columbia Museum, to learn about Canada's natural history.

Activities

Have a whale of a time in BC

Downtown Victoria is the heart of the city. Historic houses, theaters, and fine-dining restaurants are best seen from the city's famous horse-drawn carriages. Its scenic waterfront location makes it popular with the active set, who come to sail and kayak on the cool, clear waters surrounding Vancouver Island. Take a boat excursion or embark on a whale-watching trip from the harbor between April and October. All that exertion works up an appetite - a spot of high tea is pretty much an institution in the city, and it's well worth taking time to enjoy it.

Weather

Year-round sunshine? Canada has it!

One of the biggest draws to Victoria is its appealing weather. Long, warm summers are followed by a colorful fall, and a mild winter, where temperatures rarely drop below freezing. The city enjoys year-round sunshine. What's not to like? Peak season is the summer months, June through early September, when Downtown Victoria vacation rentals tend to get booked up months in advance. Thanks to the temperate conditions, it's known as the Garden City, thanks to its warm, sub-Mediterranean climate, so don't forget your sunscreen.

Natural features

BC in Bloom - Victoria's natural attraction

Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria has some of best views in the province. It's renowned for whale-watching, where orca, minke, and humpback whales pass through the waters. Boasting the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria's many parks and gardens are in bloom all year round. One of the city's favorite hikes is up Beacon Hill Park, which has magnificent views of the Strait of Georgia and the jagged peaks of Washington's Olympic Mountains. To escape the city, head out of downtown to Mount Douglas Park, which has many hiking trails leading down to the beach.

How to get there

How to get to and around Downtown Victoria

The nearest airport is in Victoria, BC (YWH-Victoria Inner Harbour), located 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Victoria, BC (YYJ-Victoria Intl.), which is 15.1 mi (24.4 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown, Victoria?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 316 vacation rentals around Downtown. From 271 condo and apartment rentals to 35 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • James Bay: 394 vacation rentals
  • Fairfield: 336 vacation rentals
  • Bear Mountain Resort: 22 vacation rentals
  • Saanich East: 664 vacation rentals
  • Cordova Bay: 24 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Greater Victoria Public Library: 1,011 vacation rentals
  • Greater Victoria Visitors & Convention Bureau: 1,014 vacation rentals
  • Chinatown: 1,020 vacation rentals
  • Pacific Rim College: 1,022 vacation rentals
  • The McPherson Playhouse: 1,020 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 271 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 35 rentals available
  • Studios: 26 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 41 vacation rentals with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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