Festive Christmas HighTea @ Abkhazi Garden

Festive Christmas HighTea @ Abkhazi Garden

Amazing things to do in Victoria BC by Matt @ Bike Tours Victoria. One of my favourite Christmas Traditions in Victoria BC, is the delicious afternoon Festive Hightea at the Teahouse at Abkhazi Gardens. One thing you must experience in Victoria and something that is highlighted on The Discovery Tour.

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Whale of a time in Victoria BC

Had an amazing time last week exploring one of the amazing things to do in Victoria BC with Eagle Wing Tours!  Many thanks to Brett Soberg and all the amazing staff at Eagle Wing Tours for a truly amazing afternoon on the water!

With time for a Bike Tours Victoria Highlight Tour in the morning and an amazing whale watching adventure with Eagle Wing Tours in the afternoon, I say is a recipe for a perfect day in Victoria BC!

See for yourself!  Here is what happened on my Eagle Wing Tours adventure! 

Ride into Fall - Things to do in Victoria

Things I like to do in Victoria, whether you’re walking, or doing a bicycle tour you'll soon discover if you're visiting our city that Victoria is alive with art!  A great place to see local Victorian art on a nice fall day is the Madrona Gallery @ 606 View St. It's a hive of creativity in the downtown core.

I stopped by the gallery recently while on the Integrated Arts Bike Tour and was blown away by the art on display by Morgana Wallace,  I was struck by the beauty of her work, and amazed at the amount of detail of each of her pieces, I hope others appreciate her talent as well. Check out her review in the Times Colonist -  Time Colonist Review: Morgana Wallace

I took a couple of snapshots of her work but to truly appreciate it I would recommend popping into the gallery.  Madrona Gallery 


By bicycle or by foot, the Madrona Gallery is on my list of places to visit or highlight to guest visiting Victoria. 




Places to eat in Victoria BC

When I have friends visiting me I always like to take that opporunity to check out some of the new restaurants, taco stands or food trucks in town.  This is done all in the name of research for my business which is the toughest part of the job I must say. :) 

I've put together a growing list of places that I like to eat and also places that I've heard are amazing and will be trying in the future.  This list is growing daily and I hope it can be useful to you on your visit to Victoria, BC

Few of my Favs right now are!

Coffee:  Discovery Coffee - James Bay location is my favourite,  

Lunch:  Tacofino or Mo:Lé 

Dinner:  Olo or Ferris Oyster Bar

Check out my google map! 




Things to do in Victoria BC - Car Free YYJ

So excited to be one of the 200 vendors at Victoria's first ever Car Free YYJ!  Definitely a thing to do in Victoria BC if you live here or visiting from out of town.  1st time ever Douglas St will be closed for a event like this.  Organized by the Downtown Victoria Business Association   Car Free Day Victoria is not to be missed, with 3 stages of live entertainment, 7100 square foot grassy park on Douglas St, farmers market and 3 craft beer tents this event should not be missed!  

Come down and see me and my marketing guru Lucy on Sunday June 21st, 2015 for some fun in the sun! 

#NKOTB - Tourism Victoria Member

So happy and proud to be one of the newest members of Tourism Victoria!  Everyone at the organization has been so welcoming and helpful, I'm really looking forward to meeting and working with everyone at the visitors centre and corporate team in the future.  

Here's to a fun summer on my bike with guests visiting from all over the world highlighting the best of our cities past, present and future!  

Thanks Tourism Victoria, you make #NKOTB feel very welcome!