October 08, 2018
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Go beyond "bored" rooms in Victoria, British Columbia, a city that's oceans apart from ordinary.

Not all travel is a vacation. In fact, about 40% of all travel is for business. If you travel to meetings or for business, don’t let the “all work and no play” attitude get you down. Set aside some time to enjoy your new surroundings. Here are some ideas to add some fun beyond the boardroom when you’re in Victoria for your next meeting.

Make Networking Fun 

Victoria is a meetings destination that stimulates a deeper dimension of networking. In Victoria, people connect in ways that bigger cities just don't allow. Delegates benefit from chance encounters in our Inner Harbour, unplanned conversations at our oceanfront cafés, and impromptu meetings at our local attractions. So get outside in this extremely walkable city. In Victoria, your meeting has a life beyond the event venue.

Experience Life Beyond the Meeting Space

Delegates cannot live by meetings alone. In Victoria, we have countless diversions that range from tame to thrilling. Spas that spoil: check. World-class golf: check. Whale watching: check. Zip lining, salmon fishing, garden tours, shopping, entertainment — you and your delegates will want to check it all out. And if you’re considering an offsite meeting space that’s a tad less conventional, we have a variety of weird and wonderful places, from gardens and castles to cider farms and lighthouses.

Enjoy the Trip

Make traveling for business fun. Get to Victoria with a scenic ferry cruise along the rugged west coast, hop on a float plane or helicopter to enjoy breathtaking views from the sky, or fly directly into Victoria International Airport (YYJ), one of the world’s friendliest airports. Whatever you choose, the journey to Victoria can be an exciting or relaxing part of the journey.

Connect With Culinary Experiences

Victoria’s cuisine scene is fresh, fun, and local. Here, you can meet the chefs and farmers and visit the farms where the ingredients are derived. Victoria has an extraordinary assortment of culinary experiences, from elegant fine dining to casual bistros, waterfront pubs, and gourmet food trucks. And with a variety of small, boutique-like producers, Victoria is famous for its locally made beers, ciders, wines, and spirits. Who wouldn’t raise a glass and say “cheers” to that?

Exercise Your Brain

Victoria has been consistently rated as Canada’s smartest city and is home to the second-largest tech industry in British Columbia. Head to Interactivity Board Game Café to learn a new game and enjoy a homemade milkshake. Or take your brainstorming outside and enjoy the breathtaking views of nature surrounding the city. Victoria is an industrious capital city built on ideas, and we can apply this same thinking to help you make your meeting exceptional.

Who says business travel is boring? It’s not in Victoria!

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