These romantic ideas for couples who want to explore Victoria in an active way. If you and your partner love to get out and enjoy nature, these ideas are for you.
Be sure to check out our relaxing things for couples to do and our romantic vacation ideas for those who love food and drink.
Mix and match all of these romantic ideas for couples to ensure your Victoria getaway is unforgettable.
If you’re idea of date night is getting out in nature for some adventurous fun, then you might want to try tandem kayaking. Book lessons or a wildlife kayaking tour for your chance to get up close with marine wildlife such as harbour seals, river otters, bald eagles, jellies and more.
Prefer to stay on land? A bicycle built for 2 could be the perfect romantic activity. Victoria is blessed with an abundance of dedicated bike paths and connected trails that will take you from Sooke to Sidney. Hop on a tandem bike from downtown and follow the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails out to Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse for a romantic cider tasting.
The number one thing most people want to do is go whale watching. And what a memorable experience this is. I have been fortunate to go out three times – once we were so lucky to have so many whale sightings and an abundance of other marine life; the second time, we were on the water for about 4 hours without a single sighting. It was late winter and not exactly the best time to go. We took advantage of their whale sighting guarantee and went back a couple years later with great success! If this is on your bucket list, be sure to check it off on your Victoria vacation.
Get your heart pounding with one of the most thrilling obstacle courses around – high in the trees at Wildplay Elements Parks. Located at the Westshore Parks and Recreation complex you’ll make your way through a course of cargo nets, wobbly bridges, ziplines and more!
Take your love to new heights with an aerial tour of Vancouver Island or Salt Spring Island. See where the city, ocean and mountains meet with a breathtaking tour onboard a seaplane. Floatplanes take off and land from the water, right in Victoria’s Inner Harbour – a truly delightful west coast experience.
One of my favourite romantic vacation ideas is visiting local beaches and exploring the shoreline. If you like beach combing, this is an excellent way to spend time with your partner without costing you anything.
A popular spot in Victoria is the Esquimalt Lagoon where you can have fun searching for painted rocks (start a date night hobby painting rocks), enjoy the artistic Bark Birds creations or simply find a log to sit and listen to the ocean.
A visit to Mount Douglas Park can include an easy stroll along the beach or a more strenuous hike up 229 metres on one of the parks trails to the summit. Once there, you will be treated to 360-degree panoramic views of the Saanich Peninsula, Gulf Islands, Mount Baker, City of Victoria and beyond.
I hope I've given you enough romantic ideas for couples to convince you that a trip to Victoria simply will not disappoint!
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