A Reading Break Activity Checklist in Victoria

Thinking about what you want to get up to this reading break other than… well… reading. Don’t want to invest a whole lot of time and money into these activities? Here are some day or afternoon trip ideas to fill up your reading break and get you out of the house.

Firstly, look up self-guided walking tours in Victoria. You can find so many good ideas such as ones focused on architecture, food, and famous landmarks. It’s a great way to get downtown and be a tourist in your own city safely.

Another great idea to get out into the open air and get your muscles working is a hike. Victoria is surrounded by nature so why not utilize it?

If you’re looking for a shorter hike, Mount Tolmie and Pkols/Mount Douglas are great options and give you a fantastic view of the city.

Looking for more of a full-day activity? Try Goldstream Provincial Park where you can bring a picnic and try out all their awesome trails.

Mount Finlayson is also a great choice. The hike is about 2 hours round trip which leaves you plenty of time to admire the views at the top.

Sooke Potholes Regional Park sign

Looking to get out of Victoria? Check out the Sooke Potholes. You can see rock formations that were formed during the last ice age and have a snack by the river.

Want a short trip from UVic? Head down to Caddy Bay or go to Hollydene beach to feel the fresh ocean air and read a book or just chill on the sand. Or you can go to the Breakwater near downtown.

Another great day trip is going to the BC Royal Museum. There are so many things to learn from this museum including natural history and Indigenous culture. 

As you can see there are so many great things to do in Victoria this February. Happy reading break!


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