Now that you've set up camp, it's time to explore. Since Victoria is only about 10 km in height and width, we'd recommend walking whenever you can. You'll find a few public parking options for RVs downtown and in the surrounding area. Some places are only accessible by foot anyways such as FanTan Alley. The Alley is lit by beautiful lanterns hanging overhead and offers local shops, perfect for souvenir shopping. Stroll down Government Street to the Inner Harbour and take a look at the vendors selling hand-crafted goods. Continue your stroll to Fisherman's Wharf in James Bay for some fresh fish and chips while admiring the colourful houseboats.
If you're hoping to learn something during your visit, head to the Royal BC Museum situated right in the heart of downtown. The Museum is home to exhibitions and artifacts of BC's natural and human history. Take a stroll through the many exhibitions and learn about the First People's of BC, the plants that are native to the area, and the abundant wildlife found in British Columbia. For an experience you'll never forget, book a whale-watching tour that takes you out onto the Pacific Ocean, where you'll see seals, sea lions, and many types of whales. If you're lucky, the resident humpback whale, Scratchy, will come by your boat and say hi. Take a sunset tour to get the full breathtaking experience.
Victoria is considered the brunch capital of North America. It's not uncommon to see lineups in front of the many restaurants where people are waiting to taste some of the amazing food the city has to offer. Stop in at Jam Cafe for their famous red velvet pancake stack or chicken and waffles. Visit John's Place if you're looking for a diner experience surrounded by pictures of all of the celebrities who have graced their booths. After you've fueled up on brunch, head to Mount Doug in Saanich for an afternoon hike. Mt. Doug has routes of all levels of difficulty, making it a perfect spot for the entire family. You'll pass fellow hikers and dogs off-leash as you make your way to the summit. Be sure to pack a snack and a drink to enjoy at the top while taking in the view.