Perched on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, BC’s picturesque capital is a vibrant harbour city that is bound to charm you with ocean views, lush landscapes, delicious seafood, and a thriving pub scene.
After exploring this west coast gem and all the awe-inspiring attractions Victoria has to offer, grab a car and go take in the coastal views and culture of Vancouver Island and beyond.
From harbour strolls to beach picnics, these are some of our favourite things to do in Victoria, BC.
Home to the Victoria parliament buildings, the Inner Harbour offers a historic waterfront view that comes alive with festivals and music in summer. Complete the experience with a visit to the Royal Museum and a fresh seafood lunch from nearby Fisherman’s Wharf.
A must-visit for art lovers, the gallery hosts an impressive collection including the work of famed local artist Emily Carr and features rotating exhibitions just 20 minutes from downtown. For an even deeper dive into local culture, finish the day with a visit to the Royal BC Museum and Archives.
A short drive from downtown, this family-friendly location may very well be the best beach in Victoria, offering picnic spots, a playground, and even a zipline.
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Victoria barely scratches the surface of the beauty of Vancouver Island. After getting your fill of the capital, jump behind the wheel to discover the wilderness and whimsy of this magnificent island.Book the perfect car
Travel about 90 minutes north along the coast to this city for spectacular ocean views, Petroglyph Provincial Park, microbreweries galore, and the chance to taste a Nanaimo bar straight from the source.
Visit the historic Hatley Castle and its gardens on your way to Sooke, a charming community of artisans that boasts a full range of hiking trails and rugged coastlines for days.
The popular Vancouver to Victoria day trip thrills in both directions. Head to the urban hub of the province for a wealth of restaurants, live entertainment, and vibrant neighbourhoods that buzz with energy.
Overall I was pretty satisfied with the experience of renting this car, my only complaint was that the car had a slight damp dog smell
Super car very convenient ! Vivek is really nice he even drop me at the bus station on the way back so that I won’t miss the ferry
Very good and safe car to drive. Nice hosts, easy to communicate with and very helpful with any guestions reguarding the car, etc.
I highly recommend this car, everything was amazing! Contact with Keegan is very easy and the car runs great!
Get SUV that’s good on gas. Barbara dropped it off at our hotel. We were delayed dropping it off due to traffic but she was able to pick it up at our new residence. Would highly recommend when visiting Victoria.
This was my first time using this service and it was wonderful. Friendly, courteous owner. Would recommend to everyone.
Great car and great host! Car was very clean, looked like brand new. It was my first time driving an electric car and I loved it. If you’re coming for a trip to Victoria, I definitely would recommend renting this car!
Easy check in. Great instructions. And great hospitality and communication. If you’re looking to rent from Turo. Go with Benjamin!
Amazing rental experience. Francis goes way above and beyond to make the rental top notch from beginning to end. Plus, his BMW is a great ride. Very happy all around and will definitely look his cars up again any time I'm in Victoria.
Ali was very friendly and the car was great. Easy to use, clean and had an awesome weekend on the Island with it. Would definitely rent again!!
Vivek’s jeep was exactly what me and my friend needed for a camping trip up island. The jeep ran wonderfully and Vivek was extremely nice/accommodating.
Ali was super friendly and I had no issues with the car! So easy to use 10/10 experience. Would rent again
Ali lent out the car even though we requested it with very short notice! He was very helpful and nice! Can recommend!
The entire process was quick and easy, the vehicle is in excellent condition, very clean and nice to drive. Rob was easy to contact and fast to reply. I highly recommend this vehicle especially for larger groups.
It was a last minute booking. Keegan was very responsive and we had great communications. Everything was perfect - overall excellent experience!
We were so happy to have chosen to rent Andrew’s car, it was perfect for our little day trip. It’s so easy and comfortable to drive and it’s just so great that it’s electric. Andrew has been extremely kind and helpful to us, and I would recommend it to anyone! Thank you again.
Benjamin responded quickly to all my questions, and provided helpful directions. Car was well equipped with everything I needed. Would definitely rent again.
Highly recommend Vivek’s Jeep! Pick up and drop off were extremely quick, the car ran wonderfully, and it is a great vehicle of choice to get around Victoria Island! Thank you Vivek!
Vivek was very accommodating and easy to communicate with. His vehicle is in great condition and even included Bluetooth for music and 4x4 for the winding roads on the Island. Definitely would recommend his services for visitors to Victoria!
I really enjoyed driving this vehicle. It was clean, fuel efficient and handled really well. Barbara and her husband are the nicest people and are very accommodating, I’ll definitely rent from them again.
Super host! I would definetely recommand Zine if you are in Victoria. Friendly, reliable and great communication!
Great ride with good fuel economy. Would have rented longer but it was already booked for the week. Thank you Zine!
Awesome vehicle with great tires if you need to safely get up island. Vivek is super accommodating. I was a few minutes late for drop off and he was totally cool with it!
This car is perfect. It’s entertainment system hooks to apple car play and is very suitable to Vancouver weather. I felt very safe in this car. Also drop off and pick up was so smooth and self service. I recommend this car to all Turo drivers.
Andrews Kia Soul was a great way to get around during our trip. Being my first time driving an EV he took the time to walk me through how and where to charge the car.
Vehicle was as described, reliable and clean. Pickup was quick and simple. Owner was easy to contact and helpfull.
Steve was great and so was his XC90. It was my first time booking with Turo and the experience was excellent. Thanks Steve.
Francis was very accommodating with pickup and drop off. Very friendly and went above and beyond to make our trip a breeze.
Benjamin was very attentive, the car and indications were exactly as provided. 100 % recommended.
Car Drive was smooth and because of all the accessibilities it was very safe to easy to drive. Lender (Steve) was a nice guy as well
Great car and Odalis is a cool guy. Picked me up when I was running late to grab the car. Thanks again!
Zine était honnêtement le meilleur hôte de Turo avec qui on a fait affaire. Super sympathique, super accommodant, super compréhensif et un overall great guy! La voiture se conduisait toute seule et nous a permise d'avoir un super beau voyage. Recommandé à 100%!
Loved driving this car! So smooth to drive, and very cost effective! Andrew is a lovely host too :) Great communication and very helpful.
Car was great, everything went smoothly. Langford is a bit further from the ferry than I had realized but that's my own mistake!
Take off from Victoria to Tofino on steep and twisting mountain roads that cut through the heart of the island. Pit stops include towering waterfalls and ancient forests before you arrive at BC’s unofficial surf capital.
Hit the highlights with this route that packs the best Vancouver Island attractions into a leisurely loop, from rainforest detours to seaside sanctuaries.
Going along the north coast of Vancouver Island and circling onto the mainland and through the Rockies, this captivating long-haul road trip features the best of coastal and interior BC, taking you on a historic journey through the cultures of aboriginal peoples and along the Gold Rush Trail.
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