In a city that gets more than it’s share of rain, every citizen should have an arsenal of activities to keep them entertained when the downpour begins. Here are just a few of the awesome spots in Victoria to test out instead of crying into a bag of potato chips while watching the storm.
1175 Douglas Street
Does your pool game need work? Head on down to Peacocks for some serious billiards. This all-ages location caters to the coffee and nachos crowd, or the beer and more beer bros! Open until 2am on weekends.
Interactivity Boardgame Cafe
723 Yates Street
You read it right, folks, 700 games available to play! There is a game for anyone and everyone here. Coffees, snacks and delicious milkshake-y concoctions will keep you buzzing and ready for that marathon play!
623 Yates Street
Not just your typical coffee shop, Wild Coffee is more than meets the eye. After hours, this java stop turns into a hookah bar! Try any type of sheesha you can imagine on one of their many hookahs. Be sure to call ahead though, the hookah bar is only open on specific nights.
1212 Douglas Street
Wander through the two story glory that is Chapters Douglas Street. Pick an interesting book off the shelves. Sip a warm starbucks drink and sit at the fireplaces near the big bay windows to keep cosy and people watch.
Victoria Bug Zoo
631 Courtney Street
Are you afraid of the creepy crawlies? Face your fears when encountering 40 different species of tropical bugs. For the brave: hold them, let them crawl on your face, or even eat one from the gift shop! Yuuuuum.
Royal BC Museum
675 Belleville Street
If you have yet to visit the Royal BC Museum, you are in for some spectacular sights! The permanent exhibits are interactive and educational, taking you through centuries of Vancouver Island history and culture. Not much of a plaque reader? Catch the latest at the museum’s IMAX theatre!
Glow Mini Golf
737 Goldstream Avenue
As if mini golf wasn’t tough enough, now you must hit that hole in one in the dark! Drop in for a game of underwater themed mini golf until 9:00pm.
Epic Escape Victoria
19 Bastion Square
Work your way through a series of puzzles and tricks to unlock the doors and escape for the room that you are trapped in. You and your team have only 60 minutes to solve all of the clues before the clock runs out. Are you up for the challenge?
Mr. Tubb’s Ice Cream Parlor
3454 Tillicum Road
Do you remember those green sticky hands, mini parachute soldiers or foam airplanes that you used to win at the arcade? Do you remember the rush of the wind in your hair as you threw your skee ball to hit the jackpot? It is time to reignite the kid in you by visiting Mr. Tubb’s Ice Cream Parlor today! With plenty of arcade games from back in the day, you can earn yourself enough tickets to get the slap bracelet, the ring pop, or if you’re lucky, the giant stuffed animal!
With so many incredible options for fun indoors, you will never be bored!