Arrive in Victoria from mainland Vancouver and find yourself in the shared territory of the Esquimalt, Songhees, and Saanich People. At Kitchens of Distinction, Chef Shirley Lang, of Cree descent, crafts culinary experiences and excursions that depart from Victoria and reward travellers with tours that honour Indigenous and multicultural cuisine and deliver the vitality of Vancouver Island to your plate.
Park your RV on a private peninsula right in Victoria harbour at Salish Sea RV Haven, owned and operated by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations. The Lekwungen speaking peoples invite you to The Gallery Cafe at the Songhees Wellness Center for a introduction to South Island Indigenous cultures.
Leave the beautiful colonial architecture and gardens behind and travel north to coastal Sidney and guaranteed whale sightings. Sidney Whale Watching operates on the Traditional Territory of the W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) People and in the Salish Sea, the waters of the Pacific Ocean between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Between March and October, witness resident Orca whales in their feeding grounds; transient Grey, Humpback, and Minke whales; as well as dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, river otters, and a diverse array of marine birds.