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spare time in victoria?

As an island destination with exceptional service and warm, authentic hospitality, Victoria is made for meeting. Most facilities and accommodations overlook the world-famous Inner Harbour, and with spectacular golfing, spas, nightlife and restaurants nearby your surroundings will be perfect for meeting up with old friends at CWIM! Check out our list of things to do while in Victoria! 

CWIM Wellness Workshops

Klahanie Farm

Where horses inspire humans

Join us for an unforgettable and unique experience with horses. Visit the web address below for details, dates, and registration.

Located on a pastoral farm near Metchosin, BC, we offer outdoor learning and self development experiences with horses as the primary teachers. Our goal is to bring authenticity, humour and our combined knowledge of horse behaviour and expression as it relates to improving well being, leadership skills, communication, team cohesion and self confidence. 

Nurture your well-being in this relaxed and fun adventure with horses.  Come and enjoy the outdoors, breathe in the country air and have some quality time just for you (or bring a friend!).  

Team up with a horse for some laughs and light hearted activities.

Read all about the custom curated CWIM experience here!

You can also click the button for more information on the flyer. 

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Discount for CWIM attendees

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that girl in victoria

Enjoy a Self-Guided Audio Tour of Victoria on your own schedule at your own pace. Using your smartphone and the free Voice Map app, local professional tour guide That Girl in Victoria will guide you through a fantastic City tour. Your phone's geolocation moves the story along at the right place and time and the interactive map will keep you on track. No data or roaming charges, take photos or videos without interruption. Pause or stop the tour for lunch or shopping. Downtown Victoria/History Tour or Victoria City highlights each only $10.00 cad. Use code CWIM22 and receive a $4.50 discount.

victoria public market at the hudson

If you are not able to join us at the market on Friday, be sure to pay a visit! Victoria Public Market is located in the historic Hudson building in downtown Victoria, featuring fresh local gourmet food service offerings, specialty retail shops, children's play centre, community events, live music and much more! The day vendor program features even more of Vancouver Island’s artisans and makers. Victoria Public Market is not only the freshest, tastiest place to be on Vancouver Island; it’s a bustling community gathering place, and a hub of food, art, and entertainment together under one roof!

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the butchart gardens

With a former quarry as a canvas, Jennie Butchart envisioned transforming this space into a beautiful garden haven, overflowing with lush greens and colourful blooms. The result of her vision is The Gardens, which are still family run to this day. The Butchart Gardens is a National Historic Site of Canada. You’ll find remnants of the original cement plant and millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties awaiting you as you wander The Gardens.

afternoon & high tea

Steeped in British history, Victoria has been rich with tea culture since the 1840s when the British first introduced the prestigious practice.

In true Victorian style, this time-honoured tradition is alive and well, with some modern West Coast flair mixed in: Think local honey produced in rooftop apiaries, exotic infused teas and Asian-influenced menus. Relax and enjoy an afternoon tea in several stately tearooms, loose leaf shops, gardens and cozy cafés across the city. Click the button below for a listing of Victoria Tearooms. 

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shopping!

Whether you’re window shopping or out for a marathon shopping spree, Victoria offers everything from quaint shops and local food markets (with over 950 farms nearby), to unique boutiques, local independent retailers and full shopping centres.

Browse for handmade gifts, local Aboriginal art or designs by fashion trendsetters. Victoria’s relaxed pace, urban layout, and network of side streets and alleyways encourage strolling, so it can be easily explored (and shopped!). Browse shops and services by clicking the button.