• Why Victoria?

    Victoria has long been a destination for the gin & jodhpur crowd. Mild weather, beautiful gardens, fine dining and more mansions than the Island of Capri. But not all of Victoria’s charms come at a cost. There are beautiful public parks and beaches, forest walks, charming coffee houses to while away the long days of […]

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    Why Victoria?

  • Fisherman’s Wharf

    Sandwiched between the popular Dallas Road beachfront stroll and the high end hotels of the Inner Harbour you’ll find one of Victoria’s last working docks – Fisherman’s Wharf. Rugged trawlers, brightly painted houseboats and seafood eateries vie for the attention of locals and tourists alike. For a dollar you can by a malodorous herring to […]

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    Fisherman’s Wharf

  • Chinatown

    Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada and second oldest in North America with a history dating back to the mid-1800’s. What it lacks in size it makes up for in spririt and charm, with a colourful group of restaurants, traditional grocers and import shops with housewares, gifts and traditional chinese clothing.

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  • Coffee Shops

    West coast coffee culture is alive and well in Victoria. Locals love to while away the dark days of winter with an over-sized cup of the dark elixir. Add cozy surroundings, a tasty snack, good company or a good read and you’ve got the perfect way to warm up, unwind, then wind back up again.

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    Coffee Shops

Site Overview

Welcome To Horsing Around Victoria, our world of unbridled passion for food and drink, art and entertainment, penthouse and pasture and all the things that make ones heart go giddy up. For introductions to our city and our stalwart stable of staff click one of the menus to the right. Here’s a brief description of each […]

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Magic Unicorn

Magic Unicorn Awards

Meet our friend The Magic Unicorn. He may remind you of your sparkly haired My Little Pony toy but trust us, he’s not all rainbows and lollipops. He’s finicky, disapproving and often just downright ornery (especially after a long Saturday night down at the leprechaun’s tavern). Why we once saw him impale an ice cream vendor […]

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Paltry Pete’s Picks

Our pal Pete is one cheap chicken and the favourite fowl of budget conscious explorers. Pete’s always on the lookout for low-cost clothing, cut-price accommodation, bargain beer and maximum meals for minimal moola. Now Pete doesn’t necessarily like the term “cheap”. In fact he crowed on about being called the “value oriented rooster”, but what kind of […]

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Welcome to Horsing Around Victoria

Monty the ThespianHello my dear Colts and Fillies and welcome to my world of unbridled passion for food and drink, art and entertainment, penthouse and pasture and all things that make ones heart go giddy up.

Montague C. Horse here. Yes, that Montague C. Horse…adventurer, roustabout, man about town, triple crown winner and last of the international thoroughbred playboys. What you ask brings a big city stud like me to Victoria, the southernmost city of an island at the end of the earth? Well, that’s what my accomplices and I are here to tell you about…from the historical past to the latest hotspot, all the charms and natural wonders (and of course the temptation and excess) that our heavenly harbour home has to offer. Heck, we may even dish a little dirt from time to time…lord knows the old girls got her share of skeletons in the armoire.

If you’d like a few tips on how to navigate our site click HERE. If you’d like to take a quick tour of Victoria and get my personal perspective on this pacific paradise click HERE. If you want to read my fascinating personal tale of rags to riches (and who wouldn’t?) click HERE. If you’re hungry, thirsty, bored or just desperate to spend some money then cease this demonstration of your ample attention span and commence to clicking our marvellous menus. And if you’re already sick of alliteration and barnyard puns, and would prefer a straight forward, by-the-book description of the standard tourist fair we suggest you hoof it on over to one of the following;