How Safe Is Victoria for Travel?

Victoria, Canada
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Victoria is the capital of British Columbia Canadian province located in the southern part of Vancouver Island on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

It is considered to be the most major city of Western Canada which has been named after the Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

What is interesting to notice is that the city is quite small, so most of the main attractions lie within walking distance of each other in the city center and can be easily accessed.

Warnings & Dangers in Victoria

Overall Risk


Overall it can be claimed that it is a safe destination for tourists if all precautions measures will be taken into account and choose wisely your accommodation.

Transport & Taxis Risk


Transport infrastructure is very developed in the city and as a result, traveling facilities are available everywhere and are claimed to be very safe. There is a wide range of secured applications and well-known companies available there that can meet your requirements and make you reach your destination in the safest possible way.

Pickpockets Risk


Pickpockets are often met here and therefore it is advisable to keep a close look at your belongings especially on your documents and try if possible not to carry all you have with you but instead store them in a safe place.

Natural Disasters Risk


There are some natural disasters risk that can affect the city, but if following in case of emergency the pieces of advice given by public authorities you will be more than safe.

Mugging Risk


There is an increasing number of violent crimes in the city, meaning that in order for you to avoid such unpleasant cases you should opt for not walking alone at night is not so populated places and take all measures to safeguard your possessions as well as yourself.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorist attacks happening in the city can not be ruled out and the only solution to this would be to follow the advice of public authorities. They will take care of you and diminish as much as possible the negative effect it can have on you.

Scams Risk


There are scammers in the city but these could be easily avoided through using your common sense and not being easily influenced. If you feel the pressure from a person regarding a decision report it immediately and get rid of that person as soon as possible.

Women Travelers Risk


It is really safe for women to travel if taking all measures to stay safe. People are believed to be very open-minded, but still as everywhere in the world take all precaution measures for preserving your safety.

So... How Safe Is Victoria Really?

Overall it is a safe destination for you as a tourist from almost all perspectives, but it is advisable to take all measures in order to preserve your safety and security.

In recent years with the development of tourism in the city the cases of robberies, thefts, and crime, in general, have increased, which means that you as a tourist should choose wisely your accommodation which will ensure your safety.

Be aware of a big gang of pickpockets that operate in the most populated areas of the city and keep a close look at your belongings, especially your documents.

Also, it is recommended to always have a mobile phone from which in case of emergency you will be able to call as well as have a list of numbers.

Even if it is claimed to be relatively safe there are some neighborhoods that are advisable especially by night to not be visited however, during the day these could be and are recommended to be visited.

These one could be easily found at the tourist information point together with a lot of more interesting and important updates related to tours, guides, experiences of any kind as well as the must-see and do of the city which will ensure you a safe and great trip.

Taking everything into account and following all the above-mentioned pieces of advice you will be able to safely enjoy your trip.

How Does Victoria Compare?

CitySafety Index
Niagara Falls87
Sydney (Australia)80
Vienna (Austria)88
Manama (Bahrain)54

Useful Information

  • Visas - It depends on your citizenship whether you need a visa or not, but all the required information is clearly provided by the web-site of the public authorities.
  • Currency - The local currency is the Canadian Dollar.
  • Weather - The climate of Victoria is sub-Mediterranean meaning that they enjoy some of the most moderate weather in all of Canada, which means that there are mild, rainy winters and cool, dry and sunny summers.
  • Airports - Victoria International Airport is the airport that operates a wide range of international flights, however, almost all commercial flights at Victoria fly to domestic airports or to some destinations in the United States.
  • Travel Insurance - As it is always recommended to have travel insurance while traveling, no matter the destination, therefore, Victoria is not an exception.
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Victoria Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 7° C
Feb 6° C
Mar 8° C
Apr 10° C
May 13° C
Jun 16° C
Jul 18° C
Aug 18° C
Sep 15° C
Oct 11° C
Nov 8° C
Dec 7° C
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4 Reviews on Victoria

  1. Victoria is very safe

    I have lived in Victoria all my life. It is very very safe. No need to worry about anything. Mugging risk? I have never been mugged nor have heard of anyone that has been mugged. Victoria is probably one of the safer cities in BC. Avoid the less populated areas at night and you’ll be fine.

  2. Add on

    Also Victoria I dare say is safer than Toronto. If Toronto has Low risk then Victoria is even lower. Come visit us. It’s very beautiful

  3. Addressing this website...

    Ok so a few things. Victoria is perfectly safe. One of the safest cities in Canada. There is no risk of mugging and absolutely ZERO gang pickpockets. Even downtown is safe. Just stay away from potential drug users but they’re often will not bug you if you don’t bug them. Never have I ever heard of a gang pickpocket or mugging in Victoria. Just stay away from tent city and homeless places and you are perfectly fine. I dare say Victoria is safer than Vancouver and Toronto. The overall risk is very low, definitely not medium. I don’t think this author has been to Victoria before. Also the average temperature is inaccurate. Right now it’s june and doesn’t get hotter than 28 degrees usually. It’s definitely colder in August. Winters are not too cold in Victoria. Doesn’t usually snow answer it’s around 0-10 degrees in winter. Victoria is safe. No need to worry. Come and visit us!

    1. "just stay away from tent cities"

      “just stay away from tent cities” is not helpful to out of towner’s who, like me, is trying to figure out if walking from FRS terminal to Fairmount Empress Hotel is an open path for senior ladies. I would be better to name where NOT to go specifically then just declare Victoria is safe.

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