Looking for a quick spring getaway with the fam? A visit to British Columbia will not only leave you and your crew refreshed, but a little smarter. Victoria, BC has a rich and rugged history that began with First Nations people, the original inhabitants of Vancouver Island, and later evolved into a popular trading post and site of the gold rush. So pack up your littlest travelers, leave your car behind and hit this popular tourist destination where you can see the influence of the people throughout the city.

Take a Two-Wheeled Tour

If your kids are on the older side and have some biking experience and enthusiasm, consider a bike trek. Victoria has hundreds of miles of bike paths and there are many places that offer bike tours as well as rent bicycles. Matt Oliver offers customized tours through Bike Tours Victoria and he is a wealth of knowledge about the history of his city. While he has several different tours available he does offer customized tours that would best suit you and your little peddlers. Either way, Matt will take you on a two-wheeled trip through the city pointing out fascinating facts and historical tidbits. Psst... be sure to call in advance to see if the bike tours are suitable for your family.

Online: biketoursvictoria.com

Prices: Vary depending on the tour, bike rentals are extra.

photo: Natalia Dotto Photography

Will you be planning a trip to Victoria, BC this spring? Where will you visit? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Natalia Dotto