Places to celebrate Victoria Day in Australia, Canada, And Texas

Celebrating Victoria Day

Victoria Day is a Canadian holiday, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be celebrated around the world. And what better place to celebrate it than a place named Victoria?


I’m not sure how old I was when I realized there was a “Victoria Day.” But I thought it was the coolest thing ever. A holiday dedicated to me?? How awesome was that??


Ok. So maybe it wasn’t exactly dedicated to me. Maybe it was for this pretty well-known lady… Queen Victoria. Perhaps you’ve heard of her? Well, either way, I used it as an excuse to celebrate myself. At the beginning of each year when I got a new calendar, I looked up when Victoria Day was (it’s celebrated on the last Monday before May 25th). Then as I got older and started to travel, I thought it would be super cool to visit different places named “Victoria.” Since this woman was pretty famous, it was kind of easy to find places named after her. 😉


I’ve been to a few already, but a couple of my blogger friends have suggested even more places to visit that were named after me Queen Victoria.


Sharon of Where’s Sharon? suggested Victoria, Australia

Victoria is the second smallest and second most populous state in Australia. Located in the South East corner of the country, it packs a huge punch.

We live in the capital of Melbourne – a city of over 4 million which is full of fun things to do. It is known as the sporting, cultural, shopping and eating capital of Australia and it’s lots of fun trying out all of these things. I particularly love all the great food and the fact that there is always a fun event to go to.

There is plenty to do in the rest of the state too. From watching the penguin parade at Phillip Island, to the scenery on the Great Ocean Road, to panning for gold in Ballarat, to tasting top wines in the Yarra Valley, to visiting the many beautiful beaches and towns, there are plenty of great things to do in this Victoria.


View of Melbourne Australia skyline
Melbourne, Australia
Great Ocean Road Australia
Great Ocean Road


Alouise of Take Me To The World suggested Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria (the capital of British Columbia, Canada) is located on the east side Vancouver Island. I’ve been to Victoria a few times and I love visiting this city. Victoria has relatively mild weather (compared to the rest of Canada) so the gardening season is longer there meaning I can go to Victoria and see beautiful flowers when there might still be snow back home. Victoria is small and easily walkable, but there is still a lot to do there.

I love getting a tuna tacone from Red Fish Blue Fish, a seafood restaurant located right on the harbour, and watching the float planes and boats go by. The British Columbia Legislature is across from the Inner Harbour and you can get a free tour of the building. There’s also the nearby Empress Hotel, which helps give Victoria its sense of Britishness because they have high tea there. Last time I was in Victoria, I went to Miniature World (more for kids, but I still loved it), visited Craigdarroch Castle (a historic mansion now turned museum), and did a whale watching tour.


Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia
Inner Harbour


We suggest Victoria, Texas

Located near the Gulf of Mexico, Victoria is a growing city in the county of Victoria (so cool!). It is part of the Main Street Program, which is dedicated to historic preservation, innovation, and community pride. There are a lot of cute locally-owned shops, up-and-coming restaurants, and great architecture. They also have a great Framer’s Market where they have arts and crafts, food vendors, and music.


Victoria Street, Victoria water tower, and artwork from the farmers market in Victoria Texas
Victoria Street, Victoria water tower, and artwork from the farmers market.


Of course, if you’re in Great Britain, you’re sure to find a lot of places named Victoria as well.


Victoria Terrace in Edinburgh, Scotland and Tube sign in London, England
Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England


So maybe you had never heard of Victoria Day. But now you know, and I believe you should go out and celebrate! Have a drink for me, Queen Victoria, and/or any Victoria you know. And if you can celebrate it in a place named Victoria, even better! 😉


Have you ever celebrated Victoria Day? What’s your favorite place that’s named Victoria? We’d love to read your comments below! 🙂


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  1. Thanks for including my contribution to this post. I didn’t realize how many places in the world are named Victoria in the world. I definitely want to visit Victoria State in Australia, and I’d never heard of Victoria, Texas but it sounds like a nice little city. I also realized within my own hometown (Edmonton, Alberta) there’s a Victoria Park and a road called Victoria Trail.

    1. That’s awesome Alouise! I hope you’re able to visit one day. And thanks again for contributing! 😀

  2. You will have to visit your namesake state of Victoria! Is that on your travel plans, yet? 🙂

    1. It is! Just have to figure out when I can do it 😉

  3. Lucky you having your own special holiday! I’ve been to Victoria in Australia, and Victoria station in the UK, will watch out for others named after you 🙂

  4. I’ve never heard of Victoria Day before. Since the Canadians have it, I would imagine the British have it too, right? Victoria is a very beautiful name and so are all these cities named after the famous Queen. Lucky you to have visited some of them. I haven’t seen any.

    1. I’m actually not sure if the British celebrate it. Good question! lol

  5. I had a mini celebration for Victoria Day in England! That photo of the Great Ocean Road is stunning.

  6. A street in Dublin, close to my house, is called Victoria road: does it count? It’s actually a lovely street, not a bad place to be associated with 🙂

  7. Who knew that there were quite a few places called Victoria?! I’ve been to BC but unfortunately never made it to Victoria, just an excuse to go back!

  8. Hahah! Great idea for a post. The Great Ocean road is a place I would love to go to!!! Everything about it screams roadtrip!

  9. I’ve only been to Victoria, Australia and totally loved it, apart from the cost, heh! Melbourne as a city sure have plenty of things to do but at the same time there is a wide range of offerings as well if you travel out of the city whether into the countryside like Yarra Valley or towards the sea like the Great Ocean Road. All things considered, Victoria is a great destination, and I’m now a bit depressed that it’s not named after me, haha!

    1. I can’t wait to see it all for myself one day! 🙂

  10. I say, if a holiday has your name on it, then take it, embrace it and make it your own. Who cares about past queens 😉

  11. My name is Vicki and I am definitely adopting this as a celebratory day for me! I live in Australia so they might need a bit of convincing – but as part of the Commonwealth I reckon I’ve got a good chance!

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