Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I buy a VIP card?

Sales are online until the end of Be A Tourist.

VIP Cards will also be available at these locations starting on February 1st, 2018 for $15 per card.

Tourism Victoria Info Centre

The Bay Centre


Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea

Red Barn Markets (all seven locations)

Noodle Box (Westshore, Shelbourne, Uptown and Douglas)

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Where do I pick up the VIP card purchased online?

Online purchases will be available for collection from Uptown (3440 Saanich Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 0B9) or the Bay Centre (1150 Douglas St, Victoria, BC V8W 3M9) starting February 1st, 2018.

What is the Be a Tourist VIP Card

It is your all access pass that provides you with many free or discounted offers around the city for many attractions. Some apply for all 8 days, others are limited to select days within the Be a Tourist period. Customers are required to present the VIP card and photo Identification to receive the offer.

On the reverse side of your VIP card your first and last name must be printed in ink. All cards are valid for one person only.

How much is a VIP card?

$15 per VIP card from January 1st, 2018 onwards.
All prices are plus GST.

Venue Participation Dates

While the dates for Be A Tourist are Feb 23-25 & March 2-4, some venue offers are valid ONLY on certain days. Please ensure you read each offer carefully on our website

Do I require a Be A Tourist VIP card for a child?

Any venue that involves transportation (ex CVS shuttle) requires that all participants have a coupon as transportation licensing requires that all passengers have a seat.

Be a Tourist does not have a blanket age policy with regard to children’s admission. Ticket policies for participating venues still apply during Be a Tourist. Therefore, it is important to consult individual participating businesses for clarification on children’s admission.

Quick reference guide as an example:
Miniature World: Children 4 and under are free

Do I need to make reservations?

Some of our participating venues absolutely require reservations and may include hotels, restaurants, whale watching, ziplining, and some tours. Some offers have a limited capacity. Please consult the individ-ual offer for all related information pertaining to reservations, operating times, validity days and any re-strictions.

Where can I get more information?

All offers, dates, limitations and more are available here on the website
Questions can be directed to

Who hosts Be A Tourist in your own Home Town?

The Be A Tourist event is owned and produced by Attractions Victoria. Attractions Victoria is a not for profit association comprised members from a varied tourism/retail sector of Victoria including attractions, tour operators, gardens, museums, hotels, restaurants and specialty retail operators. We are committed to providing tourists and locals alike with an unforgettable, enjoyable visit to our city through our popular Free Maps, and the annual Be A Tourist in your own Home Town event.

We value the continued support of our industry partners, residents, and the outstanding customer service staff of our retail partners!