- Fable Cottage, Cordova Bay
- Wooded Wonderland, Beaver Lake
- Sealand of the Pacific, Oak Bay
- JayCee Fair, Memorial Arena
- Frontier Village, Langford
- Fun City, Saanich
- Land of the Little People, Belleville St.
- Haunted Mansion, Belleville St.
- Classic Car Museum, Douglas & Burdett
- Cobra, Soviet submarine, Inner Harbour
- BC Experience, Crystal Gardens
- Fun Zone, View Royal
- Royal London Wax Museum, Inner Harbour
If I may?
The Glass Castle
The Undersea Gardens
Rudy’s Pet Park
The Victoria Drive In
22-foot tall neon flame a top the Rockland Water Tower
The FREE Victoria Museum
The Original Tally Ho horse drawn rides - though they now bring it out at Christmas time, they used to be drawn by a team of 6 horses, then reduced to 4, but when it was reduced to 2 but the #'s of persons being pulled wasn't lowered, the Horses were being hurt.
An interesting convo that comes up from time to time on FB, usually by old-timer Victorians pining for the 'good old days'.
I am not at all intending at all to be dismissive here but as someone born, raised and educated here and who has lived here 47/56 years in Greater Victoria, I have a pretty good idea why at least some if not many of the "attractions" on this list are no longer with us.
You can quickly discern a pattern, and I suspect I am not alone re:
•Fable Cottage, Cordova Bay - Never visited it; never held any interest for me frankly...
•Wooded Wonderland, Beaver Lake - visited many times as a small child; this is the one attraction on the list I do have fond memories of....
•Sealand of the Pacific, Oak Bay - Visited once as a teen; never felt like I had to go back. In any event it compared very poorly to other similar aquatic facilities in the US & Hawaii. Did one last "tour" about a year before they shut down - it was really mickey mouse and run down by then and not remotely worth the price of admission. Good riddance especially to this one...
•JayCee Fair, Memorial Arena - Enjoyed it a few times as a teen, never attended as an adult. Don't miss it particularly.
•Frontier Village, Langford - Never visited it; I don't think I ever actually knew it existed
•Fun City, Saanich - Never visited it
•Land of the Little People, Belleville St. - Never visited it; no interest.
•Haunted Mansion, Belleville St. - Never visited it; no interest.
•Classic Car Museum, Douglas & Burdett - Never visited it.
•Cobra, Soviet submarine, Inner Harbour - Did the tour once, very interesting; no need however to re-visit after doing it the one time...
•BC Experience, Crystal Gardens - Never visited it, no interest.
•Fun Zone, View Royal - Never visited it, never heard of it...
•Royal London Wax Museum, Inner Harbour - Did the tour once, never bothered again. Like all imitations it compared very poorly with the original. Once you've seen the "real London" wax museum - in, you know, London - this was clearly the hick cousin version...