February is all about love! While you’re in Victoria, there are lots of ways to treat that special someone in your life and make Valentine’s Day really memorable! Whether you’re planning a low-key in-night or heading out for a night on the town, you’ll want to make sure that you have the perfect present to celebrate! But it can be tricky to figure out where to find all the best Valentine’s treats in a new city so we’ve taken the guesswork out of your shopping and compiled an easy list of our very favourite Valentine’s Day goodies and where to get them so you can be confident that you’re getting the very best of what this city has to offer!
This amazing little farm in Cobble Hill is a purveyor of some incredible products from essential oils to herbs and spices, soda syrups and so much more. When it comes to dark chocolate, there’s nowhere on the island where you can find such an impressive collection of high quality chocolate bars. Every Organic Fair bar is certified organic, vegan and comes in an array of globally inspired flavours. If you’re staying in Victoria or Langford you can find them at the Market on Yates and the Market on Millstream or shop online and choose your shipping method. If you’re staying in the Cowichan Valley, you can pick up your order directly from the farm at checkout!
If you’re staying near downtown Victoria, a brisk, early spring walk to the gorgeous original Rogers chocolate store on Government St. is a great way to get into the festive spirit! With an enormous array of high-quality, decadent chocolates to choose from, this chocolaterie has been a Victoria standby for over 130 years!
If you want to find delicious chocolate that makes you feel great, then you’ll want to make sure you grab a few bars of Sirene chocolate. At Sirene, every bar is made with the highest quality beans picked and processed ethically. Choose from a wide variety of flavours from the popular Dark Milk to the intense 73% dark chocolate Fleur de Sel and so many in between. You can find these bars at the Merchant Quarters General Store, Victoria Public Market and the Market on Yates in downtown Victoria.
At Home Spa
If you’re looking to surprise your loved one with incredible local, organic bath and body items to make an at-home spa experience, Silk Road is one of the best places in the city to go. This downtown tea shop has become a haven for luxury and calm. Here, you can find bath salts, diffuser oils, skincare items and incredible teas that are sure to make this Valentine’s Day extra special.
This wonderful, local shop specializes in handmade, small batch, natural bath and body products made with carefully selected, high-quality ingredients and distinctly West Coast scents. Their line includes soaps, bath bombs, lotions, essential oils, shampoos and more! Find their collections at Soulful Sister in Langford!
Right in the heart of downtown Victoria on Broad St., you’ll find this gorgeous flower shop. From lavish bouquets filled with the most stunning blooms to living planters, Flowers on Top has everything you need to create a custom bouquet that’s sure to impress!
If you’re looking for something a little more unique and contemporary for your Valentine this year, you’ll want to shop at Rook and Rose. This relatively new flower shop has been taking the city by storm for the last ten years with their fresh take on the traditional floral arrangements. Specializing in both dried and fresh flower bouquets, you can pop into their downton location to order or simply go on the website and choose pickup or delivery! They deliver all over Greater Victoria including Sidney and Langford!
While Silk Road may have an incredible selection of teas, bath and body works, it is also one of the most popular spas in Victoria as well! Voted Canada’s Best Organic Spa by Glow Magazine, Silk Road is our top choice for an afternoon of pampering in the city. This full service spa offers facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs as well spa packages that combine services for a whole afternoon of bliss!
This wonderful Ayurveda inspired spa provides incredible self-care services that are rooted in Sapphire’s principle of meaningful and mindful treatments. Here, you’re not just getting a spa service, you’re going to have an experience that integrates your mind, body and spirit to ensure that you leave feeling fresh and uplifted. Whether you’re staying out in Sooke or at the top of the Saanich Peninsula, this is a spa experience that is worth the drive into town!