Summer means that ice cream season is upon us! Yep. You've waited all year for this and the payoff is oh, so worth it in Victoria. The city on the island off the coast has all your frozen cream treats dialed in. From inventive ice cream sandwiches made with donuts instead of whatever a traditional ice cream sando comes in, to classic vanilla and all the weird flavours in between! 

Vegan? Lactose isn't your belly's favourite? No problem! Places like Cold Comfort and Kid Sister can accommodate you for sure. And you best believe I've added them to the list! So now you really have no excuse not to try one (or all) of these amazing places. 

Feel like you need to earn it? Well, tis the season to grab that road bike put on your cutest summer dress and cruise around the city hunting down the best ice cream. Get a bit of a sweat going and really feel like you earned that cold treat. Need some inspo? I've gathered a list of 21 MUST try ice cream, froyo, and gelato places that you need to hit with your BFF this summer. This list includes places that have toppings, drizzles, and sprinkles. Switch it up or stay vanilla (literally) it doesn't matter to me. 

Seriously, what are you still here for? GO!!! 

 
Fernwood

Burnside

Downtown 

James Bay 

Vic West 

Oak Bay 

Cowichan Bay 

Gordon Head 

View Royal 



Ice cream in Fernwood 

via @mads_poirier

1. Cold Comfort // 1115 N Park St #2



Ice cream in Burnside 

via @curious_cait

2. Parachute // 105-2626 Bridge St 



Ice cream in Downtown 

via @mytasting_spoon

3. Kid Sister // #10 Fan Tan Alley


via @ashdrew_

4. Chocolat Favoris  // 1010 Government St


5. Charlie's Ice Cream Shop // 1207 Wharf St


via @gogo_victoria_bc

6. The Soda Shoppe // 801 Government St


via @beavertails_victoria

7. Beaver Tails //  602 Broughton St


via @namikin911

8. Marble Slab Creamery // 1150 Douglas St


via @haleydawee

9.  Dog Gone It // 801 Government St


via @primastrada

10. Prima Strada // 230 Cook St


via @kyqnchi__sasha

11. Oh Gelato // 1013 Government St


12. Paradiso Di Stelle // 10 Bastion Square 


via @junekano

13. Beacon Drive-In // 126 Douglas St 



Ice cream in James Bay 

via @brittneynuss

14. Jackson's // 12 Erie St


via @_ashleymoore

15. Quince Cafe // 2527 Beacon Ave 



Ice cream in Vic West 

via @byeonghwakim

16. Fol Epi // 398 Harbour Rd #101



Ice cream in Oak Bay 

via @vicfoodguys

17. Ottavio // 2272 Oak Bay Ave



Ice cream in Cowichan Bay 

via @ncecream

18. Original Udder Guys // 1765 Cowichan Bay Rd



Ice cream in Gordon Head 

via @kulturefroyo

19. Kulture FroYo // 3749 Shelbourne St

via @tummy.twins

20. Qoola // 1644 Hillside Ave

via @mssierraalexis

21. Mr. Tubbs // 3454 Tillicum Rd 



Ice cream in View Royal 

via @popfrozenyogurt

22. Pop! Frozen Yogurt // 131 Presley Place

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