Why should I visit Victoria B.C?
Victoria is a friendly and exciting mid sized city at the southern tip of Vancouver Island. This region has a rich history of Native culture, British influence and Asian emigration. The wonderful natural resources have been carefully preserved and can be explored in many ways. The gentle urbanism of Victoria means there is plenty of excitement but you’re never far from the peace of nature.
Where is Victoria B.C?
Perched on Vancouver Island the City looks out across the wide Juan de Fuca Strait towards the San Juan Islands and Olympic Mountains. It can be reached by ferry via the San Juans, mainland Canada, or Port Angeles. The ferries mainly dock in Sidney B.C, but the Port Angeles route docks right in Victoria.
What sort of Services and Amenities does Victoria B.C offer?
Victoria is a world-class destination for art culture and the outdoors. The unique combination of cultures and northwest ecology provide ample inspiration for local artists, chefs and craftspeople. The eclectic shopping districts include British and Irish wool, imported Chinese curios, antiques, and much more. Historic buildings house posh hotels, eateries and art galleries. The large variety of services available make Victoria a great jumping off point for the rest of Vancouver B.C, and the greater Salish Sea region.
What can I do or see in Victoria B.C?
- Arrange a whale watching tour with one of the many local tour companies.
- Take a self-guided tour of the many historic buildings and museums.
- Spend and afternoon browsing through the distinctive shopping districts.
- Visit nearby Butchart Gardens, lovely in every season.
- Victoria is home to the second oldest Chinatown in North America.
- Savor the delicious northwest cuisine available in many excellent restaurants.