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Victoria: Interesting Facts

Welcome to Victoria, one of the jewels of Canada and British Columbia’s capital city.  You will find this city so easy to explore and full of exciting opportunities to entertain your every wish during your stay.  Victoria, the oldest city in the Pacific Northwest, is both friendly and welcoming. Did you know that Victoria was voted the most romantic city in Canada (5 years in a row) and top 15 friendliest city in the world?  

The city is proud of its multicultural and multiethnic heritage. You will find here the world’s tallest free-standing totem pole (Beacon Hill Park).  Come and check out Victoria’s Chinatown (the 2nd oldest in North America) where you will by surprised by the narrowest street in all of Canada. Enjoy scenic Inner Harbour walks and the historical sites as well.

Victoria boasts a superb variety of restaurants and has the 2nd highest rate of restaurants per capita in North America.  Culinary options abound: enjoy everything from your traditional pub fare, fine dining, an exciting selection of local coastal cuisine, as well as vegetarian and vegan restaurants.  Victoria also presents a distinct thriving arts and cultural scene. Enjoy numerous museums and art galleries. Don’t miss this chance to visit the birthplace of well-known celebrities – David Foster, Nelly Furtado, and Steve Nash.  Two world class universities and a college also enrich our communities and make Victoria a progressive city.

Blessed with mountains, the ocean, and a mild climate, Victoria is the ideal year-round playground for outdoor adventures enthusiasts.  Victoria is an active and green city: 46% of residents ride the bus, walk, or bicycle to work. It is also the cycling capital of Canada and blessed with beautiful biking trails.  Visit one of the over 70 beautiful city parks ad the famous Butchart Gardens (known internationally as “the City of Gardens”), take a whale watching tour, or practice your golf skills at one of the 18 golf courses.