Victoria, BC is the capital of British Columbia with a population of 300,000 people, situated on the idyllic southern tip of Vancouver Island. In terms of weather, Victoria receives about half the amount of average rainfall as Vancouver, earning it’s nickname the “California of Canada” for its mild and sunny weather.
Greater Victoria is world-renowed for its perfect mix of natural beauty, city lifestyle, and enchanting harbour. Natural beauty abounds in luscious parks, limitless ocean walks, 60 km of paved bike and walkways (Galloping Goose Trail), and only 30 minutes from downtown Victoria to lush hiking and biking trails of the rainforest. This city has the most number of restaurants per capita in Canada, and contains a complete smorgasbord of anything you could ever want to eat! Shopping in the unique downtown core is also a big draw for lovers of boutique clothing and unique finds. If you are looking for fun and excitement, look no further than Victoria’s Inner Harbour, which comes alive in the summer featuring a great number of festivals and buskers. Night-time sparkles when the Parliament buildings turn on their 3,300 bulbs and light up the skyline and Inner Harbour. Besides restaurants, there are plenty of pubs, lounges, bars, brewpubs, and nightclubs to suit everyone’s tastes. Discover Victoria today!