Victoria British Columbia is a City Like No Other
See why you and your family should Visit Beautiful Victoria BC! It’s the Perfect Travel Destination for the entire family. Victoria has been labeled by visitors many times over as perhaps one of the most beautiful places in the world. I could not agree more!
If you’re thinking of taking some family holidays in Canada, then you must consider visiting Victoria BC.
I grew up in this lovely city and even though I moved away many years ago, I still enjoy visiting as often as I can. Here is an excellent short video on some of the highlights of this amazing City.
Definitely worth taking a few moments to watch!
I have fond memories of growing up in Victoria and my wife and I have recently moved back to Vancouver Island after my retirement from my profession of 30 years. From riding my bike in pea soup fog, enjoying fish and chips at Fisherman’s Wharf, to the sounds of the fog horns off the island putting me to sleep at night, it truly was a great place to grow up! 🙂
“Beautiful Empress Hotel in Downtown Victoria”
Victoria is The Capital City of British Columbia
My parents escaped the cold winters of Alberta moving to Victoria when I was just a little boy and thinking about it today, am I ever glad they did! 🙂 Victoria is situated on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The city is the Capital of BC and is located on the most southern tip of the island.
Vancouver Island is located off the Pacific West Coast of Canada approximately 100 kilometers from the mainland and City of Vancouver. Greater Victoria has an area population of about 330,000 and continues to grow and expand each year. The reason being, it is perhaps one of the most desirable places in Canada to live.
Why you ask?
Well for starters, its natural beauty and climate are probably the two biggest reasons. The west coast and in particular the southern the tip of Vancouver Island, offer the warmest year round climate of all of Canada and breathtaking scenery to go along with it as well.
Take the BC Ferries to Victoria BC
Toted as one of the most scenic ferry crossing in the world, a ride on a BC Ferry from the mainland [ Vancouver ] to Vancouver Island [ Victoria ], offers some of the most beautiful coastal scenery you will ever experience! Be sure to check out my recent post and photos of BC Ferry Travel.
Victoria Distinguished As The City of Gardens
Famous for the city are the hundreds of beautiful hanging flower baskets you will discover most everywhere downtown.
If you like golf, well you have come to the right place. Because of the warm climate, golf courses are open year round. Want to play a round on Christmas Day? Should not be a problem in this City! Of course summertime is always the most preferred time to take vacations in Canada, unless of course you partake in the endless amount of winter activities available in the country.
To experience the absolute beauty and view the many activities Victoria BC has to offer, I suggest July, August and September as the ultimate time to visit. There are so many unique summer activities and planned events taking place at this time of year.
The city simply comes alive, like most, in the summer months.
” Fisherman’s Wharf in Downtown Victoria BC “
Summer Activities Galore in Victoria BC
There are just too many attractions and activities to list but I will try to give you a quick sample of what you can do when visiting. I’ve added website links to these major attractions for your convenience. 🙂
- Experience BC Ferries to Victoria – take the scenic Ferry crossing to the island.
Visit BC Ferries for schedules, fares and much more.
- Empress Hotel … walk into history for a cup of tea!
- Parliament Buildings … a must see at night!
- Inner Harbor … exciting summer entertainment galore
- Breakwater … walk the seawall and watch the Cruise Ships coming and going.
- Buchart Gardens … world renowned , a garden paradise!
- Whale Watching Tour … and spot the Killer Whales.
- Fisherman’s Wharf … stroll in for a fresh Oyster burger and fries.
- Victoria Golf Course … golf … golf …. golf!
- Horse carriage ride … enjoy a scenic horse drawn ride.
- Harbour Ferry … take a fun harbor ferry trip
” A Beautiful Victoria British Columbia Sunset “
As you can see, there is so much to see and do in this great city any time of the year. Getting to this fine city is easy! Whether you fly or drive, it’s the perfect destination for your Holidays in British Columbia !
Have you traveled to Victoria BC? If so, how did you get to Vancouver Island and what did you like best about the city and surrounding area?
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