About Victoria

There’s nowhere in the world like Victoria. It’s small yet sophisticated; a technology leader and a historic capital city; a vibrant business community yet surrounded by nature.

Voted one of the most popular destinations in the world by Travel and Leisure Magazine, a top city in the Americas and the best temperate island by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine, Victoria offers more attractions than you could ever imagine. Many of them within walking distance and others like golfing, salmon fishing and scuba diving are only a short distance away.


Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada with gardens blooming year-round. The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits, and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go.

The Inner Harbour is alive with the romance of an era when tall ships moored alongside the wharf, and evenings glitter as lights twinkle from atop the landmark British Columbia Legislative Buildings. The rich history of Victoria is also captured with First Nations totem poles, heritage architecture, horse and carriage rides and traditions such as afternoon tea.

Home to British Columbia’s provincial government as well as three Universities and a number of colleges, Victoria’s academic culture is complemented by a vast and exceptionally talented community of artists who showcase their work at the various galleries, shops and restaurants around town.

Victoria also boasts a large selection of superb restaurants and cafés that serve the finest and freshest cuisine. Offering the best in West Coast dining as well as a wide variety of exceptional ethnic foods, you’ll have a hard time choosing.

Victoria is a year-round tourism destination that offers a friendly, safe haven for all visitors. Getting here is very easy, and, once here, you will feel a million miles away. With a clean environment and charming ambience, it is no surprise that Victoria, BC is one of the world’s favourite destinations.