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Victoria British Columbia is known internationally as The Garden City of Canada. When you arrive in this exquisite place you will quickly realize that the gardens, parks and flowers that abound here are only scratching the surface of the joy and beauty that awaits you in British Columbia's capital city. Situated on the sheltered side of the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria, BC boasts a downtown core reminiscent of Europe and steeped in old English charm. As the city is situated on the Juan de Fuca Strait and faces the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Everywhere you look there are either beautiful ocean or stunning mountain views.
Victoria boasts an amazing climate found only on the west coast of Canada. Our temperate climate of mild year-round temperatures provides a perfect medium for the green lush gardens you will experience here. In the atmosphere of Victoria's old world charm and European flair, there are excellent services to be found, which include some of the best dining in Canada, both modern and old world pubs, famous locations for afternoon teas, excellent indoor and outdoor shopping, and a host of fresh-air activities. Victoria, B.C., is the ultimate destination whether you are a honeymooner, a family, retiree or just looking to get away to a very clean and safe city in the Pacific North West.
The areas around Victoria include Sidney, Sooke, Metchosen, East Sooke and The West Side. If you are looking for a way to get away from the business of the city but yet be close to the action should you choose to go for dinner or a show, Victoria and the areas around Victoria are ideal for this kind of holiday. Remote living is less than 1 hour from downtown in places like East Sooke or French Beach. The parks, the sand, the trees, the museums, the sights to see, Victoria has it all.
Victoria and surrounding areas are found on the Southern portion of Vancouver Island, located off the west side of Canada. Vancouver Island is a very large island with more than 1 million people in total and an area of 32,134 km2. Most of the Island is made up of spectacular wild areas where bear, cougar, eagle and salmon make their home. The rest of the island makes for an excellent place to holiday. Sun, sand, beaches and beautiful clean cities await you!