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City of Victoria, BC, Canada
Victoria BC is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. The community is Vancouver Island's largestcity located on the southern most tip of Vancouver Island. In fact, Victoria is the southern most city on the west coast of Canada.
The City of Victoria is part of the Capital Regional District (CRD) which includes 13 municipalities and 3 electoral areas.
The City of Victoria is the commercial and tourism centre of the region. The streets and side alleys of Victoria, Canada are decorated with English-style lamp posts, heritage buildings, sitting benches, artisan booths, outdoor patios, flower pots and flowering hanging baskets - all providing character and color to the old and new sections of the city.
To many who are familiar with Victoria refer to the city as, "Old England" or the "City of Gardens" because of its narrow streets, architecture and beautiful gardens. In fact... Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom which makes it one of the oldest communities in the Pacific Northwest.
Victoria BC Canada is a pedestrian friendly city with many services and attractions located within walking distance. From downtown one can walk to some of the most visited destinations in Victoria including Market Square, China Town, the gardens of Beacon Hill Park, the Pacific Ocean on Dallas Road, the Parliament Buildings and many Inner Harbour marine activities and attractions.
Downtown Victoria BC includes a wide assortment of unique shops, retail stores, boutiques, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, banks, gift stores, malls, specialty shops, attractions and commercial businesses.
The coastline of Victoria BC is a busy marine destination situated on the Straight of Juan de Fuca. The waterway is a popular marine transportation route. There are ports welcoming cruise ships, terminals receiving ferries, air bases servicing floatplanes, marinas decorated with sailboats, motor boats, yachts, whale watching tours and water taxis.
The Victoria art, history and culture scene is also vibrant and very west coast. There is the Royal British Columbia Museum, Victoria Symphony, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Emily Carr House, Royal Theatre, Macpherson Theatre, Craigdarroch Castle, Helmcken House, Victoria Philharmonic Choir and Ballet Victoria.
The City of Victoria provides every amenity and service possible that are important to travelers. There are a wide selection of accommodations, tours, guides, attractions, banks, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, post offices, laundromats, repair shops, malls, big box stores and coffee shops with internet access.
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