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Cities and Towns on Vancouver Island
Victoria is one of those unique cities seemingly destined to be a haven for travelers. Breathtakingly picturesque, and imbued with a flavor and style born of its British heritage, the city sits on the southeast tip of 300-mile long Vancouver Island just off the west coast of Canada facing the Juan de Fuca Strait and it's neighbor to the south, the United States.
Across Haro Strait to the east are the picturesque San Juan Islands of Washington State. To the northeast are the equally beautiful Canadian Gulf Islands, and beyond them, across the Strait of Georgia, is the stunningly beautiful and dynamic city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the mainland of Canada.
This proximity to the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington, as well as its abundant and various attractions, assures Victoria of a steady stream of visitors flocking to the island for day trips, weekend get-a-ways, week-long vacations and other extended stays. Today, Victoria is a city boasting a population of 350,000 and plays host to more then 3.5-million visitors a year.
Victoria seems to have something to offer for everyone: wilderness adventure in the mountains and forests of Vancouver Island; cruising, whale watching, kayaking or fishing in the surrounding waterways; quaint shops; boutiques and exclusive stores; museums, culture and historic tours; opera, symphony and theatre; and a variety of eateries and accommodations to suit the tastes and needs of most any traveler.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Best Places Vancouver. by Kasey Wilson. Written by Vancouverites, this trusted guide steers visitors to the best spots to eat, sleep, shop, and explore. Completely updated, this edition features restaurant and lodging reviews, expanded coverage of the growing communities of West Vancouver and Richmond, and a chapter on wine touring in the Okanagan Valley. Order now...
Frommer's Vancouver & Victoria 2009. Insider tips on living Vancouver's cosmopolitan glitter, soaking up Victoria's old-world charms, and jumping into the region's best outdoor adventures. Order now...
The Wineries of British Columbia by John Schreiner. This revised and updated edition is a comprehensive guide to the wineries of this thriving wine industry. Acclaimed wine writer John Schreiner profiles 175 established and newer wineries, offering lively winery histories, fascinating interviews with vintners, recommended wines and contact information. Order now...
Fodor’s Vancouver & Victoria. Vancouver & Victoria features the ideal ways to navigate the museums, the slopes, and the surf. In-depth coverage includes stunning Victoria, Vancouver Island, Whistler alpine resort, and the Okanagan Valley. Order now...
Vancouver Encounter by John Lee. Full-color pull-out map and detailed neighborhood maps for easy navigation. Our resident author recommends the very best neighborhoods, sights, restaurants, shops and entertainment. Unique itineraries and highlights help you make the most of a short trip Local experts reveal Vancouver's secrets. Order now...
Secret Vancouver 2010: The Unique Guidebook to Vancouver's Hidden Sites, Sounds, and Tastes by Alison Appelbe, Author and Linda Rutenberg Photographer. This revised and expanded edition includes even more secret sites, restaurants, bars, patios, bookstores, yoga classes, and other off-the-beaten-path finds. Order now...
Moon British Columbia, 9th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Andrew Hempstead. Packed with information on dining, accommodations and transportation, this book has a variety of options for a range of travel budgets. Written by a resident and outdoor enthusiast, this book gives the author's unique perspective on British Columbia. Order now...
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