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Name
Along with over 300 other populated places and physical features in Canada, it is named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901).


Where to stay and
what to do in

Victoria

VISITOR INFORMATION
Transportation

ACCOMMODATIONS
Bed and Breakfast
Campgrounds/RV Parks
Hostels
Hotels and Motels
Vacation Rentals

FOOD AND BEVERAGE
Bakeries
Bar and Grilles
Coffee and Espresso
Ethic Food
Fast Food
Pizza
Pubs
Restaurants
Seafood Restaurants
Taverns
Tea Houses

ATTRACTIONS
Art Galleries

ACTIVITIES
Cruises, Tours and Charters
Fishing
Whale Watching

SHOPPING


Nearby Cities and Towns
Cobble Hill, 49 km
Duncan, 61 km
Langford, 15 km
Oak Bay, 4 km
Saanichton, 21 km
Sidney, 27 km
Sooke, 38 km

Cities and Towns on Vancouver Island

The Islands
Vancouver Island

The Gulf Islands
  -Gabriola Island
  -Galiano Island
  -Hornby Island
  -Pender Island
  -Salt Spring Island

Queen Charlotte Islands
Barkley Sound


More BC
The Islands
Vancouver & Coast
Thompson Okanagan
BC Rockies
Cariboo Country
Northern


The Islands Travel Region
Victoria, British Columbia

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.

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