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    Victoria is a charming and elegant city. Enjoy the friendly people, lovely architecture and scenery. There are many nice hotels, restaurants, shops, and sights.

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    Small but pretty. You should visit, but you need plans, otherwise it could change into a boring time.

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    If you find yourself in British Columbia, make your way to Victoria and the surrounding area on Vancouver Island. Victoria is remarkably beautiful as well as low key. If you have time and are headed to Vancouver, B.C. take the time to take the car ferry over and stay a night or two. It is quiet and tucked away from the bustling city that is Vancouver. Galleries, shops, and delicious seafood are sure to be found. Also check out whale watching excursions which are affordable and available during the whale watching season.

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  • VictoriaPro 2014
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    Victoria is probably the most pristine city I've ever been to. It is so clean and so well taken care of. There are gardens everywhere, and even wild fennel grows along the sidewalks. The weather there is very temperate, with winters in the 40s and summers in the low 80s. There is so much to do there.

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    Nicknamed the City of Gardens, Victoria’s immaculate parklands and picture-perfect mountain and ocean vistas may be a ferry (or 25-minute seaplane flight) from Vancouver, but they feel a world away, down to the historic 19th-century ambience. Fueled by a buzzing farm-to-table food scene, lovers will want to visit the Beacon Hill Park rose gardens and the waterfront path along picturesque Dallas Road, just two of the key spots in Canada’s most walkable city.

    Don’t Miss: High tea at the grand Fairmont Empress, a 1908 British-inspired landmark with an unrivaled location on the banks of the Inner Harbor.

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    Great day trip from Seattle by ferry. Very scenic island with lots to do. You can also cross over into Vancouver. Spend a few days if possible, but can be done in one day.

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  • Victoria

    Victoria, the provincial capital of BC. It's the little brother to Vancouver and locals like it just the way it is. Quieter and more arty - there is a bit of a hippy vibe here and the weather is better than over the way in the mainland.

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    Just a ferry ride away from the city of Vancouver on Vancouver Island, Victoria is a nostalgic stop for Anglophiles. Have afternoon tea, amble along the waterfront and admire the colonial architecture on a lazy summer afternoon. Then rent a car and head out to wilder spots like Tofino on the island's west coast.

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    Victoria is a beautiful city. I wish I had more time to explore downtown Victoria on our trip to Tofino.

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    Victoria is, in one word, BEAUTIFUL. Stayed there for 4 days during end of July 2013 and fell in love with the place. Whether it is the inner harbour, the Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park or just the overall feel and vibe of this place, it is just magical. The weather is awesome, the people are friendly and the city is full of blossoms. Victoria should be called the city of flowers. I've never seen as many flowers anywhere else. The food was a little disappointing at a couple of restaurants I tried, but other than that I love everything about this place. If I ever win a lottery I'd go and live here overlooking the ocean.

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  • Victoria

    Walk east on douglas, follow beacon hill park and find rocky beaches and cliffs along a breath taking shoreline. Climb the cliffs, and sit comfortably with a view of the Olympic mountains over sea. Fun, free and easy.

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    This city has a character to it and the Buchart Gardens are a must. Like all of BC, the weather plays a big part in the mood. When it's sunny, it's wonderful.

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    The city is not too far, you can go there on the weekend and stay all the day. There are lot of things to see.

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    Victoria was a day trip for me. Mostly involving the insane amount of microbrews. It is also known only for their beer, but also for it's gardens. The walk along some of the gardens are some amazing views. The piers are where the tourists gather and it is just nice to sit there and people watch. It is an interesting city.

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  • Victoria

    My favorite city out of all of my travels. It's an elegant place with lots beautiful buildings and charm! The Empress is an amazing place to stay!

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    This is my favorite city in Canada. So clean and beautiful! High Tea at the Empress Hotel is GREAT!!!

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    I have 4 generations of family here and it is a phenomenal place to live - yes I am biased but you will love it.

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  • Victoria

    Barbara Peat. I first visited Victoria in August 1961 and found it a most wonderful place - full of delightful reminders of London with red double-deckers offering sightseeing tours around the harbour and believe it or not shops that were pretty good imitations of those you would find in any English town - Melton Mowbray pork pies and all!! The people I met were delightful "old timers" from the old country, most anxious for recent news of their old hometown - many I had never heard of! I can't wait to revisit and enjoy happy memories.

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    Amazing palace downtown, the Parliament is one's of the most important place to visit in Victoria B.C.

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    I am kind of biased, since I am from Victoria. If you want to get the full affect, go in the sping time. When all the pink blossoms are on the trees. And the gardens are in full spring bloom.

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Situated on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the rare Canadian city with a mild climate both summer and winter. Results of this blessing include a proliferation of green space, earning it the nickname City of Gardens, and numerous bicycle paths cris-crossing the city. Settled by the British in 1841, bits of British culture abound from high tea at the Empress hotel to fish and chips at the pub. A high ratio of restaurants to residents means there are many more options than British fare, however, including a robust Chinatown. A large number of retirees contrast with multiple universities bringing student culture to town, while the relatively small downtown is packed with nightlife and modern cafes.  

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