When you are in Canada you must go to Vancouver Island and visit Victoria! In this weeks exposé I will tell you everything you need to know about Victoria.
Victoria is the capital city of British Colombia and Vancouver’s largest city on the mainland. The city is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and has a population of approx. 350,000 and over several million visitors annually.
Nicknamed the “City of Gardens,” Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination. The city is popular with students, who come to attend the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, and other institutes.
Victoria has a temperate climate that is usually described as Oceanic or Marine west coast, with mild, damp winters and relatively dry and mild summers. The City offers lots of historical and tourist attractions and a full spectrum of entertainment, cinemas, theatres, pubs, clubs and international and seafood restaurants. You will not get bored in this vibrant city!
Inner Harbour Walkways
The Inner Harbour has two great walks for a warm summer evening or morning stroll. One starts at the end of Belleville Street near the Laurel Point Inn and follows the waterway to Fisherman’s Wharf. The second begins at the blue Johnson Street bridge and continues along the water to the West Bay Marina. Along the way, Herons, seals, mink, otters and sea lions can be spotted.
Royal British Columbia Museum
You only have one afternoon in Victoria? Well, that is definitely enough to see all of British Columbia! Descend into its offshore ocean depths, walk along its beaches, peer into its tide pools, step through forests and view its soaring mountains and vast plains and marvel at the wealth of wildlife around you.
You can travel through time along the cobbled streets of a turn-of-the-century town, enter a First Nations Bighouse and step back 12,000 years to when this was the land of the mammoth. Special sound effects, lighting and film transport visitors into the ocean depths beyond the coastal shelf and among the marine life that inhabits it and listen to to their mysterious calls and signals.
Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary
The Swan Lake is a nature sanctuary near Highway 17 and the McKenzie Avenue interchange. It is a favorite for afternoon and evening walks. The interpretation centre sell 25 cents bags of wheat seeds at the back door to give you an opportunity to feed the birds.
Sooo, Enjoy the city! 🙂