This city is known around the world as the City of Gardens. Victoria is situated on the Southern tip of Vancouver Island, surrounded by Juan de Fuca and Georgia Straits. Victoria was established in 1843 as a Hudson Bay Fort and in 1866 it was given the honour of being chosen as the Capital City of British Columbia. Daily transportation services to Vancouver Island and Victoria are provided by BC Ferries, USA Ferries and the Victoria International Airport. The city is world renowned for its tea rooms, double Decker buses, beautiful lush gardens, small specialty shops, local attractions and theatres. Victoria offers a rich mix of comfortable accommodations from B&B’s to grand hotels. The ongoing preservation of historic buildings and modern architecture creates a unique blend of downtown businesses and residential communities. There are year round outdoor activities with entertaining street buskers, visual artists, artisans and singers in the Inner Harbour. Annual Yacht Races, Dragon Boat Racing, Bastion Bike Races, summer Street Markets and Music Festivals are strongly supported by tourist and island residents.
Victoria Neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Cook Street Village, Downtown, East Burnside-Gorge, Fairfield, Fernwood, Harris Green, Hillside-Quadra, Humboldt Valley, James Bay, Jubilee, North Park, Rock Bay, Rockland, Victoria West.