Victoria has the reputation for having an old-fashioned, seaside-town atmosphere is enhanced in the summer by the abudance of flowers in hanging baskets and window boxes that decorate every lampost, balcony and storefront. Victoria is the provinces political center as well as one of its most popular visiting spots for locals and travelers.
A stroll along Victoria's Inner Harbour takes in many of the city's main attractions, such as the excellent Royal British Columbia Museum with it's dramatic depictions of the geology, specialty exhibits and native cultures of the region. Dominating the area are two late 19th-century buildings: The Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings, which were designed by noted architect Francis Rattenbury. Between Fort Street and View Street is the four-story Easton Centre. You'll find boutique shops, galleries and restaurants on all the side streets making Victoria the most walkable city in Canada.
Victoria, BC Inner Harbour Photos
Area: Vancouver Island
City Lifestyle Victoria
West Coast Flavour
Boating Power & Sailing
Oceanfront & Ocean Views