Victoria City, Capital of British Columbia (with Map & Photos)

State: province of British Columbia
Area: 19 km2
Population: 78 thousand people
Time zone: GMT -8 hours
Calling code: 250
Average temperature: winter 6 / C, summer 20 / C
Airports: Victoria International Airport (YYJ)
Address: 201- 1640 Electra Boulevard, Sidney, BC, V8L 5V4, Canada

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria, is located in the south of Vancouver Island and is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. The capital is famous for the mildest climate among all cities in Canada and an abundance of gardens.

Victoria British Columbia
Victoria British Columbia

A 30-minute drive north of the city, Butchard Gardens is located in Todd Bay. The creation of the gardens began in 1904 on the site of a worked-out limestone sump. The garden "experiment" has become a subject of general interest and attracts many tourists. Sunken Garden, Italian and Japanese gardens, Rose Garden, ponds and fountains. Here you can see rare and exotic species of flowers and trees brought from all over the world.

From January to March, the Benvenuto family residence invites visitors to an exhibition on the creation of gardens. There are several restaurants in the park. The Dining Room Restaurant is located in the residence and has beautiful views of the inner garden, Italian Garden and Todd Bay. Here you can have lunch, dinner or tea (Afternoon Tea). A rich selection of various types of tea, traditional delicacies, sandwiches, homemade cakes and sweets and hot sandwiches in winter. The gift shop sells flower seeds and flower tea.

Victoria British Columbia
Victoria British Columbia

Beacon Hill Park is located in the city center. Forests, flower beds, lakes and fountains, as well as picnic areas. The park is home to many bird species, including ducks, peacocks and eagles. There are playgrounds and an animal farm.

The Parliament Building is built in the style of free classics, with 33 domes, the largest of which is the statue of Captain George Vancouver. Parliament is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Every evening the building is illuminated with colorful lights.

Victoria British Columbia
Victoria British Columbia

The most famous hotel in the city, The Empress Hotel Fairmont is the standard of elegance and luxury. The hotel was first opened in 1908, renovated in 1989 and has hosted kings and movie stars. While in Victoria, you cannot miss the main event at the hotel - the famous English evening tea - 5 o'clock tea. Immerse yourself in the magic of a long-standing English tradition. The tranquil ambience of the elegant tea room overlooking the bay and pastries prepared by award-winning pastry chef D'Oyen Christie will create an incomparable experience.

Victoria British Columbia
Victoria British Columbia

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria houses a large collection of art, from ancient to modern, as well as Asian art and a collection of works by Emily Carr.

The Royal British Columbia Museum of British Columbia (TheRoyalBritishColumbiaMuseum) has a permanent exhibition on the history of the city from the beginning of the development of the territory by the first settlers to the present day.

In Chinatown, you can admire the traditional Chinese gate, the Buddhist Tam Kung temple, walk along the narrow FanTanAlley street and taste Chinese cuisine.

Inner Harbor is home to the Pacific Undersea Gardens, where you can observe marine animals in their natural habitat.

From April to October, watch out for the spectacular migration of killer whales, and from March to April you can watch the migration of whales.

Victoria British Columbia Map