Victoria: A timeless city on the west coast

Experience the best of Victoria’s past and present. Experience the vibrancy of our intimate city alive with character. Victoria is an urban city close to nature and once you arrive, there will be no shortage of options to satisfy your every craving. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, ocean views abound in Victoria and we boast the mildest climate anywhere in Canada. This natural bounty means Victoria is naturally beautiful and blooming year-round. A beautiful blend of stately architecture and modern styles, Victoria is a Pacific coast city unlike any other.

Alive with History

Access the richness of the past with ease, while enjoying the bounty of the present. Broaden your understanding by engaging with the diverse history of British Columbia’s capital city. Standing as one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, the history of the Coast Salish First Nations, European exploration, and North America’s second oldest Chinatown, surrounds you in this modern city.

Far from Ordinary

Victoria looks and feels like no other place. Find delight around each corner. Relish in the happiness born from being surrounded by equal measures of intricate and creative architecture, eclectic locals, and nature’s vibrant beauty. Feel your mood lift and your step lighten as you fall under the spell of Victoria’s charming nature. Enjoy the warm welcome of Victorians who will greet you with down-to-earth friendliness with a taste of what makes island life so special.

Connect to the Salish Sea and its Residents

Our identity is shaped by our natural environment. The ocean, mountains and wildlife have shaped Greater Victoria for thousands of years, starting with the Lekwungen People whose traditional territory Victoria is located on.

Rediscover perspective by experiencing a place of nature’s abundance. Whether you fly over the waves in a Zodiac, or paddle through them in a kayak, find yourself immersed in one of Canada’s most diverse ecosystems. Connect with the Coast Salish Indigenous traditions, the endangered Southern Resident orca, Pacific salmon and wildlife.