There is not one other place like Victoria. For all your travels in Canada, Victoria, which is situated on Vancouver Island (not where Vancouver City is, though) and can easily be called one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Founded in 1843, it still has the charm of a Victorian town since most of its buildings and homes are alive and thriving. In fact, even the traditions brought over by the very proper English are alive as well. There’s no place outside England where the traditions of â€śtea promptly at four o’clockâ€ť are considered correct and proper.
Victoria is the place to go, though, when you are in the mood for food! Consistently awarded as the birthplace for the more innovative dishes to be found in Canada, it’s become a foodie haven. It’s just a few numbers of restaurants shy of San Francisco, which is a feat in itself considering that venerable city has the most number of restaurants per capita in North America.
One reason why visitors flock to Victoria is the climate, and that is also what keeps them coming back, sometimes permanently. It’s possible to get outdoors almost all year-round. Imagine the hikes and kayak rides that take place in scenery like this! Not to mention the countless gardens, parks, and harbors that beckon towards a milder type of outdoor entertainment like picnics, cricket games, and other outdoor sports.
Although, no one would argue with the celebrated sport of pubbing. And with the types of pubs that Victoria has been able to keep alive since it was founded, there would be plenty willing to join in that game.
One fond memory of many visitors is sipping a beverage (either tea or something a bit stronger) at the waterfront with hanging flower baskets waving idly in the breeze. In the distance, boats float lazily by. Such is the tone of life in Victoria.