Welcome to Victoria!
Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a vibrant harbour-side city known for its heritage architecture, beautiful gardens and multicultural influences. Visitors can enjoy a variety of experiences from traditional high tea and scenic tours to outdoor adventures like whale watching, kayaking, and hiking. Named to Conde Nast Traveller’s Best Cities in the World in 2016, Victoria is known for local craft breweries and wineries, great local farm-to-table-cuisine, and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
Coast Salish culture is everywhere in this city, established on traditional territory of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. Highly walkable and bike-friendly, Victoria is home to the oldest Chinatown in North America, and along the inner harbour in the city’s scenic downtown, visitors will find the iconic architecture of British Columbia’s provincial parliament buildings, the historic Steamship Terminal, and the grand old Empress Hotel.