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Victoria, British Columbia is full of life! Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada with gardens that bloom all year.

Victoria, British Columbia is full of life! Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada with gardens that bloom all year. The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and adventures in the great outdoors are within city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go.

Population: 78.055

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is one of Canada's most beautiful cities. Conde Nast Traveler's Magazine rated Victoria "Best City in the Americas" and Vancouver Island "Best Island in North America." It is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, close to Seattle and Vancouver by ferry or plane.

Victoria is known around the world for its gorgeous gardens, superb shopping, and cosmopolitan dining. Because Victoria is one of the warmest cities in Canada, residents enjoy such outdoor activities as whale watching, hiking, and boating throughout the year.

Source: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/

The city boasts the mildest winter in Canada and the lowest rainfall on the province's west coast. Winters tend to be mild and rainy, summers are relatively dry, snow is a somewhat uncommon occurrence, while the city enjoys plenty of sunshine all year round.

Summer daytime temperatures range from the low-to-mid 20s ºC, with evenings cooling down to about 10 ºC. Spring is always a wonderful time to visit Victoria, daily temperatures range from 11-15 ºC. Autumn brings average highs of 12 ºC to Victoria. Victoria enjoys the most temperate winter climate in BC. 

Source: http://www.victoria.ca/

The Victoria region has an excellent public transit system that will take you throughout the area. Buses run frequently and are a great way to venture out of the downtown core and into the surrounding areas and suburbs. BC Transit's accessible buses carry wheelchairs, scooters and bicycles. Strap your bike on the front of a bus and head out to the country to cycle! 

One-way Ticket (Local Transport): 2.50 C$     

Monthly Pass (Regular Price): 85.00 C$

Source: http://www.tourismvictoria.com/

Known as “The Garden City” due to the abundance of gardens and city parks, Victoria also has an impressive selection of historic sites and heritage architecture. See floral displays year-round or wander through a castle.

Museums in Victoria cover everything from Aboriginal culture to science and nature. This is also the home of the Royal BC Museum and the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Craigdarroch Castle: An interesting taste of upper-crust Victoria history.

Miniature World: All the kids love it and adult guests are delighted too.

Undersea Gardens: Divers(e) aspects of ocean life.

Mineral World: Family Adventures: gem collecting, gold-panning, fossil digging.

Government House: Where the Queen stays when she visits!

Butterfly Gardens: (Summer). You'll be tickled.

Centre of the Universe: The biggest show on Earth!

Source: http://www.victoriabcguide.com/

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