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  • 1. Parks/Nature/Gardens

    It gets busy in Beacon Hill Park so be prepared for long delays while the ducks cross the road. In the early evening the ducks seemed to take over the entire park as most of the daytime visitors...

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  • 2. Inner Harbour

    One of the most emotional statues at Victoria is the Homecoming statue at the Inner Harbour next to the Victoria Visitor Centre at Ship's Point. The sculpture is made by Nathan Scott. It was made...

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  • 3. Siteseeing

    I first passed this beautiful church on the bus then went back to see it, because it looked so lovely. The Church of Our Lord dates from 1876 making it the oldest church in Victoria. It is located...

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  • 4. Cultural

    At first sight is strange to see a statue with the name Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra. What is the reason this Spanish gentleman is honoured at Victoris? Well, it turns out he was Captain in...

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  • 5. Maps/

    The Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre is located downtown at the Inner harbour at 812 Wharf Street. Phone: +1-800-6633883. Hours of Operation: Daily 9AM - 5PM. City Counsil webpage. Victoria...

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  • 6. Parliament Buildings

    B.C. Parliament Buildings, officially opened in 1898, and the aristocratic ivy-covered Fairmont Empress, designed by renowned architect Francis Mawson Rattenbury, opened in 1908 as one of the grand...

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  • 7. Historical

    Outside of Victoria, sits another National Historic Site; Fort Rodd Hill. From 1878 until 1956, a system of artillery positions guarded Victoria and Esquimalt harbour. Originally a link in the...

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  • 8. Outside Victoria

    Victoria is a beautiful city and the biggest on Vancouver Island. It worth a visit for itself, and if you only have 2-3 days, spend them in the area. On the other hand if you can spend more then that,...

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  • 9. Chinatown

    Victoria's historic Chinatown serves as a visual reminder of Canada's first Chinese settlers. This Chinatown once had the largest Chinese community in Canada. Now it is a small and peaceful section of...

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  • 10. Attractions

    This is a list of my favorite places and attractions in Victoria: - Butchart Gardens - Inner Harbor - Craigdarroch Castle - Whale watching - Royal BC Museum - Beacon Hill Park - The Bay Centre -...

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  • 11. Empress Hotel

    Victoria's famous Empress Hotel is a highlight for visitors. This hotel's architecture is impressive. It was designed by Francis Rattenbury who also designed the Parliament Buildings in Victoria. At...

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  • 12. BC Ferries

    is being on a BC Ferry for the first time. It was during the summer of 1985, and we were on our way to spend a week in a lakeside cabin in the town of Youbou on Cowichan Lake. Cowichan Lake is...

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  • 13. Royal British Columbia Museum

    You certainly absolutely must go to to the Royal B.C. Museum. I have been all over the world and I have never seen a museum such as this one before. It's located right in the downtown portion of...

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  • 14. Fisherman's Wharf.

    On our last day we spent the morning strolling along the waterfront to Fisherman's Wharf. Fisherman's Wharf is a great place to visit. It has restaurants,...

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  • 15. Library, Central Branch

    The Greater Victoria Library, central branch is a huge building located at 735 Broughton Street. Next to going through the book collection you can use the...

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  • 16. no longer going west, young man

    The first room had no windows. It was very small. We laid naked on top of the covers, sweating. In Victoria, sweating. How could they squeeze all that heat...

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  • 17. Who needs air-conditioning?

    Victoria is a perfect town for a stroll. It's compact and every street is full of architectural marvels. Down by the Inner Harbor is particularly scenic and The...

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  • 18. General Info

    Tourism Office:812 Wharf StreetVictoria, BCCanada V8W 1T3- Tel.: (+1) (250) 953 20 33- Fax: (+1) (250) 382 65 39- Internet: www.tourismvictoria.com- E mail:...

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  • 19. Friendly help and easy booking service.

    The Victoria Visitor Information Centre on the waterfront is a busy spot where tourists and travellers can get friendly advice and make bookings for onward land...

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  • 20. Times Colonist

    The Times Colonist is Victoria's most popular newspaper. Published daily, it features local, national and international news, along with lots of human interest...

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  • 21. PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS ~ Part Two

    Visitors from Other Countries: International travellers may require a visa to enter or transit Canada. To see whether you require a visa, visit the Canada site...

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  • 22. PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS ~ Part One

    Visitors from Europe:European passport holders do not require a visa to visit Canada. All you need is a valid passport, a return ticket and sufficient funds to...

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  • 23. VICTORIA'S BEST KEPT SECRETS

    VICTORIA'S BEST KEPT SECRETS ....' An Insider's Guide to Victoria & Southern Vancouver Island' is approximately 67 pages of travel and tourism information and...

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  • 24. EMERGENCY SERVICES

    In case of emergency including fire, police or ambulance, telephone 911.Alternatively, simply dial "0" and ask the operator to connect you to the police or to...

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  • 25. Our CLIMATE

    Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria boasts the mildest climate in Canada. Victoria receives an average of 2,183 hours of sunshine each year, with...

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