Victoria Local Customs

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  • 1. Cultural/Historical

    One thing this Navy town has in common with its East Coast counterpart Halifax are the downtown street names. You can find those in the walkway concrete at the intersections of the streets.

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  • 2. Currency/Tipping

    Please excuse me if you think this is a silly tip but I just wanted to point out that American coins (quarters, dimes, nickels etc) are NOT considered eligible for preferential exchange in stores or...

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  • 3. Festivals/Holidays

    British Columbia Day, the first Monday in August, is a Provicial Holiday. (We didn't know that.) It's a bank holiday, so most "public facilities" (like banks and post offices) will be closed. Also, a...

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  • 4. Decorated Street Electrical Cabinets

    In any city anywhere, electrical cabinets on the street are fairly common. They house electrical transformers for the various low voltage loads, they contain...

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  • 5. One-Pot Prawn Bisque

    Living on the West Coast of Canada makes seafood a frequently available ingredient in many recipes and meals.Our local chefs always find original and creative...

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  • 6. Bag it!

    You may notice when you are here in Victoria, just how clean the streets appear. You might not really think about it, but once you start noticing the horses...

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  • 7. CITY of GARDENS

    Victoria is world renowned as the City of Gardens. With the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria and its gardens are in bloom year-round. From the...

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  • 8. Dollar Pizza

    It's never going to win any awards for culinary excellence but late at night and/or when you're (almost) broke it is cheap calories.Victoria has several $1 a...

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  • 9. Walking and relaxing...

    Dallas road is a favorite place for most people from Victoria. It's not far outside of downtown and if you arrived to VIctoria via Cruise then you arrived on...

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  • 10. A new pod of orcas

    I didn't know where else to put this tip so I decided to put it here. The Lion's Society of British Columbia has come up with rather a neat fundraising campaign...

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  • 11. Butchart Gardens in Victoria...

    Butchart Gardens in Victoria is a 'Must See' activity. There is an amazing abundance of flowers, trees and views to please one's senses! This photo only depicts...

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  • 12. The Victoria area seemed to be...

    The Victoria area seemed to be very dog friendly. Wherever there's a water fountain, there's a shiny, clean metal bowl filled with fresh water. Thought it was a...

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  • 13. Victoria is the capital city...

    Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, the only Canadian province on the Pacific coast. For this reason, the BC Parliament Building is located here....

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  • 14. Contrary to popular belief,...

    Contrary to popular belief, Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, (not Victoria Island). Victoria Island is an island located in the Canadian arctic....

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  • 15. My friend form Halifax

    What is it was sea ports, that seagulls are waiting for me?Greetings from Halifax.

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  • 16. Maps!

    How's this for a good idea - they've painted otherwise useless boxes with maps of the city. Maybe this is common, but I haven't seen it anywhere else and I...

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