British Colombia

Victoria

Highly recommended
Victoria
The Essential
Highly recommended
Facing the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Washington state's Olympic Mountains and Falls, the capital of British Columbia is located on the southeastern tip of the island of Vancouver. At equal distance from Vancouver and Seattle in the US, Victoria enjoys a particularly mild climate, making it a popular retirement destination. Fine historical edifices flanked by beautiful gardens lend it an almost British quality, which is further enhanced should you pop into one of the countless pubs for a drink in the evening.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Victoria

Butchart Gardens Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens
Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres,
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Royal British Columbia Museum
Royal British Columbia Museum
This eminent institution, opened in 1968
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Scenic Marine Drive
Scenic Marine Drive
Scenic Marine Drive, a splendid
Fort Rodd Hill
Fort Rodd Hill
This British naval base, taken over by
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Thunderbird Park
Thunderbird Park
Next to the Royal British Columbia
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Craigdarroch Castle
Craigdarroch Castle
Built by Robert Dunsmuir, this former
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