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
Expanded to approximately 20ha/50 acres,
120 minutes
Royal British Columbia Museum
Royal British Columbia Museum
This eminent institution, opened in 1968
120 minutes
Thunderbird Park
Thunderbird Park
Next to the Royal British Columbia
90 minutes
Scenic Marine Drive
Scenic Marine Drive
Scenic Marine Drive, a splendid
Fort Rodd Hill
Fort Rodd Hill
This British naval base, taken over by
90 minutes
Thunderbird Park
Thunderbird Park
Next to the Royal British Columbia
90 minutes