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Capital Ideas

Connecting people, stimulating ideas

Located on Vancouver Island's southern tip, Victoria is a city steeped in rich history, architectural charm and natural beauty, but we are much more than that. We are forward thinking, passionate people who want your business. We deliver exceptional and, frankly, completely unexpected venues, outstanding service and warm, authentic hospitality. By virtue of everything Victoria has to offer, hosting a meeting here is nothing short of a capital idea.

 

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1. Networking That Bears Fruit

Victoria is a meetings destination that stimulates a deeper dimension of networking. In Victoria, people connect in a way bigger cities just can't accommodate. Delegates will benefit from chance encounters in our Inner Harbour, unplanned conversations at our oceanfront cafés and impromptu meetings at our local attractions. In Victoria, your meeting has a life beyond the meeting space. In Victoria, great ideas will be born the way they always have...by accident.

2. Life Beyond the Meeting Space

Delegates cannot live by meetings alone! In Victoria, we have countless diversions - from tame to thrilling. Spas that spoil: check. World class golf: check. Whale watching: check. Ziplining, salmon fishing, garden tours, nightlife, live music... your delegates will want to check it all out. And if you're considering an off-site meeting space that's a tad less conventional, we have a variety of weird and wonderful places from gardens and castles, to cider farms and lighthouses.

3. A Destination Worth Travelling To

Get to Victoria with a scenic cruise along the rugged west coast on a ferry, hop on a float plane or helicopter and enjoy breathtaking views from the sky, or fly directly into the Victoria airport, one of the world's friendliest airports. Whatever you choose, the journey to Victoria is an opportunity to focus on the meeting ahead and leave your everyday worries behind.

4. Culinary You Can Connect With

Victoria's cuisine scene is honest and open. In Victoria, you can meet the chefs, meet the farmers and visit the farms. Victoria has an extraordinary assortment of culinary experiences - from elegant fine dining to casual bistros, waterfront pubs and gourmet food trucks. And with a variety of small boutique-like producers, Victoria is famous for its locally made beers, ciders, wines and spirits. Who wouldn't cheers to that?

5. Canada's Smartest City

(For North America's Smartest Meeting Planner - You!)
Yes, Victoria has been rated as Canada's Smartest City. It is also now internationally recognized as a leading edge technology hub. It's why we're increasingly referred to as "Tectoria." We are an industrious capital city built on capital ideas and we will apply this same thinking to help you make your meeting EXCEPTIONAL.

The Victoria Conference Centre

Sophisticated. Welcoming. Inspiring. The Victoria Conference Centre honours Victoria's rich history and reflects the natural environment with stunning works of First Nations art showcased in an open glass atrium surrounded by lush foliage. The Centre is located in the heart of Victoria's scenic Inner Harbour and is surrounded by world-class, oceanview hotels.

Accommodating conferences of up to 2,000 attendees, it provides 73,000 sq. feet of bright and flexible meeting space, including 18 multi-purpose meeting rooms, 25,000 sq. feet of exhibit space and a 400-seat lecture theatre.

 

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