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Awards and Accolades

We're not the only ones that think Victoria is FANTASTIC! Here's a sample of the awards and accolades our fair city has acquired in recent years:

2016

#6 Best Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

#7 Top 25 Best Cities in the World  

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey 

Top City to Be a Woman in Canada

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives 

2015

 4th Best Destination in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

9th Best City in United States and Canada

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Garden Destination of the Year

International Garden Tourism Network

Best Airport In North America

Airports Council International Award

24th Best City In the World 

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

2014

#1 Top Island in Continental U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

5th Best Destination in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

2013

#1 Top Islands in Canada

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

#3 Top 5 Cities in Canada

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

#16 Top 25 Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

#17 Top 25 Cities of the World

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

Top 15 Friendliest Cities in the World

MSN.ca Travel

14th Friendliest City in the World

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey

#2 Top Island in Continental U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

7th Best Destination in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

Top Student Destinations in North America

Teach & Travel

Most Romantic City in Canada

Amazon.ca

#1 Small City in the Americas

fDi Magazine

2012

#5 Most Romantic City in Canada

Amazon.ca

Top 10 Places to Visit in 2013

Coastal Living Magazine

5th Best Destination in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

3rd Best City in Canada

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Best Island in North America

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Top Ten Islands in the World

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

2011

10th Best Family Vacation in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

3rd Best Destination in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards

Best Island in North America

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

3rd Best City in Canada

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

5th Best Food & Wine Destination in North America

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards

#1 Most Romantic City in Canada

Amazon.ca

2010

Top Island in Continental U.S. and Canada

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Smartest City in Canada

Macleans Magazine

Number One Destination to Visit in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destinations Awards

Second Best Destination for Culture and Sightseeing in Canada

TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destinations Awards

#3 Most Romantic City in Canada

Amazon.ca

2009

4th Best City in the Americas

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

2nd Best Island in North America

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Best City for Young Professionals to Live and Work

Canada's "Next Cities"

One of the Most Walkable Cities in Canada

up! magazine and the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine

8th Best City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

10th Best Island Overall (Worldwide)

Travel+Leisure Magazine

3rd Best Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

Destination of the Month

AAA Journey

Best Place to Live

MoneySense

Top 10 Romantic Destinations

Gayot.com

Vancouver Island Top Romantic Getaway

Travel+Leisure Magazine

2008

3rd Best City in the Americas

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

Top North American Island

Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards

10th Best City in the U.S. and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

2nd Best Island in the Continental U.S. and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

2nd Best City in Canada

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards

16th Best City in the World

Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice Awards

2007

3rd Best City in the Americas

Conde Nast Traveler

Top North American Island

Conde Nast Traveler

Best Island in the Continental US and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

2006

3rd Best City in the Americas

Conde Nast Traveler

Top North American Island

Conde Nast Traveler

3rd Best Island in the Continental US and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

2005

Best Island in the Continental US and Canada

Travel+Leisure Magazine

Top North American Island

Conde Nast Traveler

2004

2nd Best City in Americas

Conde Nast Traveler

Best Temperate Island in the World

Conde Nast Traveler

2003

Best City in the Americas

Conde Nast Traveler

Best Temperate Island in the World

Conde Nast Traveler

 

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