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Top Photos of 2018

Posted on November 28, 2018

Wow, another year of following along on your incredible adventures in and around Greater Victoria. We were blown away that over 225,000 of you used #ExploreVictoria to join the conversation and share your photos. Thank you! Here are some of our favourites from 2018!


Baby Kiki

"This is J53 "Kiki" back in May."

Image captured by @gary_j27

Orcas Victoria BC Canada


Cherry Blossom Dreams

"Spring is definitely in the air these days"

Image captured by @afrederia7

Cherry Blossom Arch Victoria BC Canada


The Path Less Travelled

"Get it before it's gone"

Image captured by @nat_venture

Fall in Victoria BC


Coastal Serenity

"Away from the city, Point no Point Hidden Resort"

Image captured by @san.alvarez

Point no Point Victoria BC


Mystic Beach

"Mystic Beach putting on quite a show!" 

Image captured by @nat_venture

Mystic Beach Vancouver Island


Squad Goals

"Mountains, ocean and killer whales...need I say more?"

Image captured by @chrisvanderweijden

Orcas Victoria BC Canada


Nighttime Strolls

"Just something about this building that makes me always want to come back.."

Image captured by @anastasia7926

BC Parliament Building Victoria


Fisherman's Wharf

Image captured by @r0ssatravels

Fisherman's Wharf Victoria


Peacock in Beacon Hill Park

"Spring is in the air" 

Image captured by Vadym Graifer Photography

Beacon Hill Park Peacock Victoria


Once Upon a Time, it Snowed in Victoria

"Snow is unusual for Victoria in mid-February but we are loving every moment of this surprise. The snow adds a special beauty as if this city could get any more beautiful!"

Image captured by @wayawaymag 


Autumnal Dream

" What do you most look forward to in Autumn?"

Image captured by @afrederia7

Butchart Gardens Fall Colours


Inner Harbour Sunset

"The beautiful Victoria Harbour" 

Image captured by @kasmith_photo

Inner Harbour Victoria Sunset


BC Parliament Building

"Beautiful BC put on its best show with these cherry blossoms right before I left."

Image captured by @elisepow

BC Parliament Buildings Cherry Blossom Victoria



"You take delight, not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours." -Italo Calvino

Image captured by @sarahseizetheworld

Lower Johnson Street Downtown Victoria BC


Unexpected Visitors

"Yesterday, a wizard entered New York with a case. A case full of magical creatures. Unfortunately, some have escaped." -Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Series captured by @marcrovich with @ragingstormcosplay

Cosplay in Fan Tan Alley Victoria BC


After Dark

"Italian Garden"

Image captured by @lowlightmike

Butchart Gardens Victoria BC


Symphony Splash

"Who else is excited for Symphony Splash tonight? Just look at these fireworks!"

Image captured by @itkasan_images

Symphony Splash Victoria



"I think I can..."

Image captured by @still.life.co



"All good things are wild and free -  I just couldn't help myself. I know I've taken this shot too many times, but the California poppies were just out of this world today! We were lounging in the flowers looking out to sea and were lucky enough to see two separate pods or orcas. They were only a few hundred yards offshore. Today was a great day..."

Image captured by @travelbugs01


We don’t know about you, but we’ve thoroughly enjoyed this visual journey through 2018. The year isn’t over yet though, so keep tagging #ExploreVictoria and we’ll keep adding more favourites! 

See the best of 2017 here.