A couple paddle boarding in Victoria, BC

Condé Nast Readers Vote Victoria Best City in the World 2023

Victoria is honoured to have been named the best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller’s passionate reader-base. This was one of one of four distinctions bestowed upon Victoria in 2023 from the premier travel magazine’s globetrotting readers. Travellers from around the world indulged in Victoria’s farm-fresh food scene, took in breathtaking seascapes along our pristine coastline, and connected with the region’s rugged rainforests from tidepool to treetop and back again. We are thrilled and humbled to be recognized as the best city in the world, and look forward to continuing to create lasting memories for travellers from around the globe.

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It’s been a big year for Victoria

  • Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards Best City in the World
  • Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards Best Small City in the World
  • Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards #3 Friendliest City in the World
  • Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Awards #8 Best City for Food in the World

Helping You Plan

Harbour Air Seaplane landing in Victoria BC
Best City in the WorldPlan your trip to the Best City in the World as voted by Condé Nast's passionate travaller readerbase. Check out these itineraries and find the perfect trip for your traveller type.
A couple walking through Cook Street Village in Victoria, BC
Best Small City in the WorldSmall in size, big in nature. Go deeper on your trip to Greater Victoria and uncover local gems and hidden favourites with our Going Local blog.
A young couple dines at Glo Restaurant & Lounge in Victoria, BC
#8 Best City for FoodOur chefs take full advantage of surrounding coastal waters and rich farming regions, which results in food and drink that’s uniquely West Coast: diverse, flavourful, locally-sourced and truly inspired.

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Destination Greater Victoria is honoured to be based on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples of the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.