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Victoria was recently chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top 10 small cities in the world for our gardens, friendly locals, fresh food, funky neighbourhoods, rainforest hikes and much more.

We’re proud of our cultured gardens, afternoon tea, Canada’s oldest Chinatown and the iconic Inner Harbour, but there is so much more to discover here. Explore the old world charm of our historic downtown with its turn-of-the century architecture, browse our trendy boutique shops, hike our rugged coastlines, or meet some of our wildlife on an ocean adventure!

On land or at sea, amazing activities are possible year-round in our temperate climate. Whether you have explored our shores before or still dream about doing so, there has never been a better time to visit!

Best of Victoria

Rifflandia Victoria Music Festival

4 Must-Do Festivals in Victoria

Stunning sunsets, local beers and warm starry nights. What’s missing from this picture? Live music, of course! Victoria’s biggest festivals reflect a city that is both vibrant and diverse and gives everyone a chance to come together and celebrate. Here are four happening this summer which offer a touch of elegance, loads of fun and a lifetime of memories. Come join the party.

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5 Super-Instagrammable Places in Victoria

At its narrowest point, Fan Tan Alley is only 0.9 metres (35 in) wide, so there’s no wonder “the narrowest street in North America” is one of the city’s most Instagrammed spots!

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9 Patios You Won't Want to Miss This Summer

Victoria is known as a foodie destination, and with its location on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and boasting rights that it has more restaurants per capita than almost any other city in Canada, you can bet there are some fantastic outdoor dining opportunities. Al fresco is basically a way of life here. We've put together a list of nine can't-miss patios for the summer to give you some inspiration for your next visit.

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