Victoria: island life with an urban spin
A garden city on the island
Located on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, natural beauty is abound in charming, historic Victoria.
Access to natureSurrounded by water on three sides, Victoria's rugged coastline is made up of a network of bays, coves, inlets, and beaches. And with a series of lakes nearby, the opportunities for water access are seemingly boundless. Known as the City of Gardens, Victoria's flora and fauna leave little to be desired and with dozens of parks and gardens within city limits, there is much to admire.
Convenient servicesAs the provincial capital, and the largest metropolitan area on Vancouver Island, Victoria benefits from an enviable selection of 60 schools including the internationally regarded University of Victoria which draws 21,000 students every year. With 10 community centres, locals have access to programming suited to all ages, and the Olympic caliber facilities at Saanich Commonwealth Place set the stage for Victoria's athletes to outpace their mainland equivalents.