Non-native plants grown in Victoria include the cold-hardy palm , which can be found in gardens and public areas of Victoria. The municipality of Esquimalt, incorporated in 1912, has many heritage buildings and beaches with excellent views of Victoria Harbour and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Comments will be sent to 'servicebc gov. Lightest coloured regions represent the highest mountains. Victoria averages just two or three days per year with at least 5 cm 1. This was the first homeless count in the city. It is treated with chlorine, ammonia and ultraviolet light to control micro-organisms.
Use our Vancouver Island maps and travel guide to tour the cities and towns by way of the oceanic scenic routes on the island. Tofino is a rapidly growing tourist centre Ucluelet is situated in the Long Beach unit of Pacific Rim National Park, located between the villages of Tofino and Ucluelet - the most accessible and most developed component of the Pacific Rim National Park. Distance: 58 km or 36 mi Approximate Time: 0 hrs, 34 min Route: 1 Duncan is the traditional home of the Coast Salish Indians. Salt Spring Island is the largest, most populated, and most visited of the Southern Gulf Islands. Post-glacial rebound exposed the present-day terrain to air, raising beach and mud deposits well above sea level. The heart of Metchosin is at the Village Centre, where Happy Valley Road and Metchosin Road intersect and a few stores, a restaurant and a school are located. Distance: 315 km or 196 mi Approximate Time: 4 hrs, 5 min Route: 1, 19, 4A, 4 Tofino is a pretty fishing village at the tip of Esowista Peninsula near the entrance to Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Canadian director was raised in Victoria. Distance from Victoria: 110 km or 68 mi Approximate Time: 1 hrs, 29 min Route: 1 Nanaimo is the only all-purpose port city on Vancouver Island, with every facility required to serve both the commercial and recreational needs of business and tourism. Numerous other buildings of historic importance or interest are also in central Victoria, including: the 1845 St. The lake is connected to a treatment plant at Japan Gulch by the 8. Professional racing cyclist and winner, was born in Victoria and still calls the city home. Other Victoria writers include , , , , , , , , , , , , and. The Island Vancouver Island is approximately 500km long and 100km wide and encompasses all the surrounding gulf islands and is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community.
The rural community of Nanoose Bay is a hot spot for golfers, clam diggers and water sports enthusiasts. Direct flights between Victoria and the , , began service on 5 June 2008. Actor from the television series was raised in Victoria. With 2,193 hours of bright sunshine annually during the last available measurement period, Victoria was the second sunniest city in British Columbia after. Which reminds us: to make a good impression, don't mistakenly refer to the place as 'Victoria Island.
Totem poles sprout from shady parks. If you're looking for activities beyond alpine, all snowbound tastes are catered for. Victoria is in the top twenty of world cities for quality-of-life, according to. The Songhees' village was later moved north of. The , operates one Francophone school in the Victoria area: in. Today a Junior 'B' team of that name plays in the.
With a 650 seat auditorium to a 400 banquet seat ballroom and a wide variety of quaint garden estates and art galleries - the perfect venue awaits. Cradled by verdant hillsides and surrounding mountains, the active community of Crofton is situated on the calm waters of Osborne Bay in the Cowichan Valley. The city takes pride in the many flowers that bloom during the winter and early spring, including crocuses, daffodils, early-blooming rhododendrons, cherry and plum trees. However, roads in Victoria are not based on a grid system as in Vancouver or , and even most major streets do not follow a straight line from beginning to end as they wind around hills, parks, coastlines, and historic neighbourhoods, often changing names two or three times. Places to Visit About Us Promoting Vancouver Island cities and towns, accommodations, fishing guides, golf courses, kayaking, sightseeing tours, whale watching, bear watching, wildlife viewing, camping, rv parks, recreational parks and marinas.
With three post secondary institutions, eight federal research labs, and Canada's , Victoria has many of the elements required for a strong technology sector. Streets in the local area are closed, as each year approximately 40,000 people attend a variety of concerts and events throughout the day. A real-estate and development boom ended just before , leaving Victoria with a large stock of public, commercial and residential buildings that have greatly contributed to the city's character. Since 1985, it has been run by the environmental services. Roughly one third of winters see virtually no snow, with less than 5 cm 1. Between the years 1850-1854 a series of treaty agreements known as the Douglas Treaties were made with indigenous communities to purchase certain plots of land in exchange for goods.
The played in the from 2004 to 2011, and were a minor league affiliate of the. Western Speedway is also home to the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame and Museum. Parksville Qualicum Beach is a four-season sport host destination with a proud tradition of staging unique and successful events. Bamfield, a tiny resort hamlet nestled quietly in a protected inlet on the south shore of Barkley Sound, is best known for its superb salmon fishing adventures. Victoria is known for its disproportionately large population. Unbelievable fishing on Vancouver Island for those seeking the finest saltwater fishing getaway.