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  Victoria, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria is a Canadian city, and the provincial capital of British Columbia.
Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, and is a major tourist destination for many people visiting the province of British Columbia.
Victoria is served by Victoria International Airport and ferry terminals to Vancouver, the Gulf Islands, and Washington state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Victoria,_British_Columbia   (2017 words)

  
 Victoria, British Columbia - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Concerning precipitation, Victoria is fairly wet during the winter, but suffers from several weeks of drought-like conditions during the summer.
In January, Victoria receives an average of 121.8 mm (4.9 inches) of rain, but only an average of 15.2 cm (6.1 inches) of snow, a figure skewed by the Great Blizzard of 1996, where Victoria was buried under 120 cm (4 feet) of snow and received 64.5 cm (25.8 inches) of snow in one day.
Victoria is home to several post-secondary institutions including University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /v/vi/victoria__british_columbia.html   (453 words)

  
 City of Victoria - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All available British residents and a complement of sailors from the "Driver" were assembled in front of the fort to hear the newly-arrived Governor read the Royal Commission, appointing him the first Governor of the first Crown Colony to be established in British territory west of the Great Lakes.
On July 21, 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of the Dominion of Canada and Victoria was proclaimed the Capital City.
With the Fraser Valley gold rush in 1858, Victoria grew rapidly as the main port of entry to the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia.
www.city.victoria.bc.ca /visitors/about_hist.shtml   (1355 words)

  
 Victoria BC British Columbia Canada on Vancouver Island
Victoria BC is a metropolitan area consisting of the City of Victoria and 12 other municipalities.
To the West of Victoria BC is the City of Colwood, Langford, the Highlands and Metchosin.
Victoria BC (British Columbia) is one of the top tourist destinations in the world and was voted #1 in environmental ambiance by Con de Naste travel magazine.
tourismmall.victoria.bc.ca   (1289 words)

  
 Victoria British Columbia Canada Travel Guide
VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada Travel Guide - the Gem of the Pacific North-West, the Garden City of Canada, is the preferred destination of millions of international visitors each year.
Victoria is affectionately referred to by some locals as the recreational capital of BC.
Victoria is shaped for families, with museums, parks, beaches, playgrounds and many unusual attractions.
www.victoriatravelguide.com   (1077 words)

  
 English Inn - Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, the capital of British Columbia is a city of unexpected fusion.
The Victoria International airport is services by major as well as charter airlines; smaller airlines and helicopter companies provide transportation to and from Vancouver, Seattle and other coastal destinations.
From Downtown Victoria, The Victoria Clipper and M.V. Coho...
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 CLIA - Cruise Line International Association
The landscape of British Columbia is as diverse as it is beautiful, and the west coast, home to glorious Victoria, is no exception.
The museums in the city are marvelous, and the Royal British Columbia Museum, in particular, is outstanding, featuring an IMAX theater and incredible exhibits.
Victoria is a picturesque seaport that is the capital of the province and the highlight of beautiful Vancouver Island.
www.cruising.org /planyourcruise/wwdest/overview.cfm?recordID=254   (279 words)

  
 Victoria (British Columbia) - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Victoria [1] is the capital of the province of British Columbia, Canada.
Victoria International Airport is located 30 minutes north of Victoria (off the Pat Bay Highway, on the way to the ferry terminal).
Victoria is only one of two cities in North America which use Double Decker buses in their city transit systems.
wikitravel.org /en/Victoria_(British_Columbia)   (2458 words)

  
 Victoria British Columbia Canada recreation family vacation travel tourism attractions
This friendly, stylish seaside city is the capital of British Columbia and a renowned tourist destination in the Pacific Northwest.
Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and sparkles in one of Canada's mildest climates.
Victoria's unique atmosphere is deeply rooted with its history, full of colourful people and fascinating tales.
www.recreationvictoria.com   (213 words)

  
 City Guide to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Breathtakingly picturesque, and imbued with a flavor and style born of its British heritage, the city sits on the southeast tip of 300-mile long Vancouver Island just off the west coast of Canada facing the Juan de Fuca Strait and it's neighbor to the south, the United States.
To the northeast are the equally beautiful Canadian Gulf Islands, and beyond them, across the Strait of Georgia, is the stunningly beautiful and dynamic city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the mainland of Canada.
This proximity to the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington, as well as its abundant and various attractions, assures Victoria of a steady stream of visitors flocking to the island for day trips, weekend get-a-ways, week-long vacations and other extended stays.
www.gonorthwest.com /BC/Islands/victoria/Victoria.htm   (311 words)

  
 Victoria British Columbia Real Estate
Victoria is a 1-1/2 hour ferry ride to Vancouver, BC on the Mainland.
Victoria Airport is 20 minutes from downtown Victoria; Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal is in North Saanich, 25 minutes from downtown Victoria; the Seattle and Port Angeles Ferries dock in the Inner Harbour, Downtown Victoria.
Capitol of the Province of British Columbia, Victoria is home to the magnificent legislature buildings and the Pacific Fleet Headquarters of Esquimalt on Vancouver Island.
www.relocate-canada.com /bc/victoria.htm   (352 words)

  
 Victoria British Columbia Bed & Breakfast - Victoria Bed & Breakfasts Inns Hotels Accommodations Lodging Travel
This page describes bed and breakfasts and inns located in Victoria, British Columbia, where experienced bed and breakfast travelers have come for over 10 years to quickly find great deals on a variety of bed and breakfasts, small hotels and inns.
Explore our informative and detailed Victoria, British Columbia page listings, rates and specials to make the most informed choice for your next trip to a bed and breakfast in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.
Our Victoria bed and breakfasts are ready to welcome you and show you gracious hospitality as you enjoy this magical city.
www.ibbp.com /obb/bcolumbia/victoria.html   (436 words)

  
 Around the World: Victoria, British Columbia: A Little Piece of England in Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
British Columbia is located on the West Coast of Canada and Victoria, a seaside city, is its capital.
Victoria is a lovely city inspired by English architecture, located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
We chose Victoria because it is known to be a city with the most British influence.
www.allthingsgirl.com /aw/as/000884.shtml   (657 words)

  
 Victoria British Columbia Canada
Victoria, British Columbia is always in season! Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada, and is a place so green all year that flowers fall out of the sky and even the lamp posts bloom.
The harbour is alive with the romance of an era when tall ships moored alongside the wharf and evenings glitter as lights twinkle and cast their magic from atop the landmark British Columbia Legislative Buildings.
Duplication or reproduction of Tourism Victoria's website in any form, whether it be in whole or in part is not permitted without written consent and authorization from Tourism Victoria.
www.tourismvictoria.com /Content/EN/128.asp   (258 words)

  
 Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, perched on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island, is the capital city of British Columbia.
Made up of the city of Victoria and the municipalities of Oak Bay, Saanich, View Royal and Esquimalt, Greater Victoria boasts a population of almost 290,000, making it the island's largest metropolitan area.
Victoria is also home to numerous parks, complete with hiking trails, picnic areas, ball parks, petting farms, tennis courts, flower gardens and more.
www.bcadventure.com /adventure/explore/island/cities/victoria.htm   (843 words)

  
 Victoria Victoria, British Columbia (Cities)
Located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia.
In Spring the streets are lined with blossoming trees, and in summer baskets brimming with flowers are hung on the 19th-century street lamps.
Victoria's Inner Harbour bustles with marine traffic bearing cargoes to far-off places and visitors to Vancouver Island.
www.ohwy.com /bc/v/victoria.htm   (194 words)

  
 Victoria BC, Victoria Accommodations, attractions, outdoor adventure - City of Gardens - Vancouver Island British ...
Victoria British Columbia is the capital of British Columbia situated on Vancouver Island and is one of the premier travel destinations in the World.
Victoria sits on the south tip of Vancouver lsland off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.
British Style fish and chips and great varieties of tea are served next door to haute cuisine.
www.bctravel.com /city1.html   (390 words)

  
 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Beacon Hill Park in downtown Victoria was the site of a village that had been inhabited for thousands of years prior to the arrival of the colonial settlers in the 1840s.
Romantic as Victoria may be, with its delightful natural harbour and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State on the horizon, the provincial capital of British Columbia is less a museum piece nowadays than it is a tourist mecca.
The Royal British Columbia Museum is one of the finest of its kind in the world, offering dramatic dioramas of natural landscapes and full-scale reconstructions of Victorian storefronts.
www.vancouverisland.com /regions/towns?townID=1   (1421 words)

  
 Classic wooden boat festival Victoria British Columbia
Forty boats were entered in the sail category, ranging in vintage from 1897 to the 50's and in length from 30 to 85 feet.
Dorothy, a 30 foot fantail cutter, was built in Victoria in 1897 by shipwright John Jacobson.
Dorothy is the oldest floating Canadian sailing vessel in British Columbia and was donated to the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in 1995.
www.victorialodging.com /classicboats   (928 words)

  
 Victoria, Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands Travel Guide, Accommodations, Outdoor Adventure and Attractions
Victoria, BC is one of the premier travel destinations in the World.
Victoria is well known for its Heritage homes either as Bed and Breakfasts or rental homes and suites.
Victoria is not just for adults as many venues and accommodations welcome children and many are pet friendly.
www.victoriabc.com   (475 words)

  
 Victoria Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Victoria British Columbia Canada
Let the relaxing ocean breezes soothe you as you overlook Victoria BC's magnificent harbor, while in the distance, ocean freighters steam slowly under the majestic, snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Victoria Bed and Breakfast accommodations are a great way to enhance your vacation in our beautiful city.
Victoria Bed and Breakfast experiences cannot be matched in Hotels and other accommodations.
www.anoceanview.com   (765 words)

  
 Travel for Kids: Victoria, British Columbia
But there's more than gardens for kids in Victoria – this is an ocean-going city, and you're never far away from its long and rich maritime heritage.
The Maritime Museum of British Columbia – The Maritime Museum has three floors of things oceanic, pirates and explorers, shipbuilding and shipwrecks, whales and fishing, oodles of boat models.
Beacon Hill Park –; In the heart of the city is the 123 acres of Beacon Hill Park, sloping from the middle of Victoria down to the water.
www.travelforkids.com /Funtodo/British_Columbia/victoria.htm   (945 words)

  
 Transit History of Victoria, British Columbia
By 1945 was operating eight streetcar routes and eleven bus routes in greater Victoria (CC67).
Jitney regulations and restrictions were passed by Victoria, Esquimalt and Oak Bay 01 December 1920.
By 1945 was operating seven local routes in the Victoria area (CC67).
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/alltime/victoria-bc.html   (733 words)

  
 Victoria, British Columbia
Except for the use of metric measures (kilometers instead of miles, liters instead of gallons) and the British propensity to complicate spellings (;-) almost everything is the same as in the states.
The parliament buildings (known to the locals as 'the bird cage') face the inner harbo(u)r, where one may watch the many street artists ply their trade.
Since Victoria is at such a high latitude, the sky never darkens until very late in the evening, so many performers and artists can be seen late into the night.
www.mediusres.com /orwabc/BC-Victoria.asp   (304 words)

  
 Victoria, British Columbia Bed and Breakfast - Victoria B&B from Pamela Lanier
A Victoria bed and breakfast is the ideal setting for your next romantic getaway.
Victoria, BC 5 star rated by Tourism BC eight years running.
Victoria, BC Welcome to Beowulf Farm Bed & Breakfast, a luxury antique-filled showpiece situated on a 10 acre equestrian training centre in the middle of Victoria, surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens and located minutes from the center of Victoria, BC, Canada.
www.lanierbb.com /British_Columbia/Victoria?amen=romance   (479 words)

  
 HOME PAGE - BC ARCHIVES
The BC Archives is the archives of the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public clientele.
On 1 April 2003, the Royal BC Museum Corporation was established, merging the Royal BC Museum, the BC Archives, Helmcken House, and the Netherlands Carillon, into a new "cultural precinct".
In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee as Queen of Canada and her visit to British Columbia in October of 2002, the BC Archives presents on-line exhibit on previous royal visits to the province titled: Welcoming the Royals: The Archival Legacy.
www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca   (798 words)

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