Three Reasons to Fall in Love with Victoria
Speaking to those who visit Victoria, they’ll often say, ‘we loved it there’. Home to friendly residents and an island-style laid back vibe, it’s easy to feel right at home. From being walkable providing easy access to amenities, its incredibly mild climate, and its natural beauty, there’s so much here you’ll love.
Here are all of the reasons to fall in love with Victoria, BC.
Though its roots are Victorian, pedestrian-friendly walkways and sidewalks are meant for exploring. Running parallel to Wharf Street in the downtown core, a walkway named after world-renowned, Victoria-born, Record Producer, David Foster, provides unparalleled views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Not only efficiently connecting sections of the downtown core, The David Foster Walkway, enhances public spaces while drawing visitors and locals to the harbourfront. Stretching 5-kilometers long, the walkway (once entirely complete) will stretch from Odgen Point (the cruise ship terminal in James Bay) to Rock Bay. Connecting restaurants, marine-based tourism activities, while offering views of marine life and harbour traffic, the walkway is a perfect way to explore Wharf Street.
Providing near-perfect balance, Victoria isn’t too hot, and it isn’t too cold. Though some might expect the big dumps of snow common to other parts of Canada, Victoria rarely sees it. The temperature, measured in Celsius, rarely dips below zero (32℉), leaving outdoor activities possible year-round. For those looking to downhill ski, snowboard, or sledding, a simple drive to higher elevations is all you’ll need to do. In Spring, with cherry blossoms lining the streets and other flowers blooming early, Victoria celebrates an Annual Flower Count. In the Summer, temperatures rarely climb higher than 30℃ (86℉), making activities like hiking, cycling, and paddling safe and easy.
It’s Naturally Beautiful
Though Victoria itself isn’t necessarily home to its own rainforest, a 45-minute drive from the downtown core will lead you to places like East Sooke Regional Park. The park is home to a thick rainforest with rugged trails, and vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The abundance of British Columbia’s rain forested terrain means places like Victoria are naturally dense with lush landscapes, panoramic ocean views, paired with a dazzling city skyline. In addition to geography, Victoria offers sealife like Gray Whales, Orcas, Humpback Whales, in the sky you might spot bald eagles, and on land Otters, Seals and Blue Herons.
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