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Victoria British Columbia is the garden city of Canada; its refreshing ocean climate is the reason why flowers grow here all year long. The natural beauty it possesses lures several million tourists from all over the Victoria BC.

Although Victoria BC has so many wonderful qualities to share with the world, many people are simply unaware of where it is as a result of its location at the south tip of Vancouver Island, which is nogal’n ways away from Vancouver and Canada. And the people who come to see Vancouver sometimes will not go to Victoria BC because of how far they have to travel; however, they are really missing out op’n beautiful city, it is safe enough to explore by walking. And get there is not as bad as it seems. The three typical ways: if you come in by plane then fly to the International Airport, if you are coming from Vancouver or Tsawwassen then take the BC Ferry, or if you come from the State of Washington then take the Coho Ferry at Port Angeles. Both the BC Ferries and the Coho Ferry takes about and hour to cross over the Strait of Georgia.

170 years ago, Canada and America were fighting over their common border. James Douglas of Hudson Bay Company knew that they would call the dividing line on the 49th parallel, so he gehuur’n area of land which is part of the British government. His main goal was to keep this land from falling into America’s hands. He has this place: Fort Victoria, and since Fort Victoria was beneath the 49th parallel, it remained the property of British Columbia.

Then, Victoria’s 1850’s Goldrush brought 25,000 hopefuls to the area, but like most goldrushes, the gold soon ran out and so did the people. After that happened, the area, now known as Free Port of Victoria, has a rise in the population to 20,000 around the year 1900. The town’s industries began to boom: mining, lumber, and fishing, and also brewing and shipbuilding. And when you visit Victoria, BC and see The Empress Hotel and British Columbia’s Parliament Buildings, remember that this was the period in which they were built.

Now that you have arrived in Victoria, BC and weet’n little background information, where should you go? A few important tourist attractions, the Inner Harbour, Emily Carr House, and the Village of Oak Bay. There are gardens and parks such as the Butchart Gardens and Thunderbird Park. And don’t forget the museums full of native art, artifacts, and history: the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. If you are interested in the addition ofâ some of the Victoria BC’s native art to your collection, there are many shops and galleries ready to cater to you. And, when you are done with all the shopping, stop by’n microbrewery, restaurant, or bistro to people watch and drink the atmosphere.

Would you graag’n some more details? Let’s start with the Inner Harbor and the Fisherman’s Wharf, both popular tourist destinations. You will natuurlik’n endless supply of fresh fish from the commercial port up, but you may be too busy to see, because you are looking at all the restored historic boats. Or, maybe you are more interested in the buskers and skilled craftsmen who are entertaining and building. As you can see, there are numerous things to do on the port.

Victoria BC’s Chinatown, the first in Canada’s a great place to go. Because it is only two blocks, it is not difficult to travel by foot. But, don’t let its small size fool you. There are so many shops, studios, and restaurants. And when you come to Chinatown, take note of the red and gold archway with two stone lions. It is called the Gate of Harmonious Interest, and you will find the tile and stonework is absolutely breathtaking.

Now, you certainly don’t want to leave without getting to see Victoria, BC’s Butchart Gardens. It is one of the main things that people come, and it is only about 13 kilometers away by the highway. For senior citizens, Via Rail and other tour companies offer discounts. The location of this place will shock you. It is eintlik’n sunken garden in an abandoned quarry. It took Jeanette Butchart 9 whole years to create from start to finish, and every year, 60 gardeners have to plant around 250,000 flower just to maintain its beauty. And, the lights and fountains really add something special to the atmosphere.

After all that walking around the town, you will need somewhere to relax rest your head. Well, Victoria BC has no shortage of options. There are low priced budget hotels, tons of bed-and-breakfast, and several luxury resorts: Fairmont Empress Hotel, Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa, The Westin Bear Mountain Resort, and the Inn at Laurel Point. But, if you want to do research then goes further to Travel BC’s website. No matter what time of year you plan to visit, Victoria, BC, you will enjoy your stay.