Victoria, British Columbia
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Victoria is the capital city of the province of British Columbia and is famous for its gardens and mild climate. It occupies the southern part of Vancouver Island and is about a 100 km (61 miles) from central Vancouver. Victoria is the fifteenth most populated metro region in Canada and is one of the sunniest places in British Columbia.
Major industries in the city are technology, tourism, food production, education, administration, and services. The city is a major tourist destination and it also accommodates the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and other educational institutions. Victoria has a large, non-local student base. Some large employers in the area include Canadian Forces, Money Mart, University of Victoria, and Camosun College. Other economic sectors include light aircraft manufacturing, technology products, and online publishing. There are many options for serviced offices throughout Victoria.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Victoria has a lot to offer in terms of sights and activities. Harbour tours provide opportunities for sightseeing. Recreation options include bike riding along the Galloping Goose Trail, whale watching, exploring the nature of the region, wine tasting, and much more. Victoria is home to a wide variety of restaurants offering different cuisines. John’s Place is a local favourite serving affordable meals. Try the Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce for a real treat. There is also Rathskeller Schnitzel House with a menu of German food and beer.
Victoria has its own airport, the Victoria International Airport which is situated 26 km (16 miles) from the city centre. There is public transportation and an AKAL Airport Shuttle Bus that runs directly to downtown Victoria. Other options for getting to Victoria include helicopter, floatplane from Vancouver, recreational boats and cruise ships. Car and bus options from Vancouver all require a ferry ride.