Victoria, capital of British Columbia

Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With a mild climate and an abundance of trails and parks.Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada.

The area is also home to some of the country’s most exhilarating scenery: there’s an ocean or mountain (or both!) vista around every corner, and the city’s flower gardens are famous the world over.

Whether your taste runs to golfing, hiking, biking and fishing, or you’re more the shopping, dining and theatre type, Victoria has you covered. And bring the kids – the city was included in the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travelers’ Choice awards.