"Quenching the Thirst of a Glorious Past: Victoria" Top 5 Page for this destination Victoria by richiecdisc
Victoria Travel Guide: 1,619 reviews and 3,348 photos
Victoria is blessed with a pretty waterfront location at the southern tip of nature-endowed Vancouver Island. It is about as removed a Provincial capitol as you are likely to find and has retained its Commonwealth roots perhaps more strongly than any place in Canada. Many consider it the most English city outside of the United Kingdom. Founded in 1843 as a Hudson Bay Trading Post, its colonial past has been well-preserved and is in a state of constant loving restoration to keep it at a level in line with its glorious past. Its historic downtown is a model for maintaining architectural integrity while keeping everything squeaky clean. Add to this, numerous dining, nightlife, cultural, and shopping opportunities: It is no wonder tourists flock to Victoria and generally rave about it.
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