"Is Victoria" Victoria by devmicha

Victoria Travel Guide: 1,671 reviews and 3,545 photos

A Nice Place to Come From...

So this is where I am from... The funny thing about growing up in a beautiful place... You are spoiled and you don't always see it...
It takes going away and inhaling the smog of a virtually naturless city, and being stepped on by crowds of people before you relize how great it was to breath and move around freely.
It rains all year and people are generally grumpy all winter but....
It is home and there are times when I miss it...


SPRING IS HERE!!! The Cherry blossoms are blooming! Feb. 11/06... They shoukd be around until May...
This is the BEST time of year to visit Victoria. The weather, as always, is a little unpredictable but this year has brought us 8c sunny weather (compared to the 26c of this time LAST year) and blue skies (with only the occational awful rainy/haily/snowy day thrown in for the mix).
The cherry blossoms are starting to fallbut the chestnut trees are blooming reds, burgundies, whites and yellows. It is a fantastic site to see on your way into and rounround town.
Downtown is bustling with street performers and vendors. There are artizans, psychics, musicians and performance artists all around for you to stop and enjoy. Just taking a stoll by the water, watching a jugler while the ships pull in and the sun makes the water sparkle...
Tourist season hasn't quite hit yet, so while it is busy it is nowhere near so crowded as it will be in June, July, August and September.
Now is the time to visit victoria and really feal the vibe that makes this city and Island a really special place.


Summer i ssurely on it's way. if Victoria is true to it's history and reputation there will be warm days (up to 30c) and windy days and rainy days and sunny days... You never know what you will get any time of year in Vic!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Ocean, Views, Good food, Beer...
  • Cons:Rain, Wind, Poor Transit System...
  • In a nutshell:A great place to go if you don't want to get anything done.
  • Last visit to Victoria: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • j-san's Profile Photo
    Aug 14, 2005 at 12:48 PM

    we flew over Victoria, it was stunning!! I was waving to you btw. :)

  • Tourtech's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2005 at 8:11 PM

    we love the ferry ride from Tewassin to Victoria. When turning in between the islands near the end of the trip, the scenery is sublime. Safe travels from other travelling Canadians.

  • quartinb's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 6:36 PM

    in did yu are spoiled:- ) waiting yur pics.....please!|

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 1:15 PM

    Very good tips. Would like to go there!

  • CandS's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2004 at 4:51 AM

    Looks/sounds like a great place to live! :) I used to live in Victoria myself...but in Australia... ;)

  • janika's Profile Photo
    Jul 19, 2004 at 7:32 PM

    Awesome write-up Devon. Thanx for the visit on my HP. I'll be back for more photos. Cheers from Ottawa! :)

  • GrantBoone's Profile Photo
    Jul 11, 2004 at 1:33 PM

    Nice work Devon. The cleanest, safest country to live in??

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2004 at 4:04 AM

    gues is Victoria for me, next time i vist family in vanc - maybe fly into Victoria ;-)))

  • Henrik_rrb's Profile Photo
    May 15, 2004 at 6:49 PM

    "Raining all year long"?? Well, at least "Big Bad John's sound like a really funny place! :-) Looking forward to the photos on your sites! Friendly, Henrik

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2004 at 10:27 PM

    Some day I want to see Victoria.. I've heard its beautiful but not much to it...... So I guess I know what you mean.


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