Victoria, BC is the perfect mix of old world charm and new world excitement. Established by British settlers, the city maintains its rich sense of history and culture, showcasing beautiful Victorian architecture, tree-lined streets and old British charm. Surrounded by natural beauty and offering great sightseeing opportunities year-round, it is one of the premier tourist vacation spots in the Pacific Northwest.
Ranked #1 Island in the Continental US and Canada and one of the Top Ten Islands in the World by the 2012 Travel+Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, Vancouver Island and the City of Victoria are less than 3 hours away from Seattle via the Victoria Clipper ferry. Be sure to visit the Royal BC Museum, enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, stroll through the world-famous Butchart Gardens, or take a whale watching cruise. Plus, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for unique shopping, dining and live entertainment all around town! If you’re looking for relaxation and natural scenery, don’t miss the chance to explore more of Vancouver Island.