Victoria

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is home to many historic buildings and some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada. It boasts some of the country's most exhilarating scenery with an ocean or mountain vista around every corner.

Established in 1843 by James Douglas as a fort for the Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria's British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens, and tearooms. The city is now a cosmopolitan centre with a lively entertainment and restaurant scene. The chefs of Victoria are renowned for their skill and passion. Visitors are amazed to find so many internationally trained chefs choosing Victoria as their home and their support of locally grown food and wine is legendary.

The Saanich Peninsula wineries are just 20 minutes north of Victoria, the Sooke meadery about an hour west and the Cowichan Valley wineries are 45 minutes to an hour north over the beautiful Malahat drive.

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