Victoria, a true island paradise

With a mild climate, spectacular natural beauty and famous attractions, Victoria is a favourite with both Canadian and international tourists.

Discover Victoria

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, is located just twenty minutes' drive from the Royal Roads University campus. Victoria has a friendly and laid back atmosphere, so it's the perfect place to have new experiences and make special memories.



Victoria has an extraordinary range of 
restaurants, from fine dining and casual bistros to waterfront pubs, where you can taste 
delicious food from Italy Greece, France, India and China.

Cafés and hotels around the city serve some of the world's finest teas. You can also have a British-inspired afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream and jam.

You'll find a fantastic range of shops, 
department stores, boutiques and local 
markets in Victoria, so whether you are looking for a vintage phone, or a new phone you’ll be able to find exactly what you are looking for.

Located in Victoria’s shopping and business district, The Bay Centre shopping mall is a ‘must shop’ destination. There are over 90 shops to choose from here, covering an entire city block.

Victoria is a city of culture, attracting visitors from around the world to its vibrant music and art festivals that take place throughout the year.

By day, you can visit one of many art galleries, such as the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria that houses over 15,000 objects from Canada and Japan. By night you can enjoy a range of 
captivating theatre, opera and dance 
performances.

Victoria is famous for its exciting outdoor 
lifestyle. With a mild climate and stunning 
forests, mountains, beaches and the ocean close by, it is the ideal place to discover a new sport or activity.

You can have a go at a whole range of fun sports, on and off land, from hiking, cycling and snowboarding to kayaking, whale 
watching and even scuba diving.

A flavor of what's on in the next few months...

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December

Victoria Fringe Festival

Watch 53 drama, comedy, art, poetry and dance shows by artists from around the globe as part of Vancouver Island’s biggest theater event.

Moss Street Market

Visit Victoria famous farmer's market where 100 vendors and farmers sell organic and sustainable food, local products and handmade crafts.

Vikes Basketball Game

Watch a fast-paced game of men’s or women’s basketball and try classic American snacks such as soda, popcorn, hot-dogs, pretzels and nachos.

Craigdarroch Castle

Take a step back in time to 1890s with a visit to a beautiful Victorian mansion, built by a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from coal.

Victoria facts and figures

• Year founded: 1843
• Location: Southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia
• Population: 330,000 in Greater Victoria
• Education: 40,000 university and college students
• Economy: lowest unemployment rate in North America
• Climate: Mildest in Canada with 2,200 hours of sunshine per year
• Known as: 'The Garden City' as many flowers bloom in the winter
• Nearby airports: Victoria International Airport

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