1. 50% LESS RAIN THAN VANCOUVER
Victoria has an annual rainfall that is only half that of the city of Vancouver, due to it’s location in the rain shadow of the US Olympic Mountains. Just as many cloudy days but you can be outdoors twice as much as Vancouver.
2. VICTORIA HAS A EUROPEAN HERITAGE
In the older neighbourhoods of the city, the architecture reflects the city’s European heritage, combined with our distinct West Coast style (aka character!) that’s influenced by the beauty that surrounds us. It’s a contemporary style yet uses natural materials like rough cut cedar or fire, stone accents and my favourite, lots of glass! Victoria’s temperate climate makes huge windows and walls of glass both feasible and desirable.
3. SECOND OLDEST CHINATOWN IN NORTH AMERICA
I have always loved our Chinatown. I love spending some time browsing the shops or eating Wor Wonton Soup. I especially love walking through at night when it’s all lit up but everything is closed. It really feels like its own world completely. Our Chinatown is the oldest second only to San Francisco. You’ll also find the narrowest alleys in ALL of Canada here.
4. ITS NOT CALLED THE CITY of GARDENS FOR NOTHING
In 2010 Victoria set a record with 21 billion blooms. Every year, in February the residents count the flowers that bloom. Can you believe that? What a job that would be. It’s also a good reminder about the climate here.
5. WE REALLY ARE FRIENDLY AND ROMANTIC!
In 2013, Victoria was named one of the top 15 friendliest cities in the world by MSN.ca Travel and in 2013, Amazon.ca nameD us the #1 Most Romantic City in Canada.
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