Locating Here

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and a community of choice for many, due to our temperate climate, natural beauty, and diverse economic opportunities.

Close to 83,000 people call Victoria home and we are the economic and entertainment centre for the Capital Region's 350,000 residents. We enjoy the mildest climate in Canada and are located in a sub-Mediterranean zone. This, combined with our spectacular outdoor setting adorned with ocean views and mountain vistas, encourage year round recreational opportunities including hiking, golfing, cycling, gardening and kayaking.

Our prime location, midway between Europe and Asia, provides easy access from almost anywhere in the world. Victoria is an international resort destination serving more than 3.5 million visitors each year. Transportation network includes airport, helicopter and seaplane services, buses, ferry, cruise ship and passenger train service. Victoria is a 1.5 hour ferry ride or 20 minute flight to Vancouver and a 45 minute flight from Victoria's Harbour to Seattle's Harbour.