About Victoria

On the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a community of choice for its temperate climate, natural beauty, recreational sites and economic opportunities.

For visitor information or to plan a trip to Victoria, please visit Tourism Victoria.


Victoria has a wealth of natural and man-made riches, including stunning heritage architecture, ocean views and mountain vistas. It is this rare juxtaposition of heritage charm, scenic backdrop and modern city-scape that makes Victoria one of the most uniquely special places in Canada. Millions visit our city every year and enjoy the natural beauty, temperate climate and heritage charm Victoria offers its citizens every day.


Victoria at a glance:

  • Population: 86,000
  • Serves as the metropolitan core for a region of 360,000
  • Capital City of British Columbia
  • Incorporated on August 2, 1862
  • Nearly 4 million visitors annually to Greater Victoria*
  • Over 2,100 hours of sunshine each year
  • 1,350 signature hanging baskets displayed each summer

*source: Tourism Victoria