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Situated on Vancouver Island, Victoria is the rare Canadian city with a mild climate both summer and winter. Results of this blessing include a proliferation of green space, earning it the nickname City of Gardens, and numerous bicycle paths cris-crossing the city. Settled by the British in 1841, bits of British culture abound from high tea at the Empress hotel to fish and chips at the pub. A high ratio of restaurants to residents means there are many more options than British fare, however, including a robust Chinatown. A large number of retirees contrast with multiple universities bringing student culture to town, while the relatively small downtown is packed with nightlife and modern cafes.  
Vancouver has some of the best weather of any Canadian city -- in summer, that is. Winter, while not as cold as much of Canada, can see wet spells that last for days on end (which becomes a perk if you drive into the mountains for some skiing). Summer’s ample sun and temperatures in the low 70s (21°-23°C) mean that Vancouverites and tourists alike head outdoors to get a tan on the city’s beautiful beaches and participate in myriad festivals and events. Spring and fall are a little cooler, with temperatures ranging from 48°-65°F (9°-18°C), but you can still take a walk in Stanley Park, kayak in the English Bay, and get much better deals on lodging.
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Pittsford (town), New York

This is one of our favorite cities in Canada. It is just the right size, has terrific weather and very friendly residents. It almost has a European vibe to it.

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Bognor Regis, UK

Victoria is a lovely place to explore with a picturesque harbour where you can watch the float planes coming and going or catch the cute little ferries that chug along the water. There is no end of great places to eat as well as a good local food market. Victoria's Chinatown is well worth a visit too. It's the oldest in Canada.

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West Covina

Victoria is a beautiful area. I took the ferry here from Vancouver and explored and loved it here!

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San Francisco, California, USA

Cute little port town that prides itself on being more British influenced than not. High Tea at the Empress Hotel is a popular activity amongst tourists and locals, although it is slightly overpriced, the building itself is beautiful and right on the water. Other than that, there are a few local shops and restaurants to visit before you get back on your cruise ship to sail on.

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Vancouver, Canada

It's an enjoyable place to visit if you want to immerse yourself in a slower pace of life and enjoy the feel of being in a small British-style town while having access to contemporary cuisines.

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Victoria is, in one word, BEAUTIFUL. Stayed there for 4 days during end of July 2013 and fell in love with the place. Whether it is the inner harbour, the Butchart Gardens, Beacon Hill Park or just the overall feel and vibe of this place, it is just magical. The weather is awesome, the people are friendly and the city is full of blossoms. Victoria should be called the city of flowers. I've never seen as many flowers anywhere else. The food was a little disappointing at a couple of restaurants I tried, but other than that I love everything about this place. If I ever win a lottery I'd go and live here overlooking the ocean.

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Victoria is a beautiful city. Visitors from around the world choose our city for a wonderful location. We live here and love Victoria. Temperate climate year round.
We have it all lots of great restaurants, Victoria Symphony, Museums, great parks right in the city and shopping. A short drive takes you to spectacular nature with mountains and the ocean.

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Vancouver, Canada

The provincial capital has an interesting mix of a vibrant student community, retirees drawn to its mild climate, those associated with the government. Its claim to fame is being the most British city in North America. You can visit the city in a day from Seattle or Vancouver but an overnight stay is useful for a more relaxed pace. Be aware that most places shut down at 5pm. Highlights include afternoon tea, Butchart Gardens, & the provincial legislature.

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Local from Victoria, British Columbia

A really beautiful city filled with attractions you will never see anywhere else. People are generous and friendly, attractions beautiful. I love living here!!

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Santa Clara, California, USA

Victoria is a charming and elegant city. Enjoy the friendly people, lovely architecture and scenery. There are many nice hotels, restaurants, shops, and sights.

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