Victoria is Western Canada's oldest
city. The City began in 1843 as a Hudson Bay Company trading post, named in
honor of Queen Victoria. Today with an estimated regional population of 326,000,
a moderate climate and scenic setting, Victoria has retained a very vital but
comfortable quality of life. The City is proud of its British heritage, its fine
homes and neighborhoods, its historic and attractive downtown, the flowers and
parks and, of course, the Inner Harbor with its vistas toward the famous Empress
Hotel and the Parliament Buildings.
Victoria is located on the southern tip
of Vancouver Island, which is the largest of British Columbia's 6,500 islands.
It is a community of choice for its temperate climate, natural beauty,
recreational sites and superior economic opportunities.
Parliament Building, City Hall in Victoria, British Columbia