FUN FACTS

  1. Victoria sits on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Olympic Mountain’s “rain shadow”, meaning it receives 50% less rain than the city of Vancouver and Washington State.

  2. The waters surrounding Victoria are home to 3 resident orca pods, totaling over 80 mammals.

  3. The Jacques Cousteau Society ranks the waters as the second best region for diving in the world due to its clarity and diverse marine life.

  4. Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, where you can walk down Canada’s narrowest street, Fan Tan Alley, measuring 35 inches across.

  5. Spinnakers is Canada’s oldest licensed brewpub, located on the West Shore of Victoria. 

  6. Victoria’s inner harbour is the only working harbour in Canada. Over a 100 aircrafts and a 1000 vessels move through the inner harbour each year.

  7. The world’s tallest, free-standing totem pole is located in Victoria’s Beacon Hill Park.

  8. The Fairmont Empress serves over 500,000 cups of tea a year. Queen Elizabeth herself enjoyed royal tea at the Empress.​

  9. Victoria has been ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world, and the most romantic city in Canada.

  10. In Victoria, you can golf 365 days a year. 

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