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Victoria is the capital city of the city of British Columbia, Canada and is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Iceland of Canada's Pacific coast. Victoria is located about 100 kilometres from the BCS's largest city, Vancouver on the Mainland. The city is about 100 miles from Seattle. The landscape of Victoria was formed by water in various forms. The city is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest.

The city retains many of its historical buildings, especially the two most famous landmarks, the British Columbia Parliament buildings and the Empress Hotel. The city's Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco.

Known as the "the city of gardens", is the Victoria an attractive city and a popular tourist destination with a booming technology sector and has a large student population. Victoria is a popular boat place with the beautiful and rugged coastline and beaches. Victoria is also popular among senior citizens, who come to enjoy the temperate and usually snow-free climate, as well as it's usually so quiet pace of the city. Many come to experience the whaling tours, festivals, sports events and Downtown Victoria with many night clubs, theatres, restaurants and pubs.

Victoria has over 3.5 million overnight visitors per year and an additional 500,000 day-trippers who arrive by cruise ship.

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