Victoria BC Travel Articles

 
Gal-livanting Victoria – British Columbia, Canada
Gal-livanting Victoria – British Columbia, Canada Every year, Jane Cassie escapes with two of her best buds for a weekend of gal-palling. This year, they discover that British Colombia's colonial capital of Victoria, is the next best place to jol
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Road Tripping The West: Travels Through Time – Western North America
Road Tripping The West: Travels Through Time – Western North America home_april7_road.jpgCat George details a
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Victoria, BC Travel Guide – Eating Out
Eating out can be expensive in Victoria, depending on what you’re looking for. A really cheap way to go is to buy food at the local corner grocery – it’s what I do when traveling, and it saves on the dollars. The Market on Yates (903 Yates) is a great new place (opened December 99) […]
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Victoria, BC – Crossing the Border
Canada Customs and Immigration Citizens or permanent residents of the United States require birth or baptismal certificate, voter’s registration card, resident alien card, green card or passport to enter Canada. A driver’s license is not accepted as proof of citizenship. All other international visitors require valid passports, and, in some cases, visas. All persons entering […]
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Victoria, BC Canada – April 2000
Victoria, BC Canada – April 2000 Parks and Campgrounds take centre stage this month as the weather warms and thoughts turn to nights snuggled in sleeping blankets under the stars or roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Now, don’t get me wrong, all you southerners who think of spring as balmy. Spring here means weather in the 60’sF (15C), but for us […]
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Victoria, BC – Climate
Officially, Victoria’s climate is “sub-Mediterranean” – it’s supposedly moderate all year-round with eight months frost-free. The saying around here is, if you don’t like the weather, wait half an hour – it’ll change. It’s all due to Victoria’s location, perched on the Pacific and open to the vagaries of the fronts that sweep across the […]
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Victoria, BC – The Royal British Columbia Museum
Victoria, BC – The Royal British Columbia Museum Captain Cook first encountered them in 1778 on Vancouver Island’s remote, windswept west coast when his ship, wrapped in thick fog, rang its bells. “Nootka, nootka” – cries came over the water through the mist as the aboriginal people in their war canoes warned the ship it was about to crash on the rocks. The […]
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Victoria, BC – August 1999
G’Day. This is a joint report on Victoria in August by a visitor and a resident. We hope we can pique your interest in visiting this wonderful city sometime. The Waterfront It will become evident, along the water, that this is truly a tourist mecca. Especially for older folks…or can we say that is is […]
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Victoria, BC – The Harbour Towers Hotel
Victoria, BC – The Harbour Towers Hotel The Harbour Towers Hotel has been around for quite some time, but it’s just undergone a complete makeover with totally refurbished rooms and lobby area. Colors are soft teals, purples and burgundy. It’s conveniently located within walking distance of the Inner Harbour with its attractions and ports of entry. The upper floors of this 12-story […]
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Victoria, BC – Accommodation
Victoria, BC – Accommodation There’s no doubt about it – Victoria is definitely a tourist town with more than 6,500 rooms to rent. From plush places to budget beds and everything in-between (a mix of 1960’s motels, chain spots and plain unvarnished hotels.) For more accommodation info and reservations, contact Victoria Tourism’s toll-free line, 1-800-663-3883. Plush Places Plush places […]
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