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Discover Victoria

Explore the Garden City, and British Columbia’s capital

  • Apr 22, 2020
In Tofino, autumn unites the best of both seasons with hiking, arts and culture, wildlife viewing, a renowned food scene and of course, world-class surfing. Photo courtesy Hotel Zed

It’s Back to Cool time in Tofino

Hotel Zed welcomes visitors with fun + funky fall promotion

  • Sep 26, 2022
Flowers bloom in a garden bed outside Government House. The residence is noted for the gardens on its grounds. (Black Press Media file photo)

Government House gardens recognized in national list

Listed as one of the 100 Garden Moments in Canada as part of celebrations for the Year of the Garden

The Resonance Consultancy rankings recognized Victoria for its mild temperatures and diverse geography which allows its residents to “surf, mountain bike, and put in eight hours at the office all in one day.”

Victoria named Canada’s best small city

Nanaimo, Saanich, Kelowna also recognized in the Resonance Consultancy rankings

The Resonance Consultancy rankings recognized Victoria for its mild temperatures and diverse geography which allows its residents to “surf, mountain bike, and put in eight hours at the office all in one day.”
A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)

Galiano Island’s ecological footprint swells from tourism: study

Community’s footprint ‘much larger’ than other B.C. locales

A community of 1,396, Galiano Island saw an estimated 80,200 visitors in 2007 (John McKinley file)
People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Victoria’s Royal BC Museum to remain open as Province seeks input on future plans

The Royal BC Museum will remain open as the Province evaluates how…

People walk up stairs to the entrance of the Royal BC Museum in Victoria, B.C. Premier John Horgan announced June 22 they are stopping their $789-million plan to rebuild the ageing building, and sending things back to public consultation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo

Let Outdoors West be your guide to the great outdoors this summer!

Magazine shares the how-to and where-to of exploring Western Canada’s natural spaces

Mark Pavesic reels in a small mouth bass from Elk Lake, near Victoria, BC. Kelsey Pavesic photo
Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Black Press Media file photo

Considering a ‘workation’ destination? Meet Victoria!

B.C.’s capital ranked sixth out of more than 100 global cities to work away from home, Kelowna 15th

Victoria has been found to be one of the world’s top remote work vacation spots. Black Press Media file photo
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.

Holy haggis! 159th Victoria Highland Games Celtic Festival is back

World-class festival returns to Topaz Park May 21 and 22

  • May 11, 2022
Strathcona Mounted Troop, coming to the Victoria Highland Games in 2022.
Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo

Transport Canada introduces added measures to protect southern resident killer whales

The Canadian government is once again putting measures in place to protect…

Measures have returned to protect southern resident killer whales in BC waters. Black Press Media file photo
The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

PHOTOS: Demand strong as Victoria Clipper brings first passengers from Seattle in months

Ferry line hopes staffing woes will soon be resolved to accommodate surging demand

The Victoria Clipper approaches its berth in the Inner Harbour after sailing from Seattle on Friday, April 15, for the first time since the fall of 2021 and for what is hoped to be the return of normal crossings, which were disrupted for two years by pandemic border restrictions. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
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Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line said he is thrilled to be the first cruise line back into Canada after such a long absence. Victoria will see six of Holland America Line’s ships visiting through to the end of October. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

First cruise ship since start of pandemic lands in Victoria

The Breakwater District in Victoria saw its first cruise ship visit since…

Gus Antorcha, president of Holland America Line said he is thrilled to be the first cruise line back into Canada after such a long absence. Victoria will see six of Holland America Line’s ships visiting through to the end of October. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)

VIDEO: New record, Victoria expert says 72 whales spotted the most in one day

Clusters seen between Hood Canal in Puget Sound, Campbell River on Vancouver Island

T63 Chainsaw was one of the Bigg’s killer whales spotted in large clusters Thursday. Chainsaw is known for its jagged dorsal fin. (Photo courtesy Valerie Messier/Pacific Whale Watch Association; video courtesy of Maxx Kinert)
Destination Greater Victoria is investing $2.2 million in 2022 to entice more visitors to come to the region. Black Press Media file photo

Destination Greater Victoria ramps up tourism marketing spend with $2.2 million campaign

Tourism association going all in for 2022 to attract more visitors to region

Destination Greater Victoria is investing $2.2 million in 2022 to entice more visitors to come to the region. Black Press Media file photo
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The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)

2021 brought record sightings, many newborn whale calves to Victoria waters

Whale researchers report 21 new humpback calves in the Salish Sea

The most recent Bigg’s killer whale calf, T124A7, breaches the water alongside three adult members of the pod. (Karac Lindsay/Eagle Wing Tours, courtesy of Pacific Whale Watch Association)
Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. Black Press Media file photo

Queer at Sea exhibit launches at Victoria’s Maritime Museum of BC in May

The Maritime Museum of B.C. in Victoria is launching a new exhibit…

Britanny Vis, executive director of the Maritime Museum of BC, is seeking input from queer, trans and two-spirit individuals willing to share their marine stories for use in the upcoming Queer at Sea exhibit. Black Press Media file photo
The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)

IMAX Victoria films showcase British Columbia wildlife

The Royal B.C. Museum has debuted a new directors’ cut of award-winning…

The IMAX Victoria theatre is set to debut a new director’s cut of Saving Luna on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of the Royal B.C. Museum)