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VICTORIA TRAVEL GUIDE
LanguagesOfficially English and French
What to eatStaples of west coast cuisine like seafood and Pacific salmon, British-inspired favourites like fish and chips or afternoon high tea, farm-to-table meals featuring locally sourced ingredients from the Saanich Peninsula or Cowichan Valley and all types of gourmet treats from James Bay Market and Victoria Public Market.
What to bring backBritish trinkets like teapots and cups or old-timey British sweets like liquorice and toffee, First Nations art, literary finds from Russell Books or Munro’s Books, locally made beers from the many microbreweries like Vancouver Island Brewing, Category 12 Brewing or Driftwood Brewing and all kinds of arts and crafts from the Moss Street Market.
Fun FactBesides its reputation as one of the world’s friendliest cities (as chosen by Conde Nast!), Victoria is also known as the City of Gardens, with billions of flowers blossoming annually across the city thanks to its mild year-round climate. Top destinations for a fragrant stroll through the city’s flora? The Butchart Gardens, Abkhazi Garden, The Gardens at HCP, Hatley Park and Beacon Hill Park!
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