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Victoria is one of those unique cities seemingly destined to be a haven for travelers. Breathtakingly picturesque, and imbued with a flavor and style born of its British heritage, the city sits on the southeast tip of 300-mile long Vancouver Island just off the west coast of Canada facing the Juan de Fuca Strait and it's neighbor to the south, the United States.
Across Haro Strait to the east are the picturesque San Juan Islands of Washington State. To the northeast are the equally beautiful Canadian Gulf Islands, and beyond them, across the Strait of Georgia, is the stunningly beautiful and dynamic city of Vancouver, British Columbia and the mainland of Canada.
This proximity to the cities of Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington, as well as its abundant and various attractions, assures Victoria of a steady stream of visitors flocking to the island for day trips, weekend get-a-ways, week-long vacations and other extended stays. Today, Victoria is a city boasting a population of 350,000 and plays host to more then 3.5-million visitors a year.
Victoria seems to have something to offer for everyone: wilderness adventure in the mountains and forests of Vancouver Island; cruising, whale watching, kayaking or fishing in the surrounding waterways; quaint shops; boutiques and exclusive stores; museums, culture and historic tours; opera, symphony and theatre; and a variety of eateries and accommodations to suit the tastes and needs of most any traveler.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Moon British Columbia, 9th Edition (Moon Handbooks) by Andrew Hempstead. Packed with information on dining, accommodations and transportation, this book has a variety of options for a range of travel budgets. Written by a resident and outdoor enthusiast, this book gives the author's unique perspective on British Columbia. Order now...
Frommer's Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands by Chris McBeath. This book has all the information you need to plan a great trip to this four-season destination on Canada's idyllic west coast. This guide has the Frommer's trusted insider perspective, complete with detailed reviews and suggested itineraries. Order now...
Fodor's Vancouver & Victoria, 2nd Edition: with Whistler, Vancouver Island & the Okanagan Valley. Explore Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and beyond with Fodor's Choice picks for hotels, restaurants, sights and more. Best outdoor activities, museums, shopping, whale-watching opportunities, top experiences & attractions with full-color guide and easy-to-read color maps. Order now...
Discover Canada (Full Color Country Travel Guide) by Lonely Planet. This book is the ideal guide for planning your trip with all the must see sights and must do experiences through images, insider tips, tailored itineraries and east to navigate content. Full colored maps for the country, regions and cities are also included. Order now...
Frommer's Far & Wide: A Weekly Guide to Canada's Best Travel Experiences by Andrew Hempstead, Pamela Cuthbert, Lucas Aykroyd and Helena Katz. Written by a team of local authors this book has maps of trips along with information about the culture and history, nature, festivals and events, restaurants, adventure and even the quirky Canada. Order now...
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