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Greater Victoria and Surrounding Area

Greater Victoria

The capital of British Columbia, Victoria, is a charming city surrounded by ocean and famous for its gardens, colonial-style buildings and natural beauty.

As a popular tourist destination it has a world-class museum, numerous parks, hundreds of restaurants and one of the finest gardens on the planet.

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria’s best places to visit include its gardens and parks, museums, historical sites, various other tourist attractions, and its different neighbourhoods and parts of town.

Greater Victoria has a population of close to 385,000 people and is actually made up of a number of different municipalities including Victoria (pop. 85,000), Saanich (pop. 114,000), Oak Bay (pop. 18,000), Esquimalt (pop. 17,000), Colwood (pop. 16,000), Langford (pop. 35,000), Central Saanich (pop. 16,000), and North Saanich(pop. 11,000). Not too far away are also the communities of Sooke (pop. 13,000) to the west and Sidney (pop. 12,000) to the north.

Below is a list of some of the different municipalities in Greater Victoria as well as some of the main attractions in or near each.

Victoria's Legislative Lawns
Downtown Victoria

City of Victoria

Attractions and places of interest within the City of Victoria include the following:

Mt Doug View from Mt Tolmie
View of Mount Doug from Mount Tolmie

Saanich

Places of interest within the Municipality of Saanich include the following:

Oak Bay

Attractions and places of interest within the Municipality of Oak Bay include the following:

Colwood

Places of interest within the community of Colwood include the following:

Langford

Attractions and places of interest within the Municipality of Langford include the following:

Butchart Gardens
Butchart Gardens

Central Saanich and Brentwood Bay

Places of interest within the communities of Central Saanich and Brentwood Bay include the following:

Sidney

Attractions and places of interest within the City of Sidney include the following:

Sooke

Places of interest within the community of Sooke include the following: