Apartments for rent in Victoria (British Columbia)

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the 15th largest metropolitan area in Canada. Situated on the ocean, Victoria has many maritime interests, including a cruise ship port where cruise liners stop (Ogden Point terminal), yacht races in the waters off of the island as well the Victoria Dragon Boat Festival which brings over 90 teams from around North America. A Tall Ships Festival also brings sailing ships to Victoria, and Victoria hosts the start of the Vic-Maui Yacht Race, the longest offshore sailboat race on the West Coast. Beacon Hill Park is the central city's main urban green space. Its area of 75 hectares adjacent to Victoria's southern shore includes numerous playing fields, manicured gardens, exotic species of plants and animals such as wild peacocks, a petting zoo, and views of the ocean and mountains. Victoria is a major tourism destination seeing more than 3.65 million visitors a year who enjoy local whale watching tours, hiking through the many parks, touring the historic areas, and many more activities. Victoria has a temperate climate that is usually classified as Marine west coast with mild, damp winters and relatively dry and mild summers.

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