Friday, December 14, 2012

GREATER VICTORIA, British Columbia, Canada: Top 10 Travel Destinations, Tourist Spots and Attractions

Greater Victoria is a region consisting of the thirteen municipalities located on Vancouver Island which are situated towards the eastern part. Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Esquimalt is the location of the Pacific fleet of the Canadian Forces. It is where trainings of Naval officers and seamanship of the Canadian Navy are conducted. Oak Bay is the place to be when you want to have fun and enjoy the outdoors and beaches. It has a number of beautiful beaches and among the most popular beaches are Gonzales beach and Willows beach. Saanich is the most populous municipality on Vancouver Island. It is also home to the famous University of Victoria, beautiful beaches and spectacular parks. View Royal is home to scenic parks, gorgeous shores and wonderful sightseeing views.

Municipalities/cities of Greater Victoria:
1. Victoria
2. Esquimalt
3. View Royal
4. Langford
5. Oak Bay
6. Saanich
7. Central Saanich
8. North Saanich
9. Colwood
10. Sidney
11. Sooke
12. Metchosin
13. Highlands

Downtown Victoria & Area Tourist Attractions & Places of Interest:

Abkhazi Gardens
Alix Goolden Hall
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Bamfield Park
Beacon Hill Children's Farm
Beacon Hill Park
Belfry Theatre
Carr House
Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
Centre of the Universe
Chinese Cemetery
Craigdarroch Castle
Craigflower Farmhouse and School
Craigflower Manor
Crystal Garden
Crystal Pool
E & N Railway Station
Empress Hotel
Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Fisherman's Wharf
Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites of Canada
Glendale Gardens and Woodlands
Government House
Hatley Park National Historic Site
Helmcken House
Langham Court Theatre
MacDonald Park
Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery
Maritime Museum of British Columbia
Mary Tod Island Park
McPherson Playhouse
Miniature World
National Geographic IMAX Theatre
Naval and Military Museum - CFB Esquimalt
Oak Bay Recreation Centre
Pacific Undersea Gardens
Pioneer Square Cemetery
Point Ellice House
Recreation Oak Bay
Royal Athletic Park
Royal BC Museum
Royal Theatre
Saanich Commonwealth Place Park & Recreation Centre
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
Sooke Region Museum & Visitor Centre
St. Ann's Academy
Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre
Terry Fox Memorial Statue
The Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Bug Zoo
Victoria West Park
Uplands Park
Wildplay West Shore Victoria

Greater Victoria's popular tourist attractions:

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Bastion Square
Beacon Hill Park
Botanical Beach
Butchart Gardens
Butterfly Gardens
Cadboro Bay beach
CFB Esquimalt
China Beach
Cordova Bay beach
Cuthbert Holmes Park
East Sooke Park
Elk Lake
Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Fisherman's Wharf
French Beach
Gonzales beach
Gorge Waterway
Gyro Beach
Gyro Park
Hatley Castle
Inner Harbour
James Bay
Legislative Buildings
Maritime Museum
Market Square
Mount Douglas Park
Mount Tolmie Park
Oak Bay
Old Town
Olympic Mountains
Port Renfrew
Royal BC Museum
Royal Roads University
Saanich Peninsula
Sooke Harbour
Strait of Juan de Fuca
Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
Thetis Lake Regional Park
University of Victoria
Victoria International Airport
View Royal
West Shore
Willows beach

Festivals, Concerts, Live shows, Performances, Exhibitions:

Annual Antimatter Underground Film Festival
Annual Victoria Classic Boat Festival
Art Gallery Paint-In
Art of the Cocktail Festival
BC Day Weekend
Belfry Theatre SPARK Festival
Blethering Place Classic Car Show
Bravo! Victoria
Buccaneer Days
Canada Day at Fort Rodd Hill
Canada Day Fireworks at Victoria's Inner Harbour
Chinese New Year
Christmas at Craigdarroch
Christmas at the Butchart Gardens
Christmas Downtown
Cowichan Valley Artisans Studio Tour
Dine Around & Stay in Town
Easter Eggstravaganza
European and Classic Car Picnic
Feast of Fields
Festival Mexicano
Fired Up
Floating Boat Show
Free-B Film Festival
Ghosts of Victoria Festival
Goldstream Salmon Run
Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon
Great Canadian Beer Festival
Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival
Island Farms Santa's Light Parade
Island Farms Victoria Day Parade
Lighted Ships Parade
Luxton Fall Fair
Luxton Pro Rodeo
Metchosin Day
Mother's Day Paint-In and Craft Fair
New Balance Victoria Half Iron
North Saanich Flavour Trail
Oak Bay Avenue Light-Up
Oak Bay Cup Regatta
Oak Bay KOOL Half Marathon
Oak Bay Tea Party
Operation Trackshoes
Organic Islands Festival & Sustainability Expo
Rock & Gem Show
ROMP Festival of Independent Theatre
Saanich Fall Fair
Saanich Strawberry Festival
Saturday Night Fireworks at the Butchart Gardens
Sea of Lights
Selkirk Waterfront Festival
Seventh Annual Tartan Parade
Ships Lighting Contest
Sidney Days
Sidney Santa Claus Parade and Lighted Sailpast
Ska Festival
Sooke Fine Arts Show
Sooke River Bluegrass Music Festival
Swiftsure International Yacht Race
Symphony Splash
Tall Ships Festival
Taste: Victoria's Festival of Food and Wine
TD Victoria International Jazz Fest
The Stage in the Park
Times Colonist 10K Run
Times Colonist Open
UNO Festival of Solo Performance
Van Isle 360
Vancouver Island Outdoor Adventure Expo
Victoria Conservatory of Music Garden Tour
Victoria Dragon Boat Festival
Victoria Electronic Music Festival
Victoria Film Festival
Victoria French Fest
Victoria Fringe Festival
Victoria Highland Games
Victoria Hot Jazz Jubilee
Victoria International Buskers Festival
Victoria International Military Music Society
Victoria Pride Week
Victoria Tea Festival
Victoria Volkssport Phoenix
Victoria Whiskey Festival

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