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Top 10Victoria

Picturesque, peaceful Victoria is the perfect getaway from bustling Vancouver. Known as the City of Gardens, it boasts more than 3,000 hanging baskets along its pretty streets. Established as a fort in 1843 by the Hudson’s Bay trading company, Victoria soon became a city of prestige and influence. It grew up around Beacon Hill Park, created in 1858 by Governor James Douglas. When Victoria became BC’s capital in 1868, the growing city attracted excellent architects such as Francis Mawson Rattenbury. Today the city buzzes around the Inner Harbour. Nearby is the oldest Chinatown in Western Canada, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, ...

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