Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is located on Southern Vancouver Island and is a recreationalist's paradise. Mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, boating, swimming, golfing, camping, fishing, diving and just about any other outdoor activity one can imagine is possible in Victoria.
Victoria is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Blessed with a temperate climate, the rich diversity of landscapes supports a mix of natural vegetation from Douglas fir forests along the coast to arbutus and Garry oak forests in the drier inland slopes.
Visitors and residents to the Victoria area enjoy a friendly, clean, unpolluted and safe city. And in a region where the urban population interacts with such a delightful natural tableau, a vast network of walking, hiking, and biking routes lead commuters through the region's many parks and greenways.
The Greater Victoria area boasts one of the highest percentages of bike routes and hiking trails in North America. It is common to see people walking or travelling by bicycle to and from work, shopping and entertainment.