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Facts About Victoria -

Capital City and Dive Hub

Some facts about Victoria - things you should consider for your dive holiday:

• Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia and is located on Vancouver Island, which was recently named North America’s Best Island for the sixth consecutive year in a Condé Nast Traveler reader’s choice survey

• Victoria has some of British Columbia’s premiere scuba diving locations and has easy access to many more fantastic dive sites on Vancouver Island

• Vancouver Island is 500 kilometers long (about 300 miles), is separated from the mainland of British Columbia by the Strait of Georgia to the east and the Juan de Fuca Strait to the south, and has many wonderful beaches, attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and of course, dive sites

• Victoria, British Columbia is a modern city with a quaint, British themed, small town atmosphere

• Victoria, British Columbia began as a fur trading post back in 1843 for the Hudson’s Bay Company but now is a major center for tourism, scuba diving and home to many government offices

• Facts about Victoria activities - In and around Victoria, British Columbia, it may be possible to combine the following activities in any one given day:

? Scuba diving, swimming or snorkeling

? Boating – Yachting(power or sail) or windsurfing

? Fishing – ocean or fresh water

? Ocean or lake kayaking

? Hiking or walking

? Canoeing

? Whale watching, beach combing or sight seeing

? Skiing, snow shoeing or snow boarding

? Golfing

? Caving, rock or mountain climbing

? Biking, roller blading, or jogging

? Eating at a world class restaurant or sampling award winning local wines

? Meeting the Queen of England (or at least a wax replica at the wax museum ) and have afternoon tea and crumpets at the world famous Empress Hotel

For a great Rodale Scuba magazine facts about Victoria article, click here

To see some facts about Vancouver, click here

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