It is easy to see why the west coast is the envy of Canada. Rugged coastlines extend to vivid blue ocean shared by cruise ships and marine life alike. Just west of Vancouver and north of Seattle, Vancouver Island is known as the gateway to the Pacific Northwest and offers year-round recreational activities with endless opportunities for skiing, world-class golf, hiking, fishing and water sports.
Victoria is known for its distinctive charm, picturesque Inner Harbour, spectacular oceanfront scenery and the mildest climate in Canada. Victoria has even been rated as the third best city in the Americas by Condé Nast Traveller magazine. It is a clean, safe city, with beautiful gardens, a tranquil waterfront and a unique sense of history that make it a welcoming destination for visitors, and the reason why so many are choosing to call it home.