SEARCH: City Spotlight on Victoria, B.C.

City Spotlight on Victoria, B.C.

by Heather Roulo

If you want a taste of England without having to fly to London, consider a trip up the west coast to the beautiful island of Vancouver, B.C., where Canada meets Washington state. The harbor on Vancouver’s southern tip boasts one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Victoria shows its close ties to Britain with double-decker buses, high teas, and a historic Parliament building built in 1897. You will truly feel transported.

But of course, Victoria’s charm is all its own. Learn about the Coast Salish people who first lived in the area at the Royal British Columbia Museum. Take a boat out to whale watch, including the black-and-white orca pods. Visit the oldest Chinatown in Canada, second only to San Francisco in North America, and learn about its complicated relationship…

Read more in SEARCH Magazine‘s Spring 2023 #FreshStart issue.


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