City of Gardens
Victoria is the most charming coastal city in British Columbia. Coupled with mildest climate in Canada, this seaside capital is a natural choice for group meetings year-round.
Cobblestone streets, urban flower gardens, heritage architecture and sailing ships in the Inner Harbor anchor Victoria with old world charm and an intimate city ambiance. Seaside pathways hug the habour and beckon walkers and joggers. It’s easy to see why Vancouver Island is rated one of the top 10 island destinations in the world.
There are countless group activities to choose from however, whale watching, salmon fishing, sailing, golfing, strolling world famous Butchart Gardens and taking tea like the Royal Family top the bucket list.
Groups can meet and celebrate in a seaside castle, historic hotels, acclaimed inns, the Victoria Conference Centre, the Province’s finest museum, and on remote coastal beaches or in old growth rainforests. Old style British double decker buses make for novel group transfers.
With a little digging you can unearth a vibrant culinary scene here. Ranchers, fishers and farmers promote sustainable local cuisine. The lush Saanich Valley is on the city’s doorstep and farm fresh produce, wines, micro beers, and cheeses highlight city menus. Farm to table dinners and Feasts of the Fields harvest festivals are legendary here.
Victoria enjoys excellent regional airlift into its airport but arriving by ferry, floatplane or scheduled helicopter is always a scenic respite.