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Victoria Local History

Victoria is Western Canada's oldest city. It began in 1848 as a Hudson Bay Company trading post named after Queen Victoria. It grew rapidly after the gold rush in 1858 and although that soon waned, the city had by then been firmly rooted. Now, the city survives on tourism and some 4 million tourists visit annually.

Victoria Attractions

Victoria Shopping

Fort Street - This is known as antique row and there are loads of rare china, silver, and other treasures.

Eaton Centre - this is a three story shopping mall with everything from fashion to gourmet food.

Victoria Activities

Beacon Hill Children's Farm - This is a locality where you can feed and pet animals- all to do with encouraging respect between children and animals. Its on Beacon Hill Park.

Miniature World - Whatever is displayed here, events, places and themes, is in miniature form. The world's largest doll house, with 50 rooms, is one of the popular attractions.

Victoria Parks & Gardens

Crystal Gardens - Modeled on London's Crystal Palace, it is on 713 Douglas Street.

Victoria Restaurants and Bars

Victoria Restaurants

Barb's Fish and Chips - If you have never tasted oyster burgers, then this is the place in which to try. It is a typical fish and chips venue except that not every establishment can boast of cooking the fish straight off the boat. The restaurant is located on a wharf, in fact it is a floating shack, where fishermen simply offload their fresh produce. It is on 310 St Lawrence Street.

Blethering Place - British habits are alive and well in this city where everyone stops for their afternoon tea. This restaurant, on 2250 Oak Bay Avenue, is a good place to indulge in this custom. You can expect the usual "high tea" fare of scones, dainty sandwiches and cake and this is served against royal family memorabilia.

Roman's Macaroni Grill - This is a popular chain of Italian restaurants where you have choice from the a la carte menu or can simply select your own unique mix of pasta and sauces. The restaurant is on 3195 Douglas Street.

Victoria Bars & Clubs

Charles Dickens Pub - A typical British club as the name suggests. It is on 633 Humboldt Street.

Big Bad John's - For country music lovers as the bands and singers are usually of that persuasion. It has a rustic charm to it like bare boards on the floor perhaps in imitation of the Wild West era. It is on 919 Douglas Street.

Victoria children's activities

Beacon Hill Children's Farm - This is a locality where you can feed and pet animals- all to do with encouraging respect between children and animals. Its on Beacon Hill Park.

Miniature World - Whatever is displayed here, events, places and themes, is in miniature form. The world's largest doll house, with 50 rooms, is one of the popular attractions.

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