With all the attention on Vancouver with the Olympics, one can’t overlook the capital of British Columbia the beautiful Victoria, on Vancouver Island.
There is something enchanting about this city surrounded by water. Walking the old cobble stone streets, looking at the old buildings and listening to the sound of the waves hit the rocks. English influenced, the Fairmont Empress Hotel is a world famous place for an exquisite afternoon tea. Victoria is the oldest city in British Columbia that began as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company, and was named in honor of Queen Victoria. Voted by Condé Nast Traveller magazine, it was judged to be one of the world’s best cities.