I have mentioned before that sometimes it seems to me that living in Victoria is like living in a big theme park. Not surprisingly, given the watery nature of the city, the main theme is nautical. Here's one of the "rides" that sails out Fisherman's Wharf regularly in the summer with a cargo of children. They sail around the Inner Harbour and generally seem to have a piratical good time. Find out more on their website http://www.pirateadventures.ca/Victoria/.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!