Over the years since the familiar red and white Canadian flag was adopted in 1965 it has become a popular tradition for Canadians to wear something red on July 1, Canada Day. It can be a sun visor or a pair of socks, a t-shirt or maybe a bit of body-painting but almost everyone manages to sport a bit of something red while out on July 1. These photos were taken on the Inner Harbour Causeway here in Victoria on Canada Day 2012.
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!