Victoria had a cold wet spring and early summer - locals referred to June as June-uary. July was better but summer didn't really arrive until August and has carried on through September this year. Here's a sunny September scene on the Inner Harbour where musician Ian Bennetts is entertaining passersby with his one man band.
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!