Once the kids go back to school (during the second week of September here) it seems like things begin to wind down in the Inner Harbour. The weather has been good (hotter than June or July) but there's not so many tourists and autumn's in the air. Victoria is not famed for its colorful or dramatic sunsets but there are brief flashes of splendid color such as in this shot. Five minutes earlier and five minutes later these were just gray clouds. But for that little ten minute window they were as you see them above.
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!