Victoria does have lots of lovely, classic old buildings but it also has it's fair share of high rises and this one is particularly infamous in the downtown core for it's unimaginative and unattractive exterior. It's probably as close as we get to 'slums' here in the garden city where affordable housing is a major challenge for many. Of course that means it is even more of a challenge to photograph. - Fern
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!