Despite its appropriate but rather unappealing name Government Street is one of Victoria's most enjoyable assets. It's a delight to look at and to stroll down with many restored heritage buildings and lots of places to shop, eat and drink. Cars are allowed but it is clearly primarily a pedestrian street. These lovely little rounded trees add a lot to the ambience, especially now when they are so spring green.
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!