Victoria is widely known as one of the most picturesque ocean front cities in the world with a strong sense of nature and recreation combined with arts, culture, entertainment, fine cuisine and attractions that draw a local and international tourism industry. Historic buildings are visually stunning against the oceanfront backdrop of the Inner Harbour. Residents enjoy a temperate climate year round, perfect for exploring the abundant nature parks and trails, lakes and endless coastline. British Columbia’s capital city harmoniously blends rich history with progressive ideals. The aptly named ‘Garden City’ continually impresses visitors and residents alike.