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Discover Victoria, British Columbia: Your Ultimate Cruise Port Guide.
Welcome to Victoria, British Columbia, a charming city on Vancouver Island, known for its historic architecture, beautiful gardens, and vibrant culture. This guide will help you make the most of your day in Victoria while your cruise ship is docked.
Overview of Victoria, Canada.
Victoria, often referred to as the “Garden City,” is known for its lush green spaces, including the world-renowned Butchart Gardens. Here’s a breakdown of what to see and do during your visit.
The Charming History of Victoria, British Columbia.
Victoria boasts a rich history:
First Nations: The area was originally inhabited by Indigenous Coast Salish peoples for thousands of years.
British Colonization: In 1843, the Hudson’s Bay Company established Fort Victoria as a fur trading post.
Capital City: Victoria became the capital of British Columbia in 1866, which it remains today.