Victoria received 432.8 hours of bright sunshine is known with bike routes and bike lanes as the Cycling Capital of Canada, co-hosted the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Royal Athletic Park, hosts also the start of the Vic-Maui Yacht Race, the longest offshore sailboat race on the West Coast, has written a series of mysteries, a Coast Salish character, Silas Seaweed. Victoria has been a destination home to numerous Olympic Games athletes home to many accomplished athletes, hosted the 2005 Ford World Men and the 1994 Commonwealth Games co-host the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships along with Vancouver, serves also for Canada's Trans-Canada Highway as the western terminus, is building a protected bike lane network.
Victoria is served with the Lower Mainland by several ferries, is built on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen People. The city has a large non-local student population while the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, is about a also destination by airplane from Seattle, began cultivating subsequently an image of genteel civility takes pride in the many flowers. The city boasts also the country's third-highest concentration has hosted high-profile sports events has been also home to numerous high-profile sports teams, is supplied by the Capital Regional District's Water Services Department. The city of Victoria is the most densely 7th populated city with 4,405.8 people in Canada, lies entirely within the Greater Victoria School District. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is with British settlement beginning in the Pacific Northwest. The region's Coast Salish First Nations peoples established communities. 1841 James Douglas was charged upon the recommendation on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.
Douglas founded Fort Victoria on British Columbia on the site of present-day Victoria. A Hudson's Bay Company trading post called originally Camosun. The Songhees established a village from the fort across the harbour, was are part of the Coast Salish family, descendants of the Lekwungen family groups. The superintendent of the fort was made the second governor of the Vancouver Island Colony, figure. Esquimalt was made the North Pacific home of the Royal Navy. The completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway terminus was lost irrevocably to the City of Vancouver. Development boom and A real-estate ended just before World War I. Two militia infantry battalions formed in the immediate pre-war period. The the 1980s western suburbs have been incorporated as Langford and Colwood as new municipalities. Greater Victoria experiences periodically calls within the Capital Regional District for the amalgamation of the thirteen municipal governments, has also system. The landscape of Victoria was formed in various forms by water.
Pleistocene glaciation put the area under the weight under a thick ice cover. Post-glacial rebound exposed the present-day terrain to air. The southern part has loamy topsoils and coarse-textured subsoils. Loamy sands and Sandy loams are common in adjoining Oak Bay in the eastern part. The second longest frost-free period was a 686-day stretch. The summer months are also relatively mild with an average high temperature. The highest temperature recorded ever at Victoria Gonzales. The Victoria Airport receives about more precipitation about 45 %. Every few decades Victoria receives very large snowfalls, the record breaking of snow. That amount places Victoria 3rd among major cities for biggest snowfall. 2193 hours of bright sunshine was the second sunniest city after Cranbrook in British Columbia. The following is a list of neighbourhoods in the City of Victoria. The Victoria Census Metropolitan Area comprising thirteen municipalities. Population is the 15th largest metropolitan area in Canada.
Other nearby employers include the University and the Canadian Forces. Advanced technology is Victoria's largest revenue, private industry. Downtown Victoria serves also as Greater Victoria's regional downtown. Electronic Music Festival and The Rifflandia are other music events. The Tall Ships Festival brings sailing ships to the city harbour. The port is working harbour, cruise destination and tourist attraction. Esquimalt Harbour is a also well-protected harbour with shipbuilding and a large graving dock. An anti-homelessness programme based on a successful Italian programme. The homeless survey conducted by Conde Nast Traveller magazine by the Victoria Cool-Aid Society, registered the greatest satisfaction, the greatest satisfaction. Mayfair Shopping Centre is a mall in British Columbia in Victoria. Mayfair opened first as an outdoor strip mall, was built in the Maywood district on the site of a former brickyard, offers now services and 117 stores, Hudson's Bay. The mall's opening was Mayfair's original department store anchor upon the mall's opening, underwent three later expansions. The Bay replaced in 1993 as Mayfair's department store anchor. Every BC Day weekend mounts Symphony Splash, an outdoor event. Streets are closed as approximately 40000 people as each year. The event culminates with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with the Symphony's evening concert. The Bastion Theatre functioned through the 1970s in Victoria. The Belfry Theatre started as the Springridge Cultural Centre in 1974. The venue was renamed the Belfry Theatre as the company in 1976. The band performs weekly at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site in August. The arena was the home of the ECHL team, Victoria Salmon Kings is the home of the Victoria Royals Western Hockey League team. Ryan Robbins and Actors Cameron Bright were born in Victoria. Nobel laureate Alice Munro lived during the years in Victoria. Beacon Hill Park is the central city's main urban green space. The sport of cricket has been played since the mid-19th century in Beacon Hill Park.
Each summer presents dozens of concerts in Beacon Hill Park at the Cameron Band Shell. The extensive system of parks includes also a few areas of natural Garry oak meadow habitat, an increasingly scarce ecosystem. Addition has also the Emily Carr House, Market Square and Victoria Bug Zoo. The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is located in the Rockland neighbourhood to downtown. Notable museums include the Royal British Columbia Museum, the Maritime Museum of British Columbia. Also located west of the city is Western Speedway, a oval vehicular race track in Western Canada. Notable professional athletes include Steve Nash, twice Most Valuable Player in the National Basketball Association. 2012 Giro d'Italia winner and Professional racing cyclist was born in Victoria. The 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup was co-hosted along with five other Canadian cities by Victoria. The Victoria Cougars are the perhaps most famous sports, the city, the Stanley Cup. The Greater Victoria area serves also for Rugby Canada as a headquarters, make together up the majority of trips. Arena sports and field has also a rich motorsports history. Western Speedway is the oldest speedway in drag racing in features stock car racing and western Canada. The Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame is located at information and numerous displays at features and the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre. The Jordan River Diversion Dam is Vancouver Island's main hydroelectric power station was built in 1911. The lake is connected at Japan Gulch to a treatment plant. The Hartland landfill is the waste disposal site for Greater Victoria area. The Saanich Peninsula wastewater treatment plant serves North Saanich, the Town and Central Saanich. Local public transportation is run by the Victoria Regional Transit System. Double decker bus es have been introduced to the fleet. Average travel time is with half and an hour under 4 hours. Both bus services depart at 700 Douglas Street from the Victoria bus. Passenger rail service operated previously by Via Rail. The service was discontinued along this line, be operated by United Airlines. The Victoria International Airport has non-stop flights. The same newspaper article mentions also the Victoria Airport Authority's plans at the Victoria International Airport for further capacity expansions. Harbour air offers flights at every 30 least minutes during daylight hours. Harbour Air operate also scenic tour flights over gulf islands area and the Victoria harbour. The Mile Zero is located at the corner of Douglas Street in the southern part of the city. Cyclists and foot traffic pass through many communities in the Greater Victoria area. The final protected lane make for commuters for an easy cycling connection. BC Ferries provides service up the Saanich peninsula between Swartz Bay. The Coho ferry operates between the inner harbour of Victoria as pedestrian ferry and a car. The Washington State Ferries runs a ferry for cyclists and pedestrians for cars. The educational needs of the Francophone community are served in the adjacent municipality of Esquimalt by École Victor-Brodeur. The senior campus of Glenlyon-Norfolk School is located in the Oak Bay neighbourhood. The Conseil scolaire francophone operates one Francophone school in the Victoria area. The University of Victoria is located on Oak Bay border on the Saanich. Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific is an international school. Sprott Shaw College is a private career training institution. The Oregon Treaty being drawn then up the 49th parallel, the 49th parallel. Constitutional history began with the creation in 1849, was a wintry day, a wintry day. The first ship bringing these modern argonauts, these modern argonauts. The gold rush was on in the quiet and earnest on in the quiet and earnest. The great majority of these people were only transients, the rush of gold-seekers, only transients, the rush of gold-seekers. Government buildings were constructed at south Fort at James Bay. The formal opening took place, place on 1898 02 10 on 1898 02 10. The achievement of Confederation was no simple undertaking, no simple undertaking. The twentieth century evolved primarily as tourism and retirement as a city of government. Repair and Ship building continue as significant sources of employment as significant sources of employment. The City of Victoria was founded on 1843 03 14 by the Hudson's Bay Company. Each entry is identified as a census agglomeration and metropolitan area as a census. Canada growing fastest CAs between the most two recent censuses in Canada, had 114 CAs and 33 CMAs. Twenty-four CAs experienced population decline between 2006. Okotoks experienced the greatest increase while Thompson. Mr. Thomas Harris was elected on 1862 08 16 as Victoria's first Mayor.
|Year||Victoria, British Columbia|
|1843||Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is with British settlement beginning in the Pacific Northwest.|
|1849||Constitutional history began with the creation in 1849.|
|1862 08 2||Victoria was incorporated in 1862 as a city.|
|1862||Victoria was incorporated in 1862 as a city.|
|1865||Opium trade was legal until 1865.|
|1908||The opium trade was banned in 1908.|
|1911||The Jordan River Diversion Dam was built in 1911.|
|1967||The tunnel was completed in 1967.|
|1970s||The Bastion Theatre functioned through the 1970s in Victoria.|
|1974||The Belfry Theatre started as the Springridge Cultural Centre in 1974.|
|1976||The venue was renamed the Belfry Theatre as the company in 1976.|
|1993||The Bay replaced in 1993 as Mayfair's department store anchor.|
|2006||Twenty-four CAs experienced population decline between 2006.|
|2011||The population of Victoria was in 2011.|