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Victoria, resolutely LGBT

With fitness and nature activities for everyone

For the past few years, particularly since 2006, Victoria has held many desired titles, such as Canada’s Fittest City.

Victoria is now known as:

  • A golf city with 15 golf courses, three of them ranking at the top of the list for Canada;

  • A paradise for divers, recognized by the National Geographic magazine as the best cold-water site in the world;

  • A Mecca for spas, most of them well integrated into nature, such as the new AquaTerre Spa, with its impressive selection of special treatments using chocolate, basalt stones, jade, green tea, seaweed and much more;

  • A gourmet destination where local wines and organic products are featured in the restaurants, such as Stage Wine Bar and Sips Artisan Bistro;
  • A city with the most enchanting venues for weddings and honeymoons, such as wineries, luxury hotels, romantic B&Bs, gardens, beaches and cruises.

Kayaking at sunset: one of many choices

  • Paddle a kayak at sunset for two and a half hours to a floating bistro where you can recharge your batteries before completing your excursion (until August 15);

  • Bike along the Goose Trail, 55 kilometres of old railway line;
  • Ride a horse, go whale or bear watching;
  • Taste agro-tourism products at local wineries and farms.

And take time to visit Victoria and the natural beauty that surrounds her, as befits a queen: sea, mountains, forests, whales and more.

From June 27 to July 4

The Pride Celebrations comprise 25 events, most of them free and based on relaxation and games, such as the Drag Ball Game, the Pink Whale Boat Cruise, the unique Big Day Dog Walk and the city centre Parade, which ends with a huge family event at Fisherman’s Wharf.




Research and French original: Sylvie Berthiaume

Translation: Christiane Théberge




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