Victoria is the capital city of the Canadian province of British Columbia, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada’s Pacific coast. The city has a population of 91,867, and the Greater Victoria area has a population of 397,237. Victoria is the 7th most densely populated city in Canada with 4,405.8 inhabitants per square kilometer (11,411/sq mi).
With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city’s British colonial past shows the Victorian architecture, including the stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion.
Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features, and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.