Victoria positively glitters with architectural jewels.
Historically significant buildings abound in this government city: the BC Parliament Buildings, Government House, the Royal BC Museum and the Fairmont Empress Hotel are notable examples.
Victoria's residential communities are full of charming Victorian and Edwardian houses, many over a century old. Walking tour routes have been established to view some of the more notable houses and neighbourhoods, or view the sights on a horse-drawn carriage tour.
Victoria's gardens, public and private, are also a delight. The most well-known, Butchart Gardens, draw visitors from around the world.