Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Victoria, Western Canada's oldest city, was founded in 1843 as a Hudson's Bay Company trading post.
Victoria's roots have been carefully preserved, and can be seen in its lovingly maintained historic and heritage sites.
Check out the historic Empress Hotel and Parliament Buildings in the Inner Harbour, and tour Canada’s oldest Chinatown. Don’t miss downtown Victoria’s cathedrals or the hilltop Craigdarroch Castle.
Victoria is Canada’s most British city, laden with reminders of its colonial past. Discover elegant Victorian and Edwardian-era mansions, stately hotels, and impressive architecture around every corner.
From national historic sites to Aboriginal art displays, Victoria satisfies history lovers. It’s easy to get around on foot, by horse-drawn carriage, or on a British-style double-decker bus tour.
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