111 Places in Victoria That You Must Not Miss
- The ultimate insider's guide to Victoria, British Columbia, for locals and experienced travelers
- Features fascinating and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides
- Part of the international 111 Places series with over 650 titles and 3.8 million copies in print worldwide
- Appeals to both the local market (more than 400,000 people call Greater Victoria home) and the tourist market (4 million people visit Victoria every year!)
- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs
Authors Dave Doroghy and Graeme Menzies take you to find the cool, the quirky, and the unusual places hidden in Victoria amidst the unique architecture and glorious outdoor scenery.
Visit the place where author Rudyard Kipling slept. Explore Canada’s largest ant farm. Answer the call of nature in a pub’s haunted loo. Or take a date to a secluded, waterfront fish-and-chips shop. See the world’s tallest freestanding totem pole.
If it’s history you’re after, consider that James Cook was the first non-indigenous person to set foot near here in 1778. Later, the Hudson’s Bay Company established the spot as a trading post, naming it Fort Victoria after the reigning British queen. Vestiges of the old British Empire can still be spotted in the majestic colonial buildings in the inner harbor, the red double decker buses on its busy streets and the occasional old fashioned British telephone booths. God Save the King!