Victoria

A unique land on the Pacific coast, offers an abundance of adventure amidst the breathtaking surroundings.

Welcome to Victoria

 
Forge your own path, while experiencing some of ours. Victoria, a unique land on the Pacific coast, offers an abundance of adventure amidst the breathtaking surroundings of the Salish Sea and Vancouver Island's magnificent rainforests.
 
Uncover opulent boutique hotels, exceptional tourist attractions, and locally sourced, farm-to-table dining measured in meters rather than miles. Embark on your next adventure and discover the wonders of Greater Victoria.

Awards & Accolades

Victoria is widely recognized as a top destination in the travel and tourism industry, but also well-known for being all-around awesome (with a trophy case to prove it).
 
Here’s a sample of some of recent awards and accolades:
 

2022

  • Named Canada's Best Small City - Resonance Consultancy
  • Travel + Leisure's Top 50 Places to Visit in 2023
  • 2022 Offsetters Climate Positive Company
  • #2 Best Small City - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
  • #3 Best City in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
  • #10 Friendliest City in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
 

2020

  • #8 Top 20 Best Small Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey 2020
  • #2 Top 5 Best Islands in North America - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey 2020
  • 20 Best Places to Visit in 2020: Vancouver Island - CNN Travel List
 

2019

  • #4 Top Five Cities in Canada - Travel & Leisure World's Best Awards
 

2018

  • Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
 

2017

  • #2 Top 20 Best  Small Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • Victoria voted among Top 10 rising stars for meetings and conferences - Smart Meetings Magazine
  • Top-five ranking in the prestigious 2017 Agents’ Choice Awards
 

2016

  • #6 Best Islands in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • #7 Top 25 Best Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • Top City to Be a Woman in Canada - Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
  • Most Romantic City in Canada - Amazon.ca
 

2015

  • 4th Best Destination in Canada - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards
  • 9th Best City in United States and Canada - Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Garden Destination of the Year - International Garden Tourism Network
  • Best Airport in North America - Airports Council International Award
  • 24th Best City in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
 

2014

  • #1 Top Island in Continental U.S. and Canada - Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • 5th Best Destination in Canada - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards
 

2013

  • #1 Top Islands in Canada - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • #3 Top 5 Cities in Canada - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • #16 Top 25 Islands in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • #17 Top 25 Cities of the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • Top 15 Friendliest Cities in the World - MSN.ca Travel
  • 14th Friendliest City in the World - Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Survey
  • #2 Top Island in Continental U.S. and Canada - Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • 7th Best Destination in Canada - TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Best Destination Awards
  • Top Student Destinations in North America - Teach & Travel
  • #1 Small City in the Americas - fDi Magazine

Overview for Victoria, British Columbia

8,366 people live in Victoria, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $98,308. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,366

Total Population

44 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$98,308

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria has 4,570 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Victoria do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,366

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

44

Median Age

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
4,570

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$98,308

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Schools in Victoria, British Columbia

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Victoria. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Victoria West Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
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