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Victoria

Victoria City is the capital of British Columbia in Canada. It was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. It is also known as the City of Gardens, which makes it a very popular place for tourists to visit. Victoria City has something for everyone ranging from people who want to retire to students who want to study.

Arts

One can visit the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria located at 1040 Moss Street. It is one of the older art galleries in the city found in downtown Victoria. Since 1951, the gallery has exhibit different pieces of art. It is also the largest public art gallery. The Belfry Theatre is also another good place to visit. Located at 1291 Gladstone Avenue, the Belfry Theatre is the largest professional theatre company in the area that produces over 10 shows per season starting in August until May.

Beaches and Lakes

For those who want to cool down during the summer, Victoria is a place for relaxation. Cordova Bay Beach offers such place of serenity and calmness. The beach can be reached via short drive from the city where seaside cottages and restaurants are available for accommodation. It is located along Cordova Bay Road. If you want a more secluded place, the Durrance Lake Regional Park is a good place to visit. It is a favorite amongst families and friends. The water is cool and fresh for swimming. The Durrance Lake Regional Park rests inside a valley between Mount Work and Partridge Hills and can be reached through Durrance Road.

Night Life and Entertainment

Night life in the city is fun and entertaining. 7 Cedars Casino offers a casual atmosphere and superior elegant service. You can check out the casino at 270756 Highway 101. One of the newest landmark pubs in Victoria is The Bard and Banker Pub located at 1022 Government Street. The bar was formerly a bank for up to 126 years until it was transformed to become a bar and a pretty good one as well.

There is still lot more to do in Victoria City. Shopping and dining are at its finest. Parks and other recreational areas draw families closer. Friends can enjoy a day at the spa. Truly a wonderful place to visit and probably even stay, Victoria City has got it all.

Victoria
Coordinates 37°S 144°E
Capital city Melbourne
Demonym Victorian
Government Constitutional monarchy
 Governor Alex Chernov
 Premier Denis Napthine 
Australian State
 Colony established 1851
 Responsible government 1856
 Federation 1901
 Australia Act 3 March 1986
Area
 Total 237,629 km² 91,749 sq mi
 Land 227,416 km² 87,806 sq mi
 Water 10,213 km² (4.3%) 3,943 sq mi
Zipcodes
Postcode Range 3000—3999, 8000—8999 (LVRs and PO Boxes only)
Population (End of March 2013)
 Population 5,713,000
 Density 24.51/km² 63.5 /sq mi
Elevation
 Highest point Mount Bogong 1,986 m (6,516 ft)
Gross State Product (2010–11)
 Product ($m) $305,615
 Product per capita $54,774 (6th)
Time zone(s) UTC+10 (AEST) UTC+11 (AEDT)
Federal Representation
 House seats 37/150
 Senate seats 12/76
Abbreviations
 Postal VIC
 ISO 3166-2 AU-VIC
Emblems
 Floral Pink Heath
 Animal Leadbeater's possum
 Bird Helmeted Honeyeater
 Fish Weedy Seadragon
 Mineral or Gemstone Gold
 Colours Navy Blue and Silver
Website www.vic.gov.au
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