Victorians are well aware that we live in a little slice of paradise. We inhabit the tropics of Canada. Our mild climate is regulated by the ocean, we sit in multiple rain shadows (that afford us about half the rainfall of Seattle or Vancouver!), and we are sheltered from both the metropolis that shares the name of spectacular island, as well as the rough waters of the open Pacific, by Georgia and Juan de Fuca Strait, respectively.
We see millions of salmon and birds, and hundreds of whales flock to this area in the spring, summer, and fall, plus tons of seals, sea lions, and porpoise year-round. With one of the densest collections of marine mammals in the world, and some of the best weather in Canada, you’d think Victoria locals would be whale watching aficionados! Yet more often than not, it takes a family member from out of town or an international visitor for Victorians to get out and explore the ocean in their backyard.
Well no more! It’s Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown
From February 23rd to 26th we are participating in one of our favourite events of the year: Be A Tourist in Your Own Hometown.