Victoria, British Columbia
Welcome to Victoria, a cosmopolitan city with a small town atmosphere. Founded in 1843 by Hudson’s Bay Trading Company. Signs of British Influence remain throughout “olde town” with a taste of life as it used to be with many historical buildings carefully protected and restored. Situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital of British Columbia and is close to Washington Sate and Vancouver B.C. With the mildest climate in Canada, Victoria is the place for year round golfing with breath taking ocean and garden views.
Victoria offers a wealth of unique attractions that can be organized around golf. Victoria is famous for the killer whales, also called orcas, which inhabit the offshore and surrounding waters. Other marine wildlife including sea lions, seals, porpoises, minke whales and more are viewed daily aboard fast-moving open Zodiacs, covered boats, fully equipped yachts, large tour boats, and lunch and dinner cruises. Kayak or canoe excursions are most popular in the waters surrounding the Gulf Islands, off Sidney, and from Victoria Inner Harbour.
It’s also called the Garden City because of its many brilliant and impeccably kept gardens. The most famous of these is The Butchart Gardens. Other blooming favourites include Government House, Hatley Park, Beacon Hill Park and Saxe Point Park.
Welcome to Victoria
A cosmopolitan city with a small town atmosphere
Victoria has several exceptional museums rated among the very best in North America, including the Royal British Columbia Museum. Whether your interest is military, maritime, or aviation history, Native culture, pioneer stories, or marine mammals, Victoria’s museums will capture your imagination with exciting exhibits that bring human and natural history to life.
You’ll find plenty of excellent dining choices after golf, to suite both your palate and your pocketbook! Naturally, a specialty in many of the city’s restaurants is seafood, particularly fresh salmon, halibut, and shellfish. Victoria has always been famous for its neighbourhood pubs and traditional British pub-style fare – fresh and crispy fish and chips, steak and kidney pie, and of course, a great selection of ales. Some of Victoria’s most popular pubs are also microbreweries, where house brews are made right on the premises. And then of course, there is the tea. It may be an English custom, but Victoria has perfected the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea. For the uninitiated, afternoon tea typically includes crumpets or scones, finger sandwiches, cakes, fresh berries, and Devon cream. Victoria’s tearooms range from grand and very formal to charming and casual.
It is for these reasons and many more that we have decided to make Victoria our home. Please come and share the experience of Victoria’s charm while playing some of the finest golf courses in Canada.