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Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia, Canada. It is located near the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is a medium sized (approx. 350,000 in Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula) and beautiful city. Nicknamed the Garden City for Butchart Gardens and much green space. It is also said to lie within the world's most northern Mediterranean climate at a latitude of 48.5 North.

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  1. Victoria’s Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco.
  2. Famous people from Victoria include singer Nelly Furtado, basketball star Steve Nash, musician David Foster, director Adam Egoyan, artists Nick Bantock and Jack Shadbolt,
  3. Victoria has the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, second only to San Francisco.
  4. 46% of the people in Victoria walk, ride or use public transportation to get to work.
  5. The Fairmont Empress serves 500,000 cups of tea annually.

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