Weddings in Victoria, BC
Victoria is aptly known as the “Garden City” and is fast becoming one of the world’s most desirable wedding destinations. With the mildest climate in Canada, the most annual sunshine in British Columbia, and flowers year round, With horse draw carriages, castles, beautiful beaches, and wild west coast scenery, this beautiful city is a perfect destination for your wedding Victoria Style. Victoria is known as the Garden City and for good reason. It has the mildest climate in all of Canada, the most sunshine in British Columbia, and gorgeous foliage and flowers year-round. With many annuals and perennials, in 2002, Victoria even broke a record when locals tallied 8,521,514,876 blooms.
The Greater Victoria area is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island just off the Westcoast of Canada and is surrounded by ocean on 3 sides. If you would prefer a more Westcoast theme, Victoria and area includes the coastal communities of Sidney to the north-east, Oak Bay to the east and to Sooke to the north-west. With oceanfront parks, rocky sea-sides, and hills of evergreens, the breathtaking scenery makes it a perfect choice for destination weddings and wedding photography. Some of the largest and most beautiful being the historic Butchart Gardens and Beacon Hill Park home to the world’s tallest, free-standing totem pole carved from a single log. This park is an amazing place for weddings and for wedding photography locations.
The British colonial history and Native culture is a large part of the picturesque city. Architecture hails from the 1800s, shops dot the street sides, and delicious eateries are found among the many historic landmarks. The traditional “English” charm of Oak Bay, the around the clock bustling streets of downtown Victoria, to the eclectic variety of places to shop, eat, visit and sleep,
Downtown you will find Victoria’s Market Square, home to many restaurants and shops. The Victorian-era Parliament Building in the Inner Harbour boasts elaborate stonework and at night one can marvel at its 3333 illuminating lights.
If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the Royal British Columbia Museum, and Thunderbird Park, the home of 15 totem poles. You can also visit North America’s second oldest Chinatown.
For those who love the outdoors, we recommend Galloping Goose Trail, the best place to explore whether you’re on foot or bike. When you’re finished, embark on a journey into the sea, taking a boat tour to indulge in whale watching within the Pacific. Then while you’re out there, visit the Fisgard Lighthouse, a must-see landmark that is the first lighthouse on Canada’s west coast still in operation.
Tourists and locals love the year round climate, perfect for outdoor adventuring. From mountain biking to sailing, Victoria offers something for everyone. Just a ferry ride to the Gulf Islands and Vancouver BC, as well as the ferry from San Juan Islands and Anacortes, WA, Victoria is close-by many areas making it perfect for exploring tourists! Whether you are planning a destination wedding or a honeymoon get-away, Southern Vancouver Island offers endless possibilities.