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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: A City of Rich History and Vibrant Culture
Before Captain James Cook set foot on Vancouver Island in 1778, there had already been First Nations people. A number of indigenous groups already thrived in Southern Vancouver Island, each of them have its own group or family name. These indigenous inhabitants were grouped into three and each of them speaks a dialect of the North Straits Salish or the Lekwungaynung language. Later on, thy became the Songhees, the Saanich and the Sooke, which are collectively known as the First Nations. Victoria’s deep ties with its indigenous culture have proliferated until today. It is home to the First Nation groups.
In 1858, gold was suddenly discovered on the lower part of the lower Fraser River, which results in a population explosion. At the start of 1858, Victoria’s population was only 500, but it soon ballooned to 30,000 because of the gold miners who had to mine in Fraser Valley through Victoria. It was in Victoria where the miners would secure their mining license.
It was gold that attracted a massive and diverse migrant population to Vancouver Island and British Columbia. Both miners and adventurers from nearby California to the farthest Australia migrated to Victoria which was the sole ocean port as well as an outfitting area for gold in this region. It was also the gold rush that made way for the Chinese migrant laborers to arrive in the area during the late nineteenth century. They worked on significant projects such as the Canadian Pacific Railway.
On July 21, 1871, The Dominion of Canada officially made British Columbia its sixth province and Victoria became its capital city. It was also when the naval and military headquarters at Esquimalt which adjoins Victoria was set.
During the 20th century, Victoria continued to evolve as a country of innovation, education, and tourism. The city with its advance naval and military capabilities eventually became the country’s western naval base and a primary fishing fleet. It also has a robust information technology sector which produces revenues that exceed four billion dollars. This makes it one of Victoria’s largest industries along with forestry, marine, and agricultural research.
There are three major educational institutions in Victoria which include Camosun College, Royal Roads University, and the University of Victoria.
Victoria is known for its pleasant climate and scenery. The place exudes a relaxed mindset like you’re on an island. The Greater Victoria Region, on the other hand, is popular for its rich heritage, its natural island landscape and environment, and historic downtown.
Victoria is a great option for a weekend or a much longer holiday spot. It can offer a lot of things to visitors from award-winning gardens and museums to the country’s best-tasting fish and chips. The following are some of the best things to experience in the British Columbia’s capital:
Royal BC Museum
The Royal BC Museum was put up in 1886 and it is where you can find British Columbia’s museum on human and natural history. It also houses the British Columbia Provincial Archives since 2003. It was Queen Elizabeth II who approved the royal title of the museum in 1987. It was bestowed by Prince Philip during his royal tour. It has three galleries namely First Nations history, natural history, and modern history.
The Inner Harbour in Victoria is known as one of the world’s most beautiful harbors. It is located in the middle of the city where you can also find the Royal BC Museum, Fairmont Empress, and the BC Parliament Building. There are festivals and performances that are usually held in the harbor particularly during the warm season. A simple stroll along the harbor’s waters would enable you to appreciate the architectural gems.
This is the tourist spot that is perfect for the entire family to spend the entire weekend afternoon. It is also called The Greatest Little Show on Earth. Here you will find the smallest sawmill and it still is operational. You will also find the largest model railways and two of the largest dollhouses in the world. All of them were built in the 1880s. Miniature World also houses the Wonderful World of the Circus, Fantasy Land, and the Enchanted Valley of Castles, and a lot more.