Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victorians are treated to some very non-stereotypical Canadian weather. A temperate climate, Victoria’s winters are mild, rainy and overcast; the summers are dry, sunny and wonderful. It rarely snows, which means that when it does the entire city presses pause. Although it sounds annoying, it’s really quite wonderful because it happens so rarely.
It’s so Green
Victoria has a reputation of being the “City of Gardens” and it’s quite the apt description. From early-March through until mid-September, there is somore sort of garden somewhere. From shrubs and trees, to flowers and vines, the city is covered in plush greenery. It almost makes up for the near-constant cloud coverage in winter.
The city is so proud of its title that each year in March, as the rest of the country is blanketed in snow, Victoria begins its flower count: an annual tradition designed to make the rest of the country feel jealous about their winter weather.
I’m really quite lucky to call Victoria, BC, Canada my hometown. Despite having not lived there in 12 years (oh god, how did that happen!?) I will always consider Victoria home. Even now, when my home is half-way around the world, when I think of Victoria I still think of home.
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