Planning to attend the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Victoria, B.C. on Vancouver Island?Even with the world to choose from, Victoria is something truly special — Condé Nast Traveler has voted it one of the world’s top-10 cities to visit.

Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is classed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Blessed with incredible natural beauty and temperate climate, Victoria is a wonderful place to call home and an unforgettable place to visit.

History, beauty and modern conveniences converge in Victoria. Waterfront attractions, historic architecture, and a bustling harbour blend harmoniously with modern office buildings, world-class shops, and cultural venues in the downtown core. Many urban businesses are literally a stone’s throw from some of the best sailing, paddling and windsurfing in North America – year round.

While a growing centre, Victoria pays special attention to maintaining the feel of its individual neighbourhoods nestled throughout the city. Many communities have bustling village centres offering neighbourhood residents places to shop, browse and linger over a hot coffee in their local coffee shops. In addition, a number of neighbourhoods also offer a wide selection of shopping and services to fully satisfy residents commercial needs.

Victoria offers many of the arts and cultural options that people seek to add quality to their leisure life. Arts and culture festivals run throughout the year celebrating such things as independent film, ethnic diversity, jazz and blues music, and fringe theatre to name a few.

To find out about other gardens inBritish Columbia and on Vancouver Island and Victoria, see Gardens British Columbia. Find out more things to see and do in Victoria, B.C. on your visit.