Victoria, the capital of British Columbia is a year round tourist destination filled with much history, traditions of the past and a rich and colurful heritage. Renowned for it's charming ambience, exquisite antiques, colourful sculpted gardens and abundance of marine adventures and outdoor activities, Victoria is a haven for the adventurous and laidback visitor alike. To truly experience Victoria one of the many outdoor water activities offered is a must - try boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking, diving or a whale watching adventure. The mildest climate in Canada is also home to many beautiful gardens and thus the art of gardening has become a tradition that flourishes all over Victoria thus establishing it as the City of Gardens. The Butchart Family's committment to horticulture in the Butchart Gardens - fifty-five acres of wonderful floral display and spectacular views from meandering paths leave visitors in awe. Another tradition worth experiencing is that of afternoon high tea - enjoy the practice of taking tea in the surrounds of a tranquil garden offering magnificent views in true Victorian grandeur. Museums, art galleries, theatres housed in heritage buildings, castles and zoos have also become popular attractions to visit in Victoria delighting both young and old.