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Tom McCahill



Vancouver Island is approximately 350 miles long, just off the coast of British Columbia, Canada and just north of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, U.S.A. The largest city on the island is Victoria, (pop. Approx. 350,000) at the southernmost tip. Victoria is the capital of the province of British Columbia and boasts many fine gardens and stately homes. Many of our WPC members live here. Victoria's climate is Sub-Mediterranean and boasts the mildest year round climate in all of Canada. Temperatures rarely dip below freezing in winter, (snow is quite rare here),  and can climb to the high 70's to mid 80's Fahrenheit in summer, with occasional forays into the mid nineties F.  In fact, Victoria has the driest summers of any city in Canada, and winter rainfall is much less than neighbouring Vancouver and Seattle.   It is quite common to see Palm trees flourishing in our city.  Below is a view of Victoria's Inner Harbour and the Empress Hotel named after the Empress of India, Queen Victoria, also our city's namesake, built in the early 1900s by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

There are several ferry services to Vancouver Island. The B.C. Ferry service which has one of the largest fleets in the world connects Vancouver Island with mainland B.C. It takes approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes to cross the 18 mile passage through the Gulf Islands and across Georgia Strait from the Swartz Bay Terminal, 20 miles north of Victoria to the Tsawassen Terminal on the mainland, south of Vancouver.

USA ferries coming to the island are the  Sidney - Anacortes Ferry through the beautiful San Juan Islands from Anacortes, Washington to Sidney, B.C.; and the COHO Ferry from Port Angeles, Wa. to the inner harbour in downtown Victoria run by Blackball Transport. 

There is also a hydrofoil service ( The Victoria Clipper )  from downtown Victoria to downtown Seattle which cruises across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and down through beautiful Puget Sound.   






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