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New Year’s Eve in Victoria in 2012/2013 – off the Pacific coast

The capital city of British Columbia, Canada, Victoria is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, about 100 km from the province’s largest town. It has a population of about 78,000 residents, with 330,000 in the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria. The New Year’s Eve in Victoria in 2012/2013 will be a splendid opportunity to explore a thriving tourist destination.

Once known as the ‘City of Gardens’, Victoria was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, and is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement having started in 1841. Hence, the city’s unique charm, with a large number of historical buildings, such as the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. Beautiful parks and areas of natural beauty, old churches, like the gothic Christ Church Cathedral, notable theatres, museums and exhibitions, as well as the second oldest Chinatown in North America are all there to the enjoyment of tourists choosing to celebrate the New Year’s Eve in Victoria in 2012/2013.