My favourite thing about Victoria is that it is walkable. I can easily walk downtown in 30 minutes, where I can shop both for necessities (fresh produce in vibrant Chinatown) and for frivolities (rubber chickens anyone? Fort Street's got 'em!) Not to mention all the great local food like Tacofino, Empire Donuts, and Kid Sister artisan ice-cream. And after I've gathered all my supplies, I can stroll home via Beacon Hill Park where I might see great blue herons roosting, peacocks politely using crosswalks (it IS Victoria, after all), or some goats just... grinning. Love it!