We came to downtown Victoria on our honeymoon. We loved the culture and welcoming feeling. We enjoyed eating in restaurants that had a variety of wonderful cuisines. We also loved all the street art.
I landed here in '98 and for the first time felt at home! Exited for 3 months and got a welcome home at the immigration! I just love Victoria and this peaceful country I call home.
5 years ago I came downtown everyday of the week to meet my friends, now I'm back in Victoria. Been living here for 2 years and downtown is still my favourite place to visit every time there's something new to be discovered for all comers of the world.
I come downtown for work everyday. I love the close proximity to the water, the beaches and people watching. When I first moved to the island I didn't know a soul. By people watching at the inner harbour, I made my first island friend way back in 2005!
There used to be a tunnel in Eatons downstairs and a Woolworth store at Douglas and View and a Metropolitan with a cafe and market. In 1996, we have 5 ft of snow downtown and everything was shut down.
About 1 year after moving to Victoria from Ontario, I experienced the downtown during the Commonwealth Games. 70,000 people packed the streets. It was fabulous and an experience I will never forget!
Always love Victoria for all the tourism it offers, although I'm frozen here I love going to the hose and carriage, the double decker bus, hanging at the fisherman's wharf and of course whale watching.
After 2 years without seeing my son, I came to Victoria and fell in love with downtown. It's streets, coffee shops, and for the diversity of cultures and languages from the people that walked around it. My favourite place is the kid sister ice cream shop. I love you Victoria!