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About Victoria

85,792 in city
337,411 in metro
19 km² (7 mi²)
5.18166300902 m
Experiencing a boom in building permits 62% year-over-year, the capital of British Columbia is situated on the extreme southern end of Vancouver Island with Washington state on two sides. The views of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca Strait is awe-inspiring along with the scent of salt air coming off the Pacific Ocean. Mount Baker, the snowiest mountain in the world, lies to the east. Founded by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843 as a fur trading post and fort, Victoria is known as The City of Gardens and the warmest place year-round in Canada with an annual rainfall matching that of San Francisco. Government, retirement, and tourism are what make up the local economy. A beautiful city that Conde Nast magazine called "a place of dreams" and listed Victoria as one of the top 10 cities in North America to visit.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
127 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Astoria 178 ft 2006
2 Bank of Commerce Building 164 ft 1968
3 Belvedere 161 ft 2006
4 The Wave 145 ft 2006
5 Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour 141 ft 2004

Building types

No. Type
72 high-rise building
49 low-rise building
5 church
1 monumental hall