Fashion bible Vogue is crushing on Canada again. And this time around its love is focused on BC’s capital.
We’re starting to feel like Vogue has a thing for us Canucks, because this isn’t the first time the highly acclaimed publication has admired the Great White North… in fact, it’s not even the first time this month.
Just last week the magazine declared that Toronto was a foodie hotspot, while earlier this year they talked about how to spend the perfect day in Vancouver, and in 2014 the magazine said Toronto’s Queen Street West was the second best neighbourhood in the world to live in. Stop Vogue, you’re making us blush.
But this time, the magazine has shared the many reasons – specifically the eclectic shops and countless dining options – why Victoria, BC needs to be at the top of your weekend getaway bucket list.
The article details the best of what to see, do, and eat while you’re there for a perfect weekend away. From exploring the trendy streets of the LoJo district with its brightly painted Victorian-era shops and boutiques to exploring the beautiful grounds of British Columbia’s lieutenant governor.
But what really sets Victoria apart from its Vancouver neighbour is that it’s transitioning from being a college and retirement town into a hip and trendy locale. Victoria residents can thank Vancouver’s sky-high real estate prices for this as an influx of creative, entrepreneurial types have flocked to the island.
“Vancouver’s loss is Victoria’s gain: Today the city has about 900 tech companies and counting—it’s becoming known as Tectoria — and lots of gorgeous old brick warehouses, which now house stylish indie boutiques stocked full of local designs along with great bars, bakeries, and restaurants,” says Vogue’s Alyssa Schwartz.
And with the low Canadian dollar, travelling within Canada’s borders is more tempting than ever, making now the perfect time to head west – not to mention Victoria is one of Canada’s sunniest cities. You can even extend your weekend trip and pop over to Tofino, we know Neil Patrick Harris certainly didn’t regret that decision.
Here are Vogue’s must see spots for travellers in Victoria.