“When I remember that here I am as far from Ottawa, as Ottawa is from London, I realize something of the vastness of Canada.”
- King George VI, speaking in Victoria
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Victoria, the capital city in Canada's British Columbia province, features a western border on the beautiful Pacific ocean. The region is reasonably temperate, with average lows of 37 degrees Farenheit in the winter months of December and January and average highs of 68 in the warmer months of July and August. A popular tourist town, Victoria plays host to over 3.5 million visitors annually that come to enjoy attractions such as the Inner Harbour and the lush outdoor gardens of Beacon Hill Park. A generous number of biking and hiking trails have also been installed throughout Victoria, catering to the outdoor recreational enthusiasm of residents and visitors alike.