Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island have been named the seventh best place to visit in Canada, according to usnews.com.
The site says our region is a "world away" from bustling Vancouver, despite being a 90-minute ferry ride. USNews praised Victoria for retaining its roots to its British heritage, such as afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress, as well as the Inner Harbour.
Banff topped the list, while Quebec City placed sixth and PEI came in at No. 8.