You probably think Canadian winters are a synonym for cold, dreary, and grey weather, don’t you?
It might not be easy to find Canadian destinations where you might actually be able to enjoy decent weather during the winter season, but if there’s one place that might offer up that chance for you—it’s Victoria, British Columbia!
The capital of the province of British Columbia is also its southernmost city, and it’s known as the mildest winter city in the entire country. Granted, you won’t be able to soak up rays at the beach in Victoria during December, January, and February—but chances are you’ll be able to do outdoor activities comfortably.
The “City of Gardens” tends to see high temperatures ranging between 45 and 50 degrees F during the winter, with overnight lows rarely dropping below freezing. The driest city in coastal BC, you’re also not likely to be completely washed out even if it does rain.
This will allow you to spend plenty of time exploring Victoria’s beautiful outdoor scenery, even when traveling there in winter. Explore the city’s Victorian architecture as well as its beautiful parks and botanical gardens—such as the stunning Beacon Hill Park.
You might have to wear a jacket, but rest assured this is as good as it gets in winter in Canada.
So, if you’re trying to decide where to travel in Canada in the upcoming months, Victoria might just be the perfect choice for you!