A mild climate
Victoria’s climate is classified “sub-Mediterranean”. Our island location, warmed by Pacific winds, means our climate is moderate all year round.
Average daytime temperatures, May through September, range from 15°C (60°F) to 26°C (80°F), with lots of sunshine.
Average daytime temperatures, October through April, range from about 4.4°C (40°F) to 15°C (60°F).
… and less rain than you might think!
At only 66 cm (26 inches) annually, Victoria gets 50% less rain than Vancouver, Seattle or New York!
“To realize Victoria you must take all that the eye admires in Bournemouth, Torquay, the Isle of Wight, the Happy Valley at Hong Kong, Sorrento and Camp’s Bay — Add reminiscences of the Thousand Islands, and arrange the whole around the Bay of Naples with some Himalayas for the background.” Rudyard Kipling