About Our City of Victoria

Where We Are

The Pacific Design Academy is located in the heart of historic downtown Victoria and is easily accessible by public transit, bicycle, or foot. Victoria is just a short ferry ride from Vancouver or Seattle, making this area a preferred destination for students and tourists alike. Victoria boasts the mildest climate in all of Canada with more than 2,200 hours of sunshine and 275 frost-free days annually. This is a clean, safe and friendly city where students can enjoy many cultural and outdoor activities. Please browse through some of the on-line Victoria resources by clicking on the links directly below.

Tourism Victoria


Tourism Victoria is the official not-for-profit tourism industry association that works in partnership with over 900 business members and municipalities in the Greater Victoria area and surrounding communities of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The Royal BC Museum


The Royal BC Museum rewards visitors with a magical journey through BC's history. Two intriguing floors of exhibits bring the past to life. This museum also houses Victoria's IMAX Theatre

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria


The art gallery first opened in 1951, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria exhibited art in the historic 1889 mansion that is now adjacent to its seven modern galleries. With almost 16,000 works of art, the Art Gallery has the largest public collection in BC and is a vibrant and active part of Victoria's artist community.

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre


Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is a the state of the art 7,000 seat facility which is home to the 32nd franchise in the ECHL, the Victoria Salmon Kings, world-class concerts and sporting events. In addition the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is a focus for special events, business and trade shows, family shows and numerous community events throughout the year.

Mount Washington Resort


Explore the mile high alpine at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Vancouver Island's largest year round resort playground for mountain bikers, hikers, skiers and snowboarders.

Coastal British Columbia


Coastal British Columbia is an online resource that contains information specific to surfing, windsurfing, rock climbing, skateparks, diving, caving, mountain biking and accommodation on Vancouver Island and coastal British Columbia, Canada


Find a wealth of information on Vancouver Island; Travel and Tourism, Accommodation, Sport, Recreation, Entertainment, Attractions, Business, Real Estate, and more.

BC Ferries


BC Ferries is the primary provider of coastal ferry service in the province of British Columbia. Click on the following link to find out information on ferry routes and services.