A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Victoria, British Columbia
Welcome to Victoria ...
The coastal city of Victoria is located on the south coast of Vancouver Island (the Juan De Fuca Strait).
When the people of Victoria refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Victorian<1>
Victoria was established in 1849 and was incorporated August 2, 1862.
The origin (or the toponymy) of Victoria: Named after Her Majesty Queen Victoria (1819-1901), who ascended to the throne in 1837.
The community of Victoria is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Victoria lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time. The time zone in French: PST- Heure Normale du Pacifique (HNP), PDT- Heure Avancée du Pacifique (HAP).
Area codes for Victoria: (250) and (778)<3>
Websites for Victoria ...
Official Website: www.city.victoria.bc.ca/
Chamber of Commerce: www.gvcc.org/
Adding Victoria to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Victoria was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Victoria on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Victoria ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 43 communities that are also named Victoria - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Victoria.
Communities near Victoria ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Victoria.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Victoria. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Victoria.
We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Victoria. See our Newspapers Page for Victoria.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Victoria ...
Looking for more information about Victoria? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Victoria, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Victoria.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Victoria: www.city.victoria.bc.ca/
The official website for Province of British Columbia: https://www.gov.bc.ca/
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This page was last modified: 27 Jul 2021