Victoria rated among world’s best cities

Victoria has been rated one of the world’s best cities, according to a prestigious readers poll.

  • Oct. 25, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Victoria has been rated one of the world’s best cities, according to a prestigious readers poll.

Victoria was ranked the seventh best city in the world by the latest Conde Nast Traveler’s readers’ poll, released last week.

The city beat out other global tourism leaders such as Paris, London and Barcelona.

“This is a huge deal, though most people, including civic leaders, won’t grasp just how important this,” said Tourism Victoria president and CEO Paul Nursey in a release.He noted the key driver is the strong investment in tourism.

“Add it all up and the world is starting to learn about how special Greater Victoria truly is as a place to live, work and visit.”

Conde Nast Traveler readers cast more than 100,000 votes for their favourite cities in the world as part of the 2016 Readers’ Choice awards survey.

 

 

Just Posted

Woman charged in Saanichton stabbing

One man treated for injuries, released from hospital following Friday assault

Saanich’s Red Lion Inn receives council’s blessing for extended liquor hours

Extension comes more than two years after a major fire

Province continues to investigate Saanich’s Horticultural Centre of the Pacific

Investigation stems from May 2 incident that turned Colquitz River ‘chocolate brown’

Avid Victoria cyclist’s legacy bike ride helps fund end-of-life care

2019 Denis Muloin Ride for Palliative Care invites cyclists for May 26 fundraiser

Growing wildfire prompts evacuation of High Level, Alta.

Chuckegg Creek fire has been burning for several day, but grew substantially Sunday

Top women’s hockey player Natalie Spooner coming to B.C.

Natalie Spooner special guest at annual Grindstone charity weekend in Kelowna

Take-home drug testing kits latest pilot to help curb B.C.’s overdose crisis

Researchers look to see if fentanyl testing could be a useful tool for those who use drugs alone

Facebook takes down anti-vaxxer page that used image of late Canadian girl

Facebook said that the social media company has disabled the anti-vaccination page

Search crews rescue kids, 6 and 7, stranded overnight on Coquitlam mountain

Father and two youngsters fall down a steep, treacherous cliff while hiking Burke Mountain

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Rescue crews suspend search for Okanagan kayaker missing for three days

71-year-old Zygmunt Janiewicz was reported missing Friday

B.C. VIEWS: Reality of our plastic recycling routine exposed

Turns out dear old China wasn’t doing such a great job

Most Read