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.