Victoria, Canada

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Sitting close to the southern end of Vancouver Island, Victoria is said to be the world's northernmost location with a Mediterranean climate, making it perfect for holidaymakers looking to experience Canadian culture with a dose of sunshine.

The city is known for its abundant natural spaces, with the world-famous Butchart Gardens being one of the most beautiful parks on the planet. Firework displays are common here at all times of year, and make for a wonderful way to spend an evening while soaking up the atmosphere in what is one of Canada's most vibrant cities.

Be sure to take a stroll around the Inner Harbour too, as it's here that you'll find the city's top street performers, with loads of restaurants, bars and cafes from where you'll be able to watch the world go by.

Other popular highlights include the many whale-watching excursions which regularly leave from the harbour, with the waters off the coast of British Columbia being a popular mating and feeding ground among humpbacks and several other species of marine mammals.

For a taste of the region's history, including a look at the Native heritage of Vancouver Island, head to the Royal British Columbia Museum.

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