This title brings BC's capital city to life through historical anecdotes and useful data about attractions, shopping, gardens, parks and beaches. It presents stories from the turn of the 20th century about English settlers and officers of the British Royal Navy who influenced the development of Victoria neighborhoods such as the Inner Harbor, James Bay, The Gorge, Oak Bay and Old Town. The historical photos and background add to the experience of visiting these places today. All of Greater Victoria is included, plus Salt Spring and other southern Gulf Islands plus a list of Vancouver Island attractions. This book features: charming stories of early Victorians; over 200 photographs; where to shop and explore; points of interest; profiles of famous castles, gardens and parks; how to get around; and, list of major attractions.