My first visit to Victoria BC was in December 1996 - just in time for my nephew's second birthday and the colossal snow storm that people still talk about around here! Coming from Ontario, the snow didn’t bother me one bit – in fact I found it quite comical that people were “shovelling” snow with a dust pan and the city was shut down for days. Despite all the weather-related calamities, that visit didn't deter me in the least and I moved here for the first time in the summer of 1997.
Shortly after I arrived, my sister hosted a "my favourite things" party for me. She invited her entire circle of friends with one request - tell Della about your favourite things to see and do in Victoria. And they did not disappoint!
I was introduced to some of the region’s best hiking and cycling trails, a bakery that is still one of my favourites (Bond Bonds), China Town, Mount Doug and much, much more. I fell in love with the city, the scenery, the weather and the seemingly endless variety of things to do.
In 2002 I followed my fiancé to Ontario with the hope that someday we would be able to move back. Fortunately, that opportunity presented itself in 2008 and we’ve been here ever since - with no intention of leaving this time!
And I still love this city – the incredible scenery, the temperate climate and the long, long list of activities that help me want to get outside every day of the year.
I don’t think there is ever a bad time to be in Victoria. Whether you live here or visit here, I want to share this amazing place with you and help you find something to see, do or experience every single day. This site is my favourites thing party just for you.
I hope Must Be Victoria inspires you to get out and explore the Capital Region.
Della Credicott lives with her family in beautiful Victoria BC.
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