Before heading off on our adventure, we will meet with planners, local business people, activists, academics, and others in our own community of Victoria, taking stock of local sustainability efforts.
Victoria, Coast Salish Territories, on the Southern Tip of Vancouver Island
Victoria is situated in Coast Salish territories at the southern end of Vancouver Island. With a regional population of around 340,000 people, it is the second largest urbanized area in British Columbia and the province's capital city. Victoria's mild (for Canada) climate, its spectacular physical geography, and rich amenities (including the bustling inner harbour) makes it an attractive destination. Victoria is stereotyped as the place for the "newlywed and nearly dead", being an attractive place to visit (on a honeymoon, for example) or to retire. It also has a large student population, and, politically, is regarded one of the most liberal and green cities in Canada.