VICTORIA is situated at the southern tip of VANCOUVER ISLAND, overlooking JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT. The second-largest city on the Island, it has been the capital of BC since 1868, when capital status shifted from NEW WESTMINSTER. Despite opposition from mainlanders, this decision was reaffirmed in 1898 with the opening of the new LEGISLATIVE BUILDINGS. The city was named for Queen Victoria, who came to the British throne in 1837. Along with several neighbouring communities, it forms the Capital...

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