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2001 population: 74,125
(Source: Statistics Canada)
Victoria is in the province of British Columbia. It is on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The city is the provincial capital.
The community was named after Queen Victoria.
Filming location for 2006 movie, "X-Men: The Last Stand" and 2000 movie, "Final Destination" and 2004 movie, "White Chicks" and 1994 movie, "Intersection"
Well-known residents have included:
· Emily Carr, painter
· Bernie Shaw, musician
· Lynn Patrick, hockey player
· Jennifer Tilly, actress
· Steve Nash, basketball player
· Ian Tyson, musician
· Nelly Furtado, singer-songwriter
Nearby parks & recreation: Galloping Goose Regional Trail, Beacon Hill Park, East Sooke Regional Park, Witty's Lagoon Regional Park
Performing arts: Belfry Theatre, Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria Symphony
Attractions: Abkhazi Gardens, Hatley Park Gardens, Miniature World, Butterfly Gardens, Victoria Bug Zoo
Sports teams: Salmon Kings (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: Helmcken House, Point Ellice House & Garden, CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum, Emily Carr House, Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery, Centre of the Universe, Craigflower Manor & Schoolhouse, Craigdarroch Castle, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Royal British Columbia Museum
Colleges and universities: Camosun College
Transit: Victoria Regional Transit System