You can't name a city after a queen unless that city is as majestic looking like the lady herself and Victoria lives up to the full potential of such description. In the beginning, one wouldn't think so. Just like all cities that start out with one building and grow, Victoria is no exception. The City of Victoria (pop.77,800) is part of the Capital Region District (pop. 300,000), situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Temperatures seldom drop below freezing or rise above 20 degrees Celsiu. providing one of the most beautiful water-approaches of any city in the world. Tourism is second only to Government in importance to the Victoria economy.