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I moved this article to bring it in line with the article naming conventions. The disambiguator is supposed to be the next largest geographical unit containing the destination. So, I used "British Columbia" rather than "Canada".

I chose not to use "Victoria (city)" because there are a number of cities named Victoria in the world -- see the Wikipedia article for details. -- Evan 11:45, 4 Nov 2003 (PST)

This is starting to look really good! A few more listings and I think it would be ready for the main page. Nice work! Majnoona 00:28, 18 May 2004 (EDT)


Hey Dawnview, what do you like about 1550's? I haven't had a chance to get down there yet, even though it's just up the street from where I live. RickScott 21:32, May 20, 2004 (EDT)

The food. It's typical pub fare, but very good. --Dawnview 02:56, 22 May 2004 (EDT)
Don't they also serve pretty nice breakfast stuff? I think I've been there for hangover brunch, and sitting on the patio was quite pleasant. Might be worth mention, since there's no write-up there at all for this place right now... Ryleyb 12:44, 31 May 2006 (EDT)
No idea. I'll just put in a short comment to that effect. --Dawnview 00:36, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Health Authority reports[edit]

Information you may or may not want to know before going out to eat: the Vancouver Island Health Authority publishes its food facility inspection reports on the web:

I'm wondering if this is something appropriate to work into the page, and if so, how best to present that gawdawful URL... RickScott 14:04, 17 Aug 2005 (EDT)

I think it's a good idea, maybe at first just throw it into the "victoria info links" section I added? Dorian —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dorian (talkcontribs) 14:48, 2007 July 1
Unfortunately, it's against the Wikitravel:External links policy. One thing we want Wikitravel to preserve is the usefulness in printed-out article. But you can't follow the links in a printed-out article to check the health records. A better thing is to delete the review for any restaurant that gets a bad health rating. JimDeLaHunt 23:56, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Gazebo Bed and Breakfast[edit]

This seems to be a real bed and breakfast in Victoria. Is there a reason it was removed from the list? I found the edit comment uninformative. --Evan 18:21, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

I guess I thought that the copy looked to be straight from an ad; the user that added it also created some orphan page with text ripped straight from the hotel website. Assuming this author is the owner of Gazebo, and that we have a fairly comprehensive mid-range list for hotels already, what is the value in this listing? I understand that if s/he is the original author, that everything works out from a legal perspective (once permission is obtained), but I guess I'm not clear where the line is between providing enough information about Victoria, and providing misleading information: most hotels of interest in Victoria are within a 10 minute walk of the downtown core. This one is probably a 20 minute drive). Please direct me to any wikitravel pages that expand on this kind of stuff, I am very interested. Maybe an alternative would be to add an "(Around|Near) Victoria" section, as I'm sure I will find if I go look at larger cities pages :) Ryleyb 18:56, 19 June 2006 (EDT)

Drink[edit][add listing]

So I went ahead and nixed the go-dont-go sections in the drinks listings. I thought it was a cute idea, but doesn't fit in with our current Wikitravel:Manual of style. As it is, the bar and club listings have a lot more detail than we usual have in guides. Comments? Questions? Maj 16:33, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

It was cute, but your clean up is much more compact and usable. I didn't write the section, but I agree it's improving... Ryleyb 12:01, 23 August 2006 (EDT)

BC Ferries paragraph troubles[edit]

The BC Ferries paragraph at the beginning of the article is wrapping really narrow and going on really long, which creates a lot of whitespace around it - at least in Firefox. Maybe that paragraph should be moved to the section below that lists more info about different travel resources? Dorian —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dorian (talkcontribs) 14:48, 2007 July 1

I worked around the problem by changing the BC Ferries paragraph from a bullet point to a regular body paragraph. The line wrapping looks much better now. Thanks for pointing that out! JimDeLaHunt 23:58, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

External links section?[edit]

So... why was my addition of a links section removed? Was it not comprehensive enough? It was only two entries I know, but I could put a bigger, better list together. Or should they be integrated somehow into the other content, does wikitravel frown on external links to travel guides? Dorian —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dorian (talkcontribs) 14:59, 2007 July 1

Dorian, thanks for your initiative! That's a good thing. Unfortunately, the specific idea of a links section goes against Wikitravel's Manual of Style. Specifically, it's against the Wikitravel:External links policy. One thing we want Wikitravel to preserve is the usefulness of a printed-out article. But you can't follow the links in a printed-out article, you see. Hence we keep external links to the bare minimum, and limit them to primary sources. JimDeLaHunt 00:01, 2 July 2007 (EDT)

Get out section[edit]

I wouldn't call tofino near unless your taking a helicopter. By car it's gotta be six hours. I wouldn't even call Tofino near to Nanaimo, it's a good three to four hours from there! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 15:35, 2008 February 28

Good point. I revised the section. BTW, thinks it is 316 km — about 4 hours 36 mins — from Victoria to Tofino. JimDeLaHunt 15:34, 1 March 2008 (EST)