The capital of British Columbia is Victoria. It is one of the oldest communities in the province. It serves as a commercial, distribution, and manufacturing center for all surrounding lumbering, fishing, and agricultural areas. Government operations, tourism, and repair and building of ships are major aspects of the economy. Manufacturing of forest products, fabricated metal and processed food is also important. This city is called the "City of Gardens." It also has many large parks. The largest city in British Columbia is Vancouver.
Some sites to visit include Royal Roads Military Observatory, Provincial Legislative Buildings, Royal British Columbia Museum, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Maritime Museum of British Columbia, Butchart Gardens, Classic Car Museum, and Thunderbird Park. Nearby is Fort Rodd Hill National Historical Park.