How far from great and Lovemark city is Victoria? Using KR’s 10-point size up let me score the ways:
Mobility…walk-able, bike paths galore, drop-in by heli-jet or float plane, face grid lock in/out by auto, bridges r not us.
Cultural Joy…predictable as a Tourism Victoria brochure. 2nd Cousin to mainland Vancouver’s vibrant arts
Connectivity…devise distracted pedestrians and drivers attest.
The Food…the outstanding lies not in our Michelin stars but in our food truck fish and chips
The Sea…splendid harbour anchored by wide sweeps of sea and sky
The People…friendly, multicultural, aspiring entrepreneurial. Best Canadian city to be a career woman ranking
The Sport… ’94 Commonwealth Games the last Hurrah! Climate friendly all year sport and wilderness activity for kids and adults
The Music… tourist savvy street performers and fading acts that tour offbeat towns.
The History…a rich heritage of last century details. Comfort with the status present. What future? That’s the rub!
The Grit…at ease in un-gritted comfort.
All adding up to a liveable journey of modest ambition – yet so lacking in lovability imagination and appreciation of the advantage and potential of the edge of geography we inhabit. Becoming irresistible beyond reason to resident or visitor – knock! knock! Deep connection to our edge is calling.