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Basic information every visitor needs to know including , banking, liquor laws, laundromats, hospitals etc.

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LIBRARIES IN VICTORIA

Victoria Public Libraries Need to find a place you can get free wi-fi?  Many coffee shops and some restaurants have this available for customers. It's also free in most public libraries without having a library card.  Here is a list of Victoria's public libraries: Central Bruce Hutchison 735 Broughton St. Victoria, BC V8W 3H2 Customer

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Weather/Driving Conditions around Victoria, BC

For information on weather & driving conditions in and around Victoria Island Weather: Environment Canada - click HERE for Victoria.  For other cities, click on the link 'access city' on their website. Marine Weather: Environment Canada - click HERE for forecasts around Vancouver Island. Road Conditions: Click HERE for road conditions around Vancouver Island, including

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SMOKING IN VICTORIA

Smoking regulations in Victoria Smoking in public: Smoking & vaping is banned in BC from any enclosed public space, including restaurants, pubs, theatres, hospitals, common areas of hotels/condos/apartments etc.  In addition, you may not smoke in playgrounds, community or municipal parks and playing fields.  You are also not permitted to smoke within 3 metres (almost

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A DENTAL (TOOTH) EMERGENCY

Where to go when you're Visiting Victoria and have a dental emergency: When you're in pain and far from home, here's some dentists in Victoria that offer emergency dental services. **I cannot guarantee that any of the business in this list will see you on an emergency basis.  Please contact them directly for more information and

Recycling in Victoria, BC

Victoria is a very ecologically-minded city.  We recycle almost everything. All homes, hotels. campgrounds, RV parks etc. have programs/bins in place for recycling, so ask or look around ... they ARE there. You MUST recycle: Please Recycle! Glass bottles/jars, plastic bottles, plastic packaging of most kinds, tin cans, aluminum cans, all paper/cardboard products,

WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE INJURED OR SICK WHILE VISITING

If you become sick or injured while visiting Victoria:  Either call 911 (for an emergency) or go to one of the hospitals or clinics listed below: **Non-residents of British Columbia see below for information and costs for medical care in Victoria There are 2 hospitals in the Greater Victoria area. 1) Victoria General Hospital, 1

LIQUOR/ALCOHOL LAWS IN VICTORIA, BC

Liquor laws in British Columbia The legal drinking age in B.C. is 19 years. What is the definition of liquor? In B.C., liquor is defined as beer, wine, or spirits, or any other product intended for human consumption, that contains more than 1% alcohol by volume.  Some products such as cooking wine and liquor-filled chocolates can be

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ARRIVING & DEPARTING VICTORIA, BC BY AIR

You can arrive and depart Victoria, BC only one of two ways - either by air or by water. There is no bridge to the mainland or to any of the smaller Gulf Islands. The fastest way is by air. WestJet The Victoria International Airport  (YYJ) has non-stop flights to and from Toronto,