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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

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

Smoking in Victoria, BC

Smoking regulations in Victoria Purchasing Tobacco:  You must be 19 years or older to legally purchase tobacco products in B.C. Tobacco may be purchased at most corner stores/grocery stores. E (or electronic) cigarettes and accessories may be purchased from (but not limited to) these retailers: Vapour Solutions - #109 - 777 Goldstream -or- #102 -

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: 1.  Broad St. Dental Centre #301 - 1005 Broad St., Victoria      ph#:  250-384-3283 2.  Abacus Dental Centre #14 - 1153 Esquimalt Rd.    ph#:  250-386-3044 3.  Dr.

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. You may be asked for I.D. when purchasing liquor.  Accepted I.D's are 1.) an official government issued I.D. that include your name, picture, signature, and date of birth such as a drivers' license or passport and 2.) a secondary piece of

ARRIVING/DEPARTING VICTORIA, BC BY WATER

There are several ways to travel to Vancouver Island by water. BC Ferry   A ferry is certainly a slower way to travel, but the scenery is worth it - plus ... if you're traveling with your vehicle it's the only way to get here!       To & From the BC

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 either 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

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