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Tourism Victoria Visitor Centre (812 Wharf St.; tel. 800/663-3883 or 250/953-2033; www.tourismvictoria.com) is located on the Inner Harbour, across from the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The center is open daily September through April 9am to 5pm, and May through August 8:30am to 7:30pm.

For details on the after-dark scene, pick up a copy of “Monday Magazine,” available free in cafes around the city; it’s an excellent guide to Victoria’s nightlife and has also driven at least one mayor from office with its award-winning muckraking journalism. The online version (www.mondaymag.com) has detailed entertainment listings.

For more information on Vancouver Island travel, visit the Tourism Vancouver Island site www.vancouverisland.travel. Destination BC has loads of information, travel stories, tips and much more for Victoria and the entire province at www.HelloBC.com. Check the Victoria Times Colonist site (www.timescolonist.com) for the latest news. And to see what other people are saying about Victoria, visit www.tripadvisor.ca.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.