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Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, making it the seat of the provincial Crown.
Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a global tourism destination seeing
more than 3.65 million visitors a year who inject more than one billion dollars into the local economy.
Victoria is a cruise ship port where cruise liners stop at Ogden Point terminal.
The city also receives economic benefits from its close proximity to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt,
the Canadian militarys main Pacific naval base. Downtown Victoria also serves as Greater Victoria's
regional downtown, where many night clubs, theatres, restaurants and pubs are clustered, and where
much larger regional public events occur.
In particular, Canada Day fireworks displays and Symphony Splash concerts draw tens of thousands
of Greater Victorians and visitors to the downtown core.
The city has hosted sports events including the 2005 Ford World Men's Curling Championship tournament,
the 1994 Commonwealth Games, and 2006 Skate Canada.
Victoria co-hosted the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Royal Athletic Park, and is the annual venue for
the Bastion Square Grand Prix Criterium road cycling race.
The city is also a destination for conventions, meetings, and conferences,
including a 2007 North Atlantic Treaty Organization military chief of staff meeting.
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