Victoria, B.C., evolves beyond its rough gold-mining past

08/2/2009 | Hemispheres

Victoria, British Columbia, was once a rugged outpost filled with gold miners, opium smugglers and other undesirables. The island city has transformed over the years, however, into a quiet, serene destination for all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. Its balmy weather -- some have dubbed it "the Boca of Canada" -- has also made it a draw for seniors.

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