WATCH: Victoria is receiving praise on the International stage — yet again, this time from a major U.S. newspaper. Ceilidh Millar reports.
Victoria is receiving praise from a major American newspaper, a recent article in the New York Times crowned the Capital City an "urban jewel."
The post describes the city as a place with "Innovative restaurants, gorgeous parks and gardens and museums that celebrate the area’s many cultures.”
It also named the city one of the world's top urban destinations.
"I completely agree with that," said one woman we spoke with. "Victoria is a beautiful place."
"We love living here," explained one man. "It's a great place and we welcome the world to it."
The article titled "36 Hours in Victoria, British Columbia" provides readers with a guide of things to see and do in B.C.'s capital.
The writer recommends a stroll along Victoria's inner harbour to see the legislature, as well as a visit to the Fairmont Empress and Munro's Books.
"You can go anywhere here," said one visitor to Victoria. "There's such diversity here."
The article also compares New York City's Central Park to Beacon Hill Park calling it an "Oasis" from the hustle and bustle of the city.
"If [Beacon Hill Park] is near as nice as Central Park, I'll be impressed," said another visitor from Calgary.
A visit to Victoria wouldn't be complete without seeing Abkhazi Gardens, and a trip back in time at the Royal B.C. Museum.
Another article by the news agency talks about What to Pack for a Trip to Victoria, warning to bring a jacket for the frequent rain and sunscreen for the “often sunny” city.