Victoria has a number of facilities inside the campus, which include: Academic Departments, Administration and Services, Athletics and Recreation, Athletics, Banks, Bookstore, Campus Shop, Cinecenta films, Computer Store, Executive Training Center, Faculties and Programs, Finnerty Gardens, Health Services, Housing, Food and Conference Services, Interfaith Chapel, Library, Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, Phoenix Theatre, Research Centres, Housing, On-campus and Off-campus housing. For students who plan to live within the vicinity of the University, they can choose from among the 123 Cluster townhouse units, 20 dormitories, and cluster apartments that it provides its students. Some of the buildings include McGill, Cragdarroch, Gordon Head, Landsowne and Cluster. Internet access in these residences is mostly accessible, although some do not include television and television services. Free accommodation is also guaranteed to first year students who come from high school.
The University offers a diverse list of services to students so they can enjoy their stay in the campus. Some of them are: Aboriginal Services and Resources, Academic Advising Centres, Athletics and Recreation, ATMs, Banking, Bookstore, Bus routes, Campus Security, Career Services, Career Counselling, Computer labs, Counselling Services, Disability Services, Employment (Career Services), Extended Health & Dental Plans, Food Services, Health Services, Housing, Housing Off Campus, Interfaith Chaplaincy, International and Exchange Student Services, Jobs (Career Services), Learning skills, Native Student Union Services, New Student Orientation, Off-campus Housing, Peer Helping, Personal Counselling, Resource Centre for Students with a Disability, SafeWalk Program, and Transportation.
Students who study in the university will enjoy all the diverse student associations and clubs that are offered to everyone. For students who are into Arts, they can choose the Literary Club, Victoria College Drama Society, Victoria Off-Campus Association, Vic Dance, and the Renaissance Students Associations (RSA). Business-minded individuals can join the Future Investors and Entrepreneurs (FINE), while those who are into Journalism can work for the student newspaper, called the Strand. Those who enjoy publishing can choose the Acta Victoriana, an array of students' literary creations. Those who enjoy singing can become a part of the Victoria College Chorus (Vic Chorus), while those into sports can join the Victoria College Athletics Association.
The most notable alumni of the university are: Margaret Atwood, Author; Margaret Avison, Poet; Wilbur R. Frank, Noted Scientist and Cancer Researcher; Northrop Frye, Literary Critic; Don McKellar, Actor and Filmmaker; Richard Outram, Poet; Lester B. Pearson, Former Prime Minister of Canada and Nobel Laureate; E. J. Pratt, Poet; Donald Sutherland, Actor; Kenneth D. Taylor, Former Chancellor of Victoria University and Former Canadian Ambassador to Iran; Vaira Viķe-Freiberga, 6th President of Latvia; Arthur L. Schawlow, Physicist, Nobel laureate, and Augusta Stowe-Gullen, the first woman to graduate from a Canadian medical school.
Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is a global tourism destination seeing more than 3.65 million visitors a year. Victoria is well-known for its disproportionately large retiree population. The city's chief industries are tourism, education, federal and provincial government administration and services.
The wild beauty of the Pacific coast and the adventure of the great outdoors are within the city limits and ocean and mountain vistas will follow you wherever you go. Victoria is home to people of many different origins, cultural traditions, languages and religions and it welcomes them all. Cultural associations representing various ethnicities celebrate their heritage and introduce their customs to Victoria. Through events, festivals and holidays, Victoria and Vancouver Island experience a taste of the world right in their own backyard.
Victoria has a temperate climate. Daily temperatures rise above 30°C on an average of one or two days per year and fall below -5°C on an average of only 2 nights per year. During the winter, the average daily high and low temperatures are 8.2°C and 3.6°C. The summer months are equally mild, with an average high temperature of 19.6°C and low of 11.3°C.