SSA 2002 Annual Meeting
Average daily high and low temperatures in Victoria in mid-April are 56°F (13°C), and 43°F (6°C). Average total rain for the month is 1.3 inches (34 mm), and on average there are 194 hours of sunshine during the month of April (about 6.5 hours per day).
Greater Victoria, with an idyllic coastal setting, a mild near-Mediterranean climate, and a population of more than 320,000, is a very popular tourist destination. Mid-April brings flowers, blossoming Japanese Cherry trees, and the TerrifVic Jazz Party (17-21 April). There are plenty of activities available: walking tours around the harbor, horse-drawn carriage tours of the city, high tea at the Empress, museums and castles to visit, shopping, golfing, whale watching, kayaking, cycling (along more than 100 km of bike paths), sailing, hiking, fishing, and world-famous parks and gardens to tour.
Victoria is the site of one of the world's oldest seismic observatories, established in 1898. The Geological Survey of Canada's Pacific Geoscience Centre (PGC) is located 17 km to the north of Victoria.
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Last Update: 25 March 2002