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Vancouver vs. Victoria

Discussion in 'Canada' started by VancityCK, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    VancityCK

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    So, I'm a Vancouver guy, obviously, but I grew up on the Island and my family lives over here, so I visit fairly often. One thing I always notice, and am a little amazed by, is the relative number of hotties over in Vic vs. Van. I'm sure the university and colleges have something to do with it, but add in the fact that Victoria girls are so much friendlier and approachable, and I can't understand why I stay in Vancouver! Maybe its the cleaner air and more relaxed attitude of the island, but man, it works for me:D

    Anyone else notice this, or am I just talking out of my ass?
     
  2. Dec 26, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    Canadianboy

    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Also live in Van, but from Van Island originally. I 100% agree with your statement
     
  3. Dec 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    gptoy

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    Haven't lived in either but visited both a bunch of times and I have to agree. Just went fishing in Ucluelet last June and they were so friendly (and hot too).
     
  4. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Canadianboy Taco love in East Van

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    Ucluelet is my home town, born and raised. Planning to move back one day. Where did you stay, Canadian Princess?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:36 AM
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    dexterdog

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    Probably because there are more prostitutes, strip clubs and marijuana? Just a guess.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    I'd have to agree with you 100%. I love the island way more chill and relaxed, the city life is way way too fast for me! Plus it doesn't rain nearly as much here! UVic is like a magnet for hotties, something like 3-1 girl guy ratio. We do work there often, your only supposed to look for 10 seconds haha, if you get caught they throw your company out!
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    Yeah, I lived in Campbell River for 4 years- The Island people are way less uptight.

    The only real pain is the ferries keep getting more expensive and more sailing waits.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    The university has a lot to do with the high hottie-content. Not to mention that many professional athletes train in Victoria through the harsh Canadian winter. That means more buff hotties on the streets! :)
     
  9. Oct 18, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    I've been working at the University of Victoria since January...I couldn't have asked for a better place to work! Coffee break and lunch break are always the best part of the day...lots of good scenery!
     
  10. Oct 22, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    evil_umbrellacorp

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    If all you take into account is the city itself, then Victoria beats Vancouver hands down. It's a great place. My only issue is that I love to ski, so I find living in Vic is kinda limiting.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    I don't like either to be completely honest with you all. I like all 4 seasons not just dry and rain. I do however prefer Vic to Van. I'm a country boy and Vancouver is just to big for me to be comfortable. I want to move back to the country.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    Yeah me and the gf try to make it up to Mt Washington at least 6 times a year. 4 hour drive is a little much just to do play in the snow for a day though.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    I don't think Mt Washington is worth it as a day trip from Vic. I usually head over to Van and stay with friends and then I can do Whistler or Baker, and once in a blue moon I'll stay in Whistler. Victoria is about as inconvenient as it gets for skiing. If you go to the trouble of leaving the island for skiing, then you gotta make it worthwhile and ski a few days.
     
  14. Oct 28, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    Victoria is where old people go to visit their parents .
     
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    no better place then van island
     
  16. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:57 AM
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    Van City, but then again I'm a city person. :thumbsup:


    Victoria is a beautiful place though! :)
     
  17. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    I lived in Courtenay for many years. The 30 minute drive to Mt Washington is the way to go.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2011 at 3:02 AM
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    As an Islander (different island), I say Victoria.
    Wait, 3 guys jumped us outside a bar there for no reason...
    And in Van I watched a stripper have a shower while I ate a beef dip sandwich. For lunch.
    Can I change my vote...?


    Newfoundland has a Victoria, B.C. also (before/behind Carbonear, depending which direction you're headed)
     
  19. Sep 3, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    Vancouver Island , but not necessarily Victoria .
     
  20. Sep 4, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    I liked Port Renfrew myself,and the girls are def nicer in VIC
     
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