When it comes to world travel, Condé Nast Traveller sets the stage with countless recommendations and experiences from across the globe – be it the best ski resorts, the best villa rentals, or the best airlines for food. And when thinking about your next trip destination, it never hurts to consult with the Readers’ Choice Awards for the ‘best cities in the world’, which were just released for 2023.

Among international destinations like Singapore and Australia happens to be BC’s own provincial capital, which believe it or not, has secured the #1 spot in the 2023 list of the ‘best cities in the world.’

Praised for its buzzing food and nightlife scenes, Victoria is recognized as “a city that embraces adventure,” drawing outdoor and nature enthusiasts of all kinds, from all corners of the world.

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Visitors can choose to take in the surrounding landscape through a variety of travel experiences, from seaplanes and boat tours to thrilling ziplines through the treetops. As well, Greater Victoria’s many beaches, provincial parks, and famed Vancouver Island forests all await.

It’s easy to see why so many people flock to our province’s capital for a mix of nature-focused, slower tourism and exciting dining experiences.

Here are the 10 ‘best cities in the world,’ according to CNT readers:

  1. Victoria, Canada
  2. San Sebastian, Spain
  3. Singapore
  4. Tokyo, Japan
  5. Seoul, South Korea
  6. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  7. Cape Town, South Africa
  8. Sydney, Australia
  9. Copenhagen, Denmark
  10. Oslo, Norway

So there you have it, Vancouver! A memorable trip filled with outdoor adventures awaits right here in BC.