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The Best City In Canada For A Winter Workcation Was Ranked & I Went To Try It Out

Now I know why!

Western Canada Editor
The Best City In Canada For A Winter Workcation Was Ranked & I Went To Try It Out

Remote work has allowed for way more people to take 'workcations,' where you can go somewhere even for a couple of days while working. As long as the place you're staying has Wi-Fi, you're good to go!

While working from home has its advantages (like PJs all day), sometimes you just need a change of scenery.

Luckily for me, I live a three-hour journey from the city that has officially been ranked the best place in Canada to take a workcation this winter — Victoria, B.C.

Icelandair ranked the best places to go on a winter workcation, and Victoria not only made the best in Canada but also one of the top five in the world.

Since I work remotely, and only live a short journey away from Victoria, I decided to do a workcation trip.

Now that I've done it, I totally agree it's an amazing spot to do a winter workcation and can't wait to come back.

Here are some of the biggest reasons why I think it makes for the perfect WFH destination.

The weather

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Victoria is blessed with amazing weather, even in the winter months. After work, you can take a walk or go explore the city, without having to wear a huge winter parka.

I left the rainy city of Vancouver and found myself in a blissful paradise with the sun beaming down on me the entire trip.

If you need some vitamin D, this is the place to go.

The seafood

I went to Nautical Nellies for dinner when I was in Victoria, and it was amazing. The seafood was so fresh, and they had a great atmosphere!

It's also right by the water, making it easy to walk back to your hotel if you're staying close.

The holiday decorations

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If you go for your winter workcation around the holidays, the whole city is lit up, and it's stunning. The government building was all decked out, and I felt like I was in a Hallmark movie as I walked around at night.

Even if you don't go in the winter, the buildings are all beautiful and give the city a small-town feel.

The ocean

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If you stay right down by the harbour, you can see the ocean as you work. It's stunning and makes you feel like you're at a seaside retreat.

It's not hard to get to

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Depending on where you're coming from, Victoria is actually not hard to get to considering it's on an island.

From Vancouver, you can take the ferry, or try out the floatplane like I did! By floatplane, it's only 30 minutes, so you can even leave after work and wake up ready to go!

The places to stay

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There are hotels and inns lining the streets at the waterfront. You can take your pick, or cozy up in an Airbnb if you really want to feel at home.

It makes it way easier travelling to a place with lots of hotel options, so you don't have to worry about booking too far ahead of time.

I stayed at the Inn at Laurel Point, and it was incredible!

The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

    Morgan Leet
    Western Canada Editor
    Morgan Leet is the Western Canada Editor for Narcity Canada's Western Desk focused on interprovincial travel, and is based in Vancouver.
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