Living in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - 3 Autumn Weather

posted on Sep 25
Fall leaves in the Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Sweet September!  This is the time of the year that Victoria locals enjoy the most.  Why is that? Well, several reasons.  1. The pace of life here slows down. 2. The weather, mostly, remains sunny, adding a "golden" sheen to the buildings and gardens 3. The onset of Autumn brings on a change in the colour of the foliage as the trees and shrubs gradually morph from greens to yellows, reds, oranges and browns. 4. The streets of the downtown area, especially around the Inner Harbour and along Government street areas, are less crowded, so there's more room to move.

While the Spring and Summer seasons bring a vibranc to our city, with outdoor festivals and events taking place almost every week, the change in seasons sees a gradual move to "inside enjoyment".  The Victoria Symphony Orchestra prepares for its Fall and Winter seasons, local theatre companies launch a series of plays, in venues throughout the city, the Pacific Opera Company starts a new season, the coffee shops and tea rooms become havens for discussions about local events and politics, and long walks along leafy trails are the order of the day.

Victoria is a city that is very much about "seasons" and each one of them  brings a different flavour to the city. Personally speaking, September is my favourite time of the year, as I anticipate the morning mists and the smell of woodsmoke in the air. Winter is not far away and, for now, it's  time to savour the blessings that we all share here, in our beautiful city by the sea.