Victoria and its Inner Harbour is the one the sunniest place in all of Canada. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Victoria among Top 10 sunniest Canadian cities

Victoria ranks 6th in sunny days per year

As if any further proof was needed, Victorians live in one of the sunniest cities in Canada.

Victoria receives 2,109 hours of bright sunshine a year, and according to, we get sunshine 308 days a year.

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That easily places Victoria among the Top 10 sunniest cities in Canada in the categories of average annual hours of bright sunshine (8th) and sunny days per year (6th).

Although Victoria fails to make the Top 10 when it comes to the percentage of daylight hours that are sunny.

Our neighbour to the east Calgary leads in all three categories.

Its residents can expect 2,396 hours per year during which the sun shines bright, 333 sunny days, and 52 per of daylight hours qualifying as sunny.

Overall, cities in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec dominate the list of ‘sunny’ Canadian cities.

Only Kelowna, which gets 304 days per year, with some bright sunshine, joins Victoria as an entry from British Columbia.

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