Internationally known as the City of Gardens, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in all of Canada, a climate very similar to the North Olympic Peninsula of Washington State where George Washington Inn is located. Averaging just over 20 inches of rainfall per year and seldom any snow, the winters are mild and the summers are pleasant.
Sequim (pop. 6,600+) is small-town America. It has many unique gift shops, murals, antique stores, galleries and fine restaurants. The sun shines in the Sequim Valley more than anywhere else in Western Washington. The “rain shadow” effect, caused by the Olympic Mountains, shelters the valley from excessive rain. May brings the oldest continuous festival in Washington State, the Sequim Irrigational Festival.
Forks is surrounded by rain forest valleys and within minutes of the rugged Pacific Coast, A friendly little town to discover, Forks is full of recreational opportunities for the outdoors enthusiast. Within an hour of Forks, one can be strolling a rain forest trail, kayaking a tidal estuary, surfing a wilderness beach, soaking in natural hot spring waters or canoeing a clear blue glacier-carved lake.