By now you are convinced Victoria is a beautiful city to explore. Nightfall is equally enchanting. As the sun sets, the Inner Harbour and waterfront landmarks begin to sparkle like lit Christmas trees. This dazzling display is a long-standing tradition. It began in 1897 when the Parliament Buildings were first illuminated to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. Today, this magnificent glow outlining the Legislature Buildings is achieved with over 3,500 light bulbs. The lovely fountain in the center dates back to 1906.