(Photo by Gordon Tolman/Instagram)

Victorians were left awestruck last night after various vibrant hues of orange and red lit up the evening skies.

What’s sure to be the first of many stunning sunsets hovered over the city on Thursday night, much to the delight of island sky-watchers and photographers.

Vancouver Island’s rugged coastal beauty set against the backdrop of one of nature’s most picturesque phenomenons made for a truly spectacular view.

In case you missed it, here are 14 photos of the light show last night:

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