(Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

It’s safe to say that, for lack of a better word, the year 2020 was just strange.

There were so many monumental events and happenings that took place over the past calendar year that it’s hard to keep track, but thankfully, Victoria Buzz photographer Colin Smith was there to capture some of 2020’s most awe-inspiring moments.

Though a difficult year for many, we like to believe that we have also learned a lot over the past 365 days; we saw the community of Victoria rally together when they needed to the most, whether it be to support a cause or fight the good fight against COVID-19.

From a massive snowfall to kick off the year, to Wet’suwet’en supporters’ multiple rallies, to Black Lives Matters protests, the city blanketed in wildifre smoke, and the pandemic that changed the face of it all, the people of Victoria saw a lot this year.

Without further ado, here are 20 photos that perfectly sum up the year 2020 in Victoria:

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Happy New Year, Victoria – let’s hope for an eventful 2021 (perhaps in an entirely different way).

For Colin Smith’s full album of photos from 2020, you can visit his website.

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