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The Butchart Gardens Central Saanich
#1 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
We had the "tea", which was basically a tea LUNCH... Excellent facility.. Amazing flowers and beauty.. Loved the ROSE section.. Great, great place.. a Must see when visiting Victoria.
... path trails Other features which we saw during visit included Hidden Garden, Lake, Waterfall, Carousel Italian Garden which housed Ice Cream Parlour and so much more Excellent displays throughout and well tend...
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#2 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Gorgeous vistas, fantastic shops, historic and diverse heritage - featuring the oldest Chinatown in Canada and second oldest outside of San Franciso - combine with an innate architectural beauty, friendly people,...
The Summer sees boats and yachts of all sizes and the harbour is full of activity of all kinds featuring little harbour ferries, big ferries heading to the USA as well as seaplanes and whale watching vessels of as...
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#3 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
While you can take a self-guided tour of the building, our guide was very knowledgeable of the history of British Columbia and the history of the building, so I would recommend the guided tour.
So much interesting history here...it is suppose to be haunted (get a tour from John Adams - Great historian) ...the dinning room is open to the public and is fantastic ..eat in the same great dining areas as your...
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#4 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Great walk along the harbour with the locals away from crowds, even nicer on pleasant weather days, but a special 45 minutes walk to west bay marina, 1.5 hr return to the inner harbour from in front of the delta h...
... a new luxury yacht marina with the Boom& Batten restaurant, on past small coves to Spinnaker's Brew Pub, more coves, beautiful arbutus trees, and finally a collection of float homes on the edge of urbanity.
#5 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Lovely gardens, feel free to wander the sometimes uneven paths, there is a fair bit of elevation gain from the top of the property to the bottom and some of the paths cn be uneven so less stable walkers may wan to...
The Government House, which offers a free tour every month, is beautiful in its architecture and furnishings, and it is also full of the history of British Columbia.
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#6 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
This lovely neo-gothic church dominates lower Quadra Street in downtown Victoria, If you are lucky enough to be there when the bells are chiming, consider that each of the 10 bells were cast at the Whitechapel bel...
A bonus is to climb the stairs to the choir loft and look at the beautiful stained glass windows, organ pipes, and experience the majesty of the old Gothic style Cathedral.
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#7 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Out to sea keep and eye out for nature: seals, sea lions, orca, otter, herons etc. etc. Bundle up when the weather is windy or stroll on a calm day, Welcome to the newly named Breakwater District of beautiful, his...
Take a nice walk, or go for a jog on this iconic pier, watch the cruise ships from the pier, on saturdays during the summer time, vintage cars drive in to meet and exchange stories, you can enjoy this all for free...
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#8 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Check out the seaside aspens past the “Garry Oak Learning Meadow,“ as you stroll across the lawn overlooking Esquimalt Harbor & the Navy ships.
It is a great afternoon visit for those interested in a bit of BC/ Canadian military history but also offers a nice outdoor experience on the coast.
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#9 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
From an evening with the Victoria Symphony and Vox Humana, to the stage show Chicago, we are blessed to have such an amazing venue for the Arts right here in Victoria.
Nov 22 2016 ...Roger Hodgson from Supertramp playing at the royal great sound great show ..the evening pasted before you knew it ... a wonderful time
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#10 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
A lovely spot to walk out and see local people fishing, catch a sunset or just enjoy the view and watch the boats go by.
Simply said this is an excellent location for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront and take time to enjoy the multiple sights and sounds.
#11 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria feels nostalgic and it has a great ambiance, we enjoyed a stroll and enjoying the beautiful views of the harbor with boats and yachts sailing in and sea planes flying in.
Senic views and fantastic dining establishments, so I highly recommend to everyone to take some time to vist this part of downtown area!
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#12 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
If you're on a cruise ship, it's a quick hop to the harbor, and into little shops, kitschy souvenir shops (and cookies!), the best hot dog ever...all within time to get back to the ship and take a tour in a horse...
Government Street : One of the Provinces few charming shopping streets with an old world flair, geared to window shopping and leisure walks, Nelson , Fernie and Courtenay feature similar streets on a smaller scale.
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#13 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Amazing woodwork, room after room of exquisitely beautiful period furnishings, art and artifacts, friendly and knowledgeable docents - definitely worth the trip.
... families residence were most interesting The family history and subsequent use of the building by a military hospital and university were equally fascinating A great restoration job and very interesting history.
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#14 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
The movers and shakers of early Victoria are buried here — including Sir James Douglas (first governor of BC) and Emily Carr (world renowned artist) well worth taking the guided tour that is offered 2 pm each Sund...
If you appreciate architecture, be prepared to be fascinated by the towering monuments, and learn about past movers and shakers of our lovely town.
#15 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
On a recent visit to the Saanich region of Vancouver Island we visited a couple of vineyards and also Sea Cider.
Late in May 2018, my daughter and I took a stroll through the Butchart Gardens outside Victoria, BC.
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#16 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
It is a great place for children, they have a a special corner for them and there are videos to watch and hear the different ocean mammals, of course there is a fantastic gift shop and reasonably priced, You will...
It’s small compared to some, but packed with wonderful informative displays, marine life and hands-on activities.
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#17 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Located right at the inner harbor terminus and in the middle of all the action across from the Victoria Museum, the Parliament and the shops on Government Street.
We had great coffees and shared an oven baked pizza...a lovely break in a day of walking the sights of Victoria!
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#18 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
It is a very pretty campus that is very "walkable" Our tour took us through the gym (very nice) a residents building (small rooms and shared bathrooms) through the library, and around to different faculty buildings.
Within easy access to downtown Victoria, its historic neighbourhoods and wealth of shopping and dining opportunities.
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#19 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
There's great views along here and it links on to the inner Harbour nice for and afternoon or evening stroll
This is a lively street to walk as there are lots of shops, places to eat and a great view of the inner harbour!!
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#20 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Nice pubs, restaurants and shops to spend some time as you walk around Victoria.
There are stairs to assist with the hill, and often buskers are there to entertain you.
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#21 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
There is so much to see including a Japanese Garden, peacocks and a great view of the Olympic Mountains across the Juan de Fuca strait.
With it's imposing exterior,beautiful gardens, gorgeous interior it is well worth a visit.The castle now serves as the administrative center for Royal Roads University.
#22 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Beautiful traditional Catholic cathedral, centrally located downtown and celebrated Divine Mercy Sunday with Chaplet within the Divine Office.
Whether you are a believer who wants to spend some quiet time with the Lord or someone who enjoy beauty, or both, you will always be welcome.
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#23 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
There are reference books to browse, a film [Georgia O'Keefe, Emily Carr and Frieda Kahlo] to watch sitting in the salon; paintings and sketches and a temporary display of contemporary work inspired by Emily.
Wonderful tour, beautiful gardens and lovely gift shop make this a wonderful stop when on a tour of Victoria.
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#24 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
It's a small alleyway you might miss walking by!It opens to a courtyard..theres a nice brewpub and restaurant.If the weather is nice theres lots of outdoor seating plqces Lots of little interesting shops-a men's b...
From local gifts and artwork to one of the coolest little record shop (The Turntable) with so much to see, packed into the tiniest of places, this is a definite stop while in Victoria.
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#25 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Well cared for and lovely sea side park with a very nice sea walk along which are a number of interesting sculptures.
It was just a magical and calming experience strolling along the waters edge and taking in the sights.
#26 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
The point is that you are at Beacon Hill Park in downtown- walking through unbelievable gardens, ponds and enjoying the birds, ducks and geese.
Walkable from downtown, beautiful park with fountains and peacocks.
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#27 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Besides the main castle and the universality next to it, the bonus is there is a sizable garden/green area close by - theme gardens like the Japanese garden, Italian garden, and Rose garden, etc.
A nice variety of garden for a stroll- the Japanese garden is a must see.
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Fort Street Victoria
#28 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
My personal favorites include: Pho Vy Russel's Books Picnic Cafe Tacofino Fishhook Chorizo and co The Papery Crust Bakery Sally Bun All the cute antique shops
What a great street, especially for antique shoppers, because there are some excellent antique stores here.
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#29 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
The conference facility also hosts displays, art shows and similar events so it is worth while to visit and see what is on.
A Very nicely built Stage for the community!
Chinatown Victoria
#30 of 80 Sights & Landmarks in Victoria Capital Regional District
Chinatown here in Victoria, BC is the oldest in Canada and a lovely place to discover, highly recommend going through Fan Tan Alley and Dragon Alley.
Good food Nice safe place to go and enjoy a nice Chinese meal and the area is upbeat and safe to stroll along the many shops & restaurants that are throughout China Town.
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