Victoria Journals

"Looks very British"

A travel journal to Victoria by Judy

Victoria, B.C. Photo, Victoria, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Victoria is a beautiful city with a large harbor, lots of fresh air and mild weather. Park your car and walk along the flower-decked streets.The shops are decorated with flowers as well. Weather is mild and refreshing. Reminds me very much of England.

"Looks very British"

Overview

Victoria, B.C. Photo, Victoria, British Columbia
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My favorite place is the harbor. The shops are nice but I especially enjoy watching the boats coming and going. There are fine restaurants throughout the city. Buchart Gardens is nearby and worth visiting.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

The most convenient way to Victoria is by ferry. Washington State and Canada both have a variety of routes available. Enjoy the beautiful ride while soaking up the fresh air and surrounding beauty.

Accent Inns Victoria

Hotel | "Accent Inn"

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This is a lovely, clean and spacious motel. Flower boxes adorn the windows. A nice walk to city center. We found it very convenient and the hosts were helpful with suggestions of what to see.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

Accent Inns Victoria
3233 Maple St
Victoria, British Columbia V8X4Y9
250-475-7500

Dining Room

Restaurant | "The Dining Room"

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This lovely restaurant is located in a graceful old home. We had a traditional afternoon tea and some delicate pastries which were delicious. You have wonderful views of the gardens surrounding this lovely home.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 23, 2001

Dining Room
Butchart Gardens
Victoria, British Columbia

Butchart Gardens

Attraction

Butchart Gardens Photo, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
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This is a 50 acre botanical showcase. It was once a limestone quarry and is now world-known for its rare and exotic plants and trees. The Japanese, Italian, and Rose gardens can be viewed by taking the self-guided tour along paved pathways. Elaborate fountains can be seen from the many overlooks. Admission: $8.50

Butchart Gardens
800 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, British Columbia V8M 1J8
(250) 652-4422

City Tour

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From the harbour you can travel through the historic Old Town section of the city. Victoria was once the center of the gold rush, shipping and whaling. Chinatown can be seen as you stroll down Fisgard Street. If you like antiques, Fort Street is known as Antique Row with its many shops and galleries. The Oak Bay District and scenic Marine Drive complete this wonderful tour of a beautiful city. Breathtaking ocean and mountain views can be had as you travel to Beacon Hill Park.
Craigdarroch Castle Photo, Victoria, British Columbia
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After you've exhausted yourself on Antique Row, be sure to stop at Craigdarroch Castle. This 1880's mansion was once the home of the Dunsmuir family. The turets, multi-gabled roofline and the beautiful grounds make this a must-see landmark. It has 39 rooms and 20,000 square feet of living space. Lovely carved wooden doorways and staircases transport you up the 4 1/2 stories of lavishly appointed rooms decorated and furnished in 1890-1900 period. Climb up into the tower and you'll experience a wonderful panoramic view of Victoria and the snow-capped Olympic Mountains in the distance. It's also possible to "rent the castle" for special occasions. Any takers??? Admission: $10.00