Victoria Journals

Biker Girl - Victoria B.C. Canada

An August 2006 trip to Victoria by lcampbell

Whiffen Spit Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: My first overnight camping trip by bike, and a fun day in Canada for lunch by bike.

Galloping Goose Trail

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Whiffen Spit Photo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
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Arriving in Victoria from Port Angeles via the Coho Ferry must be the absolute best way to get to the city. From the water, the greatest highlights of Victoria are all before me, highlighted by the glistening water and summer sun. The Empress Hotel is first to grab my attention. I always think it is a castle at first, a bit imposing and covered in ivy. This a great place to experience the British tradition of high tea. Other sights that draw my eyes are the impressive Legislative Building, the float planes landing in the harbor, colorful kayakers, overflowing flower baskets, horse-drawn buggies, and the distinct lack of skyscrapers. Artists and musicians perform and sell their wares on the walkway in ...Read More

Lochside Regional Trail

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Each Sunday morning, I meet with a group of fellow bicycle enthusiasts for a healthy jaunt via two-wheels. On one particular sunny Sunday during the summer, one of the group decided we should go biking in Canada. Just a day trip, mind you, as we are just a short ferry ride away from the very British city of Victoria on Vancouver Island. We left on the 8am ferry. As a dozen of us approached the Customs agents with our bicycles in tow, I’m not sure they knew what to think of us. "We’re biking to Sidney for lunch!" one of the bikers said. "Yep, us too!" another biker couple smiled. But the agents handled us efficiently, despite their thoughts of our insanity, as did t...Read More