Victoria Journals

One Day in Victoria

A June 2011 trip to Victoria by two cruisers

This quartet greeted us in Victoria Photo, Victoria, British Columbia More Photos
Quote: Our cruiseship docked at Victoria, BC after a two week cruise of the Alaska water ways. What a change!

Royal British Columbia Museum

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Attraction | "Plenty of Wow Factor and Knowledge"

Royal British Columbia Museum Photo, Victoria, British Columbia
We were only on shore for a few hours from a cruise ship. We knew exactly how we wanted to spend that time, at the Royal British Columbia Museum. This musuem has an excellant reputation and location in the heart of Victoria's Inner Harbor. On the lawn Totem Poles in Thunderbird Park beckon you enter and learn more. In the main lobby we were startled to find a chrome yellow ornately decorated Rolls Royce car that had belonged to John Lennon. Our tour started on the third floor First Peoples Gallery. Dim lighting was used to preserve these wonderful artifacts and made for trade pieces of art. In addition we saw several types of dwellings. Excelland presentation. The other half of this floor housed the H...Read More

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Royal British Columbia Museum
606 Douglas Blvd.
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 356-7226

Victoria on Foot


This quartet greeted us in Victoria Photo, Victoria, British Columbia
We didn't walk from the ship...way to far. We were greeted by a quartet of costumed ladies after we had gone through customs. They directed us to the shuttle which was a Greyhound size bus. Our driver did a running commentary of the city as we moved through differnt neighborhoods. This is a lovely clean community and if I had to move to Canada, this would be my choice. We are impressed with the government buildings, the museums, the grand Empress Hotel and the shopping on Government Street. On another trip here we enjoyed a formal high tea before visiting Miniature World. Many people go to the famous gardens or enjoy a whole city bus tour. We enjoyed strolling and marveling at the waterfront area.