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Romantic Victoria

An April 2002 trip to Victoria by Wisecloud guide

Quote: We planned an all-too-short one night trip to Victoria, after driving up from Seattle to Vancouver, as part of our one year wedding anniversary celebration. There were so many things to do and see - we toured the famous Buchart Gardens and Empress hotel, shopped, had tea, stayed at a B&B, and ate a delicious dinner. We wished we had stayed an extra day to visit the British museum, butterfly gardens, and go outside the city to explore other parts of the island.

Romantic Victoria

Overview

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Definitely spend two days there - we only had a day and missed out on going to the British Museum among other things. Buchart Gardens is a must, bring a camera!

Quick Tips:

If you take your car by ferry, arrive early - we were surprised by the number of cars travelling on a Wednesday morning at 7am. If you want to have tea, make your reservations early! It's a romantic place for a short get-away.

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Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast

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Hotel | "Humboldt House"

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We found a very cute yellow Victorian home in a quiet area, close to downtown, to spend one night. We chose to stay in the Mikado room, a Japanese style room, complete with a king sized bed, jacuzzi spa and fireplace. Quite romantic! The homemade chocolate truffles were yummy! As was breakfast - you choose seafood crepes, continental breakfast, or a couple of other items. There are no phones in the rooms, but you may use the phone in the library - free for local calls. Small refrigerators are located in each room. We thought it was a deal - the exchange rate for US to Canadian $ was good, we went during the low season, and on a Wednesday, we paid approximately $105.00, including the 14% tax - and you ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 2, 2002

Humboldt House Bed & Breakfast
867 Humboldt Street
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 383-0152

Camille's Fine Westcoast Dining

Restaurant | "Camille's"

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Delicious food! I tried their duck salad as an appetizer and my husband ordered the soup - the soup was too spicy for him, but the salad was great. We both ordered fish - salmon (served with ravioli and spinach)and halibut(with bok choy and risotto) - big proportions and we were too full to order dessert. It's located in a basement in downtown and the ambience is very romantic - low lighting with candles - but you can see your food! They have a large listing of wines available, too. Don't go here if you are in a rush; they allow you to eat in a very leisurely, romantic pace.

FYI - we made reservations via their website: click here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 2, 2002

Camille's Fine Westcoast Dining
45 Bastion Square
Victoria, British Columbia
(250) 381-3433

Butchart Gardens

Attraction | "Buchart Garden"

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It's a must see! Although we visited the garden in the early spring season, all the tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth were in bloom and gorgeous. The gardens are incredibly beautiful - make sure you bring a camera. Be careful - don't get run over by the big groups of tourists!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 2, 2002

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