Today is Canada Day, and it just so happens that one of our favorite journals from June culminates with a stop in Victoria, BC. See MikeInTown’s Pacific Northwest reviews for the highlights and to find out why the entire trip was a fantastic fluke. (Hint: the journal’s title is Pacific Northwest Cruise: The Swine Flu Switch-a-roo.)
We love the idyllic portrait MikeInTown paints of Victoria: “People were out golfing and playing tennis. Seniors dressed in white were lawn bowling. We rode through a park where ducks, geese, and peacocks grazed as children played. A bald eagle was perched in a tree proudly watching over her gigantic nest. The communities of Victoria appear to be among the happiest places on earth.”
The traveler went on to spend some time indoors at Craigdarroch Castle. He recommends a visit “mainly for people who enjoy antique furniture, woodwork, and history," though he also got to try his hand at an 1879 Steinway & Sons square piano while there.
He certainly was able to make the most of a big switch-a-roo (good thing he likes cool weather!), and that seems like just another reason to celebrate Canada.