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Stories and Tips British Columbia

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Shopping Victoria with Ange

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Another sunny day with a chilly breeze. Perfect for walking around. Caught the bus and got to the appointed meeting place to wait for Ange, Murchies Tea and Coffee on Government Street. Again I was surprised that the downtown was not that busy,…Read More


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Chinatown in Victoria

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

Weather has much improved. It’s clear, sunny and cold. They’re all complaining about the temperature but it’s colder than usual for here. It’s still warmer than yesterday though. Today’s route takes us on a scenic drive around the Oak Bay area into downtown Victoria where…Read More


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Traveling West in Style

Written by tvordj on 23 Jan, 2009

I had a huge amount of air miles so for my second visit to Canada's west coast, i decided to book Business Class. That gave me access to the Maple Leaf lounges in various airports in Canada and very cushy seats on board! I left…Read More


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Vancouver- Off the Beaten Path

Written by Composthp on 14 Oct, 2008

We were fortunate to have friends in Vancouver who acted us our hosts and guide to Vancouver. Thanks to them, we were not only able to see the main tourist attractions like the Capilano Suspension bridge, Dr Sun Yat Sen garden in Chinatown, Gastown, Granville…Read More


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General Info about the Yukon Cruise-Tour

Written by Cantin2 on 18 Jun, 2008

General Info on Yukon TourWe spent three nights in Victoria prior to embarking on a thirteen night Holland America Cruise-Tour of the Yukon. Cruise-Tour #3 can be viewed here. The Cruise: The Zuiderdam was enjoyable – good service, many balconies (ours even had a…Read More


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Getting to Victoria from Vancouver Airport

Written by Cantin2 on 16 Jun, 2008

Our cruise tour was departing Vancouver, a city we reallly love - but we had heard and read such accolades about Victoria.....what were the logistics of getting there - especially after a long day of travel from NY?? My research encouraged me to plan four…Read More


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Thoughts on Coombs, Nanaimo, and Chemainus

Written by moatway on 09 Jun, 2007

CoombsThe log-frame Old Country Market is open every day and features a bit of everything: decorative items, toys, dishware, sushi sets, baked goods, ice cream, fresh vegetables, imported foods and deli. I can’t possibly do it justice…it goes on and on and there are things…Read More


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Tripping to Tofino and Ucluelet

Written by moatway on 09 Jun, 2007

Tofino is a small, scattered community on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It is accessible by Highway 4 from the east island through Port Alberni. People travel the twisting, and very scenic, road to visit a town that is legendary for its outdoor activities:…Read More


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Galloping Goose Trail

Written by lcampbell on 01 Nov, 2006

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…Read More


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Eating Well But Cheaply in Victoria

Written by btwood2 on 23 Jun, 2006

We didn’t go hungry during our week in Victoria. Watching budget and waistlines, we only ate breakfast out twice, choosing to make use of fridge, toaster, coffeemaker, and microwave in our motel room at Travelers Inn for our first meal of the day. Once we…Read More


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