Victoria, B.C. is often either the very first or very last excursion on the summer cruises to Alaska. The city is also a very popular weekend getaway for visitors from nearby Vancouver and Seattle. But this gem deserves more than just a passing fancy. With beautiful parks, historic homes, and rich cultural heritage Victoria has earned her second look.
The strait of Juan de Fuca seems like a strange name for the body of water that forms the international border between Washington State and British Columbia. The strait was named after a Greek navigator who claims to have explored the region looking for the fabled Northwest Passage. While the passage eluded him he did discover some of the most beautiful territory in all of North America.
A short ferry ride from Seattle and Vancouver as well as accessible by air. Victoria deserves more than just a whistle stop on a cruise. This queen of a city has earned the royal treatment.