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.
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.
10 Replies to “Giving Victoria, British Columbia a second (or third) look.”
Victoria is on my bucket list. I thought of possibly emigrating to Vancouver but the price of homes is astronomical. Victoria was recommended, but it’s been a year since Vancouver and I still have yet to see Victoria. This is an excellent list of attractions for my trip when ever I make it.
You’ll love Victoria. It has a lot of the charms of Seattle or Vancouver but on a much smaller scale. It’s also very pedestrian friendly.
It looks colourful and pretty.
. Agreed. Victoria has an old world European feeling and the small size makes the city very accessible.
I love towns where you can walk around makes me feel less guilty when I over eat because I like trying the local cuisine in most places.
lol. I know the feeling. interestingly enough when I was there I had lunch in a restaurant in Chinatown. It was great but probably not considered local. But the city is right on the harbor and great for walking off dinner. which i needed.
I think it’s still ok if the non local food is good. And if it’s made authentically what I find strange is travellers who never try anything local. Instead they will opt for bad non local food. I had a bad Big Mac in Paris as the group I travelled with didn’t want to have a French meal.
the fresh caught salmon is with locally grown wild rice is a regional treat there. if i had more time, I would have gone there. Sorry you had to go to mickey D’s in Paris.
Went to stay with my French friend on a separate trip and she made up for the Mickey D debacle.