Activities for the budget conscious traveler. Fun doesn’t have to be expensive!

  • Heritage Acres Sign, Visitor in Victoria


Heritage Acres in Saanich, BC is operated by the Saanich Historical Artifact Society. Like me, you may have seen the sign for Heritage Acres as you're driving along the Pat Bay Hwy.  And like me, you may have thought the site contained a few old tractors and some farm equipment along with a little train.

  • The Institute of Ocean Sciences Building

Institute of Ocean Sciences & Pacific Geoscience Centre

The Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) located in North Saanich on the Patricia Bay, is home to the federal departments of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). IOS is one of Canada’s largest marine institutes and is an important link in Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s nationwide chain of nine major scientific

  • Swap and shop at Western Speedway, Victoria, BC


FINISHED FOR 2017 APRIL 2 - SEPT 24, 2017 The annual Swap and Shop at Western Speedway is back for 2017!  Treasure hunters ... bargain hunters ... or just a fun way to spend a Sunday morning! Sundays: April 2 – September 24 Hours: 7:00am – 1:00pm Weather Permitting Prices Shoppers: $2.00, 14 & under

  • Fisherman's Wharf Victoria, BC


Fisherman’s Wharf Park [4 ½ acres] Overlooking the wharf and on the new Harbour Pathway, the park is at Erie and St. Lawrence. A rehabilitated land project, this newly formed park today boasts a rain garden which serves to filter much of the storm drain waters of James Bay, a public herb garden, a well-used

  • libraries in Victoria, BC


Victoria Public Libraries Need to find a place you can get free wi-fi?  Many coffee shops and some restaurants have this available for customers. It's also free in most public libraries without having a library card.  Here is a list of Victoria's public libraries: Central Bruce Hutchison 735 Broughton St. Victoria, BC V8W 3H2 Customer

  • bc parliament buildings


Along with the Empress Hotel, the Parliament Buildings dominate the scenery in downtown Victoria. Victoria is the capital of the Province of British Columbia and is home to the Legislative Legislative Chamber Assembly of British Columbia. The Neo-baroque buildings face north on Belleville street facing the Inner Harbour and diagonally across from

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