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Our favorite places to go and things to do in and around Victoria

  • Train at Heritage Acres, Saanichton, BC

A TRAIN YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

Riding the Rails with the Vancouver Island Model Engineers One of Victoria’s least known attractions is the miniature railway run by the Vancouver Island Model Engineers or VIME located at the Saanich Historical Artifacts Society’s Heritage Acres in Central Saanich. This fabulous little ride is a real treat for children of all ages. The

  • Mt. Doug Summit Victoria BC Linda Holland Visitor in Victoria

5 BEST OVERVIEWS OF VICTORIA

Victoria is a beautiful place and walking or driving around can certainly give you a flavor of the city.  But sometimes it's nice to get up high and get a larger view!  Here's some spots that I love: Mt. Tolmie - Elevation 120 metres Mt. Doug - Elevation 225 metres Mt. Finlayson -  Elevation 419

  • looking at the harbour and the david foster path in Victoria, BC, Visitor in Victoria

5 BEST WALKS IN DOWNTOWN VICTORIA

Victoria, BC is a walking paradise.  There are so many great walks and so many interesting things to see, but here are my 5 picks for downtown Victoria.  There are many more - see the posts under 'Hiking/Biking/Walking Trails'.   West Song/West Bay Walkway. ♥♥ Linda on the Westbay Walkway By FAR my

  • Market Square

5 UNIQUE PLACES TO SHOP IN VICTORIA

Victoria is a wonderful place to shop and explore!  Here's some ideas for a unique shopping experience:  CHINATOWN - The oldest Chinatown in Canada and the 2nd oldest in North America.  Lots of unique restaurants and shops to wander through. MARKET SQUARE - A beautiful heritage setting with tons of shops to explore. CAPITAL IRON

  • royal bc museum

5 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY IN VICTORIA

Sightseeing is great ... but not the best thing when it's raining out.  I've listed our top picks for indoor activities to give you some ideas:  IMAX - Always something good to watch for the whole family.  Each film is approximately 45 minutes and run consecutively, so you can watch one, two ... or spend

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