OUR FAVORITES

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The following posts are our favorite things to do and places to go in and around Victoria.

When you’re traveling, sometimes you have a limited amount of time – so you want to pick the best the area has to offer.  That’s my goal here … but these are only our opinions.  If you want more ideas of what to do and see, check the ‘What to Do’ section where I list many, many more options.

Each post has links to larger articles with more information and maps.  I’ll be constantly up-dating this page so keep checking in for more of our favorite things!

  • 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

  • Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, Victoria, BC

FORT RODD HILL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The history of the fortification of Victoria, BC goes all the way back to 1878 when the first muzzle loading batteries were built to defend Victoria and the Esquimalt Naval Base by the Royal Navy.  

  • 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

  • Hatley Castle

5 BEST HISTORICAL SITES IN VICTORIA

If you're a history buff ... or if you're simply interested in the heritage aspects of a place, here's some of our most interesting and entertaining locations: Craigdarroch Castle Location: 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC

  • Butchart Gardens, Roses, Victoria, BC, YYJ, Best Gardens in Victoria, visitor in victoria

5 GREAT GARDENS AROUND VICTORIA

If you love flowers & gardens of all types ... you've come to the right place! No one loves their flowers more than the people of Victoria, BC.  Due to it's mild climate you can

  • 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

  • beach at Beaver Lake

5 BEST BEACHES IN VICTORIA

I'll admit it ... good beaches are fairly subjective.  Everyone has a different idea of what constitutes a 'perfect beach'. For me ... it's anywhere without a lot of other people.  I don't really mind

  • 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

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