Although I live in Vancouver which is close to many wonderful and neat places, I rarely get an opportunity to visit them. Work and school keep me busy, but during Winter break I decided I would go visit a place I had not been in a very long time. Victoria! Known as the capital of British Columbia, Victoria is home to wonderful museums, great park spaces, and some picturesque heritage buildings.
My Mother and I took a day trip to visit my Grandad and take a wander through the city. It had been around ten years since I had been there last but nothing much has changed. Things around the city may have changed such as the building of new apartments and houses around the outskirts of the city but the core looks like it always has with its iconic buildings such as British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly, The Fairmont’s Empress Hotel, and the Royal British Columbia Museum.
If you are fortunate enough to visit Victoria, here are a few places I would recommend seeing during your time there:
Take a tour of the Legislative Assembly
Have high tea at The Empress
Wander through an exhibit or two at the Royal BC Museum
Stroll along the waterfront and watch the boats coming through the harbor
Hop on the Double Decker buses and take a ride through the city
If you plan on spending the night in the city there are quite a few options that range in price range. The highest would be to check into The Empress for the night or if your budget can’t quite accommodate that, there are a few hotels as well as Air Bnb’s available at more reasonable prices.
Let me know if you have any more suggestion on things to do in Victoria in the comment’s down below!