Victoria shines as Canada’s western showcase

The Parliament buildings greet visitors upon their arrival by ferry.

The garden city of Victoria, British Columbia, is 152 years old and remains a lively oceanfront provincial capital. It was named after the United Kingdom's longest-reigning monarch.

We visited last weekend to see my (Reg's) brother Roy and his family.

The Empress Hotel is classic Victoria, but the only thing we could afford there was a visit to the restrooms. Our ferry, the Coho, links Port Angeles, Washington, to Victoria. There was quite a line for fish and chips at the harbor.


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4 thoughts on “Victoria shines as Canada’s western showcase

  1. Jamey

    Victoria is so picturesque! Disney might have been inspired by this charming city! Were you able to tour the gardens? Is it whale watching season? Have a super trip- will catch up with you soon.. Jamey


  2. Ellen

    And .. once again you’re on the go! I love it! Some day, when I retire (hopefully in 3 more years) I want to be just like you two! It’s great to follow your travels around the globe. So looking forward to seeing you guys in August! Talk to you soon .. Ellen & Tom


    • 2orangebags

      Yes, since we’re just twiddling our thumbs waiting for escrow to close, we thought we’d make a quick trip. We’ll see you both soon!


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