Victoria is the legislative home of British Columbia and you can take a free guided tour of the government building to find out more of the history of the province, uncover the secrets of the building’s neo-baroque architecture, and understand BC’s parliamentary process. The 30–45 minute tours run daily throughout summer and Monday through Friday from September till May. Contact the tour office to get times and book tours in other languages or for larger groups.
Stopping on the way back from an Alaska cruise, Victoria was supposed to be an afterthought to seeing all the Alaska highlights, but turned out to be one of my favorite stops! The city really comes alive at night and I loved the atmosphere.
Victoria, BC has a distinct British flair. It's the capitol of British Columbia and a charming, quiet town perfect for a weekend getaway. Visit the Parliament Building, the Royal BC Museum, the Butchart Gardens, and the Inner Harbour.