Collected by Jeanne Marquardt
1885 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1C6, Canada
The luncheon of scrumptious finger sandwiches and pastries brought me back to my childhood of having our daily afternoon tea with my Avo (grandma). Ours weren't quite this elaborate but it was one part of the day that I always looked forward to!
1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC V8S 3L5, Canada
Canada isn't as renowned for castles as one might think (or at all, in fact), which makes a visit to Craigdarroch that much more intriguing. A prototypical "bonanza" castle, Craigdarroch was born out of the industrial wealth generated by railroad...
100 Cook St, Victoria, BC V8V, Canada
Just behind the Legislative Building and the Royal Canadian Museum is Beacon Hill Park. It's a 200-acre park that's on the shore of the Strait of Juan De Fuca. It was named after two navigational beacons that stood on the highest point in the...
721 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1W5, Canada
Every book will tell you to have high tea at the Empress in Victoria, and you should. They welcomed our three-generation group, including 2 kids under 6, and had hot chocolate for those who didn't want tea. They also had a full gluten-free option,...
189 Dallas Rd, Victoria, BC V8V 1A1, Canada
At sunset the night market opens on the harbour front, illuminated by the lights on the Parliament building across the water. Favourites include gourmet chocolate, organic honey, handmade soaps, and organic cotton satchels. Another Canadian...
Fan Tan Alley, Victoria, BC V8W 3G9, Canada
An afternoon meandering through the narrow stores of Chinatown feels like a trip back in time. This is the oldest Chinese district in Canada and it's full of historic nooks and crannies to explore. Formerly a derelict gambling district, it has...
603 Fort Rodd Hill Rd, Victoria, BC V9C 2W8, Canada
The Fisgard Lighthouse is the perfect combination of history, outdoor adventuring, and enchanting views. The lighthouse is over a hundred and fifty years old, and visitors are encouraged to come inside and read about the life of the Fisgard...
Thetis Lake, View Royal, BC V9B, Canada
Thetis Lake Regional Park is a watery getaway just minutes from Bear Mountain. Comprised of multiple lakes, woodlands, and swamp, it has something for every nature enthusiast. The lakes are stocked with rainbow trout for anglers, and are also open...
1375 Bear Mountain Parkway 21, Victoria, BC V9B 0C9, Canada
For a romantic evening in an intimate setting, visit The Cellar. Book a private wine tasting with one of the Sommeliers, or, if you're there with friends, arrange a dinner party for ten to twenty, in the high-end, yet cozy confines surrounded by...
Patricia Bay Hwy, Victoria, BC V8Y 2T6, Canada
This regional park is comprised of two beautiful bodies of water, Elk and Beaver Lakes. Each pool offers sandy beaches, swimming opportunities and a relaxing place to row. Elk Lake is stocked with fish, so cast out your lines and wait. Horses and...
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