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1108 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1Y2, Canada
Like the rest of Victoria, Munro's is one of a kind. Founded by Jim and Alice Munro (the famous author), it is one of the few independent bookstores left in the city. Relocated to the neo-classical Royal Bank of Canada building, the generous staff...
800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, Canada
Nearly a century ago, Jennie Butchart, wife of cement manufacturer Robert Butchart, transformed a depleted limestone quarry into these stunning, world-renowned show gardens. Allow ample time to enjoy the 22 hectares (55 acres) of floral displays,...
634 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC V8W 1A4, Canada
Visit Western Canada's oldest maritime museum in its temporary location across the street from the Fairmont Empress. Thrilling tales of shipwrecks, pirates, exploration and discovery are told through this collection of 35,000 artifacts. Look for a...
675 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8W 9W2, Canada
The 1886 Royal British Columbia Museum shares the natural and human history of the area through its extensive collections. The Natural History wing focuses on animal life, from bird taxidermy and woolly mammoth fossils to a reconstruction of a...
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,...
501 Aultman St, Ely, NV 89301, USA
We stayed at the Hotel Nevada on two visits, once in 2003 and again in 2007. It's an older facility with its share of quirks, but the service is great and it boasts the only table gaming and 24-hour restaurant in town. Be sure to reserve in...
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