Roads Less Traveled
This charming city comes alive with colorful flowers
Historic Empress Hotel.
There are lots of places to stroll along the waterfront.
Victoria is a bustling town.
Entering China Town with the open-air bus tour.
Craigdarroch Castle, built by a coal magnate in 1890.
Penny Farthing Pub, Oak Bay
Street corner, Oak Bay
The coast outside of Victoria.
Dirving onto the ferry from Sidney, BC to Anacortes, WA. It
was a tight squeeze, but we fit in okay.
They packed us in like sardines.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
August 21-23, 2007 - We returned to Victoria from the upper reaches
of Vancouver Island and spent some time enjoying this very
European feeling city. The harbor is dominated by the historic
Parliament Building and Empress Hotel, and there is always a lot of
activity along the waterfront by the marina. We enjoyed the energy
and vitality of this city after the laid-back nature of the rest of the
There was activity on every
corner. Street musicians,
horses and buggies, open-air
and double-decker buses,
boats and seaplanes coming
and going -- there was action
Wait, what country am I in?? Feels like England !!
We took an open-air bus tour, a
great way to see the city. The
tour took us out into the
outlying areas where we saw
Craigdarroch Castle, the
charming community of Oak
Bay and some exquisite areas
along the coast.
Feeling a little pressed by the impending end of summer, we
boarded the ferry once again in Sidney, BC and sailed through
the San Juan islands to Anacortes, Washington where we picked
up our road travels along the Northern Cascade mountains in