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31.12.12

Top 5 Things to See in Victoria B.C


1. Since Victoria is the Capital City of British Columbia, it's a given there is a rich history of politics. The historical parliament buildings were constructed in 1893. They are located on the banks of the Inner Harbour. Francis Rattenbury and his crew made an effort to use local materials, resources and expertise while constructing the Parliament Buildings.

2. Ross Bay Cemetery is a 27.5 acres site of many prolific and
historic figures in British Columbia history (Emily Carr, the Dunsmuirs, and Billy Barker are just a few). You can see Victorian style mausoleums and tall pillars from the early elite. 



3.  Butchart Gardens is 55 acres of magnificent horticultural display. This is now a Historic Site of British Columbia and it is still privately owned by family descendants. The firework display in the summer season is one of the best I've ever seen and is worth a visit. 








East Sooke Park

4. Hike one of the many beautiful trails around the Victoria Region. East Sooke Park, Mount Douglas, Thetis Lake, Gold Mine Trail, or the most challenging Mount Finlayson. 









5. Visit the magnificent Royal British Columbia Museum. 
Here you can view British Columbia's natural and human history as well as provincial archives. It includes 3 permanent galleries and an IMAX theatre. It also hosts touring exhibitions from around the world (Titanic, Da Vinci and Egyptian artifacts among others)

2 comments:

Anonymous,  December 31, 2012 at 1:18 PM  

to bad that they don't care for ross cemetry i don't think they have fertilized the grass in 20 years and the clean up and care sure sucks

thee are always tree branchs broken and on the ground

shalyn January 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM  

When we visited in October the grounds were very well-maintained, sorry you've had a bad experience!

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