My friend Weeble and his new girlfriend High-Maintenance Redhead (HMR) were going on their first vacation, and for some reason, they chose to travel around Victoria, BC. I had never been there, despite it being a 2.5 hour ferry ride, and it seemed like a good excuse to see people and a new place.
People will tell you that Victoria is like a mini-England, and despite all the signs being in French, I’d say that’s an accurate statement. There are botanical gardens (didn’t go), a castle (went), a lovely parliament building that lights up at night (went), a butterfly garden (didn’t go), a marina full of tiny houseboats (went), a really fun Chinatown (went), and a thriving food and beer culture (definitely went).
It’s a cute little city – easily navigable both by car and walking, and there are some truly lovely sights to see. And if all else fails, there’s always the food. Fresh seafood, craft beer, incredible Asian food, and inventive cocktails. And it’s all in dollarettes!