Victoria, British Columbia


Victoria is the capital of the Canadian province of British Columbia. Victoria is a small charming town with a touch of English influence with impressive architecture buildings, pretty colorful streets, beautiful gardens, and great museums.  Most of the attractions are within a walking distance of each other. 

This was the last port of call on our Inside Passage Alaska Cruise before heading back to Seattle. We dropped the idea of doing any shore excursion because of the chilly rainy gloomy day. Instead, we took a shuttle to downtown and wandered around the picturesque streets of the downtown area. We enjoyed roaming around the Inner Harbor pathway and streets of colorful buildings, floral hanging baskets, sculptures, and some of the most stunning architecture in British Columbia: the BC Legislature Building and the Fairmont Empress.

These photos are from our visit of a few hours to beautiful Victoria on August 29th, 2013.

  • Wikipedia British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Hotel Fairmont Empress, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • British Columbia Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Victoria, BC, Canada

Best things to do in Victoria

  • Butchart Garden
  • The most picturesque downtown area
  • The Inner Harbor
  • Royal BC Museum
  • Hatley Park National Historic Site
  • Beacon Hill Park
  • Chinatown
  • Craigdarroch Castle
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27 comments

  1. Beautiful and interesting post! Thank you!

    Joanna

  2. Great city. Been to the city and to the zoo a few times over the years.

  3. You did a wonderful job of capturing the city. I wish we had visited BC when we lived in Washington. Maybe we can get another chance to return to Washington for a visit and take time to explore as you did. Thanks for posting.

  4. Victoria is a good place fo0r a wander Jyothi. Glad you made it ashore. Allan

  5. Beautiful pictures of Victoria. I had visited this place and this place is absolutely beautiful

  6. I have family in BC .looks like you had a great time there.

  7. Thank you for the visual escape! A beautiful place to visit.

  8. Wonderful Jyothi….enjoyed.

  9. Great tour of one of the prettiest Canadian cities Jyothi! Maggie

  10. Looks like an interesting and beautiful place. Would love to visit Canada someday, in the near future hopefully. 😍

  11. Ah thanks for the memories! My birthplace is indeed beautiful, the last time we were there was 2019. I just love that city.

  12. thanks for the memories! My birthplace is indeed a beautiful city. The last time we were there was 2019, I just love that city

  13. I was there over the holidays one year, such a charming town, and it was all lit up with holiday lights! Enjoyed seeing your photos.

  14. My sis has a place in Victoria and I’m lucky to be visiting this beautiful city more often. Great photos! I love the plant-based orca near the Empress.

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