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.
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
- Craigdarroch Castle