After stopping by Richmond for some good dim sum, we headed over to Tsawwasen to hop on the ferry with our minivan to Victoria.
Victoria, the capital of Beautiful British Columbia, really lives up to its name!! Hopping off the ferry, we stopped by to grab supplies at Shoppers Drug Mart (with a strange strange sign) before going into Butchart Garden. Driving on up, I was shocked at the $30 Adult admission price, but it didn’t take long before I realized why.
Maybe it was December, or maybe because I didn’t walk through the whole garden, but Versailles and Schönbrunn can take a back seat… This place was R I D I C U L O U S. Grass was greener and better maintained than golf club greens, and the landscaping and variety of flowers was really impressive. Oh, and did I mention Victoria is off the waters of the Pacific Ocean!
Downtown Victoria couldn’t be more quaint. Our hotel is next to market square, with modern furniture stores, David’s Tea, sitting next to small cafes and crazy good restaurants…. and Canada’s oldest Chinatown!!! It may also be the cleanest…..
We have one more day here, but maybe a few more wouldn’t hurt =)