This capital city of British Columbia is set near the southern tip of Vancouver Island, and is unsurprisingly nicknamed the Garden City, being that it's home to the beautiful Butchart Gardens
. Ferries provide a means of access from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay, and so too does Victoria International Airport
Victoria offers much to do and plenty to explore. The greenery of the city provides peaceful escapes, and the highlight of them all would be Butchart Gardens. Built in a former limestone quarry, it would be a must to catch a firework show during the summer. The Abkhazi Gardens and Beacon Hill Park
provide more natural beauty and opportunities for recreation and leisure. From the Inner Harbor to Chinatown, there is plenty of culture and architecture to take in. Victoria Bug Zoo and Miniature World are both fun and family-friendly stops, and Craigdarroch Castle
is another architectural beauty built in 1890. Wine tasting, whale watching, and cycling down Galloping Goose Trail add to what make Victoria such an exciting place that should be seen at least once.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Victoria for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.