^Scottish Highlands Parade in front of the British Parliament Building^
Last weekend Ben and I went to Victoria, British Columbia via the Victoria Clipper. It’s a trip we’ve been meaning to take since we moved to Seattle, and then I won a trip last fall (!!!) through the Clipper’s Fall Photo contest on Instagram (@clippervacations), so it was clearly meant to be ;)
We crammed in plenty of good eating, walking around town, a bike ride along the waterfront, a self-guided tour of the British Columbia Parliament building (free guided tours are available too, we just didn’t time it quite right for that), and the famous Butchart Gardens.
I’ll share more about our bike ride and the gardens later, but for now here are some of my photos from the Parliament Building and wandering around town.
As far as restaurants go, our two favorite spots were Red Fish Blue Fish (1006 Wharf St.) and Brasserie L’ecole (1715 Government St.)
We also enjoyed checking out The Dutch Bakery (718 Fort St.), Little Jumbo (506 Fort St.), North 48 (1005 Langley St.), Murchie’s Tea & Coffee, (1110 Government St.), Veneto in the Rialto Hotel (1450 Douglas St.) and Ferris Oyster Bar (536 Yates St.) If that sounds like a lot of meals, it is!–we ran around to a bunch of different places snacking and ordering small plates and it was such a fun way to try a lot of spots in a short time.
We had more restaurants on our list that we didn’t make it to, so maybe next time, Victoria…
^The Fairmont Empress Hotel^
^Canada’s Oldest Chinatown^
^Victoria’s Inner Harbour^
^Parliament Building at Night^
Here are a few resources I found to help us plan our weekend:
More about Victoria to come!