We have been vacationing in Victoria, British Columbia for the past two weeks. We have had an incredible time! It has been refreshing and relaxing. We have built some great memories for our family.
Victoria is a great place to visit. There are so many awesome things to do (and a lot of them are free). I grew up in this area and it was fun to visit places that I had been too as a child. I also visited many other places I hadn’t been to before. We packed a lot into our two weeks.
3 fun things to do in Victoria, BC
Niagara Falls, Gold Stream Provincial Park
There are so many things to do at Gold Stream. Our focus was on the hiking trails. The first hike we did was to Niagara Falls which is 47.5 meters high. Being summer the water was low but it still very beautiful.
We spent the rest of the afternoon hiking along the river and then we hiked part way up Mount Finalyson. I would have loved to hike up the whole way but you need to dedicate a good half day to do that.
2. Butchart Gardens
The Butchart Gardens are a must see in Victoria. It is definitely a whole day affair. We didn’t get there until dinner time and we stuck around for the fireworks (which are phenomenal!)
There is so much to see in the gardens. My girls loved looking at all the different flowers. There are also lots of different activities and shows that take place during the day.
Jellyfish at Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre
The Shaw Ocean Discover Centre is absolutely fantastic! There were so many cool things to see there. They even let you touch some of the sea life (this was a highlight for Lauren and the girls).
Even though we live near the ocean this was still a neat place to check out. I was totally mesmerized as I stared into the different tanks.
The best indication you have had a great vacation is you are ready to go home!
We are ready to go home! Before we do though we have one final stop to make. We are going back to the Coombs Country Market. We went there during the May long weekend and we loved it!
What have you been up to this summer?