Our Second Day in Beautiful Victoria, B.C

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

( Note: this post was suppose to go up last night but due to the fact that we got in the room later yesterday, I just didn't have the energy to finish it here is what we did yesterday.)

We were up early again today- which was great for us to get an earlier start to the day.

We made our first stop at the BC Parliament Building - free to get in, and your bags are checked just like they do in the airport plus you walk through a scanner. The grounds and front of the building are wonderful to see, and there is even a totem pole on the property. Lots and lots of offices inside and there was even a closed doors meeting going on that we could see through the glass. 

After we went there we were off to the IMAX Victoria theater which is very close to the Parliament Building. We saw the "Mammoths Titans of the Ice Age."- a 45 minute movie that keeps you interested right through. Like all IMAX movies- they truly do amaze. This movie is complimenting the exhibit that is currently on at the B.C Royal Museum June 3- Dec. 31, 2016. The room comes alive when this movie plays- the picture, the sound, the music- everything goes together so well and the mammoths are so life like. IMAX you always outdo yourself.

If your going to the IMAX and haven't been to the Royal B.C Museum, your right there already-  as both are in the same building, so stop over. We took in their recent exhibits today including the Mammoths Giants of the Ice Age and Our Living Languages- First People's Voices in British Columbia. Had a great time- plan your own visit today.

Our last stop of the day was a trip out of the downtown area to The Butchart Gardens- about a 20 minute drive- over to Brentwood Bay.  

This place was so busy! It reminded Gerry and I of Disney world because it was so busy! People everywhere enjoying the beauty of the flower gardens. I read that over a million visitors come though the gardens each year. Man that is alot!
They have beautiful flower gardens as well as places to stop for gelatto, coffee and drinks, food, and a huge gift shop for souvenirs or your own personal shopping . An information station is available on the property as well for those with questions. We saw so so many plants and flowers and the place is very well looked after. And should you need a rest on your long walk down the many pathways, there are also sitting benches at many spots along the paths. The Butchart Gardens is also a National Historic site so not one to miss.

We had another great day and one that will come to an end here in Victoria , tomorrow, as we cross back on the ferry towards Vancouver and head up the coastline.



  1. Love Butchart Gardens. We went there many years ago with our very young children (about 4 and 6 years of age) and thought they would be bored very quickly but instead they loved it and cried when it was time to leave. Looks like you are having nice weather.

  2. Yes, it was a beautiful place- like a maze over there :)


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