Sunday, May 22, 2022

DESTINATION: Victoria, B.C.

On day six of our 2022 Alaskan cruise our last port-of-call was beautiful Victoria, B.C.   We arrived in Victoria around 4:00 pm and had until 9:00 pm to explore.  

Cruising through the Salish Sea/Views of Olympic Range

Coast Guard boarding our ship

Victoria's busy harbor


Victoria's cute welcoming committee


Although we had our passports in hand we did not need them as customs was closed.  We strolled on through the port of entry and in to down town, Victoria.





After a little sightseeing and souvenir shopping we decided to find a pub and grab something to eat along with a few local brews.  The Garrick's Head Pub did not disappoint and to make things even more fun our shipmates, Kurt & Patti, found us and joined the festivities!  What do you eat and watch while you're in Canada?  Poutine and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, of course!  This was the first time we had eaten Poutine and the messy plate of goodness was just as sinfully delicious as it looks!






Next, courtesy of Kurt, the four of us hitched a ride on a Pedi-Cab.  Our driver was so entertaining and gave us an amazing tour through town before he wheeled us back to our ship.




Some of the sights we saw in Victoria include...

The Victoria's Inner Harbor is home to the famous Victoria Harbor Ferry Company.  You might recognize their iconic oval shaped, checkered cab decorated ferries.  Although this was on our list of things to do in Victoria our time frame did not allow us to enoy a ride on one of the ferries.





The Fairmont-Empress Hotel is an award-winning Victoria hotel that is on the National Historic Registry List.  This beautiful hotel is a blend of the vintage and the modern.  This amazing hotel offers magnificent views of the harbor, city and gardens.



Overlooking Victoria's majestic Inner Harbor, the Parliament Buildings and surrounding areas are located in the traditional territories of the Lekwungen people. Visitors are invited to discover the architectural splendor of the Parliament Buildings and learn about British Columbia's Legislative Assembly.


Located on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia,
Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, and one of the oldest in North America.








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