Travel Blogs from Victoria
We got up early and walked around the wharf in Victoria. Steph noticed that Tim Horton's was not staring her down at every street corner-- something that was surprising. We then went through the city, bought ourselves some nice coats for the wet west coast, and then it was time to hit the road. Before leaving Victoria, we went down by Beacon Hill …
Decided to take a weekend break and visit the Island of Vancouver. Float plane was a great option for getting there - 35 minutes and breath-taking views over the sea and off shore islands, over a little piece of the US of A, and there we were. The flight brought back memories for me of those years long ago when, I too, could "slip the surly hands …
... a few hummingbirds and got quite close before they got very territorial and tried to dive bomb us. The park was really nice and with lots of ducks and peacocks hanging around. Lots of people had there dogs so that was nice. They also have a petting zoo but it was closed for the season. We walked for over 2 and a half hours and got some nice photos of the downtown and all the old buildings ...
... Glacier. From there I had to decide if I wanted to continue the 130km on to Lake Louise in Banff, or just stay in that area, of course I went to Banff. There was plenty to see on the way. First on the list was the Weeping Wall, named for the streams seeping out of it. Then was Glacier Lake and Bow & Crowfoot glaciers. I finally made it to Lake Louise which was beautiful and definitely worth the drive. At this point though it was ...
... in 1908, it boasts 400 rooms, beginning at $350 a night. The tour driver told the passengers that the top suites went for $2500, but claimed he could get us a deal for $1700, apparently he "had connections"! Somehow I don't think you'd be taking the hop on bus if you could afford a top suite at The Empress... We opted for the pass that allowed us to use the buses for up to three days, and got a better deal because we also booked a connection to the Butchart ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rialto Victoria
The room was a good size and was very clean. Felt very comfortable and the staff were also very friendly and willing to offer up easy ideas to explore Victoria even though we were short on time.
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