TripAdvisor Reviews Intown Hotel Victoria
Travel Blogs from Victoria
... were unpacking our gear at the Helm's Inn, located just off the harbor. Despite the sun still hanging low in the perfect blue sky, it was around 11pm in our circadian internal clocks and our energy levels were waning. We headed for the harbor in search of food, snapping photos of parliament, totem poles, and The Empress Hotel. We settled on The Flying Otter where we shared many beers, and some Fish and Chips. The sun set and we headed backed to the inn for much needed ...
... the same roads we had driven to Tofino (at least for the first 4 hours) so there wasn’t much new to see. We stopped by a lake for lunch but other than that it was just a lot of driving.
We got to Victoria at about 5pm and both felt a bit negative - it just wasn’t Tofino. In fact it seems quite a large normal city, but we haven’t seen much yet other than the road to our hostel.
We found out there was a firework show at ...
... vegetables. We had a chat with some locals who had the same camera as Stephen and they suggested watching the sunset from the spit due to the unusually clam conditions. Instead we watched it from Holland Point, but it didn't amount to much. We walked back to the hotel feeling very tired and on looking out the window discovered that we could have saved ourselves the long walk and seen it from there. It looked quite beautiful.
Bed beckoned and we ...
... Wait Times. The UI is pretty ugly, but it seems to offer a lot more real-time data on each ride, which is the one thing missing from the other. Since it is free, more folks seem to be using it, thus the data is more accurate. I'll add an addendum on how that app worked.
US Data plan
Hand-in-hand with a mobile app is the network connection to use it. There is no Wi-Fi in the parks. Canadians have the worst ...
... included the Sunken Garden (formerly the limestone quarry), and the Italian Garden (formerly the tennis courts). The Rose Garden was not yet in bloom. We strolled through the gardens for an hour and a half. The weather was perfect with blue skies. Then we had high tea which was delicious.
Then it was time to board the ferry for the final leg of our trip, Vancouver, B.C.
Vancouver is a huge city and we found it pretty intimidating to drive ...