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What to Explore in Victoria Canada for A Day 2021

Victoria Canada is one of the most lovely and beautiful city in Canada.  The capital of British Columbia , a charming and friendly city with lots to explore.  If you only have a day to experience the place, below are the guide on what to explore in Victoria Canada for a day. 

The Inner Harbour

Victoria British Columbia

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I recommend to start early on your day.  A good starting point is the Inner Harbour and admire the surrounding beauty and the architecture along with a nice stroll to the waterpark.  A great experience to watch tours depart and also floating planes land and take off. 

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British Columbia Parliament Building

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British Columbia provincial government located right at Inner Harbour, a quintessential Neo-Baroque building with copper domes and a light facade. One of the iconic landmark of Victoria along with the Fairmont Empress Hotel, it is home to the British Columbia legislative building and government. Admire the architectural splendor of a palace like structure.

Butchart Garden

Butchart garden, British Columbia

One of the most visited garden in Canada and its been blooming for over a century.  It was once a limestone quarry and is now transformed into a majestic garden with  wide colorful varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees.   A good 2 to 3 hours to enjoy the ambiance of the garden and is open all year round , so no matter which season you visit, there is staggering blooms to see.

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Fishermans Wharf

Victoria Canada

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A good place to grab a quick bite to eat is the Fihsermans Wharf.  The main attraction are the colorful houseboats just around the corner of Inner Harbour. It offers marine activities like wildlife viewing tours, fishing charters, and kayaking.  Also a great place to have some seafood lunch and ice cream.

The Empress Hotel

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One of Victoria’s must see destination overlooking the splendid Inner Harbour,  the Empress hotel has been serving fine teas for a century,  The Tea at the Empress is served in the majestic , beautiful decorated lobby lounge.  The iconic hotel is also a National Historic Site of Canada and its been hosting famous guests around the world including royalty and dignitaries alike.


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