Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Beautiful Victoria B.C. at blue hour...

We ended our recent vacation with a few days in one of our favorite places-Victoria, British Columbia. It's a beautiful city and is especially lovely all lit up in the evening.
Victoria is the capital of the Canadian province, British Columbia. It's located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. It is about 60 miles from the city of Vancouver, B.C. and 25 miles from Washington state, USA, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Above is The Empress hotel all lit up at night and located right across the street from Victoria's inner harbor. Having afternoon tea at The Empress is an experience everyone should try at least once when visiting Victoria. But, Murchie's Tea and Coffee shop is my favorite spot for an informal cup of tea and the most delicious current scones, (with devonshire cream and jam-YUMMM!), in Victoria, in my opinion.
One of my favorite things about visiting Victoria is that it is a very walking friendly city. In other words, while we do take our car on the ferry to Vancouver Island in case we want to drive elsewhere on the island, in Victoria proper we usually walk everywhere that we go. (Which helps to compensate for those scones I eat!)
The lovely, historic parliament building.

Two out of three of our daughters and their husbands honeymooned in Victoria at our recommendation, and they loved it as much as my husband and I do! I'm already looking forward to our next visit to Victoria!

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  1. We were planning to visit Victoria this summer, but never got around to finalizing plans. Maybe we'll get our act together earlier next year...

  2. We love Victoria! I think I've been 3 times now since we moved out here 9 years ago, and am planning another trip there next summer for my mom's 70th birthday.

    1. This summer we’re planning an all girls trip there with my daughters and granddaughters!

  3. We were there a few years ago and it is still such a memorable trip. We did not stay there but did tour the Empress Hotel. What an experience. Did you see the Buchert Gardens? Amazing! Thanks for sharing these spectacular night scenes.

  4. I imagine I would love it too, based on your photos! The parliament building is just fabulous with all the lights at night! Wow!

  5. The night lights and skyline is beautiful. :) Thanks for sharing with Pictorial Tuesday.

    Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

  6. The last stop on our Alaska cruise last year was Victoria. We were scheduled to arrive after lunch and have several hours to enjoy the beauty there. A medical emergency happened on board and we had to detour to a city close to our morning location for the person to be taken to the hospital. We arrived in Victoria after dinner and had time to enjoy the city at night. We chose to walk to the marina area with other - younger - family members. What fun we had as we walked through neighborhoods along the way but our reward was the beauty of the Parliament building and the marina at night. What a treat. And memories we will always treasure.


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