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Victoria?s Flower Count

posted on Mar 08

Once again, Tourism Victoria has conducted its annual Flower Count. For one week during the month of February citizens of Greater Victoria count all the blossoms they can find. The results are reported to Flower Count Headquarters and, although this years total count of 3,364,658,680 blossoms did not…

Day Trips From Victoria

posted on Feb 27

There are many beautiful places to visit, which are close enough to Victoria that you can enjoy a round trip journey to them, by car, in a single day. Today I’m posting a trip up the west coast of Vancouver Island that I call "To Sooke and Beyond". The south west coast of Vancouver Island is dotted…

Lagoon-a-beach

posted on Feb 22

No... not the Laguna Beach you?re thinking of, merely my feeble attempt at a play on words! The Lagoon-a-beach I?m playfully referring to is the beach at Esquimalt Lagoon, just west of Victoria. The Esquimalt Lagoon area has it all! The sandy beach offers several views; one of them being the nearby naval…

Grave Situation

posted on Feb 17

Graveyards (cemeteries) are not usually considered to be "points of interest", but there are two of them in Victoria, which I consider to be very special and they?re both located just minutes from each other. The Ross Bay Cemetery is settled next to the bay, after which it got its name. Located in the…

The Goose

posted on Feb 16

The Goose, as locals call it, is in fact "The Galloping Goose Trail" and it’s an easy-going walking or biking trail, that leads from the downtown area into some of the loveliest, most rural areas of Greater Victoria. Easily accessed from the west side of the Johnston Street Bridge (also known as…