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Another “Hidden Treasure”

posted on Jul 30

The Japanese Garden in Esquimalt Gorge Park is another one of those "out of the way" and seldom-visited spots that dot the city of Victoria. We suggest taking the Harbour Ferry "Gorge Waterway Cruise" then disembarking at the Reversing Falls, cross the Admirals Road Bridge and turn right into Esquimalt…

Grocery Shopping in Downtown Victoria, BC

posted on Jun 26

Our guests always want to know "where's the best place to purchase my groceries, that is close to where I'm staying".  Our answer is, usually The Market on Yates, which is no more than just a few blocks from any of our apartments. The Market on Yates bills itself as "Your Uptown, Downtown…

Victoria BC At Night

posted on Jun 24

We're often asked "how safe is Victoria at night?"  Well, to be quite honest, like any city we have our share of homeless people on the streets, we have drug dealers and drug users, we have gangs, we have drunks and we have our share of violence.  The thing is, you'll find these issues…

What To Wear When Visiting Victoria, BC

posted on Jun 16

Deciding what clothes to pack when you're planning a trip can sometimes be a bit daunting.  Personally, I pack only the absolute basics and always figure I can buy items that I might end up needing, once I reach my destination.   However, to help you decide what clothes to bring when…

China Town in Victoria, BC

posted on Jun 12

Victoria's China Town is the second oldest in North America, right behind San Francisco.  It's not a big China Town, but it is a fascinating part of town, filled with markets, restaurants, coffee and tea shops, narrow alley ways and colourful displays.  The entrance to the main, commercial…