Postcards from Victoria, BC

While things have been relatively quiet on the blogging front, that doesn’t mean that Jave and I haven’t been doing our fair share of traveling. Earlier this summer, we enjoyed Jave’s golf birthday getaway to Cabo followed by my birthday getaway to Victoria BC which included a quick trip to Seattle.

Vancouver was our destination of choice during our first trip to British Columbia a few years back, so this time around, I wanted to see Victoria.  While Vancouver stole my heart, I also really fell for Victoria, but for completely different reasons which I’ll likely share in a future post. For now, what I will say is that Victoria has a totally different vibe from Vancouver as it’s more laid back, family friendly, with more of a small town feel. Since I was looking for a peaceful and relaxing birthday getaway in a destination where I could enjoy some culture sprinkled with a bit of the outdoors, Victoria turned out to be the perfect fit.

I’ll eventually get around to writing more about Victoria, but for now, please enjoy these postcards…

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The gate to Chinatown

The gate to Chinatown

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Notice the cute lampposts

Bastion Square

Bastion Square

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The chalk outlines honor those who lost their lives in the Orlando shooting. The Bright Pearl in the background honors those who immigrated to Victoria from the Pearl River Valley in China.

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Statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen who was the founding father and first president of the Republic of China

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Centennial Square

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Christ Church Cathedral

Tent City, a homeless community across the street from Christ Church Cathedral

Tent City, a homeless community across the street from Christ Church Cathedral

View from the balcony of Craigdarroch Castle

View from the balcony of Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch Castle

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

In front of The Empress, a Fairmont hotel known for its tea time

In front of The Empress, a Fairmont hotel known for its tea time

Parliament Building

Parliament Buildings

The cutest musicians ever

The cutest street musicians ever

Sea plane landing in the distance

Sea plane landing in the distance

View from Oak Bay Beach Hotel where I had my birthday spa treatment

View from Oak Bay Beach Hotel where I had my birthday spa treatment

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Oak Bay Marina

A view from Butchart Gardens

A view from Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

Butchart Gardens

PINNABLE

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Have you been to Victoria, BC? Which postcard is your favorite?