Victoria

 
Tea after tee time on the ocean
Victoria, British Columbia
Visit a quaint charming seaside city with all the comforts of a big city. See how ancient, colonial and modern cultures mix.

Go for a walking tour of the "Best City in the Americas" according to Condé Nast magazine. Explore the historic seaside and watch seaplanes land in the Inner Harbor. Step back in time when you go for tea at the elegant ivy-covered Empress Hotel. Listen to a symphony orchestra play beside the harbor.

Visit world-famous Butchart Gardens and explore 55 acres of spectacular landscaping and floral displays. See the sunken gardens and blue Himalayan poppies. Play a round of golf at Canada's only 36-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.

Rent a bicycle and go for a tour and picnic along the ocean. Rent a sea kayak and paddle quietly along the seashore past birds and seals. Or rent a sailboat and let the wind race with you across sparkling ocean swells.

Take a quick ferry ride to one of the nearby Gulf Islands. Stay at a charming bed and breakfast. See the work of local artists and wander along peaceful beaches. Take a whale watching tour and watch these giant creatures leap and play. Rent a boat and go fishing for salmon.