July 2014

There are 9 blog entries for July 2014.

Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/retinafunk/6507841773There are a variety of ways to enjoy the beauty in Victoria. Many prefer to partake in a ferry or boat ride to get the full view of this mystical paridise. Luckily, there are some outstanding options when wanting to hit Victoria's waterways.

Locals, as well as visitors, all agree that a ferry ride is a fantastic way to experience Victoria. You can go to one of the islands that surround the Victoria area, or take a guided tour. All operators are friendly and knowledgeable, which will make your ferry ride unforgettable.

Boating is a great way to get from one island to the next. While taking a boat ride, you will be able to experience some of the most stunning scenery. Many would agree that these are some of the most gorgeous waterways in the world. You

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/firepile/3902547026Victoria is a community filled with art and culture fanatics. The art and textiles within the community do a great job of telling the history of Victoria. Here are some of the best art galleries in Victoria if you are someone who enjoys seeing art and the stories it can tell.

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria – 1040 Moss Street

When you think about art and Victoria, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is the first gallery that comes to mind. This gallery has been just 10 minutes away from downtown Victoria since it was founded in the year 1951. It contains a lot of visual and decorative pieces as well as a number of contemporary exhibits. Many people agree this gallery has done an exceptional job of providing a nice collection of different styles for a

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Fan Tan Alley - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/sonya/2309803864Victoria is split up into different areas and each one has a different vibe. These areas are called Squares and Alleys. Here's a quick look at each of them.

Fan Tan Alley

A very popular area found in Chinatown, this is one of the narrowest commercial streets on the entire continent. It's only 0.9 metres wide, but provides a number of very unique stores, galleries and restaurants. This used to be a gambling district, but now, it's one of the most popular places for shopping.

Bastion Square

This area of Victoria was part of the original Fort Victoria area. Many buildings are found here including the Court House, which was the first concrete building within the city. The Maritime Museum is also found here, along with the Law Chambers, Burnes House,

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EventsPlenty of events are on the schedule for the summer, but what about the fall? Victoria holds a number of events every year and some of the best happen every fall. Here are a few of the regular fall events you can enjoy throughout the area.

Ghosts of Victoria Festival

Maybe one of the most popular fall events, the Ghosts of Victoria Festival provides all types of fun activities. You can enjoy the haunted trolley cars, ghostly walks, pumpkin art and more. Since Victoria is known as the most haunted city in the province, this is a very popular event held every year.

Art of the Cocktail

Those looking for a fun food and beverage event will love the Art of the Cocktail. This is a premier mixology event and one of the best in all of Canada. Enjoy

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KayakingWhether or not you are going to enjoy canoeing and kayaking in Victoria is really a bit of a silly question. This is due to the fact that Victoria is known as one of the best places for both kayaking and canoeing in the entire world.

Vancouver Island is home to roughly 3,500 kilometres of coastlines, 160 rivers, 700 lakes, and 890 different streams all of which are perfect for paddling. These waterways are home to tons of marine wildlife and breathtaking scenery as well. Here are some of the best places to go for kayaking and canoeing in Victoria.

Gulf Islands National Park Reserve - 2220 Harbour Road

This is a truly special place near Victoria that is both rich in culture and in nature. It is actually located in Sidney, BC. Locals enjoy a warm

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56705607@N00/3560991595Victoria is surrounded by a vast amount of water. That’s why boating and sailing in this area is very popular. You can visit Vancouver Islands or the Gulf Islands, which happen to be some of the most outstanding cruising areas in the world.

There are several options when wanting to spend the day abroad. You can use your own boat, rent a boat from one of the many marinas, or choose to partake in one of the many guided cruises that are offered by local charter companies. This is the best way to experience life in Victoria, and discover all that the Vancouver Islands have to offer.

While sailing in Victoria’s waterways, you will spot some of the most stunning landscape, such as the Olympic Mountains, British Columbia, and so much more.

Inner Harbour –

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/smilygrl/9261613262You can slow things down, and tour Victoria in a beautiful horse drawn carriage. While enjoying a professional guided tour of Victoria, you will visit the downtown area, as well as Inner Harbour, Beacon Hill Park, Dallas Road waterfront, and James Bay. Some carriers will even pick you up in front of your hotel or restaurant.

There is no better way to spend a special evening with the one you love, than touring the beauty that makes up Victoria. All of the horses that are used for these tours are well maintained, and are highly cherished by the owners, staff and local residents.Here are a few tours you can partake in.

Tally Ho Carriage Tours - Corner of Belleville & Menzies Streets

Tally-Ho has provided carriage tours in the Victoria area since 1903.

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Glendale Gardens and Woodland - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hailstone/3556973953Victoria, BC is full of outdoor attractions and activities. There's always something to do outside, no matter what time of year. Here are some of the top choices for outdoor fun in Victoria.

Victorian Garden Tours - 2-145 Niagara Street

Since Victoria is known as the "City of Gardens" taking a tour of the many gardens seems like it fits well. Guided tours are the best way to go and Victorian Garden Tours provides both private and public tours. Enjoy all types of gardens from Japanese gardens to rose gardens found throughout the city.

Glendale Gardens and Woodland - 505 Quayle Road

This 100-acre site includes about five acres of cultivated gardens with different themes including a rose garden, a Takata Japanese garden, a children's garden, drought

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3-Hour Sail - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tuchodi/1172723020Finding the right tour doesn't have to be difficult. Victoria offers plenty of unique choices for all different types of personalities. Whether you're new to the city or just visiting, you can choose from one of these top tours.

West Coast Edge ATV Adventures - 2945 #4 Alberni Highway, Port Alberni

This tour company is one of the top choices for guided ATV tours and provides a look at the Vancouver Island area. It's a great type of tour for all ages and provides plenty of sight-seeing, wildlife and adventures. If you want to see the back roads, this tour is available seven days a week for full, half and custom tours. You can even enjoy an overnight camping excursion.

Sidecar Victoria - Many Locations in Victoria

This is a bit of a different type

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