If there is one thing Victoria is known for it's the very unique and significant statues and landmarks it is home to. These statues and landmarks will give you a very personal look into the culture and history of this amazing city. If you take a tour of the city you will get the opportunity to see many of these wonderful landmarks. Here are just a few you should see the next time you go to Victoria.

Emily Carr Statue - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/56705607@N00/5892896310

Confederation Garden Court

The Confederation Garden Court is located right across from the Legislative building. It sits between Menzies Street and Belleville Street. The space is quite unusual and it is the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia that is responsible for maintaining it. This landmark sits in a large concrete plaza with a waterfall. The waterfall is flanked with coats of arms. The glacial striations can be seen from the sidewalk on Menzies Street. To learn more about this landmark and to schedule a tour call 800-663-3883.

Emily Carr Statue

Emily Carr is a renowned Canadian artist. This statue was constructed to honor her and the amazing work she has done. Barbara Paterson, a very gifted sculptor, was commissioned by the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria to sculpt the structure. The monument shows Emily Carr seated with her sketchpad in hand. Her monkey "Woo" is perched on her shoulder while her dog "Billie" is standing nearby. The statue sits on the grounds of the Fairmount Empress Hotel and was unveiled in October of 2010. To learn more about the Emily Carr stature and to schedule a tour call 800-663-3883.

The Government House

The Government House serves not only as the office of the Lieutenant Governor but the official residence as well. It is the ceremonial home of all British Columbians. It is considered the centre of hospitality for the entire Province. Visitors and locals are welcome to both the house and the grounds for a variety of events, ceremonies and dinners.

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