While we just visited for the day, you could easily spend a week there. There are hotels within walking distance of the dock, and you can rent bicycles or scooters to get around the area on those days that you would want to venture out. I would say that you could easily fill over half the week just doing things within walking distance of your hotel.
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An of course, the people are very friendly. If you are a US resident, one thing that might surprise you when you depart back to the US is that there is a US Customs agent stationed in Canada who will check you out before you can board the boat back to the US. They told me that eventually the Customs presence on the US side would pretty much be eliminated and it would all be done in Victoria, BC.
Well where do I start. This city is perfect for people that like to shop in touristy overpriced shops and eat decent food. After coming from Vancouver through Horseshoe bay on the ferry for 1. Unlike, say Solvang, CA.
We ate at Nautica Nellie's on Wharf st. The painkiller drink was good as well as the "tasting in a box.
Although pretty, believe me skip it. After returning from Europe and living in Washington, DC, I guess we are spoiled re museums and castles.
We left early and took the scenic route to Swartz Bay ferry terminal. It a was pretty drive, sadly it was not enough of a redeeming factor. We arrived at Swartz Bay at 7pm and knew that we missed the 7pm trip, but FYI on sat they don't have an 8pm trip. The next one was 9pm. No problem, we thought, we will have drinks and something to eat.
We were sadly disappointed again, adding insult to injury, as they have only one small snack bar and they were sold out of cheese pizza the only vegetarian option, nor was there a bar. Lucky, the ferry company sometimes adds additional trips if scheduled ones fill up, so we got on the 8pm. You will have to drive about 1. We recently visited Victoria on Vancouver Island from July We had amazing weather as they were experiencing a heat spell which we are used to being from Ontario.
We stayed at a timeshare, Destination at Royal Victoria Suites which was a lovely two bedroom apartment in a Heritage Building right downtown and within walking distance of everything. The parliment building inside tour is a must and is free. Also the BC museum and Craigdarrough Castle also worth the visit. The Victoria harbourfront is lovely and has cute little harbour ferries that can move you around from spot to spot if you get tired of walking.
Only unpleasantness of Victoria is the obvious problem of homelessness which was disturbing.
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