The Perfect add-on to your Canada Itinerary:
Victoria is a must visit city, on your next trip to Canada. The capital city of the province of British Columbia, Victoria is situated on beautiful Vancouver Island, rated the top island in the Continent of North America and one of the top ten islands in the world. The climate here is mild, year round making it the perfect add-on city to your travel itinerary.
Must-do activities in Victoria:
Experience the famous Butchart Gardens, one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. The Butchart Gardens were founded in 1904 when 55 acres of abandoned lime quarry was transformed into a stunning sunken garden with seasonal floral displays, all done in the Victorian tradition.
The iconic Fairmont Empress have been offering traditional Afternoon Tea service for over 100 years and is the place to visit for an authentic British Afternoon Tea experience. The tea lobby has served royalty, celebrities and dignitaries the scones, pastries and tea sweets prepared by an award winning Pastry Chef as part of the Afternoon Tea service.
For the remainder of your afternoon, a whale watching tour is highly recommended, where you will be taken out by an experienced guide will take you out on a high speed catamaran, to get the best views of Orcas, or killer whales in their natural habitat.
Victoria Clipper to Seattle
When you are finished your visit in the beautiful city of Victoria, it is often cheaper to fly back to Australia from Seattle, due to airport taxes.
The ferry’s seats are spacious, with with plenty of room to stretch your feet, and power points to charge your laptop and mobile devices. There is a shop on board and you will find that you are at your destination before you know it.
Things to do in Seattle
Home to the world headquarters of the likes of Microsoft, Boeing and Starbuck’s, Seattle is a city that is worth a visit. With mild West Coast climate, it offers the opportunity to get outside and experience the best of the city, year-round.
Start with a stroll down to the Pike Place Markets, where you will taste the best of fresh west coast foods, and see fish fly in the fish market. The market is an old landmark and has been around for over 100 years, and even boasts the original Starbuck’s store, which you can still visit to this day.
Take a tour of the boeing factory in nearby Everett, where 747, 767, 777 and 787’s are assembled. The tour concludes in the future of flight aviation center and includes return airport transfers from the Seattle CBD.
Lastly, hop aboard the Emerald City Trolley, to experience the best sights and sounds of Seattle. With the aid of a skilled guide, you find out many of the cities hidden gems and become an expert on Seattle in no time!
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