Victoria


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Parliament Building, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

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While we were camping at French Beach Provincial Park during our 2015 Vacation, we went to Victoria on a lovely day.

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The Fairmont Empress Hotel.

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“The Capital City of British Columbia, Victoria is well known for its climate, natural beauty and gardens. Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria enjoys the mildest climate in Canada. This, combined with spectacular outdoor setting adorned with ocean views and mountain vistas, encourage year round recreational opportunities including hiking, golfing, cycling, gardening and kayaking.” – Victoria

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Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd.

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“The Victoria Inner harbour is the “Hub” of activity for attractions and commerce in Victoria, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada on Vancouver Island.” – Victoria B.C.

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“The harbour is centrally located in the city centre of Victoria, BC, Canada providing easy access to many of the most popular tourism activities, sightseeing attractions and downtown Victoria shops and stores on Government Street.” – Victoria B.C.

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Victoria Harbour Ferry Company Ltd.

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Kwakiutl Bear Pole by Henry Hunt

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“Project of Native Indians’ participation on the Centennial Sub-Committee to commemorate the Centenary of the Union in 1866 of the colonies on Vancouver Island and the mainland as British Columbia.” – Landmarks public art

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Knowledge Totem

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“Carved by Coast Salish Master Carver, Cicero August, this totem pole is 25 feet tall and was raised in 1990 to commemorate the Commonwealth Games. Its prime location means that most visitors to the city will see it, and hopefully be inspired to learn more about the Salish people, perhaps in the nearby Royal BC Museum.” – Love Victoria B.C.

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Gate of Harmonious Interest, Victoria’s Chinatown

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“Located on Vancouver Island on the west coast of British Columbia, Victoria’s Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, and one of the oldest in North America. ” – Chinatown

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“This Chinatown, located in Victoria, British Columbia, is a historical gateway to the Chinese in Canada because it was once the major entry port for Asian immigration to British North America, and later to Canada. From the late 1850s to the 1860s, it was the primary springboard for several thousand Chinese gold miners heading to the Fraser River valley and the Cariboo, and in the 1880s it was the main entry point for the estimated 15,000 Chinese builders of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It is the oldest Chinatown in Canadian history, and the earliest origin of Chinese people in the Canadian “land of promises.”: – Chinatown

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Victoria’s Chinatown

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Victoria’s Chinatown

Next Fisherman’s wharf and more coming soon.

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