This post is long overdue but still worth sharing! Last spring, I and my then boyfriend went to the island of Victoria in British Columbia for the Victoria Day long weekend. A lot of firsts happened on that trip. It was my first trip in Victoria and first out of town trip with my then boyfriend. The best part of the trip actually was when my boyfriend became my fiance. Yes, I am engaged now! Feels like a whirlwind, I know 🙂
The island of Victoria was beyond I expected. The architecture left us in awe. Almost all the establishments have a distinct exterior, and I liked it because it was very vintage.
A trip to Victoria will never be complete without going to the Inner Harbour. Inner Harbour, the heart of the island, and is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. There were lots of things going on! Food trucks, stalls, street performances, restaurants and tours– name it, they got it! The harbour itself was very relaxing, calm and peaceful. I could just stay there forever!
We also went to other famous landmarks such as the Royal BC Museum and Legislature Grounds. I was amused by the coachmen who were roaming around Downtown because they were all in uniforms! Lol
If you are planning to go to Victoria anytime soon, I would highly recommend renting a bike or signing up on a bike tour. Me and my fiance signed up for the Castle, Hoods and Legends tourat The Pedaler in order to discover what we are still missing. It was a two-hour tour which made us see the iconic landmarks of historic Chinatown, Craigdarroch Castle, Beacon Hill Park and the scenic Dallas waterfront. We were also introduced to local favourites such as Moss Rock, Cook Street village, and artistic Fernwood.
I could fill this page of photos but even my pictures can’t give justice on how beautiful Victoria was. And aside from the picturesque view, the love of my life proposed to me. It was indeed one of the best trips I had in my entire life.