VICTORIA, BC


Victoria, BC has stolen my heart, and quickly become one of my favorite cities - the local restaurants, the history, the water, the colorful money, the different languages, people complimenting you everywhere you go, I mean, how could it not be a favorite?

We decided to head out to Victoria in continuing on with our anniversary celebration. Neither Eric or I have been to this part of Canada before even though its just a short ferry ride away from Seattle. We set our alarms bright and early, making it to the docks at 6:30AM. We sat next to three of the sweetest Mexican women of all time. They LOVED talking to Eric and loved even more that he spoke fluent Spanish.

There's so much I could say about the rest of our trip to Victoria, but I'll let the pictures do the talking... along with a city guide.


The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Can I stay here forever? This was the first thing I saw as soon as we pulled in to Inner Harbor. The amount of pictures I took of this place is embarrassing, but oh so worth it!


^ The British Columbia Parliament Buildings. My jaw dropped at how absolutely stunning the building and grounds are. I felt like I was back in Europe all over again. So much history! The perfect spot to lay out on the grass and eat a packed lunch (which we totally did). 


Fan Tan Alley. I'm always a fan of hitting up Chinatown in any city we visit, but when I came across this gem in my research of Victoria I knew it was a must! Fan Tan Alley is the heart of Canada's oldest Chinatown. With an alleyway of just 5 feet in width and shops and restaurants inside, Eric and I thought we were in Diagon Alley.


Christ Church Cathedral. I didn't take many pictures inside, I wanted to soak in the artwork, the stained glass windows, the music, the organ(s). You should definitely look this place up online, so beautiful.

TO BE CONTINUED...

37 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks so stunning! Can't wait to visit Canada one day. Hope you had an amazing time x

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  2. Looks beautiful there! We're wanting to visit Canada, to visit a friend, as well as explore. One day maybe. x
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  3. Amazing place, looks like you having a great time in Canada!

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  4. Wow what a beautiful place ♥

    love
    tatjana

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  5. wow these are truly beautiful photos.I would love to visit here, I love building architecture.

    Jess x

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  6. What a beautiful place you look stunning.
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  7. Actually I never heard much about Victoria before! But these pictures let me know what I was missing :)

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  8. I am seriously so jealous of your trips! These pictures are amazing and that hotel... wow!

    <3, Pamela
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  9. Oh my! What a beautiful place! Stunnin photos

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  10. looks like you guys had such a great time! everything is canada is better :)

    love, arielle
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  11. ahhhh, i've lived in canada for a good chunk of my life and have never made it out west.
    i've just added victoria to my hitlist!

    :)
    vanessa

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  12. Wow, the pictures are amazing and impressive! I've never been to Canada (except the Toronto airport, but that doesn't count I guess hehe). Looks like a wonderful trip, I bet you had a lot of fun. :)

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  13. Your photos are beautiful, I'm glad you enjoyed Canada!

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  14. these photos are incredible!! I obviously need to head to Victoria!

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  15. It is nice to see something familiar! I love Victoria. I am only a ferry ride away too! Canada is amazing.

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  16. this is amazing! i need to put this place down on my list of places to go and things to do (a list that is ever growing as other bloggers share their trips!). i just love those ornate old buildings and paintings and stuff.
    -Abigail

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  17. man, victoria is the best. we went there on our honeymoon & I never wanted to leave!!

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  18. i love love love victoria. it's definitely one of my favorite places to visit, ever. the last time i was there, i was fortunate enough to sit in on a parliament discussion - it was INSANE. but so so much fun.

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  19. Beautiful. I live in Canada and have never been to BC. It's definitely at the top of my wishlist!

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  20. I always look forward to seeing your latest photographs - you go to the most beautiful places!

    Victoria, BC looks absolutely stunning. The details in the architecture are incredible and The Fairmont Empress Hotel might be the most gorgeous hotel I've ever seen.

    x

    p.s. I hoped you and Eric had a lovely anniversary!

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  21. gorgeous photos!!

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  22. Wow these pictures are amazing! Hope you were able to have tea at the Empress. It is amazing.
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  23. All of the colors in this post are just so phenom... beautiful city!

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  24. What an amazing trip! You look adorable as usual and I love that Eric speaks Spanish! Can we bring you two along on our next Mexico trip please?! Hahaha

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  25. Gorgeous photos and you look super cute as usual. Definitely never been to Victoria before. Gotta add this one to my bucket list.

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

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  26. These are beautiful! Victoria has been pushed to the top of my list!

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  27. Looks like a fabulous place, love the stained glass!

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  28. Oh I love this! We used to head up to Victoria every year for Thanksgiving. It was always my favorite family tradition, everything was already decked out in Christmas decor. Can't wait to see more!

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  29. This post makes me so homesick (even though I'm from Vancouver, not Victoria)! One summer my dad was working on a tv show in Victoria so he rented a houseboat at fisherman's wharf, and we would go visit on the weekends. It was such a fun summer!

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  30. oh my gosh! This is amazing! I love travel pics!

    xoxo, kerri {new follower}

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