One day in Victoria. What not to miss.

Old Jun 12th, 2003, 01:50 PM
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One day in Victoria. What not to miss.

I am in Victoria for one full day because of business. What should I make sure I see in that day? I will be staying at the Empress. Can I see alot on foot? Are there sightseeing tours?? Thanks
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Old Jun 12th, 2003, 04:29 PM
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Two attractions in Victoria stick in my mind several years after I was there.
#1 Butchart Gardens
#2 The BC Museum

The museum is well laid out. The exhibitions are good to excellent without being overwhelming.

The Gardens are special. I am not much of a garden person, but this one rates a super A+ for excellence.
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Old Jun 12th, 2003, 09:58 PM
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Butchart Garden's are definately beautiful if you have enough time..If not, from the Empress, you can just walk around the Harbour...It is beautiful..You can take these little sightseeing boats too, I forget what they are called..You will see them in the water..Can take a horse and carriage ride too...Even go whale watching..Have fun.
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There are a number of tourist attractions you can go to in the downtown area that are a walking distance away from the Empress:
-Miniature World
-Royal London Wax Museum
-Royal BC Museum
-Crystal Gardens

There are also sightseeing tours you can take:
-Double Decker Buses Rides
-Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
-Whale Watching

You can also walk to Beacon Hill Park for a picnic.

If you would like to view the official web sites of the above places/businesses, you can find all the links at my personal web page "Greg's Victoria Links":

http://www.funlinks.com/funlinks/victoria/index.html
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Old Jun 13th, 2003, 11:28 PM
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Three more tourist attractions close to the Empress Hotel are:

-Pacific Undersea Gardens
-BC Maritime Museum
-The Bug Zoo
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