This summer our family decided on a ‘stay-cation’. Luckily we live in Victoria and there are a zillion things to do. Each of us added to a list of things we wanted to do.
Note to those of you that left our beautiful city or decided not to visit you didn’t miss too much – just everything! Here’s an incomplete list:
Matheson Lake: ok, you’re probably picking up on a lot of dog walking and hiking by now. Very quiet and beautiful location.
DSW: on opening day for some serious shoe shopping! (Perhaps not a tourist attraction but it was our the list.)
Thetis Lake: great pathways to enjoy and little Thetis allows for dogs to get wet.
Beaver Lake: this park area also includes Elk Lake. I had no idea how big it is. Dogs and horses (on a lot of the trails) are permitted.
Victoria Harbour Ferry: so much fun! I really enjoyed listening to the questions “real” tourists asked the boat captain.
Science World, Vancouver: this turned into a wonderful surprise. Wish we had scheduled more time for this attraction.
Peaceful Restaurant, Vancouver: from an episode of Dinners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Very yummy.
IKEA – when on the mainland! When are they coming back to the Island?
Ross Bay Cemetery Tour – the kids were bored silly but Tracy and I enjoyed the history.
Beacon Drive-In: mmmm…ice cream.
Royal Roads University: lots of trails and beautiful scenery.
Eagle Wing Tours: seeing whales is guaranteed. Ask about the time whales closed the inner harbour airport.
Dragon Boats: checked out the festival. So much enthusiasm from the participants!