Posts by: VictoriaNative

Gardens To See in Victoria BC

The world famous Butchart Gardens are often the first stop for anyone seeking out notable local gardens in the Victoria area.  Butchart Gardens are a privately owned 22 ha (55 acre) estate that is now a National Historic Site.  The gardens are located 23 km (14 miles) north of Victoria and their street address is 800 Benvenuto Avenue in Brentwood Bay.  These spectacular gardens were begun over 100 years ago and today close to a million people visit them each year.  Visit butchartgardens.com for more details on hours of operation, admission fees and the many featured attractions of the garden […]

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Three Great Walks in Victoria

Oak Bay VillageMy favourite walk in Victoria starts out in Oak Bay Village.  I like to do this walk with friends and we always start at Ottavio’s, one of Victoria’s destination delis.  Fuelled with a cappuccino and a croissant, we head west down Oak Bay Avenue and continue along Prospect Place that begins at the junction of Oak Bay Avenue and Newport Avenue.   There is a flight of stairs leading down to Beach Drive just a few steps along Prospect Place.  Once on Beach Drive we turn right, walking along the sidewalk overlooking the beach and Oak Bay Marina.  […]

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