Victoria, British Columbia

#BritishColumbia #Canada is beautiful. It just IS. There are so many stunning #mountains bordering us, expansive bodies of water surrounding us & countless #trails where you can get back to nature. There are also many #historic buildings with rich #history throughout our gorgeous #province. 

There happen to be quite a few just in #Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. www.victoria.ca Victoria sits on the southern end of #VancouverIsland. With abundant parkland, itโ€™s known for outdoor activities. Some of the city’s most known landmarks are #CraigdarrochCastle thecastle.ca/ & #ButchartGardens www.butchartgardens.com, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays & water features. 

The walk around the #marina in downtown Victoria has always got something to see. Places to #shop, restaurants, walking or sailing tours, even a super fun #DragonBoatFestival. 

Here are some of the lovely sights in Victoria:

#TheEmpressHotel http://m.fairmont.com/empress-victoria


The #Waterfront marina 


The British Columbia #Parliament Buildings

www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/visiting-the-legislature

Venice, Italy

Venice, a city in northeastern #Italy & the capital of the Veneto region, is listed as a #WorldHeritageSite. It sits across a group of 118 small #islands that are separated by #canals & linked by 400 bridges! The islands are located in a shallow bay that lies between the mouths of the #PoRiver & the #PiaveRiver called the #VenetianLagoon. #Venice is renowned for its beautiful #architecture & #artwork & of course the #gondolas. 

My brother & sister in law took a quick #trip this past week & shared a few photos. They loved it & recommend it highly – – even though they got a little lost ๐Ÿ˜‰ They suggested visitors wear good shoes for all the walking you’ll want to do. 

Personally, I think the photos speak for themselves & I can’t wait to #travel there myself! myreturnticket.ca

Tsawwassen to Victoria & Back…ย 

Such a gorgeous nearly-Fall day with the beautiful sky, warm sunshine but crisp air & breeze. It’s perfect for having to take the ferry from the #Tsawwassen Terminal over to #SwartzBay #Victoria #BritishColumbia #Canada even if it is for work purposes. The ferry is a cool way to see the stunning scenery, the lush smaller islands that you’ll sail past (such as #Mayne & #Galiano) & sometimes if you’re lucky, you can spot sea lions, Killer Whales – otherwise known as Orcas, and mountain views thatโ€‹ can’t be beat. You can walk on the ferry or drive your vehicle on. Here are some photos & video that tell the story better than words of the trek aboard bcferries.com & once on the Island. For more #travel & #adventure follow myreturnticket.ca

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