To start, our hotel upgraded our room to a fabulous suite and we were greeted with a personalized note and a plate of chocolate truffles.
We loved walking around downtown, touring the Parliment buildings and acting fancy at the Empress.
André got in touch with his inner Canadian
We enjoyed a fabulous trip to the Butchart Gardens at dusk, just as the garden lights were turning on. Paired with the most fabulous fireworks/light show we'd ever seen (like a classy Canadian version of Disneyland), and it was a perfect evening.
We rented bikes and biked along the coast, taking breaks to rock scramble around tide pools and eat a picnic overlooking a bay.
...and then we rode off into the sunset on our boat back to Seattle.
Also, Victoria has some fabulous street performers and buskers who were out in full force for BC Days. Our favorites? Plasterman and the violin playing Darth Vader.