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Should we spend a day traveling to Victoria

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Should we spend a day traveling to Victoria

My husband and I are coming to Vancouver for a conference in a couple of weeks. We have one free day and some parts of days. Should we spend our free day traveling to Victoria?

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1. Re: Should we spend a day traveling to Victoria

Getting to Victoria by driving/ferry will take you about 4 hour one way. You could also fly by seaplane for 35 minutes then take a coach back to Vancouver later. You could also take a tour.

www.harbour-air.com

www.pacificcoach.com

www.vancouvertours.com --- Landsea takes you first into Vic to visit there, then to Butchart Gardens for a while before returning to Van.

pacificcoach.com/Sightseeing-Tours/Victoria/…

If it's a nice day, it's a great day trip.

Here are some things in Victoria to consider:

VICTORIA DOWNTOWN:

Inner Harbour Causeway

Victoria harbour ferry ride, http://victoriaharbourferry.com/

Butchart Gardens – ~2 hours - www.butchartgardens.com/index.php…

Royal BC Museum – ~2 hours, royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Exhibit_Gall/default.aspx

Craigdarroch Castle

Helmcken House

Emily Carr House

Miniature World

The Victoria Bug Zoo http://www.bugzoo.bc.ca/

Abkhazi Gardens - …conservancy.bc.ca/properties/…

4 self guided heritage walks http://www.victoria.ca/visitors/wlkngt.shtml

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2. Re: Should we spend a day traveling to Victoria

If you are looking for a straightforward answer then mine would be, No. Lots to see and do in Vancouver.

Have a look at Frommers. Itinerary ideas and 3 printable walking tours.

www.frommers.com/destinations/vancouver/

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3. Re: Should we spend a day traveling to Victoria

I'm with Dave - with so many other terrific options, spending all day on a bus just doesn't seem like the best option.

If you want a wonderful day out that includes a ferry, what about taking the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Snug Cove on Bowen Island, then taking a kayaking trip or walking around Killarney Lake? This would be a lovely day out that doesn't spend quite so long in transit.

http://www.bowenchamber.com/

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