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Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

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Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

Will be in town for 2 days only. Staying in downtown. Would like suggestions on restaurants & other not-to-miss opportunities for a short stay like ours. Wife loves salmon, so a good seafood restaurant is definitely on our to-do list. Butchart is already planned, but will it take us all day? How is Sidney for a side trip? Will have a car, so travel is no problem. Thanks for any help.

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1. Re: Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

Butchart will probably take you 1 to 1.5 hours. They have 2 restaurant options and a gift shop that you may want to spend a bit of time in. Driving to and from Butchart on West Saanich Rd is my idea of seeing the quieter side of Saanich peninsula.

Sidney is a small and very picturesque.

Here are some ideas for your stay in Victoria:

VICTORIA:

Inner Harbour Causeway

Butchart Gardens

Royal BC Museum

Craigdarroch Castle

Helmcken House

Emily Carr House

Dominion Astrophysical Observatory http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/ibp/hia.html

Shaw Ocean Discover Center http://www.oceandiscovery.ca/

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

Harbour ferry ride

Point Ellice House

walking on the Gorge waterside walkway

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2. Re: Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

well there are 26 seafood restaurants listed at tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g154945-Victoria… . but my favourites are Blue Crab and II Terrazzo Ristorante and Lure.

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3. Re: Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

I would recommend a little more time for Butchart especially on a Saturday night in the summer, they have a fireworks display and they even have a fine dining restaurant where I'm sure you could get your salmon fix. You could make quite an evening out of it.

Here is a list of the top Attractions in Victoria BC: http://www.prlog.org/10598061.html

Edited: 26 May 2010, 09:13
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4. Re: Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

Big thumbs up from this local gal for my favorite spots..... Mo's, Sally's and Lucy's.

Mo's, Great big healthy breakie... keeps you going for most of the day, Sally's, great hole in the wall lunch spot and Lucy's for a yummy lip smacking casual dinner.

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5. Re: Staying downtown..2 days..where to eat & what not to miss

I recommend Ferris Oyster Bar and Grill for a great place to eat. http://www.ferrisoysterbar.com/

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