Victoria BC

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About Victoria City

Victoria BC Canada is located south of Vancouver and north of Port Angeles WA and Seattle, near the Washington State border. Victoria BC Canada was named after the Queen of England and the city has a strong English heritage.In a nutshell, Victoria BC Canada offers plenty of outdoors opportunities such as hiking and whale watching, as well as plenty of city attractions such as the Royal BC Museum, which was visited by the Queen herself.

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About Victoria City
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Fairmont Empress Hotel

The Fairmont Empress (most commonly known as The Empress) is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour, the Empress has become an iconic symbol for the city itself.The hotel has 477 rooms, with either overlooking the Inner Harbour or the hotel's rear courtyard gardens.

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Fairmont Empress Hotel
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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia

It is housed in the historic 1889 Provincial Law Courts building situated in Bastion Square. A great family attraction complete with pirates, shipwrecks, treasure maps and three floors of nautical exhibits. This is where the province's Chief Justice Matthew Ballie Begbie, "The Hanging Judge," once handed down his sentences in the paneled courtroom. As you enter the galleries your eye will catch the lacy ornamental grill work of the caged elevator.

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The Maritime Museum of British Columbia
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Butchart Gardens

Benvenuto, Italian for 'welcome', is the name the Butcharts used for their original estate, now a National Historic Site of Canada, and still privately owned by family descendants. The Butchart Gardens offers 22ha (55 acres) of wonderful floral display located in Greater Victoria on Vancouver Island. The family's commitment to horticulture and hospitality continues to this day.

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Butchart Gardens
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The Craigdarroch Castle

Craigdarroch was built between 1887-1890 for Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal. This legendary Victorian mansion, built on a hill overlooking the City of Victoria (Craigdarroch means "rocky, oak place" in Gaelic) announced to the world that Robert Dunsmuir was the richest and most important man in Western Canada. He died in 1889 leaving his entire estate to his wife Joan who lived in the Castle until her death in 1908. The immense fortune of the Dunsmuir family is reflected in the four floors of exquisite stained glass windows, intricate woodwork and fabulous Victorian era furnishings

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The Craigdarroch Castle
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