Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway

Our last stop was the Songhee Walkway, which is across from the Inner Harbour.  We had already been to Beacon Hill Park, Royal BC Museum, Inner Harbour, and Chinatown. The Blue Bridge or Johnson Street Bridge is located on Pandora Avenue and after crossing it, becomes Esquimalt Road.  Rather than continuing, there is a small path… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Westsong Walkway

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

Early Saturday morning, we were awoken by loud noises coming from the parking lot,   a friendly remainder that 1) I am not at home 2) I’m staying at a hostel in a sketchy area. In any case, our roommates had already departed for the day but we took our time to schedule our morning visits… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Chinatown & Market Square

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Government St. & Inner Harbour

The best part of the day was dawn, things were slowly coming to an end and we can finally relax having hurried through two attraction points we wanted to see – Beacon Hill Park and the Royal BC Museum. After much walking, we headed along Government Street to find dinner.  We found a deli place called Sam’s Deli and… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Government St. & Inner Harbour

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Royal BC Museum

The second destination of the day was the Royal BC Museum.  (Part one is here) I have only been here once in my life and that was a social studies field trip I was force to go when I was 15.   I hated it… I thought it was boring and I couldn’t wait to go on free… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Royal BC Museum

Victoria : Vancouver Island – Ferry Tips & Beacon Hill Park

Transit: From Vancouver -Bus 620 is the express bus and it comes about once every hour (bus schedule).  At the Swartz Bay terminal, take Bus 70 or 72 to downtown Victoria.  The bus comes about once every 30 minutes and the entire ride is almost 1 hour long. Despite being relatively close, I haven’t been… Continue reading Victoria : Vancouver Island – Ferry Tips & Beacon Hill Park