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Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

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Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

Hello,

We are staying in Victoria for 5 days in mid June at Parkside Hotel & Spa. We have already booked a Whale watching trip.

We would like to visit Butchart Gardens - I believe you can catch a bus from outside The Empress Hotel? Any info will be welcome.

Any suggestions for our remaining stay will be very welcome as well as any good eating places for breakfast/dinner?

Many thanks in advance for any help 😊

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1. Re: Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

You can catch CVS Tours in front of the Empress, see link below for information:

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2. Re: Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

with 5 days it is a good idea to get a car for at least 2 days maybe 3 and one of those days you could use it to get to Butchart Gardens and take the long way to get there via Oak Bay

some viewpoints along the way on this map https://drive.google.com/open…

with the car there is Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse that is not well served by transit that can be added tot the list. and follow down to the Esquimal Lagoon to get to the Hartley Castle or go to the Sooke Potholes if you are fit and can do some hiking.

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3. Re: Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

Rent a car for a few days and do what cbarch suggests for one of the days, except when returning to Victoria, take the 'other ' long way back and take the Mill Bay Ferry across the mouth of the fjord. . For the other day, do the day trip we do when we have visitors from the UK. Take the highway up as far as the giant trees at Cathedral Grove. There are many stops along the way.

I live and love it here in Victoria, but would readily acknowledge that five days without a car is a bit of a stretch. It's NOT like driving in the UK even on the other side of the road!

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4. Re: Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

Post 5 in this thread might be of help in your planning:

https:/…92135798

Use a computer, not the App, to look through the Top Questions in the right sidebar, especially the one entitled "Day trips from Vancouver."

The Legislative Dining Room is a great place for lunch. Day's Inn has a restaurant called Belleville's which serves good food. Barb's Fish and Chips is at Fisherman's Wharf. John's Place is on Pandora Street for a lively breakfast.

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5. Re: Suggestions please - June 2018 trip

Thank you everyone for your great info

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