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Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 — 2:34pm PDT
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This past weekend my mother, sister, niece and I took the quick trip to Victoria for our annual Girls Getaway. Since 2002, we have taken a weekend to visit Victoria, see the sights, and have a special dinner in honor of my mother’s birthday. Eight times out of ten, we booked our stay at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa because of its location, spa, amenities, restaurant, and service.

This year we learned that the hotel had undergone renovations, updatings its decor and technology offerings in the rooms. As someone who travels a lot for business purposes, things like accesible power outlets, WIFI, dock chargers for iPhone and such are almost a must. The Delta has taken this concept a step further and added a new “SmartDesk” to their rooms.

Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria

The SmartDesk is a multi-purpose station located in the new desks that have HDMI hookups, wired internet (although fast, free WIFI is available), and other connectors that allow you to use the room’s large flat-screen television as a monitor or speaker.

We hooked up my mother’s laptop with an HDMI cable, turned on the TV, went up a channel, and the display synced up seamlessly. From there we watched a movie from her computer, on the room’s HD screen — it was great.

Delta Ocean Pointe Victoria

Little touches in the rooms were also noticed such as the auto-night light in the washroom that turned on a soft motion-sensor light when you entered in the dark, two shower heads including a rain shower, turndown service with water and chocolates, and the new ModeRoom decor with a luggage stand built-in was very handy.

The Delta Ocean Pointe is within walking distance of downtown Victoria (just hop across the Johnson Street Bridge), and there’s a water taxi dock right outside as well. After dinner one night we all hopped in the water taxi for a Victoria harbour tour, just steps away from the lobby.

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe
Photo courtesy of Delta Hotels Ltd.

Delta has refreshed the Ocean Pointe to celebrate its 20th anniversary, investing $14 million into the redesign and technology upgrades for all 240 rooms. The new rooms are classified as Mode, ModeDeluxe, ModeClub and ModeSuites, with renovations overseen by the design firm HOK and completed by local contractors CT1 Construction.

To take the celebration a step further, they have offered up prize for one of my readers that includes 2 nights at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa in Victoria in one of their newly-renovated ModeRooms. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite Victoria attraction (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a stay at the @DeltaOceanPoint in Victoria from @DeltaHotelsLtd & @Miss604 http://ow.ly/bnLFR

I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 12:00pm. Prize does not include transportation to and from the Island. Subject to availability, must be used by June, 2013. Follow Delta Hotels on Twitter and Facebook for more information.

Update The winner is @_EricaDawn!

Current contests on Miss604.com

354 comments

  1. Aaron B. says:

    Love Beacon Hill Park!

  2. Jason says:

    Lesser known but great spot is the Maritime Museum in Bastion Square, has authentic original court rooms from the days of the Hanging Judge Begbie, and the Square itself is eerily haunted by hanged prisoners. You can hear chains rattling in the alleys late at night.

  3. Royal BC Museum would be my favourite tourist attraction, although I love just walking around.

  4. Lavonne says:

    High tea at the Empress Hotel is my favourite Victoria attraction.

  5. Nancy says:

    I love walking along the waterfront! Gorgeous city!

  6. Kendall says:

    Beautiful!

  7. Jean says:

    Can’t wait to come over to Victoria! I love taking my Aunt out and about in her city!, we drive all around the point, walk through the Empress, and along the water way! Have still yet, to see Butchart Gardens but one of these times!

  8. kevinc says:

    The Royal Museum

  9. michelle gremsperger says:

    I have never ever been to the Island so I would love a chance to take a tour and check out all the geat things I hear about Vancouver Island ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes its crazy for someone that lived in the lower mainland all her life and never been oh well fingers crossed THANKS Miss604

  10. Vicky says:

    Nothing beats high tea at the empress in Victoria!

  11. Vanessa says:

    Strolling the waterfront!

  12. Sarah says:

    Whale watching or walking the waterfront!

  13. jeff says:

    wax museum!

  14. Kay says:

    Royal BC Museum!

  15. Sandra says:

    The Royal BC Musem is our favourite!

  16. David says:

    Parliament Buildings!

  17. Vivian says:

    The Royal BC Museum! Love it and I spend hours there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. maria says:

    there’s a great little italian restaurant/bistro right beside a used book store that is great. cant’ remember either names.

  19. elle says:

    Totem poles/First Nations artifacts were a fun class trip I remember when I was younger. Haven’t been there in awhile.

  20. Tana says:

    Craigdarroch Castle! Butchart Gardens!

  21. Al says:

    Strolling the waterfront on a sunny day!

  22. Deb says:

    The Empress hotel!!

  23. KylieC says:

    The Royal BC Museum!

  24. Jennifer T says:

    The Royal BC Museum is a must-see and my favourite place! I also LOVE Butchart Gardens!

  25. Zoe says:

    I lover Dragon Alley in China Town!

  26. Tiffany says:

    The Butchart Garden and walking along the waterfront with a coffee and cookie!

  27. Jewels says:

    I would have to say the Victoria Dragonboat Festival because it gathers racers and visitors from all over the world to come watch this amazing event and to take in the beautiful sites Victoria has to offer!

  28. Art B. says:

    The Royal BC Museum!

  29. ash says:

    Feral rabbits at UVIC always made me laugh. While not a real attraction, it was pretty amazing to see all those rabbits.

  30. Spencer says:

    ^Pagliacci’s?

    I always loved Chinatown and Fan Tan Alley.

  31. Scott says:

    My favorite attraction(s) are the Empress Hotel,the Legislature and the Harbour. Followed closely by the BC Museum.

  32. Tracy says:

    High tea at the empress!

  33. Sophia says:

    Thanks so much for the draw! My favourite attraction is the Butchart’s garden!

  34. Irene says:

    Well to be honest I love visiting my kids most as they are attending U Vic. But I also love the Victoria Gin Tour and the winery’s in the Saanich Peninsula. Victoria is the best.
    When my kids were younger we used to stay at the Ocean Point. They was a resident bird in the lobby named Saffy because he was Saffron coloured. Well nothing would be finer than a stay at The Delta Ocean Point for my Birthday this year and it’s in June too!!!!

  35. Stacy L says:

    The Royal BC Museum for sure!

  36. Nadya says:

    the legislature!

  37. tracey miller says:

    not quite in victoria but The Butchart Gardens….or the RBC Museum

  38. Donna L says:

    Red fish blue fish! Best fish and chips, and they have other yummy menu items too. Mmm tempura cod tacone…

  39. TylerIngram says:

    I have too many favourite Victoria attractions!

    Oak Bay (Willows Beach)
    Oak Bay Marina
    Beacon Hill
    Clover Point (kite flying!)
    Ogden Point
    Museum
    Lantern Tour of the Cemeteries
    Walking around Ross Bay Cemetery
    Craigdarroch Castle
    Esquimalt (during christmas when the ships are adorned with lights)
    Inner Harbour
    Empress High-Noon Tea
    Pitch n Putt at Henderson
    Splash Festival
    Walking along shoreline during low tides
    Just goes on and on and on…

  40. Vicky says:

    I Love Victoria! The restaurants are great, a lot to see and do! A visit to the Empress is always a must ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Jake says:

    The Royal BC museum, Whale watching, The dancing Harbour ferries…and the Causeway in the summer with all the buskers!!!

  42. Darcy says:

    Beacon Hill Park

  43. Kate says:

    The Royal BC Museum

  44. Darwin says:

    The trip to Victoria on Ferry! ๐Ÿ˜€

  45. Lori says:

    Buchart Gardens

  46. Samantha says:

    I’m a flower child – Buchart Gardens!!

  47. Rachel says:

    Red Fish Blue Fish!

  48. Nancy says:

    Walking around the inner harbour and visiting the Empress and the Royal BC Museum.

  49. Kelly says:

    The Royal BC Museum and walking around the inner harbour when all the craft stands are set up.

  50. Julie says:

    Gorgeous, would love this for our anniversary this year!

  51. Candice says:

    The Empress

  52. Cameron says:

    The ghost walks are awesome – done two so far ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Tawcan says:

    Butchart Garden

  54. Julia says:

    Never been to but would love to visit Hatley Castle and Hatley Park!

  55. Lindsay says:

    The food carts!!

  56. maggie says:

    Going for a walk out on Ogden Point

  57. Darleena says:

    Walking along Dallas Road with the dogs and then walking back along the beach.

  58. Gwen says:

    We love walking around the inner harbour and Chinatown.

  59. Brenda says:

    I don’t remember what it’s called but that museum with all the miniature displays

  60. Sara says:

    My favourite is definitely Craigdarroch Castle. I love the story and the atmosphere of it.

  61. Katy says:

    #1 attraction is seeing my relatives, but #1 Victoria spot is walking out to the lighthouse on Ogden Point. Also love the market stalls at Bastion Square

  62. Roberta Neilson says:

    Royal BC Museum & their seawall.

  63. Vania says:

    I love the Miniature World and since it’s my bday, it would be sweet win this contest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Brenda says:

    Ulla!

  65. a.johnston says:

    First of all, the ferrie trip over is gorgeous, great views, comfortable way to spend 1 1/2 hrs. Being in the Capital of BC, wandering the boardwalks, fresh 5* seafood venues,beaches, parks, culture…. whats not to love! The staying at the Delta whilst there is the vacation of your dreams, Delat hotels makes any stay anywhere 5*… love love love it…. the Pinnacle in Vancouver is worl class all the way!!

  66. grace says:

    Butchart garden!

  67. Lauren says:

    Love Craigdarroch Castle!

  68. jeanie says:

    love love Butchart Gardens

  69. Cliff says:

    Red Fish Blue Fish

  70. David says:

    The best attraction is the Royal BC Museum, but the second best reason for visiting Victoria is Brasserie L’ecole!

  71. Nicole says:

    I like the Royal BC Museum.

  72. Chelle says:

    I’ve only been to Victoria once and didn’t really get to go to any attractions, but we’re planning to go this summer and I’d love to go to the Royal British Columbia Museum!

  73. jen says:

    What’s not to love! But my fave is storm watching along Dallas Road, followed by a yummy dinner in town. Such a great city to wander around.

  74. harjit says:

    My absolute fave place are the Butchart Gardens, walking around downtown and the sea wall.

  75. Debra says:

    I always love strolling by the Legislative Buildings…

  76. Lizzie Ashford says:

    Victoria is a walking city, and I love walking throughout the beautiful areas it has to offer. There’s so much to see!

  77. Jason says:

    I love walking around the harbour and relaxing in one of Victoria’s beautiful parks. It’s a mini vacation so close to home. I also enjoy the museum on days where the sunshine is of the liquid variety.

  78. belinda says:

    Cook Street Village – Heart to sustanable food, wine making, antique shops, casual dining, grocery stores, pet shop, Pic a flick, competitve coffee shops and closing stores. Steps aways from the view of the Olympic mountains and Beacon Hill Park.

  79. Carol says:

    I love walking around the inner harbour.

  80. Paula H says:

    Still remember the beautiful flowers at Butchart Garden. That was almost 15 years ago. Would love to see how Victoria have changed!

  81. Anibal says:

    The wax museum

  82. Timothy Edgecombe says:

    My favourite thing to do is to have breakfast in LURE at the Delta Victoria looking out over the view of the Inner Harbour.

  83. Cindy Smith says:

    Butchart Gardens and the wax museum were always my favorite attractions.

  84. Dennis says:

    I’ve never been there but would like to see the Parliament Building and visit Butchart Gardens.

  85. Jas says:

    The Empress Hotel!

  86. Heidi C says:

    Royal Museum

  87. Tracy R says:

    Victoria Butterfly Gardens

  88. Jen says:

    I love visiting the Craigdarroch Castle, Victoria is beautiful!

  89. Jeremy says:

    The Royal BC Museum, I’d love to visit the new exhibit ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Danae says:

    I like the Royal BC Museum. It would be nice to take the kids there.

  91. Leah says:

    This is not really an attraction, but the first place we go when we head over to Victoria is the Fol Epi bakery. We love the pain au chocolat! Its just a few blocks away from the Delta Ocean Pointe.

  92. Linda says:

    I like exploring the charming old alleys in downtown and Chinatown and its wonderful shops. I also like walking in the different neighbourhoods and seeing all the pretty front yard gardens.

  93. Michelle Wong says:

    I just love walking along the inner harbour. it’s such a beautiful view! ๐Ÿ˜€

  94. Moshe says:

    Butchart gardens is beautiful

  95. Lori says:

    Royal BC Museum -hands down!

  96. Ian Yeung says:

    Butchart Gardens or noodle box bahahah ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Erin says:

    Harbour tour!

  98. Jan says:

    The Petting Zoo ๐Ÿ™‚

  99. Iris says:

    Royal BC Museum is my favorite place to visit in Victoria.

  100. Rebecca says:

    I love the Empress!

  101. Chrysta says:

    I love strolling the inner harbour.

  102. Holly says:

    The view from the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa in Victoria, of course! Gorgeous, especially at sunset.

  103. Linda says:

    I love visiting the permanent collection at the Royal BC Museum when I’m in Victoria.

  104. Kim says:

    Whale Watching!!

  105. Jill says:

    Tea at the Empress is pretty good but nothing beats a visit to Bikram Yoga Victoria or a stroll along Dallas Road!

  106. Katie says:

    A walking tour including Chinatown is always fun!

  107. Michelle says:

    Mile 1 of Highway 1!! The beginning of Canada!

  108. Katherine says:

    ~Butchart Gardens~

  109. JP says:

    Swans Brewpub!

  110. Barbara says:

    I have competed in the dragon boat festival and I loved it! It’s so nice to be in the inner harbour paddling against other teams. It’s absolutely beautiful out on the water.

  111. Tracy says:

    High tea at the Empress hotel yummy

  112. Garrett says:

    Royal BC Museum and the Haunted Halloween Tour.

  113. Margaret says:

    My favorite tourist attraction is a stroll through Chinatown, Fan Tan Alley. So much History and culture ๐Ÿ™‚

  114. Leanne M says:

    We took the kids to the Royal BC Museum last time we were there but i would love to go back and take them to the Bug Museum

  115. Maria Cargnelli says:

    Wow, what a great oppotunity for a girls weekend!!!!
    Love the Royal BC Museum – so much to see and learn!

  116. Abby says:

    I like visiting the special exhibits at the Royal BC Museum.

  117. bucks14 says:

    The waterfront is my favourite.

  118. Stephanie says:

    High Tea at the Empress is lovely.

  119. Christine says:

    The Waterfront!

  120. Elaine D says:

    The Parliament Buildings! So much history and so nice inside!

  121. gail whitworth says:

    LOVE butchart gardens

  122. Nikki Lewis says:

    Love the High Tea at the Empress !

  123. Iain says:

    Hands down — the large soft serve at Beacon Hill Drive Thru!

  124. Robyn says:

    When I was a student at UVic I used to love going to Rebar for their delicious juices, smoothies and salads. That counts as an attraction, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  125. Rebecca says:

    My favourite Victoria attraction? That’s tough, but it would probably be the Dallas Road waterfront walk: beaches, benches, windswept trees, camas flowers. . .

  126. bjh says:

    Ogden Point (and pretty much anywhere on the waterfront!)

  127. PB says:

    Victoria attraction is Double-DeckerEnglish bus tours on a warm day sitting on the top level open to the sea breeze

  128. Gary says:

    This might not be for everyone but the Parliament buildings

  129. Rob says:

    The museum downtown!

  130. Deni says:

    My favourite is the museum. Love it!
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  131. Jeff says:

    I use to go to Victoria once a year and have been to quite a few attractions. Unfortunately the last time I went there was about a decade ago so I may be a little behind the times. My favourite attractions there were Butterfly World and Miniature World.

  132. Curtis P says:

    I love Market Square

  133. Connie McConnell says:

    We love so much about living in Victoria but our favorite “attraction” is a walk on the Dallas Road Breakwater and a cup of tea & a treat at the Ogden Point Cafe.

  134. Vanessa W says:

    It’s been a long time since I went to this and it’s a weird one but it left a mark on me. My favourite attraction would have to be the wax museum (research shows it closed its doors in 2010).

  135. Amy says:

    Origin Gluten-Free Bakery, my favourite gluten-free bakery anywhere, and The Joint, for its amazing gluten-free pizza!

  136. Angie says:

    BC Archives – a great place to learn spend the day learning about BC History, looking at photos are filling in the blanks on your family tree

  137. Shannon Mac says:

    When I was a kid we went every couple years in the winter. My mom always took me to the christmas store and rogers chocolates. In the summer I love Beacon Hill Park though!

  138. Trevor says:

    The plethora of good brewpubs and breweries around the Inner Harbour!

  139. Brenda C says:

    The Royal BC Museum is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon…then high tea at the Empress.

  140. Emilia Turner says:

    The Royal BC Museaum.

  141. SW says:

    Royal BC Museum is definitely the highlight of Victoria for me.

  142. Andy Lumb says:

    My favorite is still the miniatures museum. Entrance is off the west side of the Empress Hotel.

  143. greg f says:

    I love the Butchart gardens and the Empress hotel.

  144. debbie f says:

    I love the Empress Hotel.

  145. Elena says:

    Going to the Wax Museum was always memorable for me, its too bad it’s not around any more. Now it would have to be Munro’s book store.

  146. Aimee says:

    Afternoon tea at the Empress.

  147. Olivia says:

    My favourite has to be the Empress hotel!

  148. Troy says:

    Walking around the Harbour.

  149. Shaunna says:

    I love Beacon Hill Park, I used to go with my Dad all the time when I was a child.

  150. Serena says:

    My favourite Victoria attraction is the Dallas Point Breakwater. Gorgeous views!

  151. Tom Schmid says:

    Tea at the Empress Hotel, the harbor and whale watching tours

  152. Angela says:

    Craigdarroch Castle is my favorite place to visit. I love the history

  153. Jayne says:

    So many to choose from but I have to choose Munro’s Books… best bookstore ever and heaven for book geeks like me.

  154. Air says:

    I love Craigdarroch Castle. So Downton Abbey!

  155. Jenny says:

    The Royal BC Museum for sure!

  156. Stevie says:

    My family love the Bug Zoo. You get to hold all the very big bugs. Not really something I do but my boys love it.

  157. Greg says:

    I would love to try the tea at the Empress…

  158. Garrett says:

    Beacon Hill Park is the best.

  159. Justine says:

    My favourite thing to do in Victoria is walk along the harbour.

  160. David says:

    I must confess that my favourite thing in Victoria is not all that original: Butchart Gardens, for sure!

  161. Sanaz says:

    It’s hard to choose but High tea at the Empress Hotel is one of my favourite Victoria attractions.

  162. Amy says:

    Royal BC Museum!

  163. Vikki says:

    The Royal British Columbia Museum is definitely my favourite attraction in Victoria! Nothing beats a giant woolly mammoth. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  164. Laura says:

    I lived there for 4 years and I have to say that brunch is my favourite attraction! There are so many great brunch places in Victoria – I’d highly recommend the Blue Fox. It would be great to go back and visit!

  165. Natalie says:

    Cook Street Village! (ok, it’s not a tourist attraction, but it’s so quaint and lovely!)
    Brunch is at John’s Place! Dinner at Pag’s!

  166. Bradley says:

    I gotta say I like the BC museum. Also the old catholic school is beautiful.

  167. Jen says:

    High tea at the Empress hotel!!

  168. Alakitten says:

    Craigdarroch Castle!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  169. Ceci says:

    High tea at the Empress!!

  170. au07 says:

    Swan Lake Christmas Hill aside from Butchart Gardens

  171. chrissy says:

    Madrona Art Gallery!

  172. David D. says:

    Empress hotel ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  173. tania says:

    I would love to try the tea at the Empress!

  174. rino says:

    Beacon Hill Park is amazing!

  175. Daryl says:

    Empress Hotel

  176. valerie says:

    Logan’s Pub, fer sure!

  177. Liana says:

    I love so much about Victoria but one of my favourite things was a visit to Abkhazi Garden – a beautiful garden with a beautiful love story as background saved by the Land Conservancy.

  178. Janice Russell says:

    Royal BC Museum

  179. Debbie says:

    I love the Royal BC Museum

  180. Erica says:

    like many have already mentioned, wax museum has to be the one for me.
    First visit to Victoria was unforgettable thanks to our visit to wax museum ๐Ÿ™‚
    But most of all, the scenary and vibe you get from the tourists and city itself are just purely amazing!!!

  181. Nicole says:

    Royal BC Museum

  182. Crystal Johnston says:

    I love going to the Moss Street Market!

  183. Danielle Anslow says:

    Fisherman’s warf – feeding the harbor seals

  184. Steven says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ Fisherman’s Warf!!

  185. liz says:

    I love walking around the causeway and seeing the artists plus Miniature World and the bug museum plus the aquarium is super cool and fun for the whole family.

  186. Siobhan S. says:

    The Royal BC Museum is my favourite, but I would love to see the Parliament Buildings.

  187. Sandra says:

    When I was young, every year, we would go to Butchart Gardens and then to the Old Spaghetti Factory for dinner. You wouldn’t believe how many pictures my parents have of me and my brother standing in front of flowers. It’s been a while since I’ve been there so I would love to see how much it has changed over the years.

  188. Elizabeth B says:

    I love museums and history so I’ll have to say the Royal BC Museum! Tweeted too @lizzielou48

  189. Michael says:

    Well, tough call…so much to do. I think I enjoy walking around the Inner Harbour the most with a stop off at Spaghetti Factory after!

  190. beth says:

    I have never been to BC at all but could love to come and visit some friends- as well as just walk around the harbour. Love the birds & the boats

  191. Shelley says:

    Taking a tour of Craigdarroch Castle is one of my favorite things to do.

  192. Carolyn V says:

    I have to say my favorite thing to do is drive along the ocean and through Oak Bay. I also love walking Government Street checking out all the shop, maybe take a ride with the Tally Ho…I just love it here!

  193. Sandra W. says:

    Going for high tea at the James Bay Tea Room!

  194. cindy quach says:

    the provincial museum!

  195. Bernadette Blackley says:

    Royal BC Museum…always an experience!

  196. Myrna Planta says:

    Buchart Gardens is my favorite Victoria spot!

  197. May Chan says:

    Mount Douglas Park. Nice trail and beautiful sights.

  198. Gary T says:

    Since I was a kid, I’ve always loved the Royal BC Museum

  199. Cyndi says:

    I love visiting Beacon Hill Park in the summers

  200. lor says:

    Would Piper’s Pale Ale count as an attraction?? If not, then the Empress.

  201. Patricia says:

    Royal BC museum

  202. Gazza says:

    Pagliacci’s

  203. mary says:

    walking by the parliament buildings!!

  204. Lisa says:

    Royal museum!!

  205. Dora says:

    The Royal BC Museum is my favorite!

  206. Jenny says:

    Love the Royal BC Museum and Beacon Hill Park.

  207. Melissa says:

    Definitely walking along the water with the view of the Olympic Peninsula.

  208. Krista says:

    The Royal BC Museum is my favourite!

  209. Monica I says:

    Favourite attraction-I don’t know I’d you can call it an attraction, but I do-the weather! Failing that, the Butchart gardens.

  210. Leah M says:

    Love the royal Bc museum!

  211. Sylvia F says:

    Butchart gardens hands down. Absolutely stunning. I would live right in the gardens if I could and wake up to it every morning!

  212. Kendra says:

    I love tea the Empress. It’s a gorgeous building and has a beautiful view!

  213. Jenn K says:

    I love the Royal BC Museum and also feeding the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf.

  214. Devon says:

    Chinatown food!

  215. Vince says:

    The museum is always worth visiting.

  216. Jenn says:

    I love the Royal BC Museum, and also feeding the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf.

  217. lindawwww says:

    I love the Royal BC Museum and go there as often as I can. What a great giveaway!

  218. heather says:

    Moss street market! I love this market nice mix of both food items and crafty items ๐Ÿ™‚

  219. Debbie says:

    The City of Victoria has four self-guided walking-tour maps of Victoria. These walks are themed as “Happy Haunting”, “Forbidden City”, “Fools Rush In”, and “Law & Order”. All in in the downtown core and provide wonderful insights to the history of Victoria.

  220. Scott says:

    The Royal British Columbia Museum

  221. Andrew says:

    I’ve loved the Royal BC Museum since my grandparents first took me there and I was awed by the mammoth and the ‘pirate ship’ which is Captain George Vancouver’s.

  222. Sarah N says:

    I love exploring the nooks and crannies of The Empress. So much history and yet still looking to the future!

  223. Carmelle says:

    Butchart Gardens!
    Victoria is absolutely beautiful.

  224. Dot says:

    The Empress!!

  225. Chandni says:

    I love the UVic campus! Too bad the bunnies are gone. ๐Ÿ™

  226. Donna says:

    I love the acres of flowers at Butchart Gardens in Victoria. I can’t wait to go back during BC Day long weekend!

  227. tazim says:

    I really like going for tea at the empress hotel or that underwater sea adventure thing

  228. Michael Kwan says:

    I haven’t been in years, but just walking around the waterfront was enjoyable.

  229. Carol says:

    Tea at the Empress

  230. tessa says:

    i like the undersea gardens and the waterfront

  231. Brendan says:

    The Sticky Wicket pub!

  232. Wendy says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed my first half marathon, the Royal Victoria, because of the beautiful views along the course!

  233. Jennifer says:

    I love the BC Museum, could spend hours in there.

  234. Suzanne Knibbs says:

    walking along the Breakwater is always a great way to take in the water views and feel a connection to the sea. Favourite neighbourhoods are Fairfield/ Cook St. Village. Mount Royal Bagels is always worth a visit- especially early enough to grab them still warm from the oven and fresh cream cheese to go with them!

  235. BA says:

    Capital Iron! I could spend a whole day in there…

  236. Cindy says:

    Love Beacon Hill Park!

  237. KiraSelina says:

    Not an “official” Victoria attraction, however, I stumbled upon a cemetery honoring Japanese Canadians overlooking the ocean near Oak Bay and it was not only beautiful but incredibly moving as well.

  238. michael says:

    royal bc museum!

  239. Christie says:

    Butchart Gardens and stolling the waterfront! I’ve only been once, would love to go back!

  240. Ellen says:

    Craigdarroch Castle is my favourite attraction but I love eating fish and chips on Willows beach.

  241. Susanne says:

    The old Emily Carr House is always my favorite to visit!

  242. Sharylin says:

    I’d love to checkout the Royal BC Museum, Tea at the Empress and Butchart Gardens!

  243. Megan says:

    Inner Harbour …. simply walking around and enjoying it. I could really use a weekend away.

  244. hilary says:

    My fave spot is the Welcome to Victoria sign in the inner harbour. Great for people watching.

  245. anne says:

    For me Victoria means going out for yummy breakfast. Usually at Rebar ๐Ÿ™‚

  246. Ken says:

    Walking around the Inner Harbour, driving along Juan de Fuca Straight and the Royal BC Museum.

  247. Tamara says:

    Walking along the harbour

  248. Rico says:

    Craigdarroch CastleI and Butchart Gardens

  249. Jen says:

    Victoria is home for me & I miss it terribly. Every time I visit home, I visit Ogden Point & take a walk along the breakwater. Lots of memories of fishing there as a kid & there are the Dallas Road beaches right there for hunting sea glass.

  250. Jodelene says:

    Every time I’m in Victoria (which isn’t often enough) I always make sure I have lunch at John’s Place on Pandora. Great food and people watching and if your company is boring, you can stare at the walls.

  251. Glenda says:

    royal bc museum

  252. Pamela says:

    Red Fish Blue Fish Food Cart! That or the Bengal Lounge at the Empress Hotel.

  253. Jennifer says:

    The Royal BC Museum!

  254. Phy says:

    High tea at The Empress

  255. Marina says:

    The Empress Hotel – so beautiful and afternoon tea is not to be missed! Next time I plan on taking one of the historical tours…

  256. Kathy says:

    High tea at the Empress!

  257. Mehgan & Jeff says:

    We could spend (and have spent) HOURS in the Royal BC Museum!

  258. Sherry F says:

    That would have to be Royal BC Museum

  259. rcwgrey says:

    the royal bc museum!

  260. Adore the stunning & spectacular Butchart Gardens.

  261. Kirky says:

    My friend Laura is my favourite attraction in Victoria!

  262. Dennis L. says:

    The Royal BC Museum

  263. Dennis L. says:

    The Royal BC Museum!

  264. Cliff says:

    The Bug Zoo

  265. Vu Nguyen says:

    Royal BC Museum is my favourite Victoria attaction.

  266. Derek says:

    The Royal BC Museum, comes in close second to watching the people hanging around the greyhound station. Why do people hang around a greyhound station when they are not catching a bus?

  267. Kristyn says:

    A walk with friends at Ogden Point with some soft serve ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  268. Andrew C. says:

    Royal BC Museum is pretty awesome

  269. PM says:

    My Mom has to go from Vancouver to Victoria at least once a month to visit her Sister who is quite sick in the hospital. We all have very fond memories of Victoria and always make a visit to Rogers’s Chocolates on Government Street. Would love to be able to give this prize to my Mom!!

  270. ebot says:

    Bengal Lounge…

  271. Lynda says:

    What a beautiful place to stay! I would love to see the new upgrades! ๐Ÿ˜€

  272. Tanya Colledge says:

    Does She She Shoes/bags count as an attraction?!

  273. Zee says:

    Parliament buildings and the wax museum.

  274. Hans says:

    Royal BC Museum

  275. Cairine says:

    I like the horse drawn carriage tours! How often do you get to do that?

  276. Jodi says:

    Afternoon tea at the Empress!

  277. Dilara says:

    I love visiting the Parliament.

  278. Amanda says:

    My favorite thing to do in Victoria is just walking around, especially in the inner harbor!! It’s neat seeing all the different vendors art work.

  279. Anne says:

    A tie between the Royal BC Museum and the Empress Hotel.

  280. Stephen says:

    the old historical Chinatown in Victoria
    it is also one of the oldest Chinatowns

  281. Stephen says:

    chinatown in Victoria

  282. May says:

    High tea at the Empress!

  283. Sunshine G says:

    Tea at the Empress – no question.

  284. Andrea says:

    I love the Royal BC Museum and having tea at the Empress!

  285. Liam says:

    ROYAL MUSEUM !

  286. Stephanie H. says:

    I always enjoy the butchart gardens. I haven’t gone to Victoria in a long time though.

  287. Neil Khare says:

    Since I was a kid, Iโ€™ve always loved the Royal BC Museum

  288. Angela griffin says:

    The royal bc museum!

  289. Angela griffin says:

    The royal bc museum

  290. Angela griffin says:

    The royal bc museum is my favourite.

  291. Angela griffin says:

    The royal bc museum is my favourite attraction.

  292. Mike Gismondi says:

    My favourite thing is all the restaurants. Pagliacci’s is the best!

  293. isha says:

    the harbour

  294. kkung says:

    RBCM!

  295. joaquin says:

    harbour/dock

  296. linda says:

    the Legislature, the Empress Hotel, the Harbour and the floating homes.

  297. Amy says:

    I love visiting Beacon Hill Park everytime I go to Victoria!

  298. C Wilson says:

    I love to walk along the inner harbor and soak up the atmosphere

  299. Sonja says:

    The Royal BC Museum!!

  300. Elisa says:

    The Empress Hotel for afternoon tea

  301. Lana says:

    Victoria Flying club and aviation museum. And the Royal BC Museum

  302. Dave says:

    I always enjoy the Butchart Gardens

  303. winnie says:

    Royal BC Museum

  304. Maggie says:

    Butchart Gardens (esp fireworks night in the summer)

  305. Annie T. says:

    My husband proposed in Victoria on the dock beside the seaplane terminal, therefore that is my favorite Victoria attraction! Thanks for the giveaway!

  306. Charlene says:

    The wax Museum overlooking the capital buildings then maybe some whale watching tours

  307. Val says:

    Absolutely the Royal BC Museum

  308. Jarrah says:

    The Bug Zoo is the coolest.

  309. mike says:

    the royal museum is my favorite

  310. lena says:

    High Tea and walking the seawall is the best

  311. Mark Farr says:

    Butchart Gradens is my fav Victoria place to visit

  312. Richard Dorst says:

    Favorite?
    Toss up between:
    Craigdarroch Castle
    Royal BC museum
    Wax museum
    & Butchart Gardens

  313. Brandee says:

    The Royal BC museum is my favourite. Although the Bug zoo is fun too.

  314. nance428 says:

    Empress Hotel for High Tea and Waterfront stroll

  315. Elaine says:

    The Royal BC Museum and Craigdarroch Castle

  316. Candice says:

    Parliament Buildings!

  317. Kyle MacDonald says:

    Butchart Gardens at Christmas. Magical!

  318. Cherish says:

    Walk along the waterfront, breakfast at Willie’s bakery and then cocktails at the Bengal Lounge at the Empress.

  319. Brandon says:

    High tea at the Empress Hotel

  320. Jo says:

    Downtown Market Square!

  321. Robyn Smith says:

    Ever since I was a kid I loved the Wax Museum!

  322. Tiffany says:

    I love the petting zoo in Beacon Hill park. The goats are adorable.

  323. Debbie says:

    Empress hotel-high tea and Red Fish Blue Fish on the Barbour walk.

  324. Love to cruise Chinatown, love local markets, love Capitol Iron, love the beaches and love the Galloping Goose!

  325. Cheryl borgmann says:

    Love the royal Vic museum.amazing place

  326. Mae says:

    The entire harbour area from the Parliament Buildings all the way to Chinatown. It’s a very picturesque city.

  327. Hong says:

    Too many to pick one. Been thinking and decided to choose the Royal BC Museum as my favorite place

  328. Mia says:

    Of course my favorite place would be the Butchart Garden

  329. Tuan says:

    Love Beacon Hill Park so much

  330. Holy says:

    I love castle especially the Hatley Castle. The most beautiful castle in Canada

  331. Cecil says:

    The habor, museum, Butchart garden, china town, gorvenment st…they are all my favorites

  332. Tuan says:

    Love the Beacon Hill Park

  333. Jason says:

    Visiting the Royal BC Museum

  334. Meagan Braun says:

    Beacon Hill Park for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

  335. Sioned says:

    I love the harbour area and the market square downtown.

  336. JRF says:

    Best attraction by far and one I recommend to anyone visiting Victoria has to be The Royal BC Museum!! Great place for young and old alike !!

  337. Cathy M says:

    People watching along the habour

  338. Kema Chabot says:

    Love flying into beautiful Victoria on HeliJet and having high tea at the Empress Hotel ๐Ÿ˜€

  339. Kasandra Dell says:

    I love The Royal BC Museum!!! Such a neat place!! Thx for the giveaway!! You rock!!

  340. Bev says:

    What visit to Victoria would be complete without High Tea at the Empress?!

  341. Gina A says:

    The wax museum, a must see everytime!

  342. PJ says:

    Love the Butchart garden

  343. TY says:

    i like checking out the royal bc museum.

  344. Marianne says:

    Craigdarroch Castle

  345. Elaine says:

    Walking along the Inner Harbour, visiting my girlfriends in Oak Bay, and my old neighbourhood (I used to live in Broadmead area of Victoria) and picking up some Serious Coffee.

  346. Annie says:

    I enjoy walking along the causeway downtown

  347. Cyndi says:

    I enjoy visiting the Royal BC Museum

  348. Jag says:

    After visiting relatives we always go sightseeing – and I love seeing the Parliament buildings lit up at night

  349. Amy says:

    Wax Museum

  350. kahhlee says:

    Royal BC Museum

  351. Jeanne says:

    Love walking around the downtown waterfront in Victoria

  352. Royal BC Museum would be my number one pick.

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