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The Perfect Canadian Getaway – Victoria BC

When I flew to Victoria I didn’t really know what to expect. My cousin described it as hippy town with lots of local shops and food and beaches. While I have been there before with my family I didn’t really appreciate it because I was so little and didn’t really understand where I was or what was happening.

 

On my five day venture there I could only sum it up in one word- Paradise.

 

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While is isn’t the tropical paradise we are so accustomed to seeing in movies it was a perfect Canadian getaway for those who can’t afford a large overseas trip to places like Thailand or Hawaii.

 

For those five days I hung out with my cousin and Aaron exploring what all Victoria had to offer. I was slightly upset at myself for not knowing Canada had a place like this. It was so different from the normal landscape you usually see when looking at photos of Canada. In Victoria you can be sitting on the beach looking at snowy mountains! How cool is that?

 

It was warm and sunny and it apparently stayed like that all winter except instead of getting snow they got rain.

 

There were beaches, mountains, unlimited outdoor activities, markets and local food (which was some of the best food I’ve ever eaten.)

 

Since Victoria is an island everything is locally farmed and bought so you can taste the difference in their food.

 

One of the most beautiful spots we visited was along this random beach we found (I will try and find the name for you) where you can see Washington from across the water. We watched cargo ships and sail boats drift by and then headed to a different beach where we made some drinks and hung out reminiscing.

 

For me it was a perfect relaxed day of exploring. We stopped in at a local food market and bought some dinner to cook back at the apartment and then had some drinks on the beach after. Another little perk about Victoria is that their liquor is cheaper than the liquor in Alberta for some reason.

victoria BC

victoria bc

There’s even deer walking around the beaches! 

victoria BC

victoria BC

Did you know Canada had places like this? I sure didn’t. And who else likes some drinks on the beach?! It was a perfect end to a lovely evening. Although we did stop at Safeway to get some drunk munch food.. Oh well! 

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12 Comments

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    Flora
    August 21, 2015 at 3:39 am

    …well, Victoria is going on the Bucket List! :D!

    My favourite photos of all of these are the night-time shots at dusk…Those boats set against those snow-capped peaks – uh! Beautiful!

    I cant wait to take that plane out of London!

    🙂
    Flora

    http://www.hardyandhay.com

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      thefernwehwolf
      August 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      It has to be!! I never thought I’d love Victoria and much as I did and the foooood. Lotsa vegan options for you to :] Thank you! Dusk pictures are always so pretty. You’d really like it to it’s a very outdoorsy place as well.
      xx

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    milex
    May 31, 2015 at 8:01 pm

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      thefernwehwolf
      June 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      xx

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    the style crusader
    May 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    This looks and sounds and looks like the most beautiful place! The beach looks incredible! I really love your photos. You’ve captured it so well!

    xx

    http://thestylecrusader.com

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      thefernwehwolf
      June 1, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Awe thank you! I tried 😛 It really is a pretty place I wish I would have gotten some photos of all the old building there. They looks very victorian and quirky.
      xx

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    Michèle
    May 28, 2015 at 8:47 am

    wow. so many incredible photos

    http://www.thefashionfraction.com

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      thefernwehwolf
      June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you :]

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    Rochelle
    May 27, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Nice blog! The pictures are wonderful and the place looks beautiful.
    Good vibes Fox
    -www.wanderlife.tv

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      thefernwehwolf
      June 1, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you! Victoria’s really pretty and worth a trip
      Cheers :]
      xx

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    Diana Maria
    May 27, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    I visited Victoria last summer and at first I also didn’t really know what the big deal was- but it is so, so beautiful there! The water, the views and the mountains are absolutely stunning. It’s such a great place for camping and so many other things. I love your photos, they’re beautiful and really show the beauty of Victoria. Looks like you had a lovely time!

    Diana xo | http://mylovelierdays.com

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      thefernwehwolf
      June 1, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      It really is! I didn’t get what the big deal was either before I went I thought people were being a little dramatic but it’s lovely there. I can’t wait to try camping there next time and explore more of the island.
      Thank you it was a really fun trip :]
      xx

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