Gary and Helen came all the way from San Francisco to inspect Sequim. Thursday we took the ferry to Canada for a bit of international travel. Victoria was established as a trading depot in 1843. The summer of 1858 brought thousands of people to or through the town for the Fraser River Gold Rush and it was incorporated as a city in 1862. The second largest metro area in British Columbia, it has a population of 344,615. Parks make up 7.7% of the city land.
The Parliament Building, where 85 members of the British Columbia Assembly meet.
The 12.5-acre site has been a seat of government since 1859.
The Empress Hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway as a luxury resort on a global transportation route and became a fashionable destination. In 1999, Canadian Pacific Hotels & Resorts purchased Fairmont Hotels, so now it is the Fairmont Empress.
It wouldn't be a proper visit to Victoria without high-falutin' tea at the Empress.
Senior discount is a good thing.