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Victoria, British Columbia


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Overview

Victoria is a Canadian city, and the provincial capital of British Columbia. It has a population of 75,000 people. It is also the seat of the Capital Regional District. The greater metropolitan area has more than 300,000 people. Victoria is located on Vancouver Island, and is a major tourist destination for many people visiting the province of British Columbia. The city's chief industries are tourism and government.

Things to Do

The Butchart Gardens are located in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia. They were created by Jennie Butchart. In 1904 Robert Butchart had abandoned a worked-out quarry site left behind from his pioneer work with Portland cement. Jennie then began to beautify the exhausted limestone quarry by committing herself to the gradual horticultural development of what is now internationally known as The Butchart Gardens. For over a century, people from all places of the world visiting Vancouver Island in British Columbia have been delighted to walk among the gardens planted by the enterprising Mrs. Butchart. Beautiful and stunning, this is a must see for tourist.

Hatley Estate is a magnificent 40-room replica of a 15th century Edwardian castle. It was built in 1908 for James Dunsmuir, a coal and rail tycoon who also served as Premier and Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Over the years, the family home was visited by socialites, gentlemen farmers, business leaders and visiting royalty. In fact the gardener, Ishiburo Kishida, the individual who designed the Japanese Gardens at Hatley Park, was also responsible for the beautiful Japanese Gardens at the world renowned Butcharts Gardens. This is a great place to take pictures of some history

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