Finally, the last of our Northwest trip!
The few days we spent in Victoria, BC were absolutely glorious. Despite it being mid-February, it already looked and felt like springtime.
One afternoon, we slipped into the Parliament buildings for a self-guided tour while Lucie took her nap. Pristine hallways and beautiful architecture abounded.
Our budding photographer was clicking away too!
Loved this classic lock that sealed the chambers when not in session!
The building was beautifully lit at night which made for a gorgeous backdrop as we walked along the waterway.
Double decker buses are being decommissioned in London, so Victoria snatched one up for sightseeing tours.
Our usual requisite bookstore browsing happened at Munro’s Books. There was at least one daily stop.
The girls enjoyed peeking out the window at the harbor from our hotel window. We stayed at the Inn at Laurel Point.
Our final day in town, we had a few hours to kill before our ferry returned to Seattle. The girls enjoyed a romp on the lawn behind the hotel.
The ferry from Seattle to Victoria, and vice versa, were an excellent way to travel back and forth between Canada and the United States. By land and sea, all that is required is a Passport Card, so the girls travelled with those. It takes about 3 hours each way. Meals and snacks are served onboard, and the motion inside the cabin is very minimum, even with heavy wake. Nobody had a problem with seasickness!
We were sad to leave Victoria but are planning on a return visit someday!