Our second and final day in Victoria was another lovely one. We got blue skies that day, with beautiful big fluffy clouds out over the water. The weather was wonderful but very cold still, so after sleeping in, we bundled up and went out for another day of exploring.
We began our day at the famous John’s Place just down the block from our hotel (which has been featured on many TV shows and the Food Network) and then headed down to Beacon Hill Park. This is the city’s large in-city park and it was beautiful, full of fall leaves, duck ponds with lilypads and my personal favorite, peacocks! One of the peacocks followed me around for a while. The park was lovely and so nice to just wander around amid the locals on their Sunday morning jogs.
Then we headed to the Royal BC Museum and checked out their exhibits on everything from prehistoric animals that lived in the region to the native tribes and their cultures that had lived there many years ago. After the museum, we grabbed lunch and then headed back to our hotel cafe for a cup of afternoon tea before heading back to the airport and heading home.
Our trip to Victoria was very enjoyable and I’m really glad we went as it’s given us a new perspective on Canada after our previous trips to the country. This time of year truly was lovely in Victoria and I would recommend it to anyone for a quick getaway.