We headed out of town and into the Sooke Hills to take a hike along the old Sooke Flowline, a winding 44 km aqueduct that used to carry water from the Sooke reservoir to Victoria but we didn't spot any of the elusive Sasquatches unfortunately. - Fern
Here's another photo from the archives - this one's from January 2011. It's Mckenzie Creek in Thetis Lake Park. When I took this photo I was very pleased with myself because I finally was able to get all the variables right in order to capture that silky water effect. I confess that I still like this photo and hope you do too.
Here's the view from Clover Point. It looks wild and lonely but it's right in the city of Victoria only a few minutes away from Beacon Hill Park. Though the water has that lovely aquamarine tint to it that makes it look warm, it was very cold. The Pacific here is always very cold - it's probably the main reason our ocean beaches are never crowded even in mid-summer.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!