Something tells me we won't see many visitors to this site today, but for those who do spend a few minutes here, above is a change from all those fancy wrapping papers and Christmas lights. This is Island View Beach, a long beach on the eastern side of the Saanich Peninsula. Merry Christmas!
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!