Eight years ago I posted this photo of my shadow on a the trunk of a Garry Oak tree as the first photo of this blog. Lately I find myself thinking from time to time that I've photographed everything here once of not more than that but then something comes along like the recent tour of Government House that Fern and I took and I realize there is still lots to see and photograph in this city. I will take this opportunity to thank all the regular visitors for stopping by and especially those who leave comments - JoJo, William Kendall, Stephanie, Furry Gnome and others. I may not always answer your comments but I always read them and appreciate the time and effort you take to make them. I hope we'll all stick around for another year or two - there's always something new to discover in and around Victoria.
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!