I took a stroll through Highrock Park in Esquimalt yesterday and was rewarded by sighting a few of these tiny, early-blooming, spring wildflowers called Shooting Stars (Dodecatheon hendersonii). I take this opportunity to wish all visitors here a happy Easter weekend.
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!