Part Two of Our Day Trip to Victoria,
Part two of our day trip to Victoria finds us exploring the Inner Harbour.
The inner harbour is a lovely spot.
In the harbour are little ferries that you can charter for a sight-seeing trip around the harbour or to go fishing or to go for a killer whale watching tour.
Exploring the Inner Harbour
You can walk along the walkway and stop to see clowns and other street performers or you can sit outdoors at a café or restaurant.
After walking around a bit we noticed that the street was being blocked off by police and that there was a gathering at the head of the harbour in front of the Legislative Buildings.
It was a parade forming.
It turned out to be a group of Naval Veterans and Officers and they did a march past from the Legislature to Fairmont Empress Hotel right where we were standing.
The Empress Hotel is a grand turn of the century hotel that is famous for serving afternoon high tea.
If you're lucky you can walk in off the street and have tea but mostly its better if you make reservations ahead of time.
Walking down to the foot of head of the harbour...
We took some pictures of these beautiful flowers across the street from the Legislative Buildings.
The legislative buildings are like the head of state for the province of British Columbia and on the lawn stands a statue of Queen Victoria (for whom the city is named) that guards the lawn of the legislature and looks out over the harbour.
All that only took about an hour and a half and there we wanted to see more of Victoria before heading back to the ferry.
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