Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before venturing out for a full day of exploration. Local gardens, galleries, and museums are all within walking distance of your hotel. The hotel also offers complimentary bikes should you wish to take one out for a spin along the harbor. An Inner Harbour stroll will take approximately one to two hours and will take you through wide pedestrian streets. You may see whales playing in the open water and your walk is framed by the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Parliament Buildings. Free guided tours are offered of the Parliament Buildings, or you can take a self-guided tour.
For a different taste of Victoria, head to Craigdarroch Castle to sample the Victorian high life. This impressive structure is about a mile east of the Inner Harbour and offers magnificent views of the downtown city. You have to pay for admission which includes an audio guide of this historic castle is included.
While there are many wonderful restaurants in the city one that Country Walkers staff have enjoyed is Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub which provides an excellent farm to table meal with a strong pint.
(Lunch, dinner and all activities are on your own today and not provided by Country Walkers.)
Accommodation: Magnolia Hotel