Monday, February 22, 2010
Three Places To See In British Columbia
The name Vancouver implies three tourist sites: Vancouver City, Vancouver's ski resort known as Whistler and Vancouver Island which is not only home to the capitol city of British Columbia but to the most beautiful flower gardens I have ever visited anywhere in the world. Victoria is the name of the capitol city of British Columbia on Vancouver Island and it is a gorgeous city with castles and gardens. Butchart Gardens is the name of the gardens that are so awesome and amazing. I have been to Keekenoff Gardens in Holland and to the gardens of Versailles in France but Butchart Gardens has them both beat in my humble opinion. Enjoy these photos taken on 2007.
The day we were there there were tons of Japanese tourists who were oohing and awwing over the beautiful Japanese and Chinese gardens at Butchart gardens.
The spring flowers were in full bloom the first week of May. I love these tulips. So fresh!
In the city of Victoria you can visit some interesting English sights too. In above pic is is a reproduction of Anne Hathaway's cottage garden in England.
There is even a reproduction of Shakespeare's home in England