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

Here is an authentic castle in Victoria.
Hatley Castle
An amazing Victorian castle to visit in Victoria is Craigrock Castle.
This is the parlor set for afternoon British tea.

I just loved the ornately carved wall clock above the stone mantle
in this castle. It looked very Black Forest German to me.


JOE TODD said...

What a great post. I had no idea the place even existed.Looks like it could be a must see place. Do you think windos 7 will be worth it??

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joann: Wonderful photos of the Summer trip of Vancouver's neat sights.