3 Romantic Walks in Victoria, B.C.
Victoria, British Columbia is the largest city on Vancouver Island. It is known throughout the world as The Garden City, and is known for stunning examples of Victorian architecture.
Victoria is also very well known for romance.
Here are 3 Romantic Walks to take with your sweetheart, with a photo diary by Isla Collective vendor (and Victoria native) Dylan Benson of @betterwithadventure.
We hope that while we're all at home safe, these photos and captions will either take you back to a moment in time, or spark your imagination for your next visit to Vancouver Island.
1) Hatley Castle
This location is beautiful for two reasons. Of course, the castle itself (completed in 1908) is an architectural delight, and the gardens of the property are equally impressive. This property hosts an immaculate Japanese Garden, a Rose Garden, and an Italian Garden.
2) Ogden Point (Dallas Road) Breakwater
The Ogden Point Breakwater is a popular walk near downtown Victoria that follows the cement structure from Dallas Road to a lighthouse on its furthest end. Sunset walks along the breakwater give people an opportunity to see Victoria's busy harbour traffic as cruise ships, ferries, sailboats, float planes, helicopters and more all pass through the area to reach Victoria. The Pacific Ocean has never looked so romantic.
3) The Inner Harbour
One of the most beautiful harbours in the world. Both The Empress Hotel and The Parliament Buildings frame the harbour. Known for their expansive grounds, both these buildings are immaculately maintained and enjoyed by passers-by all year through.
BONUS: Fisherman's Wharf
Just a few minute's walk from The Inner Harbour. This area of Victoria is world-renowned and for good reason. The bright, colourful float homes are a sight to see. Take a stroll, enjoy a snack or beverage, and have fun trying to decide which vibrant home is your favourite.