A Day in Victoria B.C
Victoria was the first city I got the chance to explore in Canada. It's the capital city of British Columbia and located on the southern end of Vancouver Island. The city is quite small but has lots of character, activities and the oldest Chinatown in Canada. This city offers heaps of Whale watching tours, great seafood and Beacon Hill Park. Getting to Vancouver Island is easily accessible from Vancouver, Seattle, and the Southern Gulf Islands from Swartz Bay. One day is more than enough to spend in Victoria, including travel by ferry. Below, I will give you the perfect day in this beautiful city.
Breakfast -Jam Cafe
Jam Cafe, which is recommended by LonelyPlanet is an all day breakfast joint located on Herald St. This cafe has a really cool vibe, free range eggs, great coffee and one of the best fried chicken and waffles I've ever had. Only downside is the closing time, 3pm.
By far, the best Fisherman's Wharf I've come across. You can walk here from town which is about a 20 minute walk along the boardwalk, or you can take a fun water bus. The fisherman's wharf offers services such as kayaking, they have heaps of restaurants mostly seafood and ice cream. Make sure you take a stroll around and check out the floating homes.
Lunch- Puerto Vallarta Amigos
Finding good Mexican was quite hard in not only Victoria but Canada in general, but I had a good feeling about this one. Victoria's Fisherman's Wharf has heaps of options for food. Most of them being very pricey, but this Mexican place was one of the cheapest options. The tacos were delicious but best of all, was watching people feed the seals.
This is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and also one of the smallest. There are a bunch of restaurants, tea places, Chinese medicine facilities and grocery stores.