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Tag: Canada

Victoria’s Butchart Gardens

Our Alaska cruise is coming to a close and we’ve officially left Alaska. This particular Oceania cruise embarks and debarks in Vancouver so I’m seeing some of the Western coast of Canada too. Victoria is a popular cruise port on Alaskan cruises as well and has been high on my travel to-do list for a while. The cruise port terminal in Victoria is very near to the main downtown port area: and the Fairmont Empress Hotel. The most talked about attraction in Victoria are the Butchart Gardens, a 20 minute drive outside the city center. For over 100 years, tourists Read More

Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a 20 minute free shuttle ride outside of downtown Vancouver. With an admission cost near $50, luckily the shuttle to and from the Capilano Suspension Bridge is free. Very crowded with tourists the day I visited, the bridge was a zoo for about half of my visit. I visited later in the day when crowds are supposed to be less plus there was the threat of rain that helped clear some people out. The suspension bridge is really neat and the views are pretty. If you don’t like heights definitely avoid this whole place. Looking Read More