Take the Coho Ferry over to Victoria and enjoy the friendly, flowered English city. The 18 mile crossing time is 90 minutes. A vehicle is not necessary for a day trip. There are numerous tours available as well as excellent public transportation.

The Empress overlooking the Inner Harbour

While in Victoria, you’ll have a vast array of activities to choose from including the world famous Butchart Gardens founded in 1904. From the exquisite Sunken Garden (once a limestone quarry) to the charming Rose, Japanese and Stalion gardens, this 50 acre showplace still maintains the gracious traditions of the past.

The Royal B.C. museum is located in the Inner Harbour area. The well designed museum offers something for everyone.

Also located in the Inner Harbour is the grand old Empress Hotel; be sure to browse thru the many intriguing shops and perhaps linger awhile and enjoy High Tea.

Another interesting part of Victoria’s history is the Craigdarroch Castle built in the late 1800’s by Robert Dunsmuir, a Scottish immigrant who made his fortune from Vancouver Island coal.

After a day of exploring Victoria, board the ferry back to Port Angeles, and be back in Sequim in time a cozy night’s sleep in one of our charming cabooses at Red Caboose Getaway.