Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Victoria, BC, Canada

On Friday 8th May, we docked in Victoria BC, Canada around 6pm and disembarked soon after. We were only the second ship in dock that evening.

Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, and is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island off Canada's Pacific coast. The city has a population of about 80,017, while the metropolitan area of Greater Victoria, has a population of 344,615, making it the 15th most populous Canadian urban region. Known as the "The Garden City", Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry.

Coming in to dock...

I met up with a photography friend, Rob, who I had met via Instagram a couple of years ago, and have been following ever since. Rob gave me a "local's" private walking tour of the bay area including some history and facts about the area.

Fisherman's Wharf....

Victoria Harbour...


The Fairmont Empress (most commonly known as The Empress) is one of the oldest and most famous hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Located on Government Street facing the Inner Harbour, the Empress has become an iconic symbol for the city itself. It has been designated a National Historic Site of Canada due to its national significance.

The Inner Harbour...

The British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and more, which resulted in some great photos...


The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Construction was started in 1893 and completed in 1897.

When we returned to the dock around 11pm, it was nice to see the ship with her lights on.

Because my Canon 7D isn't a full-frame camera, my 17-40mm wide angle lens equates to 27-64mm on the crop sensor, and there were fences in the way, my friend Rob took a few shots of the ship for me on his full frame camera. Thanks very much Rob.  :)


Linking with these memes:

http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com.au/                        http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com.au/

http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/

18 comments:

Felicia said...

love fisherman's wharf and the beautiful reflections. all images are gorgeous.

TFS

Pauline W said...

These are fantastic, Liz. I love Victoria, have visited twice, but never got shots anywhere near as lovely as these. I really, really love the shot of Fisherman's Wharf. I should have lingered longer in the dock area.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the place. The reflections in water are awesome.

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful city. It looks as if your trip was really enjoyable.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

You must have so many fond memories of your time away. Amazing photos and so many in a short space of time - helpful having Instagram contacts! I've recently joined IG and love it, in my own quiet way.

Blogoratti said...

Really lovely photos indeed.

Dianne said...

A wonderful look around Victoria Liz and how nice to have a local to show you around. great night captures around that pretty harbour.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Some superb scenes of Vancouver and surrounding areas!
Loved all the photos and the details about the full-frame camera + the photo of the ship.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Looks like a great city, and I really like your night photography!

Bob Bushell said...

Those night time pictures are unique Liz, nice one.

ladyfi said...

Wow - magnificent shots.

Frauke { it's me! } said...

Wow - so great pictures!
Looks like you had a very nice day ...

Bernie H said...

Fabulous spot, both by day and by night!

EG CameraGirl said...

Fabulous photos! I neeed to travel to Victoria soon! :)

Stewart M said...

What wonderful rich colours in the daylight shots - looks like I am not the only one who is (or has been in may case) any from home!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Michael S-B said...

Such a pretty city - I love your use of the water in your city shots. Fisherman's Wharf has so such character, with its colourful buildings. xoxo

Michael S-B said...

Such a pretty city - I love your use of the water in your city shots. Fisherman's Wharf has so such character, with its colourful buildings. xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

quite impressive reflections!

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