Just returned from a nice little trip to Victoria, B.C.
The famous Fairmont Empress, Victoria, B.C.
We were impressed by the relaxed athmosphere of the city, the many nice little shops and tea and coffee houses. I can highly recommend such a visit. Even though we didn't stay in the famous Fairmont Empress, our hotel was also quite nice - particularly the pool :-)
We also enjoyed the great Butchart Gardens north of Victoria: