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Things to See and Do on Vancouver Island, British Columbia 
 
by Mary M. Alward August 12, 2005

Hatley Park National Historic Site

Hatley Park offers a unique experience with its castle, gardens and treasure hunting expeditions. Explore the 565 acre Edwardian estate and walk meandering paths that twist and turn around wetlands, nature trails, a lagoon, bird watching sites and the castle. Guided tours are offered. Take in a garden workshop, or stroll the grounds to enjoy the delightful sights of nature, or visit the museum. Hatley Park is family oriented and offers both indoor and outdoor attractions. Parking is available. Take one of the entertaining and educational tours for a grand day.

Great Canadian Casinos

Great Canadian Casinos offers 32,000 square feet of gaming fun. There are over 300 slot machines, including Monopoly, Wheel of Fortune and Race to Win Car Carousel, where winners have a chance to win a new car. The Casino also offers Three Card Poker, Roulette and Blackjack. Visit the full serve bar and grill, or the self-serve bistro. If you enjoy and exciting casino experience, Great Canadian Casinos is a place you won’t want to miss.

Victoria Harbor Ferry

Victoria Harbor is a bustling hub in all seasons and its unique waterways make it a must see. Tours are available, if desired. Stroll onboard one of the small ferries for a fun and informative tour. Watch for “Ferry Stop” signs at locations around the waterfront.

For an awesome experience, take the hour George tour. Ferries leave every 15 minutes from March to November. Reservations are not required.

See the West Bay Floating Village and Fisherman’s Wharf. View seals, seabirds and otters in their natural habitat, as well as a wonderful reversing falls. This is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist attractions.

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