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

Milner Gardens and Woodlands

Milner Gardens and Woodlands is an exquisitely landscaped estate in a natural setting of Douglas firs. Explore the natural beauty of the heritage home within the boundaries of Milner Gardens. Hike through the forest and stroll through the magnificent woodland garden, where breathtaking beauty can be found in the rhododendron glades. See trillium, cyclamen and a wide range of indigenous plants before discovering the historical heritage of Milner House. The attraction offers guided or self-guided tours. This is an outdoor attraction and all areas are wheelchair accessible.

Victoria for Kids

Though most of the above attractions are family oriented, there are several Victoria attractions that are a delight to both the young and young at heart. Kids will be delighted with these attractions, which are both fun and educational.

Center of the Universe

The Center of the Universe is located at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Victoria. Here you can treat yourself and the kids to awesome views of both Victoria and the Universe. The exhibits are interactive and the friendly staff will help you become acquainted with the world of astronomy.

Travel the constellations in the Starlab Planetarium and tour the spectacular 1.8 meter Plaskett Telescope. Take in a theater presentation or a special event such as Stargazer Sundays or Saturday Star Parties. It’s all part of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics.

The Center of the Universe offers parking, self-guided tours, family rates and group rates. It’s an indoor attraction, is wheelchair accessible and is open all year.

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