We got there around 10:30 on Friday and it was too early to check in so we just dropped our luggage off at our hotel (WorldMark again) and went to lunch and then took a bus to the world famous Butchart Gardens.
After that, we got checked into our room and went down to the pool and hot tub for a bit, and then went to dinner at a nice seafood restaurant on the water. Saturday we just walked around and went to the museum and IMAX theater and then went to dinner at a cute little Italian place right across the street from our hotel.
I was surprised and very disappointed to discover that my favorite attraction in Victoria, the wax museum, was gone! And the famed Empress Hotel is being renovated and all the ivy that covered its entire front had been removed. It looked so weird!
What we're used to