Travel with Me! Victoria BC: Part 3

If you’re looking for some places to eat while in Victoria, here’s a brief rundown of the places where I noshed!

  1. Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe

This cafe is no joke if you’re looking for a real deal buttermilk biscuit. Perfectly executed with the right amount of tart and saltiness. I had the “Trailer Jam” with Nutella – not badly priced at 4.15! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. So good.

2.Chocolats Favouris

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This Quebec based chain does not fool around! This is the large, vanilla soft serve ice cream with a thick, delicious milk chocolate coating that i’m holding in the picture above and – don’t worry – I SHARED!  They have endless flavour combinations and a bunch of different goodies to choose from. I even spied some Soy Ice Cream (or maybe gelato flavours?) so there’s something for everybody. Highly recommend.

3. Lotus Pond Vegetarian Restaurant 

For the finicky Vegetarian, like myself, finding a restaurant where I can actually eat is not easy at all. I LOVE Lotus Pond. I ended up pawning the hot and sour soup as well as one spring roll on to Justin just so I could eat the sweet and sour soya balls. They are my absolute favourite and I haven’t found anything quite like it on the mainland. I got my plate too early and missed out on the ginger broccoli. So good. The lunch special is buffet style by weight. All the food in the picture above cost me about 12 dollars.

4. Pizza Al Forno

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We went in with no expectations. It was hard to tell by the reviews if they were legitimate or not. The pizza was incredibly delicious, perfectly done with a great tangy sauce. The walk in specials are priced well. A lot of people were coming in looking for slices but they were not offered after 2PM. The quality of the pizza honestly speaks for itself. We ended up getting it two nights in a row. (Also pairs very nicely with a Phillips Sparkmouth Gingerale which we purchased directly from their brewery.)

This concludes my 3 part Travel with Me! Victoria BC feature. I hope you enjoyed all the fun tidbits of information and pictures. I want to showcase the adventures I have with all of you and will be moving on to my next destination.

All opinions are my very own and I was not compensated by any of the above eateries.

 

Travel with Me! Victoria BC: Part 2

Firstly, I wanted to thank the Royal BC Museum for allowing me to experience and review them. This is the first time I had a press pass and I was incredibly excited to finally visit.

Stepping in to this beautiful building, you can’t help but want to absorb new information and learn. I am a lover of museums, galleries and immersive experiences and this felt like all those things under one roof. Starting May 18th, they will be opening a new exhibit called “Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs”, which I would love to see. I have always been incredibly fascinated by ancient Egypt. It was under construction when we went there.

Heading up the escalator, our first stop was the Natural History Gallery. We learned about our Coastal Forest, The Seashore, The Ocean Station, The Ice Age, Climate and the Fraser River Delta.

Our next stop was Our Living Languages and the First Peoples Gallery. It is truly humbling to see the way the museum pays so much respect to the aboriginal/indigenous people.

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Our final stop was the Modern History Gallery, it depicted the way the British changed the land with a full scale replica of the HMS Discovery. The details are very impressive!

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We learned about our many industries including gold mining, logging, farming and more.

Next we stumbled upon “Old Town”, it’s incredibly beautiful, detailed and makes you truly feel like you are stepping back in time! The final stop was the Century Hall with all kinds of relics from the past.

This will most definitely not be the last time I visit and if you’re in Victoria, make it a must-see on your list!

For more information, please visit https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca