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Victoria, BC Photo Diary

Victoria, BC Photo Diary

Having done my undergrad degree in Victoria, this city holds a special place in my heart. This had been the longest I had gone without visiting since I started school at UVic in 2013, and as you can imagine, I was so excited to be there again. We were blessed with gorgeous sunny days and an airbnb that was located right downtown. Perfect walking distance from all my favourite sights, stores, and restaurants.

Below are some of the shots from my four days in Victoria, BC. Although I didn’t take a ton I feel that they show you the diversity and beauty of this island town.

Unfortunately, the one thing this photo diary is lacking, is food. Trust me, Victoria has great food. So great, in fact, that I was so excited to eat I would forget to photograph my plate! Oops!

Victoria Waterfront

We walked along the waterfront and got to see this spectacular sunset ft. a water taxi. 

Geese

I found out I’m terrified of geese – they’re moody and fly at you! Not a fan. 

Butchart Gardens

Instagram-worthy shots in Butchart Gardens. Trust me, it took a while before we found somewhere with no tourists. 

Fan Tan Alley

Fan Tan Alley – The smallest alley ever! You can go into the shops and get lost I swear. 

Empress Hotel, Victoria

Stay here for a more luxurious trip or go for their high-tea. You’ll feel like royalty in no time. 

Victoria Parliament Building

The Parliament Building. Probably my favourite building in Victoria. 

Victoria Parliament Building

It’s just so photogenic, isn’t it? 

AirBnb

Our lovely sitting room in our Airbnb. I feel like I should have been drinking kale smoothies while doing yoga in this place. Don’t you think? 

Canada Flag

How patriotic of me for Canada’s 150th birthday. 

Victoria Architecture

Victoria is full of fancy looking buildings. I want to sip a cocktail while looking out of those windows. 

Cadboro Bay, Victoria

More geese. They’re everywhere I tell ya… 

Chewbacca

Last, but certainly not least. Everyone loves Chewie with a lightsaber. 

My Photography Gear:

All these photos were taken using my Olympus PEN E-PL8 .

I currently only have the kit lens which is a Olympus 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 .

I edit my photos using Lightroom. You can look at my photo editing tips here.

Now over to you. Have you ever been to Victoria, BC? Tell me about it! And let me know what you thought about these photos in the comments. 

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Photos to convince you to visit Victoria, BC

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Jen
    June 10, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Beautiful photos, especially the ones of you under the flowers. And thanks for the tip on Lightroom, will check it out!

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    Leigh
    June 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Your Airbnb is so cute! I only visited Victoria on a brief ferry trip from Seattle when I lived out there. I wish I had been able to stay longer!

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    Denise
    June 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Lovely pics, such an adorable place! I’ve only been to Vancouver but I’ve heard so much good stuff about Victoria. Guess I have to put that on my bucket list now, too 😀

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    C-Ludik
    June 10, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Lovely photos, brought back memories ! I visited Victoria few years ago but I missed some spots. I definitely need to go back and visit these spots for a better view of this city 🙂

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    Sarah
    June 11, 2017 at 2:11 am

    Walkable cities which are set around a harbour are my favs and I loved Victoria when I visited a few years ago now! Wish I’d had a chance to have High Tea at The Empress. Beautiful photos and what a neat city to have studied in!

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      erynmacgillivray
      June 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      High Tea is definitely a fun experience! I’m very lucky to have lived there! And thank you 🙂

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    Tanmaya
    June 11, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Lovely photos, really make me want to visit Victoria soon!! And I have seen so many pics of the Buchart Gardens – did not realize it is in British Columbia!!! 🙂

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      erynmacgillivray
      June 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Yes! This was my first time to the gardens they are so beautiful!

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    Sara White
    June 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    I grew up in Victoria! I moved away almost five years ago and have only been back to visit twice since, so it brings back a lot of nice memories to see the city through the perspective of a visitor. I’m so glad you lucked into some sunny days, that’s not always a given in Victoria, even in summer!

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      erynmacgillivray
      June 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Haha! I know right? I lived there for a couple years so I’m happy my boyfriend got to see some sunshine !

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    Christina
    June 11, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    Chewie with a lightsaber!! You sure know the way to my heart haha. SO cool that you went to school in UVic. I’m from Vancouver so have been to Victoria a handful of times… it’s such a beautiful city, and you’ve captured it so well! <3 Have you had afternoon tea at the Empress? Super $$$ but worth it 🙂

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      erynmacgillivray
      June 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Hehe! I had to add Chewie in there! It totally is hey? And yes I have been a couple times! You feel so fancy haha!!

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