Nancy Drew Moments in Victoria, BC

Hey all, I’m back from my vacation to Victoria, BC Canada. I thought I’d share a few Nancy Drew moments with you. I took a ferry ride from Canada to Vancouver island, which travels in between some of the San Juan islands.

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When I arrived in Victoria, I couldn’t help by try taking pictures from the passenger seat of all the charming old-fashioned homes and buildings:

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Parliament was really cool, too.

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I didn’t get the chance to explore the Empress Hotel (which is huge, and gorgeous and the high tea is REALLY expensive…) but I did walk across their garden and nab one quick snapshot of a side of the building:


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I did, however, visit Butchart Gardens. Fifty-three acres of garden space inspired and started by Jennie Butchart, who’s husband worked the nearby lime quarry. The couple went on many world travels and brought back seeds to start the gardens. After 100 years, we still get to enjoy them!

I have too many pictures of flowers to share, but I’ll share some Nancy Drew moments that happened there:

I found a water fountain and statue of what reminded me of the Grenny frog statue in Curse of Backmoor Manor.


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In the Japanese garden were stone steps to walk across the water, and of course, a lovely bridge, similar to Shadow at the Water’s Edge.

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I heard this deer scare from a distance before I found it:

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And I was fascinated by the occasional hidden doors and passages that were meant only for staff. It was so tempting to not intrude!

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At the gardens was also a really cool carousel. Outside was statue of a lovely horse:

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Outside of the gardens and back in downtown Victoria I came across some whale hedge art, which made me think of Danger on Deception Island.

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I also went down to Fisherman’s Warf, where the boat docks and house boats were located. Some of the house boats were converted to food stands (I found the ice cream house boat and ate some raspberry sorbet – perfect for the hot day) and some places were gift shops or Kayak tour businesses.

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Tomorrow I will share picture of an honest to goodness castle!

Here’s the solution to the weekend puzzle:

The Maritime flags spelled out “Watch out for weird people!” which is a quote from Bess and George over the phone.

-Little Jackalope

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8 responses to “Nancy Drew Moments in Victoria, BC”

  1. Huw Miller says:

    I’m super glad you went to Victoria. I used to love going there as a kid. Fun fact: my aunt used to be the conductor for the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Victoria is such a beautiful place!

  2. Mak says:

    Wow, I’ve always wanted to go there, it looks so pretty! I guess that’s why I like DDI so much. I’m from Canada, but nowhere near B.C. I’ve heard whale watching is good out there, did you go?

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Mak! I feels very much like DDI, but then so does all the San Juan islands nearby, too. I did not go whale watching because it is a very pricey activity and does not guarantee seeing whales, since whales are always on the move. Before doing whale watching, if you ever go, make sure to research the seasons and the path that the whales take throughout the year. Also look up what the Orca J, K, or L pods are doing and where they can be tracked. 😉 A week and a half ago one of the pods went through Deception Pass.

  3. Melissa says:

    Thank you for sharing the pictures ! Looks like you had a nice trip.
    That one picutre of the door in the garden reminds me if an old pc game I use to play back in the 90’s called robin hood. It was by sierra games.

  4. Sophia K. R. A. says:

    Wow! Nancy Drew is EVERYWHERE! The building in the second picture reminds me of the Haunted Mansion after Rose turns it into a Bed & Breakfast.

  5. Nikki says:

    Little jackelope… where can we find the weekend puzzles? I’m kinda new to this blog, so I’m wondering if there is a way to look up the old puzzles….

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Nikki! If you go to the blog, on the right of the screen is a section with a drop down menu for “Blog Categories”. Click on that and scroll all the way down to “Weekend Puzzles” and click that. Then click the “Find” button. The search results will turn up every post that has a puzzle – usually posted on Fridays. 🙂

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