When you are planning your romantic vacation in Victoria, you will know that it is a great destination either for a mini-break escape from a vacation in Vancouver, or as the location of your main holiday.

Accessible via plane which lands at nearby Victoria International Airport, the British Columbian capital in Canada is best approached by ferry where you can capture some of the excitement of being on one of the sea-faring vessels to leave a Vancouver harbor. You may not be going to some far away exotic Asian destination, but you are going to an island where the oceans and gardens provide a perfect backdrop to any romantic getaway.

Finding accommodation for your romantic vacation in Victoria isn’t limited to a few sparse choices. Instead you’ll find everything from a backpacker’s economy camping area, to the most luxurious hotel with all the amenities you could wish for, and everything in between. Whether you would love to get back to basics staying at a local farm, or prefer the cozy intimacy offered by a quaint looking bed and breakfast establishment, there’s something to suit every budget in the area.

For that extra special romantic getaway, check out The Fairmont Empress situated on the Inner Harbor banks. Built at the turn of the century, this is accommodation that oozes the charm and elegance of a bygone age – and yet successfully combines this with the features and facilities that today’s hotel guest expects; great cuisine, spa treatments, and even an 18-hole golf course, etc.

With the ocean against 3 of its sides, there is plenty of opportunity for taking advantage of seaside life on a romantic vacation in Victoria, BC. There’s a mild climate for the area which makes it perfect for both sightseeing around the beautiful city, and for just taking it easy on beach. Of course, if you find the water is too much of a temptation you’ll find plenty of opportunities to take off in a boat to explore the wildlife that lives in waters just off the island.

If Victoria is noted for one thing, other than being the provincial capital, it’s its gardens. Informally known as the City of Gardens, Victoria BC has an array of gardens to entice and thrill the most ardent of gardeners, and inspire those who are less green fingered! There are both public and private gardens open to enthusiasts who want to wander around the beautifully designed and maintained gardens. Some of Victoria’s gardens are well known to visitors to the area, such as the Butchart Gardens. Others, such as the Upplands Hidden Private Garden (limited access) are lesser know to tourists but have been featured in horticultural type magazines.

For anyone who loves nature, Victoria BC is a perfect host. With the fresh ocean air, great food, and plenty to keep you and your partner interested, it’s the ideal place for a romantic getaway. What could be more romantic than a memorable boat trip to watch whales in their natural environment? Or spending the afternoon taking a relaxing tour of a local winery? With its special blend of ocean life versus old world city charm, a romantic vacation in Victoria is a wonderful place for couples to explore.

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