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A horse-drawn carriage ride in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings in Victoria, Canada

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Take a Stroll in Charming Victoria, British Columbia

Quaint and charming, with some of the best year-round weather in Canada, Victoria, situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, is a sweet romantic destination. Start your vacation here by exploring Victoria’s Inner Harbor complete with the Undersea Gardens and Government Buildings. Harbor cruises, street performers, pubs, restaurants and shopping abound here. And no romantic holiday would be complete without a quick stop (or even a stay) at the stunning Empress Hotel. Head to Butchart Gardens to see the delightful grounds, which take on an even more romantic hue under floodlights, topped off by fireworks displays on Saturday nights during the summer. A romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through James Bay is also de rigeur. Be sure to cap off your holiday with a very Victorian indulgence: royal high tea at either the Empress Hotel or at Blethering Place.

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