Victoria 2014

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A little over a month ago I made a short trip to Victoria, BC. My dad came down island to meet me there and we had a great time hanging out and exploring Vic. My dad grew up in Victoria so he was a bit of a tour guide for me. He got pretty nostalgic driving around, giving me a peek into his childhood. We took a day to go out to Sooke as well since he also lived there for a few years. I had a hard time going home after. Victoria is just so beautiful and not covered in dirty snow. I also got to see a few friends I haven't seen in quite a while. It was so good catching up.

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 The Beacon Pill Park totem pole. It was the world's largest totem pole but is now the fourth-largest.

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"Mile 0" of the Trans-Canada Highway.

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Terry Fox, one of the most inspiring Canadians in history.

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Esquimalt Lagoon

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Sooke

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

The Fairmont Empress Hotel

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Victoria Parliament

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Fort Rodd Hill

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

 Fisgard Lighthouse

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Hatley Castle which my fellow nerds may recognize as Professor Xaviers' School for Gifted Youngsters.

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Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

I mean, come on!

Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

The Tilikum is a dogout canoe that sailed from Victoria in 1901 arriving in London, England in 1904.

Victoria 2014// Thrifted// ©Allison Dragsten 2014

Such a great city. So many vegan places to eat. The mildest temperatures in Canada which means you can be outside so much more. One day Victoria, one day.

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