Visitors to Victoria may come for the BC weather, the beautiful scenery, gardens and wineries or the many attractions. For us, as their B&B hosts, it can be interesting to see how and in what they come here.
I’m not referring to the several ferry routes from BC and Washington State or Victoria International Airport, it’s their modes of transport that can intrigue us. In anticipating our guests’ arrival we wonder how (and also when – occasionally a vexing question!) they will arrive. One guest flew in by seaplane and was driven to the bed and breakfast by one of the staff. Another of our visitors came in a vintage car. Others had been touring Vancouver Island on a Harley-Davidson. But our best memory is of a young couple who wanted to escape from taking care of the kids for a while. They cycled from Washington State, took the Anacortes ferry to Sidney and arrived at the B&B on a tandem.
They visited all of the out of the way places in the Victoria BC area that visitors often don’t see, coming back late at night sunburnt and happy. They must have turned many heads as they rode around the Saanich Peninsula on their bicycle built for two. They said they wanted to arrive “in style” and they sure did.
Whatever your means of transport you’ll find the Greater Victoria area easy to explore. The Saanich Peninsula is compact and thoroughly pleasant to explore, from Victoria in the south to Sidney in the north.