Exploring Victoria British Columbia

For those arriving to Victoria, British Columbia via ferry, the first steps off the boat are met by the gorgeously simple Huntingdon Manor and its surrounding shops and eateries. Only a short distance from the Manor are a collection of wonderful boutiques, cobbled streets, and some of the most incredible fresh seafood. One could easily spend an entire afternoon enjoying the picturesque neighborhood.

Sailboats in Victoria British ColumbiaFishing Boat in Victoria British Columbia

Cafe Dining in Victoria British ColumbiaWalking the Streets of Victoria British Columbia

Huntingdon Manor Patio in Victoria British ColumbiaHuntingdon Manor in Victoria British Columbia

My favorite part of our recent visit was the evening we spent at Fisherman’s Wharf, perusing the floating homes and enjoying the elusive Sammy the Seal – the friendly neighborhood seal who only seems to appear under the temptation of fresh fish. We ate at Barbs Fish and Chips, a tourist trap no doubt, but one that boasts (and merits) some of the best fish on the entire island.

Home on the Water in Victoria British ColumbiaHouseboats in Victoria British Columbia

Floating Homes in Victoria British ColumbiaSailing Knot in Victoria British Columbia

Bright Patio in Victoria British ColumbiaIron Staircase in Victoria British Columbia

The ocean has always had a way of drawing me in. The aesthetics of the natural surrounding and the culture that it temporarily inhabits intrigue me. Victoria’s near vicinity to the water allows visitors and locals alike to experience this wonderful dichotomy.

Ferry in Victoria British ColumbiaLighthouse in Victoria British Columbia

The Details

Grab a meal at Barbs Fish and Chips where one can find some of the best fish on the island.

Be sure to spend an afternoon walking Fisherman’s Wharf and admiring all of the gorgeous floating homes.

As a wedding, portrait, and editorial photographer with a love for film, Jake desires to create honest, simple images. Utilizing a fine art approach to photography, Jake has a discerning eye for organic, timeless images, which speak to the artistic nature of the craft.

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