The place we stayed at was called The English Inn, which we discovered by purchasing their Groupon for a two night stay. It was just about the cutest and nicest place I've ever seen; it is a Tudor style manor house that sits on 4.5 acres of beautiful gardens, and each room has it's own name and theme. I would highly recommend this place and if, or should I say, when I go back I'll definitely be staying there!
View from our Balcony
Exploring the grounds
Beautiful outside gazebo
We explored lots of different places, including:
- The Royal BC Museum: This place was amazing! The level of detail the museum puts into their exhibits was unparalleled from any other museum I've ever been too. If you go, I highly recommend a guided tour. Our tour guide was highly informative and witty, which made for a especially wonderful experience.
Embarrassing my lovely boyfraaan, by making him take this silly picture
- The BC Parliament Building: You can't find buildings like that in Portland! We didn't actually go inside, but exploring the outside was mesmerizing enough!
BC Parliament Building
They have emblems on their trash cans!
- The Empress Hotel: Again, we didn't go inside or stay there (waaay to expensive), but just exploring the outside and learning about the hotel's history at the museum was really great.
Photo shoot outside the Empress Hotel
- Beacon Hill Park: When we visited this gigantic park it was just starting to have it's spring flowers bloom, which was particularly lovely to see.
A Pond at Beacon Hill Park
Spring Flowers in the Park
- Macaulay Point Park: This was literally three blocks from where we were staying, and it was breath taking! We visited on our last day, and by that time it was cloudy and a bit rainy, but I bet if we had gone on the sunny day before, we would have been able to see all the way across to the Olympic Mountains behind Port Angeles. I highly recommend visiting this park!
View from Macaulay Point Park
It truly was an amazing trip and I cannot wait to go back!