Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Victoria on Vancouver Island
Panoramic Earth has now added the Victoria Map on Vancouver Island in Canada BC. Victoria is the first Canadian destination to be featured. This gentle town played an important part in the region until the arrival of the rail network, when primacy then shifted to Vancouver on the mainland. Victoria makes a good starting point for exploring Vancouver Island, filled with museums, arts and craft shops. A lot of the artwork, glasswork and sculptures available here are of a very high standard and made locally.
Unfortunately, we were unable to take an image of the Orca pods that are in the area (for obvious reasons), but there is plenty else to browse through including panoramic images of the Parliament Buildings, Beacon Hill park, the Quay and the Empress Hotel.