In my opinion, Victoria, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful cities on our continent. The city is lovely and offers many varied things to see and do. Having visited the British Museum and the Empress Hotel on a subsequent trip(both were wonderful)we decided to choose Butchard Gardens as our excursion. The gardens are touted as one of the most beautiful in the world and I would have to say that I can certainly understand why. Butchard Gardens is NOT a place to miss when visiting Victoria.