About VictoriaVictoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city's British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.
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What's not to love about Olympic View Golf Club? It offers great views and interesting holes for a reasonable green fee. On beautiful Vancouver Island nearby charming Victoria, the golf course resembles its surroundings - peaceful, unhurried and unique. But don't underestimate this seemingly benign, relatively short layout. It presents a championship-level challenge, Mike Bailey writes.
Matt Ginella heads north of the border to Canada's west coast, where historic and scenic Vancouver Island awaits with plenty of golf and sights to see.
In part two of Matt Ginella's visit to western Canada's Vancouver Island, he visits Bear Mountain, a spectacular Nicklaus design, as well as experiences a sea plane.