The Victoria Parliament is one of the first buildings you’ll see after you get off the Coho ferry. This beautiful marble building began its service in 1898. Take a look at A Powell River Photo Blog and scroll back to March 8th if you’d like to see some nice photos of the interior.
Okay, I know I’m titling this “day tripping,” but on this particular trip we stayed overnight. And we had an unexpected night view of Parliament from the back. I’m including this shot because it allows you to see a golden Captain George Vancouver, the British naval officer and explorer after whom Vancouver Island is named. He has a good view of Victoria from his perch atop the building.