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Victoria & Vancouver Island : a personal tour of an almost perfect Eden
Hill, Kathleen, 1941-
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
viii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Added Author:
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F1089.5.V6 H55 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Kathleen and Gerald Hill take you step-by-step so that you can fully experience the pleasures of Victoria and Vancouver Island's food, wine, and culture.

Author Notes

Kathleen and Gerald Hill are native Californians who divide their time between the northern California wine country and Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Kathleen has written widely on the culinary arts. Gerald is a historian and an attorney who writes about travel and history

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 How to Use Your Hill Guidep. 1
Basic Factsp. 3
How to Be a Visitor and Not a Tourist in Victoriap. 6
Terms of Endearment--A Glossaryp. 8
Chapter 2 Getting Here and Getting Aroundp. 11
Getting Around Once You're Herep. 17
Chapter 3 Neighborhoods of Greater Victoriap. 25
Downtown Victoriap. 28
Residential Neighborhoodsp. 131
Significant Othersp. 138
Things You Really Should Seep. 150
Chapter 4 Exploring Outside Victoriap. 161
Victoria to Sidneyp. 161
Victoria to Port Renfrewp. 167
Port Renfrewp. 178
Chapter 5 Up Islandp. 181
Victoria to Nanaimop. 181
Nanaimo to Port Hardyp. 206
Nanaimo to Tofinop. 215
Chapter 6 The Other Islandsp. 229
Gulf Islandsp. 229
Discovery Islandsp. 238
Chapter 7 Outdoor Things to Dop. 241
Bikingp. 241
Divingp. 242
Fishingp. 244
Golfp. 246
Hikingp. 248
Kayaking and Canoeingp. 249
Kid Stuffp. 250
Skiingp. 251
Swimmingp. 251
Walking (and Other) Toursp. 252
Whale Watchingp. 253
Chapter 8 History of Victoria and Vancouver Islandp. 255
Chapter 9 List of Listsp. 303
Antiques Shopsp. 303
Bookstoresp. 304
Galleriesp. 306
Laundromatsp. 307
Nightlife/Musicp. 307
Pharmaciesp. 309
Popular Bus Destinationsp. 309
Rest Roomsp. 311
Theatersp. 312
Chapter 10 Annual Events and Festivalsp. 313
Greater Victoria, Sooke, Duncan, Cowichan Valleyp. 313
Nanaimo to Port Hardy, Port Alberni, West Coastp. 317
Indexp. 321
About the Authorsp. 337