Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, boasts many historic buildings and some of the most fascinating museums in Western Canada. Established in 1843 by James Douglas as a fort for the Hudson's Bay Company, Victoria's British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens, and tearooms as well as High Tea at the Empress Hotel. Victoria enjoys some of the country's most exhilarating scenery: there's an ocean or mountain vista around every corner, while the city's flower gardens and nearby Butchart Gardens are famous the world over. The city is a lovely cosmopolitan center with a lively entertainment scene and a wonderful array of attractions. Lost Mountain Lodge guests can enjoy a day trip to visit Victoria and its old world charm by way of one of two Port Angeles Ferries. If you are catching an early ferry our chef will happily prepare a box breakfast for you to take with you. Ask when making your reservation.