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 http://www.butchartgardens.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1">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.