A Beautiful Day to Fly to Victoria, British Columbia

DD and Mama D on the Air Canada Express flight from Vancouver to Victoria BC: the smallest plane we've ever taken.
DD and Mama D on the Air Canada Express flight from Vancouver to Victoria BC: the smallest plane we’ve ever taken.

They were calling for thunderstorms but fortunately the risks had disappeared by the morning and we were able able to fly! No delays, no glitches, it was a perfect trip. I (DD) met Mama D in Montreal and we flew to Victoria, British Columbia where the weather was warm and not too humid. The isolated picnic bag was great to have and I was even able to get ice at the shop past security. From home, I used frozen peas to keep the sandwiches cool; what a great idea!

We flew with Air Canada on this Express plane from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. It was a short fifteen minute flight.
We flew with Air Canada on this Express plane from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. It was a short fifteen minute flight.

The flight from Vancouver to Victoria was 15 minutes and the view was the best I had since Hawaii! It took no more than 10 minutes to get our suitcases, and then we got our tickets for the YYJ shuttle which was a deal considering they bring you straight to your hotel (79$ return for 2). The ride was nice and so was the driver who described the scenery all along the way.

The view from our flight from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada
The view from our flight from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada

We got an early check-in at Harbour Towers Hotel and fortunately our room was ready! We have booked a King bedroom suite with a harbor view and got exactly what we wanted! We enjoyed listening to the sound of the seagulls and the boats and hydroplanes.

Mama D resting on the balcony after a long day of flights across Canada
Mama D resting on the balcony after a long day of flights across Canada

We went grocery shopping at Thrifty foods and took a cab back. I made a delicious bolognese pasta sauce, prepared our lunches for the next day, made pancakes for breakfast and we went to bed at 8 PST which is 11 for Mama D and midnight for DD. What a long day! We woke up the next day at 5am before sunrise and had a good needed restful sleep.

We took a cab back to the hotel with our grocery bags.
We took a cab back to the hotel with our grocery bags. Out of 85 cab drivers with Bluebird Cab Taxis, we had this driver 3 times!

 

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