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#1461 Bingo

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

One team still has not made it back, right? :D I'm hearing from others that say it's real good too.


Yeah, one team used mainly dogs, and the other team used horses, motorized sleds and a few dogs. You can imagine which team had the best chance for success. :cheers:

#1462 aastra

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:28 PM

As coincidence would have it, the TC has a piece about Fisherman's Wharf today:

...the entire Fisherman’s Wharf area matured into one of the best-kept secrets in the city.


Full article...

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:41 PM

Excellent and as it moves through adulthood perhaps it will actually be found out about. Strangely enough it is always busy down there. But I guess so long as none of them let anyone know.

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#1464 aastra

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:45 PM

I know I already said it but I'm going to say it again: the whole "well-kept secret" thing really is odd. What's the implication? That the incredibly small number of people who know about Fisherman's Wharf (or the Selkirk waterfront, or the various other "secret" things) are deliberately keeping the masses in the dark? Is it really more palatable to suppose that the truth was being withheld as versus simply admitting that the city is bigger than you are and that the city is also always in motion, and for that reason there's always going to be all sorts of stuff that you don't know about?

Point Ellice House is one of the best-kept secrets in the capital district.

from http://tomhawthorn.b...secrets-in.html

Sidney or Sidney-By-The-Sea, is one of Vancouver Island's best kept secrets.

from http://www.bctravel....ommunities.html

ROYAL ROADS or HATLEY PARK offers stimulating richness of plants, a beautiful setting, free admission --yet scarcely any visitors. This quiet wonderland may be the best kept secret of Greater Victoria horticulture...

from http://www.arthurlee...toriatrees.html

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And check this last one out... Victoria itself is the secret!! (and the "more restaurants per capita..." thing makes yet another appearance)

Victoria, BC, is one of the world’s best-kept secrets… a magical seaside city with stately, oceanfront homes… quiet streets… and more upscale restaurants per capita than any city outside of San Francisco.

from http://victoriabcmagazine.com/about/

#1465 Hotel Mike

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 03:49 PM

The plans call for more floating retail, a viewing platform and more if it all comes to fruition. The bridge will make a huge difference. I think this will become a don't miss destination for visitors, if they can pull this off.
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#1466 tedward

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:01 AM

The plans call for more floating retail, a viewing platform and more if it all comes to fruition. The bridge will make a huge difference.


Sorry, this thread jumps around so much I have no idea what you are talking about here. :confused:

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#1467 jonny

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:10 AM

Shhhh aastra...it's a secret don't tell anyone. I don't know how the hundreds who were down at Fisherman's Wharf last weekend when I was there found out about it....must be all the signage and advertising or something.
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#1468 Bingo

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:54 AM

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#1469 G-Man

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

Damn you boats!

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:06 AM

http://www.liveleak....=3d4_1371335204

Near the end of the video the fool filming puts his finger over the lens just as it appears a rescue boat is about to run over a victim

#1471 aastra

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:45 PM

For some very strange reason the folks at TripAdvisor.com are referring to Victoria as "Victoria Capital Regional District".

It doesn't look as if any other cities in BC are identified/categorized by TripAdvisor according to their regional districts, and for good reason. Why would/should a tourist care about BC's regional districts?

Victoria's tourism organizations really should address this ASAP. Unless, of course, they want to confuse people.

Seriously, what the hell is this whole thing re: "capital" somehow being preferable to "Victoria"? Victoria IS the capital. It makes zero sense for Sooke or Sidney to wish to be associated with the capital but not wish to be associated with Victoria. Victoria = the capital. I'm just not getting it at all.

#1472 LJ

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 07:01 PM

^Probably because they are reviewing venues that are not in Victoria, and people from far away just know that they are going to visit Victoria, not Sannich or Oak Bay.
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#1473 aastra

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:07 PM

Marriott:

We had to be up at 6AM & there is no coffee until 6:30. The closest coffee shop is a 10 min hike away.


Read more at TripAdvisor.com...

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Ocean Pointe:

There is not much in terms of other restaurants, convenience stores, or food items on this side of the bridge. Everything was a minimum 10-15 minute walk - and, with the exception of the gas station convenience store - it was always across the bridge


Read more at TripAdvisor.com...

#1474 Mike K.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:15 PM

That bridge man, I tell you. From the Vic West side of the bridge everything in downtown is a 10-15 walk away. But once you cross the thing it's all 5 minutes away. Weird.

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#1475 aastra

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:49 PM

Oak Bay Beach Hotel:

(1) The big warm pool and hot tubs are right on the ocean and are open 24 hours--Brilliant!

From TripAdvisor.com...

I did not know that.

#1476 Barra

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:56 PM

Oak Bay Beach Hotel:


From TripAdvisor.com...
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And you are so close to the neighbours that you can watch the TV in their living room while you sit in the hot tub!
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#1477 jaylow

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

we're number 14, we're number 14!!
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#1478 aastra

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 11:33 AM

As silly as ratings of friendliness/unfriendliness tend to be, I'll observe that in this particular survey you have all of the following:

Victoria
Charleston
Savannah
Asheville

These places occupy very much the same niche in their respective regions re: tourism, heritage preservation, wearing the "small big city" hat, and so forth. I'd argue that Galena, Illinois is a micro-version of the same. Discuss.

#1479 spanky123

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:49 PM

we're number 14, we're number 14!!
http://www.cntravele...ideshow_item5_6


Right up there as being on page 4 of a google search!

#1480 Bingo

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:16 PM

Thank you ferry much...



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