Sorry this has taken so long! And I didn't want to reply in the earlier thread, since it's quite a way back there.
Since we'll be missing our pint, I'll hoist one in your honour! And being from the U.S., and since Canadian beer is a bit more "lively" than ours is, one may be all I need!
We're planning to visit the Butchart Gardens while in Victoria, and we're planning to go on our own. We may do a Grayline tour, or just find other transportation to the gardens and wander around on our own. Nothing finalized yet -- it's more fun that way, don't you think?!
And I will hoist one in yours ! We'll try to leave the Radiance in good shape for you. We are really looking forward to this quick get-away.Hope you have some good weather for your trip. Victoria is a nice city. Like i said, we're just going to hang around the Inner Harbour this trip and see a few sites.
Don't know if I told you but if you're REALLY adventureous you can take transit to Butchart. www.bctransit.com/regions/vic/ Follow the links for Attractions. You can get the timetable and map. Take the #75 Sidney to the gardens. Takes 45min and a couple bucks.