Victoria was voted number one by Con de Naste magazine as best city in the world for environmental ambiance and this can be discovered by following Victoria’s scenic marine drive. Bring your camera. You can hike it, bike it, drive it or hire someone to take you on a tour! We suggest that you read through this article before you start the tour and plan what you want to see and do.
We recommend that you start between 8 and 9 am at the Ogden Point Breakwater at 199 Dallas Road. You can grab a coffee and a snack or some breakfast at the
Breakwater Restaurant and Bistro. Before or after, take the 750 meter walk into Juan de Fuca Strait on the Ogden Point Breakwater. We suggest that you go out on the upper walkway and come back on the granite blocks. While on the upper part keep watching on the sides for sea life and the amazing variety of marine traffic.
As you travel down Dallas Road you will soon find Mile Zero on the Trans-Canada Highway. This is probably the most photographed spot on Vancouver Island. Right behind the Mile Zero sign is the statue of Terry Fox. Terry Fox is a Canadian hero as well as an athlete, humanitarian, and cancer research activist. Terry lost a leg to cancer and in 1980 he began a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. His quest was ended by cancer after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 mi). Since 1981 annual Terry Fox Runs have railed hundreds of millions of dollars for cancer research and have involved millions of people all over the world. A true her for sure! Continue reading