Looking for a quick spring getaway with the fam? A visit to British Columbia will not only leave you and your crew refreshed, but a little smarter. Victoria, BC has a rich and rugged history that began with First Nations people, the original inhabitants of Vancouver Island, and later evolved into a popular trading post and site of the gold rush. So pack up your littlest travelers, leave your car behind and hit this popular tourist destination where you can see the influence of the people throughout the city.

It’s a Small World After All: Miniature World

The Littles will feel like Gulliver as they ooh and ahh over the details on display at this unusual (but super fun!) tourist attraction. Tiny dioramas depict 85 different scenes. From outer space and the great Canadian Railroad to Enchanted Castles, Frontier Land, London Town, dollhouses and an incredible circus display that recreates life under the big top down to the tiniest details. Tykes will love that the tiny worlds are right at their eye level and there are buttons to push to make the miniature elements light up, move and come to life. Psst.. grownups will want to crouch down to take in all the carefully constructed details.

649 Humboldt St.
Victoria B.C.
Online: miniatureworld.com

Tickets: $15+G.S.T./Adults; $10+G.S.T./Youth; $8+G.S.T./Child (ask about special family rates and AAA member discounts)

photo: Natalia Dotto Photography

Will you be planning a trip to Victoria, BC this spring? Where will you visit? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Natalia Dotto