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.

Stroll Through Thunderbird Park

If you don’t have time to hit the Royal BC Museum you can still catch a glimpse of the First People’s amazing cultural history with a stroll through Thunderbird Park at Beacon Hill, just outside the museum. Several replica totem poles and historic buildings are on display. Take the time to explore the different totem poles and try to figure out which animals are represented.

Belleville Street (behind the Royal BC Museum)
Victoria, BC
Online: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/tbird-park/main.htm?lang=eng

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