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.

Try Tea at a Princess Garden

If you want a different tea experience head to Abkhazi Garden, the home of a real Georgian Prince and Princess. The tea house is set in a formal garden created by Peggy Pemberton-Carter before she married exiled Georgian Prince Nicholas Abkhazi. You can look out onto a beautiful garden while sipping your oolong or darjeeling. Then, stroll through the one-acre garden after tea to work off those scones and cream. Psst... this afternoon tea experience is a little less formal, but no less tasty.

1964 Fairfield Rd.
Victoria, B.C
Online: abkhaziteahouse.com

Price: $30/person
Times: Daily, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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