Butchart Garden. Photo by Christine Wagner

Top Island Escapes near Victoria, British Columbia

While Victoria, British Columbia, has plenty of its own charms, the neighboring islands around Victoria also have plenty to offer visitors.
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The Last Hoi Toiders: Lost Dialect in the Outer Banks

In the remote islands of the Outer Banks, an unusual American dialect lives on -- Hoi Toiders.
Mackinac Island

Somewhere in Time: Mackinac Island

Hire a horse-drawn carriage and step back into the 19th century on Michigan's Mackinac Island.