Win a Family Trip to Victoria, BC

I am so excited to offer this giveaway.

This week I’m giving away a two-night stay at The Royal Scot Hotel & Suites, where my family stays (again and again – they’re probably sick of us by now) on every visit. This suite-style hotel offers a small kitchen, perfect for prepping locally grown produce or freshly caught fish. The one-bedroom suites provide lots of room for a family of four or five, with a fold-out couch in the living room and a separate bedroom for the parents.

The hotel is located one block from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, within easy walking distance of the Royal BC Museum and downtown Victoria.

My favorite way to go to Victoria is via passenger-only ferry, aboard the Victoria Clipper. It’s a no-stress way to arrive in Victoria, because almost everything is within walking distance or easily accessible with public transportation.

I want you to enjoy it too – so Clipper Vacations has agreed to give our drawing winner round-trip tickets for four (two adults, two children) from Seattle, aboard the Clipper. Clipper Vacations whisks you from downtown Seattle to downtown Victoria in about two and a half hours.

You cannot use this package during July and August or during really crowded weekends at the hotel. But that’s OK. I prefer Victoria when it’s not crowded with tourists, even if the weather is dependably beautiful during those months. Shoulder season months of May-June and September-October are my favorite times to go. Plenty of flowers, and Victorians have more time to chat.

If you like these kinds of tips and want even more, check out my book Northwest Kid Trips: Portland, Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver (and order from my Amazon link).

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Here’s how to enter: You can enter a maximum of two times, using each method of entry ONLY once. You must enter via the first option (below). Entrants may be disqualified for violating any rule laid out here or for any other reason at the discretion of sweepstakes organizers.

REQUIRED ENTRY: Read this article on Victoria with kids and/or this article on dining in Victoria with kids. Next, return here to leave an entry below about what you want to do with your kids in Victoria, BC. Your entry must show up on this page. Don’t forget to leave your valid, correct e-mail address.

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Contest Rules:

This contest begins at 9:00 p.m., April 12, 2010 and ends at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, April 19, 2010. On April 20, 2010, the winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries received, using Random.org and will be notified by e-mail. Please ensure that you have entered the correct e-mail address in your entry. Your e-mail will not be sold or displayed.

If no response is received within one week (7 days), the first winner will forfeit the prize and another entrant will be selected at random using Random.org.

Royal Scot Suites and Victoria Clipper will provide the prize to the winner. The value of the hotel stay is $400; The value of the Clipper trip is $280.

The prize is valid for a one-bedroom suite room and a round-trip tickets for a family of four (two adults, two children). Both must be redeemed by 12/31/2010; certain holiday weekends and high-occupancy weekends will be excluded. Neither may be used in peak season (July and August); other restrictions may apply.

Please reserve your room and Clipper trip as soon as possible; coordinate the stay. The prize information must be presented when making reservations. There is no cash value. There are no substitutions. The prizes are not transferable. The winner is solely responsible for any national, state, provincial or city taxes incurred.

Sweepstakes void where prohibited by law. Entrants must be age 18 and over and residing in the U.S or Canada.

If a resident of Canada is selected as a winner, they will be required to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, whether mechanical or otherwise, a timed, mathematical skill-testing question (3*6)+(12/2)-8 to be administered by Lora Shinn by e-mail before the awarding of the prize.

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Comments

  1. Kristina says:

    OOOOOO! The Bug Zoo! That will be a HUGE hit with my 5yr old. And it may help my 7yr with her over-reactions.
    The Beacon Hill Park with the goats sounds really fun too– especially since we all knit. (Well not the hubbie, but maybe eventually.)

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  2. One of my favorite vacations as a kid was one my mom and I made to Victoria. Returning with my husband and two young sons, I would visit the Bug Zoo, the Royal BC Museum and Beacon Hill Park. While a trip to the Empress sounds delightful, I don’t think it’s the spot for us with a six year old and two year old in tow!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..Sunday Style: Experience =-.

  3. I’d like to go to the Royal Museum and the bug zoo – def. eat at Red Fish Blue Fish too. Monkey loves him some fish & chips. We’d also check out the playground by the wharf.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..Paper Dragons =-.

  4. I’ll take my kids to the Royal BC Museum (though they will wish I had taken them to the Bug Zoo).

  5. Cristy Buczko says:

    I’ve lived in WA for over 4 years and still haven’t made a trip there!!! This would be amazing!!!!!!!! Def the bug zoo! However, I’d love to do it all!!!! I have a 5 year old boy & an almost 3 year old girl.

  6. Boy, it’s hard to narrow it down! Definitely the running of the goats, tea at the empress, and the bug museum. I haven’t been to Victoria in 12 years, and I always think of it as a grown-up destination, but this just might get me to go with my 6-year old! Thanks for the possible opportunity to go there for free!

  7. The Bug Zoo sounds too fabulous to miss, playtime at Beacon Hill Park (with lunch from Sally Bun, perhaps?), a little strolling and shopping in Downtown with dinner at Rebars. Burchart Garden or the Royal BC Museum, depending on the weather and if the kids are cooperative, Rogers’ Chocolates Soda Shoppe after Red Fish Blue Fish. Thanks for making planning so easy!

  8. We’re always fans of the museum, Red Fish Blue Fish, and the baby goats.

  9. We went last year for Spring Break and my kids have been begging to go back. We loved the Royal BC Museum and would definitely go there again.

  10. I just subscribed to your email newsletter. I’d love to have tea at the Empress with my daughter. I have the fondest memories of going there as a child with my grandmother.

  11. Beacon Hill Park sounds like a place that my family would really enjoy. And, Rogers’ Chocolates Soda Shoppe (my son LOVES ice cream) and Red Fish, Blue Fish (our family LOVES seafood) would definitely be at the top of our list for dining.

  12. I would absolutely LOVE to check out the bug zoo and Burchart Garden, as well as just wander around and see the city!

  13. Ashlee R. says:

    My family and I would love this trip. I have always wanted to go to victoria BC but haven’t had the chance. It just looks so beautiful!! If we were to go the Royal BC Museum sounds really awesome and the bug zoo just sounds like something you can’t pass up(especially with a three year old boy)!! The ice cream shop sounds YUMMY!! Thanks for the chance to win a fun trip!!

  14. I would love to take my kids to the gardens, the hill park, the museum for the education purposes. And the wax muesum, cause those are always fun to see people you watch on TV or see in movies. I would just like to take my kids to see what is out there besides just the states. See how other ppl live and do things. I think it would be a fun and educational trip for my family. Thanks for the chance to win

  15. I would love to see the Sunken Garden at Butchart, our boys would love the Wax Museum and the “running of the goats”.

  16. Wow – I’ve been planning a trip to Victoria in my head for months and this could actually get us there! Isaac would love the carousel at Buchart Gardens, and I would love taking him to Beacon Hill Park. And if I may speak for my husband, he would most enjoy showing Isaac around the Royal BC museum.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Cheap Sleeps and Day Hikes – Central Washington =-.

  17. I’ve always wanted to see Butchart Gardens so that will definitely be on the itinerary, although the Bug Zoo sounds like a must-see as well. Tea at the Empress also would be nice. The last time my hub and I were in Victoria (over 12 years ago, before our son was born!) we had a lovely tea at a small shop downtown, which was great, but I guess the next time we visit we should hit the landmark tea for good measure! Oh, and our son has never been on a ferry, so that would be a treat, too!

  18. Having kids 5 years apart I think there is enough fun things to do to keep both entertained. A little mix of outside fun at Beacon Hill Park and then a prim and proper tea at the Empress – now that’s diversity!

  19. My 3 year old would love Beacon Hill Park as she loves to climb and play on riding toys. Probably can’t go wrong with the Bug Zoo either, but she loves to smell the flowers which makes Butchart Gardens a must.

  20. The goats at Beacon Hill Park and the carousel at Butchart Gardens sound like they would be big hits with my 3yo. Victoria is so lovely; I need to work in a visit there soon.

  21. Definitely would want to visit Miniature World. We tried the Wax Museum and backed out crying with our younger ones, would try it again, now that they are older.

    Absolutely the Museum is a must, especially with the Behind the Scenes Exhibit coming up!! And the IMAX Theatre!!!

  22. The bug zoo and baby goats would be a must on our to do list. My son would go nuts for both! Cafe Mo:Le would be a must on my list! : )

  23. Sue Campbell says:

    I would LoVe to take my daughter to the Butchart Garden and the Butterfly garden. We spent our honeymoon in Victoria, it would be great to go back with our daughter.
    .-= Sue Campbell´s last blog ..Kid Logic =-.

  24. Mary Kelly says:

    I have been to Victoria and experienced it with my husband as 2 adults. I now have 2 young boys and want to experience it with them. I was so excited to learn about the Bug Zoo and Beacon Hill park. I also live to eat and its exciting to learn about places that are kid friendly and have great food. I am definitely eating dinner at Red Fish, Blue Fish and saving room for ice cream at Rogers’ Chocolates Soda Shoppe. Thanks for all the great recommendations, I can’t wait to plan our trip.

  25. Sarah Alexander says:

    We would love to see the Royal BC Museum and of course, who could resist goat grooming! A favorite of mine from when I was a kid is tea at the Empress. I think Frances would really dig this–probably in her full princess regalia too. The Butterfly Gardens would probably be a hit too. I’d love to hit the Wax Museum but I don’t think Frances would find it nearly as interesting as I would. At least not yet. I haven’t been to Victoria since I was a kid. This would be a really fun family trip for us! Thank you for making this a possibility!

  26. I was just checking flights and hotels online when I came across this article. Great timing. Even if I don’t win, I’ll be sure to tkae notes about everything you’ve mentioned and take them with me if we come! I’d love to take the boys to the Royal London Wax Museum. Everytime were in Vegas and see some of the ones there I think about how my boys would react. We’ll surly take them to Hernande’z – they aquired a taste for fresh made tacos in Mexicon last Christmas, we’ll have to compare!

  27. My daughter would love the butterfly garden and feed Sammy the Seal. We’ve always talked about going up to Victoria, but have never made it. Hope we win! :)

  28. Jennifer says:

    My daughter really wants to go to Butchart Gardens. She’s almost 5 and she’s infatuated with gardening. She loves examining plants and smelling flowers. She wants to see the roses, especially since her middle name is Rose. And finally, who can resist the thought of the Carousel!

  29. Butterflies and the soda shoppe! Those would both be a hit with my daughter.

  30. We want to visit the grandparents and go to Beacon Hill Park. And the Royal BC Museum- do they still have the silent movie theatre there?

  31. We want to make it to Buchart Garden this time. Also, the kids want to see the violin-playing Darth Vader on the waterfront again.

  32. I just joined the mailing list. Can’t wait to check out the Bug Museum with the kids.

  33. Michelle says:

    My family would like to do the Royal BC Museum – friends of ours recently went and their photos look like they had such a great time!

  34. gretchen z says:

    Great articles and great site! I’ll be coming back as we begin to plan getaways with our new baby. If we go to Victoria we’ll definitely check out the Royal BC Museum. I think my 6-month-old would love it. And growing up here in the PNW I have a nostalgic fondness for (cedar-scented) NW native longhouse exhibits.

  35. Adrienne says:

    I’d love to go visit Butchart Gardens again! I remember visiting as a kid, but I haven’t been back for probably 20 years.

  36. At 11 months my baby is already a foodie, and I’m partial to Latin flavors so we’d make Cafe Mo:Le our first stop and follow it up with Hernande’z. Sounds delicious. No kidding, she really eats everything. And then we’d go to Butchart Gardens – happens to be where hubs took me for our first anniversary and I’d love to go back.
    .-= Annie´s last blog ..You are being watched =-.

  37. We would love to stroll around the Oak Bay neighborhood checking out the children’s toy and antique shops and stopping in for cupcakes at Crumbsby’s Cupcake Cafe. We have never been to Butchart Gardens so that would be on the top of our list of to dos, too.

  38. My wife and I flew up to Victoria for our first anniversary a few years ago and loved the beautiful waterfront, Butchart Gardens and the overall vibe of this great Canadian city. We now have an (almost) 1-year old that is already a well seasoned traveler so bringing her to Victoria would be one more stamp on her newly minted passport. Hope we win!

  39. LIved in Seattle for 5 years and still haven’t made this trip. Butchart Garden with my 2 year old would be wonderful!

  40. I love Victoria! We honeymooned there but have not taken the kids. Butchart Gardens, definitely.

  41. Let’s be honest…Mommy needs to have fun too! The English Sweet Shop would be a must, and Tea at the Empress (without having to wipe anyone’s nose while sipping, a dream come true!). but the bug zoo and gardens would be great for family outings, as we’ve never been!

  42. I’d love to take my kids to Butchart Gardens and check out the carousel. Victoria is one of my absolute favorite areas ever but I’ve never been on the Victoria clipper!

  43. Alina Rios says:

    I want to take my son to the English Sweet Shoppe so that we can examine jar after jar of mysterious and familiar multicolored goodness and pick out a few treasures to take with us. I’d love to watch his face light up from that first lick of a real lemon drop.

  44. Well, I would choose tea at the Empress but my children would totally bug out at the bug zoo! They would be in bug heaven!

  45. Because we’ve never been to Victoria I would love to take my kids to do almost everything on those lists.

    They would love the Butterfly Gardens, Feeding Sammy the Seal, and any of the gardens at Butchart or Beacon Hill Park.

    Eating would definitely involve the Soda Shoppe!

    Hope we win!

  46. Great articles! I went to Victoria several times with my parents growing up and my husband has been on a couple golf trips with the guys but we’ve never been together with our family – seems like it’s time! My daughter would absolutely LOVE to go to Crumsby’s Cupcake Cafe – at 3, she is already quite the cupcake connoisseur.

  47. Oh all of that looks so great! I would say for sure we would visit that playground and also the butterfly garden.
    So fun! We’ve never been to Vancouver, it would be such a treat!

  48. Jeannine Martindale says:

    Victoria is fantastic! My kids have never been (6 & 3) and I’m excited to take them to the gardens. I’ve never been to the bug museum and I know they’ll love the butterfly garden. :)

  49. Love to ride bikes there too, Victoria has the Galloping Goose trail that is great! Want to go in the spring sometime and see Butchart Gardens. Have never been there.

  50. I would love to do tea at the Empress. And I know they’d love to play at Beacon Hill park with their friends (who live in Victoria) and have some dim sum! (And I want to stop and get some more herbal Chai from Silk Road Aromatherapy and Tea Co.)

  51. The biggest hit for my 5-year-old would be the ferry ride! But I’m sure the Bug Zoo and the Royal BC Museum would be a blast, too.

  52. My family would love to ride the Clipper to Victoria. Such a beautiful and clean city! The Royal BC Museum is a must see as is the Empress. We would also love to visit Butchart Gardens as we have never been there.

  53. Jonelle Wilhelmsen says:

    I would take my family to the museum – it is the best and then see an Imax movie there.

  54. I think we all would like the butterfly gardens (although, I’m afraid my 3 boys, 4 if you include you know who) would also vote for the bug museum. One extra item: the conservatory is great on cold, blustery days!

  55. Christine says:

    A ride on the clipper would be fantastic. My family would love to go to Butchart Gardens. My son loves carousels and for him to ride the vintage one there would be so much fun. The Bug Museum would be something else fun to do. Kids might like it..I’ll be squeamish though! Beacon Hill Park sounds like a wonderful time for the little ones, with the goat petting and all! For lunch we’d have to check our Rebar as any restaurant that offers a dinosaur along with the kid’s menu has to be cool. Paradiso di Stelle and Crumsby’s sound good too.

  56. The noodle box will be great for my kids. EVERYONE loves noodles, even the one year olds!

    I’ll have to by two more clipper tickets though…

  57. Oh, and I would LOVE to take my daughter to high tea.

  58. I’m entering for my two grown daughters and their sons. It would be great if they could take atrip together and take the boys to BC. They have never been on The Vistoria Clipper or gone to Butchart Gardens which we keep hearing are both amazing.

  59. We’d like the Bug Zoo.

  60. Our family would love to take the Clipper, have high tea at the Empress, and with young kids…who could miss the bug museum?! We love it all in Victoria!

  61. Several things would be great to do: The Royal BC Museum (one of my all time fave museums), Busch Garden (I’ve still never made it there yet), and high tea at the Empress (it really can be kid-friendly). Most important, I think, would be to find something totally new, and find it while wandering and looking about.
    .-= Mary Jo´s last blog ..Shopping at the Rose Bowl Flea Market =-.

  62. This would be great! We would definitely hit up rebar, our daughter is a bit fidgetie and would love to play with dinosaurs. We would also check out the butterfly house- butterflies landing on us sounds fun!
    I’m going to sign up for your emails too…
    Thanks!

  63. The best weekend in Victoria must start with the Clipper. The kids love the water adventure even though it is a bit loud for our 4 year old :) A stop at the Royal BC museum should not be missed. But the highlight will always be the bug museum!
    .-= Andrew´s last blog ..INNOVATORS: Setting big things in motion using the universal power of pull, Mon Apr 26, 2010, hosted by Lara Feltin =-.

  64. After the excitement of the Clipper ride, we’d all take a nap. Then it is off to the Empress to wander the halls and schedule a high tea. The Buchart Gardens, especially in the spring would be a treasured destination.

  65. I’m sure my kids (and the rest of the family) would love to go to Fisherman’s Wharf. We love seafood.

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  66. I would want to do the tea at the Empress. Even though my oldest two are boys, they LOVE tea parties and this would be the ultimate!

  67. My daughter absolutely LOVES the Empress and tea. She’s always loved tea parties.

  68. Butchart Gardens! They are beautiful.

  69. This would help us make a lasting outing before our first daughter goes off to college this fall! We would visit the Butchart Gardens, go to the Royal BC Museum, and wander the shopping areas of Victoria, among them, the Miniature Museum we visited 10 years ago when they were toddlers! Visiting and getting to know the people of Victoria and seeing the architecture would be sooo surreal and exciting to have a much-needed last vacation before the final sad goodbye to childhood for our daughter!

  70. I would love to take my son to the Bug Zoo, I can’t even imagine how much he would love that and I know he would love the ride on the Clipper itself. Though, I’d love to do tea at the Empress, it is not to be missed.
    .-= Steph @ Memories and Mischief´s last blog ..Six Word Saturday. =-.

  71. The Beacon Hill Park and Children’s Farm looks like a lot of fun.

  72. diana lee says:

    Empress high tea for kids and the sole shaped tacos – my kids are 1/2 mexican and love neat mexican places

  73. Stephanie says:

    Would love to just take it all in, the Clipper, the gardens, and the park all sound lovely. My boys are bigger and I think would appreciate it more :)

  74. Would love to win this giveaway! I would definately visit Buchart Gardens!

  75. Buchard gardens will be a must see for our family!

  76. Sammy the seal at the Wharf and the baby goats at Beacon hill park would be a hit with my two toddler girls!
    .-= Rachael´s last blog ..Cowboys and the Prairie Princess =-.

  77. I would love to visit my parents who live there. :)

  78. Unfortunately I don’t HAVE kids, but I would take them to the gardens if i did!

  79. Kathy Rodrick says:

    Definitely want to have tea at the Empress! I did high tea with my kids in London and they love it! Th ebug zoo looks pretty cool too!

  80. James Molnar says:

    I think my boys would LOVE the BC Museum, and what’s not to like about the Beacon Hill park. All looks very fun.

  81. I would absolutely love to take my daughter to the Butchart Gardens, as I went there as a child and LOVED it!

  82. Ann Feller says:

    I would love to take my kids to the Royal BC Museum. Seeing history thru the eyes of my kids is great. The Buchart Gardens would be beautiful to see also.What a great chance to take a great trip.

  83. Jennifer says:

    Definitely Butchart Gardens and I love that they have a new carrousel in the children’s garden! Perfect. I’d also love to have tea at the Empress, and my 5 year old would love it. But not sure the 2 year old and 8 month old are ready for it. That one would probably have a wait a few years. :)

  84. I know my girls would love tea at the Empress as well as the butterfly gardens.

  85. Shawnda Hicks says:

    Who wouldn’t love The Bug Museum and then hitting Rebar for dinner! My kids would adore this! Our older daughter would enjoy high tea too.

  86. I would love to go there and see the Butchart Gardens with our kids, it’s so inspiring to tour gardens. With spring/summer coming up it would be a good time to go. I would love this trip.

  87. A trip to Victoria sounds amazing! My boys would love the Bug zoo, and my daughter would be thrilled with the Butterfly Garden. Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  88. I have three boys who would love to visit the Bug Zoo. What trip to Victoria would be complete without some time spent at Butchart Gardens? Then tea time at the Empress Hotel would be a great outing.

  89. Hmmm, my comment doesn’t appear to have posted? I am totally not trying to cheat. But I said before that the Bug Zoo would be our hands down favorite! My son would love it. And my little girl would love the Beacon Hill Park playground and Children’s Farm.
    .-= Chrissy´s last blog ..Daddy’s weekend with the Kiddos =-.

  90. My children would absolutely love the clipper. No one in our family has been up to BC, but friends talk fondly about it every year. Good luck to all who have entered.

  91. samantha chang says:

    for some reason even though i have 2 girls.. i can see them liking the BUG zoo. Daddy always catches bugs for them in the backyard, but i know seeing all the different ones from all over the world would really interest them.. not just the rollypollys.

  92. I like to do as much as I can on trips lol. To narrow it down I would love to visit the Butchart Gardens, take the kids to feed Sammy & Tea at the Empress!
    .-= Dana´s last blog ..More FREE Kotex Sample Packs =-.

  93. Tamra Johnson-Hicks says:

    I’d love to take my son to the Childrens Farm and to eat at the Chocolate Soda restaurant. My husband has never been on the clipper so I think we’d have a great time!

  94. April Rauenhorst says:

    Our family loves to travel and it would be hard to pick just one thing, but I think the ride on the clipper and walking through the Empress Hotel. We love looking at the architecture of buildings and the Empress is a beautiful and historic place.

  95. I love just walking around the city and exploring the waterfront and shops and restaurants. I know my kids would love the Beacon Hill park as i remember playing there while visiting my uncle.

  96. I’m sure my son would love the ferry ride and WOW to top it off with seeing bugs at the Royal museum, sound like a great few days!

  97. So many things to see and do. We would explore the city and Fisherman’s Wharf. My girls love flowers and hiking so we couldn’t miss going to Beacon Hill park and of course the Butterfly Gardens.

  98. Kelley Motley says:

    It would be great to go to Buchart with the kids and I know they would love the ferry ride too! I would love to go to tea also! Victoria fun!

  99. we would REALLY enjoy the Bug Zoo!!

  100. What great fun that would be! Ferry, beauty, family time!
    My two girls would love to visit another country!!

  101. So many fun things to do in Victoria! My daughter would love having high tea at the Empress (I am sure she would have to wear a princess dress), the miniture museum and of course smelling the flowers at Butchart Gardens.

  102. WHAT FUN! Ferry, beauty, family time! My two young girls would love to visit a different country!

  103. My little ones would love Beacon Hill Park!!
    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway!

  104. we would love to be outside… enjoying the butchart and butterfly gardens, and the bug museum. and the carousel would be a must!

  105. As a child I visited Victoria with my family often so this is really an opportunity to show my Son the same great experiences I remember. I would say first it would be the clipper ride, then the double decker bus but what will really get him is the Royal Museum!!

  106. I would love to go and tour around this spring, what a wonderful giveaway!

  107. I have 2 boys so they would love the Bug Zoo and the London Wax Museum. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I haven been wanting to go back there, we have been but without the kids. What a nice weekend trip!

  108. I have subcribed to email!

  109. We would love to get away and take the kids to the butchart gardens and the bug zoo. Victoria is beautiful!

  110. Butchart gardens would be the ultimate place for my 3 children. What a fun treat this would be.

  111. I’m a big fan of eating my way through a new city – and with restaurants that boast dinosaurs, cupcakes & “approved” fish & chips, it’d be a great family treat!

  112. I have not been to Victoria since before I had kids! I would love to take them to the bug museum and the royal bc museum. They would love to walk around the city and just enjoy the sights and people watching too. Thanksfor the giveaway!

  113. What a wonderful contest! I’d love to take my son to the Bug Zoo… He’s at the perfect age and is fascinated by everything creepy crawly.

  114. Thomas Tan says:

    My family would love to do the Family Discovery Walk at the Butchart Gardens! But make no mistake–our 3 young boys would absolutely go bananas if they were to find out that we had won a trip to go aboard the Victoria Clipper; they just love the sea and ferry rides:)

  115. Laura Hendrix says:

    My husband and our two little girls would see friends in Seattle and then whisk our family away for some very needed play time! We would visit Beacon Hill Park, the historical museum, Victoria Harbor and definitely get to the international district. It sounds dreamy!

  116. N.A. Warren says:

    We love Victoria! The gardens are spectacular, and the museum is totally COOL! Riding over on the Clipper is very fun (and sometimes bumpy).

  117. My wife and two kids would love to visit Victoria BC, we would like to visit bug zoo, wax museum, Buchart Garderns and climb the rock wall. Not to forget eating out. We are excited to visit Victoria, hope we are the lucky winners :) Thank you!

  118. Lucy Page says:

    We would love the butterfly garden, wax museum and high tea at the empress. The ferry boat ride alone would thrill my kiddos! My husband and I would love to take our kids to B.C because we spent our one year anniversary there!!

  119. Ilana Guttmann says:

    Ooh! Royal museum is terrific!!

  120. My two little girls would adore the vintage carousel at Butchart Gardens! But they are not entirely girly-girls (despite all the glitter around my house), they are also fascinated by bugs and mud…so The Bug Zoo is another must! (I never even knew there was such a thing!)

  121. My family would love to visit Butchart Gardens. The 2 kids will certainly enjoy the bug museum! What fun it will be!

  122. Esther M says:

    I would love to take our daughter to Buchart Gardens. Your photos are beautiful, and I know she would love to romp and play and see the landscaping and floral artistry. The Victoria Butterfly gardens would also be great to see.

    Great giveaway!!!

  123. Definately Butchart Gardens…went there as a kid and loved it! I love Victoria!!!

  124. I subscribed to the email!

  125. I desperately want to do the high tea, but I think I’ll have to wait a few years before my girls are ready. Beacon Hill sounds their speed, though, and I think they’d love the running of the goats. Just the idea cracks me up.

  126. Jen Faley says:

    With 2 boys, the bug museum would be a must! And the running of the goats.. really! That sounds hysterical!

  127. I haven’t been to Victoria since I was 8 years old, but I remember the Empress Hotel and I’d love to take my daughters for tea there. The kids would love Butchart Gardens, and I would love to visit the wharf and explore the downtown area. Red Fish Blue Fish sounds like it’s right up our alley! I’ll probably visit soon even if I don’t win this prize! Thanks so much for sharing all of your ideas for places to go!

  128. We just went to Vancouver last weekend and so my family would love to go to Victoria. The Roger’s soda shop sounds like a place my daughters would love to go. We’d probably hit up some museums and check out the gardens.

  129. I would love to take my kids to the Fisherman’s Wharf and the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. I’ve never been to Victoria and would love to visit!

  130. My husband and I would love to take our girls to visit Butchart Gardens. I’m sure they would love to check out the Bug Zoo and Butterfly Gardens too.

  131. I would love to make the kids dress up and take them to have tea at the Empress Hotel! P is sure to break something, but that will just make the trip more memorable, right?

    Then we’ll go hold bugs! I will be thrilled, as will I.

  132. No more entries, sorry!

  133. We would love to take our kids to the museums, parks and gardens, as well as tasting some of the local food downtown!

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