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Here's a partial overview of Victoria Harbor. You know when I think of Canada about the last thing that comes to mind are palm trees! But here one is and if you look at the end of the sidewalk there's another over there. I did some research on how they manage to live in this climate. The southern area of Vancouver Island has among the mildest winters in all of Canada, so that naturally helps. But over the years they have grown palm trees that are resistant to freezing in Oregon and Washington. If you took one out of California it wouldn’t last long but this hardened version is more resistant to bad weather. As they get more resistant to freezing they continue to move north with their plantings.

The big building is The Empress and on the very far right those colorful flowers actually spell out "Welcome to Victoria". I’ll be posting a few more of The Empress which is a high-end hotel. Taken in mid-afternoon.

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