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Royal British Columbia Museum
Founded in 1886, the Royal British Columbia Museum is located in Victoria in Canada. The title of ‘Royal’ was approved by Queen Elizabeth II in 1987. This iconic museum is home to the Province of British Columbia's natural and human history museum and British Columbia Provincial Archives. The Royal BC Museum is home to nearly 7 million objects concerning natural history specimens, artifacts and archival records. Some of the previous exhibitions hosted here have been focused on the Egyptian artifacts, the Vikings, Leonardo da Vinci, RMS Titanic and Gold Rush in British Columbia.
The Butchart Gardens are located near Victoria on Vancouver Island. Designated a National Historic Site of Canada, they were built by a Jennie Butchart, the wife of a wealthy businessman in 1904. The gardens feature range of flowers, exotic plants, pools and fountains. Some of the major parts of this garden are Italian garden, Rose Garden, Japanese garden and Sunken Garden. The Butchart Gardens also host various musical and artistic presentations. A highlight of this garden is replica of a 17th century bronze statue of a wild boar called ‘Tacca,’ which is fabled to bring good luck to anyone who touches the statue’s shiny snout.
British Columbia Parliament Buildings
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. They are located in Victoria. These neo-Baroque buildings are hallmarked by two statues - one that of Queen Victoria and the other that of a soldier, the latter stands as a memorial to those soldiers who had laid down their lives during the two World Wars while serving the country. The dome of the central building is topped with a gold-covered statue of Captain George Vancouver, a mid-18th century sailor who was the first to travel around the Vancouver Island. The complete appearance of these buildings is best after sunsets when they are lit up in different colored lights.
Craigdarroch Castle Is the former residence of a local business tycoon, Robert Dunsmuir and his wife Joan. This late 19th century Victorian-era Scottish Baronial mansion consists of 39 rooms. The mansion was built with a princely sum of $500,000. The Craigdarroch Castle checks both boxes of opulence and magnificence with its ornate period furnishings, stained glasswork and elaborate woodwork. Visitors taking a guided tour inside this four-storey marvel are also wowed with its imported granite, tiles and a custom-made oak staircase.