Searching for Canada’s Palm Tree Capital
The historic city of Victoria, B.C., is known for its stunning vistas, but did you know that one of its neighbourhoods, Oak Bay, is billing itself as the “Palm Tree Capital of Canada?” David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C. cruised along Beach Drive on Vancouver Island to find palm trees and simply enjoy a beautiful day! Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.
Palm Trees in Oak Bay
David Lee did find several palm trees in and around Oak Bay on Vancouver Island while on a trip there with his family last summer.
While heading to Vancouver Island on BC Ferries, David snapped this beautiful shot of Active Pass, a narrow passage between the islands of Mayne and Galiano in British Columbia.
Stopping along Beach Drive which travels the shoreline of the Saanich peninsula, David captured this summery scene.
Palm Tree in Victoria, B.C.
This palm tree was spotted near a hotel in Victoria, B.C.
Stunning parliament buildings in Victoria, B.C.
A beautiful peacock wandering around Beacon Hill Park in Victoria.
Fishing and sail boats off of Vancouver Island.
Palm Tree in Oak Bay, B.C.
David spotted another palm tree spotted in Oak Bay, B.C.
Active Pass in the Gulf Islands
Another beautiful shot of Active Pass in the Gulf Islands.