Of course, there's always a couple of photos taken on the ferry ride.
After the ferry crossing we headed into downtown Victoria where we toured the Royal BC Museum.
The main attraction was a travelling Ancient Egypt exhibit. I felt I'd seen some of these exhibits before at Expo 86 in Vancouver, but that was 32 years ago. I'll only caption each photo briefly as I didn't take notes.
Hatshepsut - fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt - second female Pharaoah
Not exactly Liz Taylor lookalike
Book of the Dead
We also visited the permanent BC Natural history exhibit, where I felt more comfortable identifying the exhibits.
Prairie Falcon - close relative to the Peregrine Falcon
White-throated Swift - can be seen at Vaseux Lake in the Okanagan
Walrus and Seals
Common Murres - can be seen on BC coast or Point Roberts
Tufted Puffins - a bird I have not ever seen
Snow Goose - common in Lower Mainland in Winter
Wilson's Snipe - unique shorebird can be seen in Okanagan and perhaps Lower Mainland
We returned to Victoria on the 25th to celebrate my birthday with a lunch at the Empress Hotel. I took this shot of the old CPR Steamship Terminal building after lunch.