be a BAT “Be A Tourist”

Victoria has a fantastic concept for 4 days – be a tourist in your own town.  An initial $10 on a passport book offers free admissions or up to %50 off to a lot of local attractions. Can save almost $200 – 300 if you do EVERYTHING in the passport book.  (I think, I didn’t work it out — why?  Just cheap, that’s all)

Apparently, BAT gets the tourist and hospitality industry ready for “you”,  the truer tourist to our town.

I took in Miniature World and a Historical Tour of Market Square on my own.  On Saturday and Sunday my hubby (with NO dog) took in HCP Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, the Centre of the Universe and then drove off to Sidney and visited the Ocean Discovery Center (and local seal and ‘black birds” entertained us …) on Saturday.  Treated ourselves to the best “fresh fish and chips” right next to the fish market that get its fish right from the fishermen.  On Sunday it was off to the BC Royal Museum to view the Wildlife Photography exhibit, sat in a coach bus for the best 1 1/2 hour touring Victoria sites (drove up Mount Tolmie and through Uplands (rich, rich, rich) and ended our BAT visits at Abkhazi Garden (just knowing how these gardens came about was enough GOOGLE it)

You’ll just need to come down and be a BAT ….

at HCP
at HCP
at HCP
at HCP
a seal "catching" his food from the nice man at the fish market
a seal “catching” his food from the nice man at the fish market
What are these black birds called?
What are these black birds called?
jellyfish at Ocean Discovery Center, Sidney
jellyfish at Ocean Discovery Center, Sidney
Float plane landing in Inner Harbour - bonus attraction!
Float plane landing in Inner Harbour – bonus attraction!
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