Repost from Destination Victoria's annual photo blog—Stunning shots of our beautiful city!

OUR FAVOURITE PHOTOS OF 2019

Posted on December 18, 2019

Wow, another year of following along on your incredible adventures in and around Greater Victoria. We were blown away that over 272,000 of you used #ExploreVictoria to join the conversation and share your photos. Thank you! Here are some of our favourites from 2019!

BOTANICAL BEACH

A spot so unique, it must be experienced first-hand to believe it’s of this world. Just be sure to visit at low tide.

Image captured by Vancouver Island-based photographer, Tom Parker (@tomparkr).

Tom Parker Photo

FAN TAN ALLEY

Running towards 2020 like…

Image of @scoutgoldenretriever on a visit to Victoria.

 

AVATAR GROVE

Walk amongst giants and take in Vancouver Island’s incredible old-growth forests.

Image captured by Vancouver Island-based photographer, Matt Shannon(@matt_shannon_photography).

Avatar Grove

 

BEACON HILL PARK

Visions of cherry blossoms danced in their heads.

Image captured by local adventurer @stephsnelling.

Steph Snelling

 

ORCAS

A mesmerizing moment on the Salish Sea.

Image captured by photographer Cole Pellerin (@mountainmancole).

Cole Pellerin

 

DALLAS ROAD

Taking a moment to pause and soak it all in.

Image of local adventure pup, Aspen (@adventuring.aspen).

Adventuring Aspen

 

HATLEY CASTLE PARK

Tranquil days spent meandering around Hatley Castle Park’s Japanese Garden.

Image captured by local photographer, Doug Clement (@dougclementphotography).

Doug Clement Photography

 

HATLEY CASTLE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

This famous west coast castle is most known for its roles in blockbuster movies such as Deadpool and The Descendants. It’s also the home of Royal Roads University.

Image captured by Royal Roads University (@royalroadsu). 

Hatley Castle

GOLDSTREAM PROVINCIAL PARK

Golden hour illuminates golden hues in Goldstream Provincial Park.

Image captured by local photographer, Tyler Cave (@tylermcave).

@tylermcave

 

SALISH SEA

Set sail on the Salish Sea – where the journey of getting to Victoria is almost as good as the destination itself.

Image captured by @waxplot during a visit to Victoria.

@waxplot

FISHERMAN’S WHARF

Taking in the vibrancy of Victoria.

Image captured by local adventurer @stephsnelling

Steph Snelling Fisherman's Wharf

 

OAK BAY BEACH HOTEL

Moments of coastal serenity stolen alongside the Salish Sea.

Image captured by traveller, Conrad Nemeth (@mister_snuffleupagus).

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

FAIRY LAKE

A lone tree sprouts from a stump on Fairy Lake. “A story of dedication, determination and drive.”

Image captured by Jeff Walker Photography (@jeffwalkerphotography).

Jeff Walker Photography

 

THE BUTCHART GARDENS

Fall hues in the Japanese Gardens, enchant and delight.

Image captured by local explorer @jennnnnaayy.

@jennnnnaayy

 

BOTANICAL BEACH

The energy of the coast at Botanical Beach.

Image captured by local photographer, Ian Terris (@ianterrisphotography). 

Ian Terris Photography

 

OGDEN POINT BREAKWATER

Waving goodbye to another magical day on the coast.

Image captured by local explorer @grahamwhat

@grahamwhat

DOWNTOWN VICTORIA

Trounce Alley illuminated.

Image captured by photographer @lukeb_photography.

@lukeb_photography

CORDOVA BAY

Stairway to heaven or a fall sunrise over Cordova Bay? That’s up to you to decide.

Image captured by local photographer, Murray Sharratt (@murraysharrattphotography).

@murraysharrattphotography

SNOW AT GOLDSTREAM TRESTLE

The trestle dusted in a rare Island snowfall.

Image captured by local adventurer @nat_venture.

@nat_venture

INNER HARBOUR SUNSET

Evening meanders in the harbour.

Image captured by local photographer, Doug Clement (@dougclementphotography).

@dougclementphotography

BEACON HILL PARK MOSS LADY

Blissfully calm meanders through Beacon Hill Park.

Image captured by local adventurer @frank._ca.

@frank._ca

 

We don’t know about you, but we’ve thoroughly enjoyed this visual journey through 2019. The year isn’t over yet though, so keep tagging #ExploreVictoria and we’ll keep adding more favourites!

 

See the best of 2018 here.

 

#EXPLOREVICTORIA

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