3rd Aug, 2009

More vacation fun in Victoria

Now that Symphony Splash is over for another year (and was another massive success – the music was phenomenal and the crowds were huge and happy and well behaved), you’d think we’d take a breather here in the City of Gardens, but not us! Just get a look at some of the things happening around the city for the next little while!

Friday August 7, check out the Passion for Tango Festival in Centennial Square, free admission. The days events include a variety of performances by musicians and dancers, Latin food and fair trade craft items, a free workshop around the dinner hour and evening concerts and performances by Eastern European and South American dancers and musicians. Sounds like a wonderful day to spend dancing an erotic, sensual and moving art form.

August 8, out at Fort Rodd Hill, there will be a demonstration of past military uniforms, vehicles and equipment by local re-enactors. Fort Rodd Hill was built in the 1890s and saw use up until after World War II. Now a national historic site, it’s a lovely hill top park that stretches down to the beaches at the water. Watch the re-enactments, stroll through the trees and over the meadows, check out Fisgard Lighthouse and do some birdwatching.  Here at the Admiral we can give you directions to and information about the site.

For the baseball fans, the Victoria Seals will be playing at home on August 7, 8 and 9 against the Chico Outlaws. Bound to be some spectacular action at Royal Athletic Park. Next week are all away games, but they’re back in town from the 18th to the 23rd when they play Orange County and Calgary. Be sure to check at Athletic Park for ticket prices and game times.

And if you’re more into participatory sports, don’t forget that Victoria is on an island which is surrounded by water – there’s kyaking, sailing, motor boating, swimming, fishing and scuba diving just to name a few. We have fresh water lakes, some stocked with fish, all with beaches and lots of water fun! For the more earth centered, we have parks full of local wildlife with trails for bikers, hikers and strollers. Victoria is a bike friendly city, and the Admiral can lend our guests (note, you borrow, you don’t rent) bikes to get around town, or take the Galloping Goose or Lochside Trails for a wonderful trip. And if you just have to get up up and away, then the Victoria Airport has rental planes, with or without a pilot for your flying pleasure.

Whatever your holiday yearnings, let us at the Admiral assist you in fulfilling them – we can make your summer getaway vacation a relaxing and enjoyable time that you’ll remember for years to come, whether you simply walked around the inner harbour, shopped at our wonderful stores, or spent the time listening and dancing to the Latin Tango music or scuba diving off the breakwater. Sleep soundly at night in our spotless rooms and enjoy a leisurely continental breakfast in the morning, with our compliments.

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