We started yesterday off by visiting the Buchart Gardens, a beautiful place with millions (exaggeration!) of different types of flowers and trees from all over the world.
After we returned from the gardens, we wandered down to National British Columbian Museum; It’s a HUGE place, the 1st floor was just for the gift shops
And cafe’s. The second floor was for a special exhibit on Dinosaurs!, I could’ve spent hours wandering around this exhibit just staring at all the fossils and displays, but we still had another floor to see so we made our way upstairs.
The top floor was a mix of different exhibits; the first one was still being set up, it was on the Queen for her Diamond Jubilee. The next was on the first nations people and their culture, lots of creepy masks everywhere; this exhibit then merged with another exhibit on fashion and hobbies throughout the last 50(ish) years,one of the displays had a lot of toys and posters from the 90’s, which included a lot of toys I either owned, or still own( it’s an odd feeling seeing your childhood in a museum); this exhibit opened up into a huge street all decorated like something from early Victorian times, as we wandered around, me and gran pointed out that some of the carpets closely resembled ones that have been in either my home in Kent or my great grans house.
The final exhibit was a Maritime one, the first thing you see is a giant re-make of the back half of the HMS Discovery, all the displays showed some of the styles of clothing worn by captains from different Era’s.
After the museum we wandered back up the main shopping street and back to the hotel, Gran wasn’t feeling too well, so the rest of the day was spent at the hotel watching TV or sleeping.
Today we’re heading back over the sea to Vancouver, our last stop on this holiday; I’m hoping the weather cheers up, it’s raining at the moment :s