Flower Gardens And Beaches - Vancouver Island

My family spent many summer holidays on Vancouver Island, and I have happy memories of playing on the beach.

One of my family’s favorite beaches is at Point No Point. It’s a private beach, but all you have to do is enjoy lunch overlooking the ocean or stay in one of their cabins to have access.

As a child, a special treat was visiting Butchart Gardens after dark to enjoy the light display. There are free open-air concerts in the Gardens every night during the summer months. My sister and I enjoyed a performance by Ballet Étoile.

The massed displays of flowers are impressive as are the fountains and amusing twig sculptures hidden in the bushes.

In Victoria, my sister Clare and I walk at Willows Beach and Cattle Point most evenings.