First of all we decided to have a closer look at Parliament House...so the walk took as past all those lovely gardens we saw the night before and a rather lovely sculpture.
In the next block from Parliament House, we came across this...
The look of sheer joy on his face! Beautiful!
As we continued walking we also passed by a large mooring area...
Some more gardens!
We noticed that there was a vignette presentation outside Parliament House in 45 minutes time...so we wandered off to fill in time.
We saw the horses that are used for the 'carriage rides'...
Each of those shield/crests represent the Provinces of Canada.
It's quite an impressive building.
By then it was time to wander back to the carpark before our paid up time expired! So then Nik drove us to Craigdarroch Castle a stately home built by a 'coal baron'.
It was late in the day so we just enjoyed the house by walking around the outside of it. It was pretty impressive looking.
Our next stop on Vancouver Island was a visit to the famous Butchart Gardens...but that deserves a post all of its own. So that will come next!