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Searching for Canada’s Palm Tree Capital

The historic city of Victoria, B.C., is known for its stunning vistas, but did you know that one of its neighbourhoods, Oak Bay, is billing itself as the “Palm Tree Capital of Canada?” David Lee of Chilliwack, B.C. cruised along Beach Drive on Vancouver Island to find palm trees and simply enjoy a beautiful day! Read his story in the July issue of More of Our Canada.

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Palm Trees in Oak Bay

Palm Trees in Oak Bay

David Lee did find several palm trees in and around Oak Bay on Vancouver Island while on a trip there with his family last summer.

 

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Active Pass

Active Pass

While heading to Vancouver Island on BC Ferries, David snapped this beautiful shot of Active Pass, a narrow passage between the islands of Mayne and Galiano in British Columbia.

 

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Beach Drive

Beach Drive

 

 

 

 

Stopping along Beach Drive which travels the shoreline of the Saanich peninsula, David captured this summery scene.

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Palm Tree in Victoria, B.C.

Palm Tree in Victoria, B.C.

This palm tree was spotted near a hotel in Victoria, B.C.

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Parliament Buildings

Parliament Buildings

Stunning parliament buildings in Victoria, B.C.

 

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Colourful Peacock

Colourful Peacock

A beautiful peacock wandering around Beacon Hill Park in Victoria.

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Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

Fishing and sail boats off of Vancouver Island.

 

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Palm Tree in Oak Bay, B.C.

Palm Tree in Oak Bay, B.C.

David spotted another palm tree spotted in Oak Bay, B.C.

 

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Active Pass in the Gulf Islands

Active Pass in the Gulf Islands

Another beautiful shot of Active Pass in the Gulf Islands.