Rain, Rain, Go Away
Though it’s the most temperate city in Canada, there are some rainy days. Not to worry! There are plenty of amazing indoor places to explore for the whole family. Just next door, you’ll find the Royal BC Museum. A world-class museum featuring the history and culture of British Columbia as well as popular travelling exhibitions. Down the road (20 minutes) in beautify seaside Sidney, you’ll find the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea. This not for profit aquarium and learning centre offers an interactive, informative and hands-on experience with more than 160 species of marine life.
Featuring a log-strewn beach, a zipline, picnic areas, tennis courts and a playground that features a giant octopus, this popular place is just 20 minutes from the Empress. Legend has it that a sea monster was spotted here back in the 1930’s. ‘Caddy’, short for Cadborosaurus hasn’t been seen lately, but you can visit the concrete, climbable version of the mythical monster in the park.