Monthly Archives: June 2014

CLA 2014 – Victoria, B.C.

The 2014 Canadian Library Association Conference was held in Victoria, B.C. Below is the registration area at the Victoria Conference Centre: Connected to the Victoria Conference Centre is the Empress Hotel: On the other side (and across the street), the … Continue reading

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Visting Greater Victoria public libraries

The annual Canadian Library Association Conference often offers tours of the libraries in the host city. I participated in a tour of two public library branches: the Emily Carr Branch and the Saanich Centennial Branch. The Emily Carr Branch recently moved to … Continue reading

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Downtown Victoria

Here are some highlights of Downtown Victoria. The Empress Hotel: On my way to the conference I pass by Thunderbird Park, which is adjacent to the Royal B.C. Museum. In the distance with the Canadian flag is the Empress Hotel. … Continue reading

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Vancouver Island – Gardens and the Sea

While in Victoria I booked a tour to Butchart Gardens – a national historic site of Canada north of Victoria. Below is the sunken garden– a stunning view greets visitors as they begin their trek through the site: Few flowers are … Continue reading

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Victoria Miniature World and Victoria Bug Zoo

Close to the Empress Hotel in downtown Victoria are two great attractions: the Victoria Miniature World and the Victoria Bug Zoo. The Victoria Miniature World is the billed as the “greatest little show on Earth.” Scenes from history and fiction … Continue reading

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Displays at the Royal BC Museum

The Royal BC Museum in Victoria has fantastic dioramas and displays that immerse one in history and habitat. A woolly mammoth– one of many displays in the Natural History gallery.  The guide on my tour of the natural history gallery upon … Continue reading

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