Among the many charms of spring here is that we see more young performers on the Causeway and Government Street. This youthful quartet was sawing out some splendid jigs and reels this afternoon on the Causeway. I hope to see more of them over the summer. I suspect these are music students who've joined together in an impromptu group to make a little money from their talent. Whatever the reason, the joie de vivre and energy they bring to their playing is a pleasure to behold.
Situated on the far west coast of Canada, on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria is the capital city of the Province of British Columbia. Its benign climate (the warmest winters in Canada) and placid lifestyle make it a favorite retirement location as well as a popular tourist destination. About 400,000 people live in Victoria and adjacent communities. Click the photos to see them larger!