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Reasons to love the community of Burnside Gorge

  • December 17, 2021

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Explore the past

 

Home of a national site with historical significance, the Point Ellice House Museum and Gardens is a home-turned museum that showcases the early years of Victoria. With many of the family's original possessions that lived in the home, the O'Reilly family for four generations, the museum hosts one of the largest collections of late Victorian and early Edwardian objects in their original setting. 

 

The museum is one of the many spots that are accessible via water taxi. The water taxi service has several stops around the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood, making public transportation easy, fun, and unique. 

 

Take a boat ride

 

There are also 75-minute tours that take you on an excursion starting from the Inner Harbour and going around the Gorge. This guided tour is on a ten-passenger, eco-friendly electric boat. Your guide and captain will tell stories of the past and guide you through stunning scenery. Some possible views are the reversing falls under the Tillicum Bridge, which happens when the tides are just right. There is a rich history of Victoria's harbours, from Indigenous stories and legends to early British settlements, so there is always something new to learn and explore. 

 

Take a walk

 

Burnside Gorge also is home to one of Victoria's most popular walking and cycling trail. Initially, a route of the Canadian National Railway, the now called Galloping Goose Regional Trail, was converted into a multi-use path in 1987, connecting Victoria and Sooke. Bike rentals are conveniently located at the head of the Galloping Goose Trail, ensuring that you have everything you need for your adventure. 

 

Burnside Gorge is a beautiful, vibrant community, whether it is just for a quiet getaway or exploring a new place to call home. Days Inn Victoria Uptown is the perfect spot to lay your head at night. With cozy, inviting rooms, quality customer service, and a great location within walking distance to many restaurants and attractions, Days Inn Victoria Uptown is ideal for any travelling needs. 

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