We went on a little trip to Victoria for two days, one night and it was an amazing trip. There were parts of Victoria that reminded us of Vancouver, but just a few things were different. For one, it was downsized. Less of a busy city, but more calm and relaxing. Everything downtown was within walking distance and wasn't too far away. Moreover, the people. The people in Victoria were the nicest bunch of people I have ever met so far. They were friendly and helpful, and shop owners and waitresses all had a great energy to them. It didn't seem fake and it was easy to converse with them.
We got to Victoria by ferry and it was quite exciting since it has been a while when I was last on the ferry - four years to be precise.