Nestled into the Inner Harbour on Canada’s Pacific coast is the charming city of Victoria, the capital of British Columbia. The vine-covered Empress Hotel, which is also called The Fairmont Express, was built in 1908. It greets visitors arriving by boat, seaplane or cruise ship and beckons them for Victorian afternoon tea. Nearby are gorgeous parliament buildings. Most enjoyable is a stroll along the historical streets. Then savor a seafood lunch outdoors. The gulls and pigeons will be happy to share it with you.