vancouver island getaways

We headed to the island for a week and a bit celebrating our anniversary.  There's something about the island that makes me want to come back every year.  I like the vibe here.  We walked aimlessly most days, with 3 kids in tow, and most always find some interesting things !  a small alley, a hidden garden, a used book store, a tasty bakery, a heritage house with hundred of roses in bloom, etc !  There're so many nooks and crannies here to explore.  The only complaint I have about Victoria is the crazy expensive hotel prices.  Food and admission costs around here are fair.