A shot of the Empress Hotel. They have afternoon tea here every day if you want to partake, something I have never done. A couple of years ago we stayed nearby in early December and really enjoyed how they decorate both the hotel and the harbor for Christmas.
At one time Victoria was on our radar for possible places to live, but due to the much higher price of real estate (about twice as much as further north on Vancouver Island) and congestion due to tourism in the summer we decided to cross it off our list. It is still a wonderful place to visit though.