Victoria is the next stop in our trip and after taking the ferry from the Vancouver area to the island, we visited Butchart Gardens, one of the iconic places to visit on the island. The gardens are very impressive and the attention to detail that they pay is nothing short of incredible. If you visit Vancouver Island, this place is worth it even if you aren't a garden fan.
My wife absconded with my XE-1, so I grabbed the D800e with the 70-200 to make a few images. My wrist was starting to ache at the end of the evening carrying that combo around, but the files really are amazing.